Modesto

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Overturned Big Rig Spills Wine Onto Busy Road Near Modesto

A big rig carrying wine has crashed, spilling liquid all over Maze Blvd. near South River Road in Stanislaus County Wednesday morning.

04/15/2015

Crews remove walnut trees from farmer Paul Wenger's orchard due to the drought. (CBS)

Some California Farmers Destroy Orchards To Save Other Crops In Drought

Last summer, Paul Wenger thought his grove was strong enough to handle another drought. Instead, a reduction in water allocations this year has him forced to take down the old trees in order to give his new trees a chance at surviving the drought.

04/14/2015

The Save Mart in Pacific Grove was one of several former Albertsons stores acquired in 2007. (Amin Eshaiker, Wikimedia Commons)

Robert Piccinini, CEO Of California’s Largest Family-Owned Supermarket Chain Dies At 73

Piccinini, who stepped down as chief executive officer in September, oversaw the transformation of Save Mart from a Central Valley chain into a $4.5 billion regional competitor.

03/26/2015

Laurie London’s body was found burned in an orchard in Central California. (CBS Sacramento)

Young Mother’s Body Found Burned Near Modesto Orchard; Killer At Large

A woman whose body was found burned near a Modesto orchard has been identified, but police aren’t sure if she actually died there.

03/19/2015

Gallo Glass of Modesto. (CBS)

Central Valley Wine Bottle Maker Sued Over Putting Arsenic, Other Toxic Materials Into Glass

A company in Modesto that makes wine bottles is being sued by the state over claims of putting toxic materials into its glass.

03/03/2015

Islamic State fighters. (CBS)

Central Valley Family Says Relative Was Among Christians Abducted By ISIS In Syria

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

02/25/2015

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27 Arrested In San Jose, Modesto In Connection With Alleged Gambling Ring

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Twenty-seven people were arrested Tuesday in Modesto and San Jose in the culmination of a six-month investigation by Santa Clara police into an alleged gambling ring, a police spokesman said […]

02/25/2015

Authorities said two pit bulls attacked an elderly woman and her son at a home in Modesto on October 14, 2014. (CBS)

Man Attacked By Pack Of Pit Bulls In Modesto Dies

A Central California man has died after he and his 77-year-old mother were mauled by a pack of pit bulls owned by his neighbors, sheriff’s officials said Wednesday.

10/15/2014

Authorities said two pit bulls attacked an elderly woman and her son at a home in Modesto on October 14, 2014. (CBS)

4 Pit Bulls Maul Elderly Woman, Son In Modesto Home; Deputies Kill Dogs

An elderly woman and her son are in critical condition, after a pack of pit bulls managed to get inside their Modesto home and go on the attack Tuesday.

10/14/2014

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Girls Stabbed During Modesto Sleep-Over Party

Two teenage girls stabbed in Modesto on Saturday were in stable condition at a hospital, and that a third younger victim is improving, authorities said.

04/07/2014

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