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26 Pounds Of Heroin In A Diaper Box Is Largest Bust In History Of Modesto Police Department

Israel Alcazar and Isabel Soto-Mandrong were stopped along Highway 99 near Keyes with their 10-month-old in the car. Hidden in a metal cylinder at the bottom of a box of diapers, cops say, was a stunning 26 pounds of uncut pure heroin so potent, it would probably kill you.

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Modesto Couple Arrested With 26 Pounds Of Uncut Heroin, Worth $2.3M, In A Diaper Box

Agents estimated the 26 pounds of pure, uncut heroin found in the diaper box has a street value over more than $2.3 million.


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Modesto Man, Woman Arrested In Connection With 2014 Turlock Homicide

Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Bryan Dean Small, 42, for homicide and Cheryl Ruth Libert, 65, for accessory. Detectives believe Small killed Cardoza, and Liberty helped him after the victim’s death.


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Modesto Couple Believes Brother Among Up To 150 Christians Abducted By Islamic State Militants

A Modesto couple says they believe their brother was among as many as 150 Christians abducted from a village by Islamic State militants.


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Manhunt In Modesto Comes Up Empty

A manhunt unfolded in Modesto Wednesday morning.


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Many Undocumented Californians To Benefit From Extension Of Obama’s Deferred Deportation Act

President Obama is expected to extend his “deferred act” later this week. The executive action went into effect in 2012 and delays deportation and proceedings for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.


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Modesto Woman, Mom Narrowly Escape Apartment Fire Through Bathroom Window

They thought they were going to die, but a Modesto woman and her mother got out of a burning building alive with quite a story to tell.



2 Women Rescued From Burning Modesto Apartment Complex

People jumped from a second-story balcony to escape a fire at a Modesto apartment complex early Saturday morning.


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Modesto City Schools Replacing Cut School Resource Officers With Security Guards

Parents and students have their reservations over the plan to have school security officers carrying batons, pepper spray and handcuffs at all Modesto City high schools.


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Modesto Community College To Offer 4-Year Degree In Respiratory Care

The California Community Colleges Board of Governors selected 15 community colleges across the state to start offering four-year bachelor’s degrees in specific fields.


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Gas Prices Likely To Stay In $2 Range For Rest Of The Year

Nationally, a gallon of regular gas costs $2.19. In California, that moves to $2.65, and locally $2.53 in Sacramento, $2.52 in Stockton and $2.48 in Modesto.


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Modesto Police Shifting Patrols As Dozens Of Officers Leave Department

Since 2008, the department has lost 25 percent of its staff. In December, 12 officers announced they were retiring, while an additional dozen officers say they were leaving Modesto for better paying police jobs in the Bay Area.