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Off-Duty Cop Killed After Big-Rig Slams Into Stopped Traffic In Modesto

An off-duty police officer is dead and a state highway worker was hospitalized after a big-rig slammed into stopped traffic on a Central California highway.

11/09/2012

Hazmat worker examines contaminated money.

Contaminated Cash Gives Modesto Bank Workers Itchy Rashes

Police say a group of Modesto bank employees are OK after a customer deposited a packet of money wrapped in a paper towel that ended up sending six employees to a hospital.

10/20/2012

James Hooker

Hearing Delayed In For Modesto Teacher In Teen Sex Case

The attorney for a former Modesto high school teacher who began a high-profile romance with a teenage student has asked a judge to dismiss sex charges against her client.

10/03/2012

A fire hydrant.

Metal Thieves Target Fire Hydrants In Cash-Strapped Modesto

It’s believed the thieves are targeting hydrants so they can sell the cast iron scraps to recyclers.

09/20/2012

Convicted murderer Scott Peterson is escorted by two San Mateo County Sheriff deputies as he is walked from the jail to an awaiting van March 17, 2005 (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Scott Peterson Files Appeal Of Death Sentence From San Quentin

Scott Peterson on Thursday filed the automatic appeal of his 2004 death sentence to the California Supreme Court, maintaining as he always has that he had nothing to do with the murders of his wife Laci and unborn son Connor.

07/06/2012

Ruan Nunes (Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department)

Modesto Man Arrested For Drunkenness On Way To Court For Public Intoxication Charge

A man accused of showing up to court under the influence is under arrest, and what got him arrested is the same thing that brought him to court in the first place.

07/02/2012

(CBS)

Sleeping Central Valley Mother Suffocates Infant Son In Bed

A sleeping Central Valley mother has apparently rolled over and killed her newborn boy asleep in the same bed.

06/27/2012

(CBS)

Overcrowded SUV Crashes In Modesto; 1 Dead, Several Injured

Authorities say one person is dead and at least six people were hurt when the driver of sport utility vehicle packed with passengers lost control of the SUV and it crashed on a Modesto roadway.

06/23/2012

18-year-old student Jordan Powers looks on as former teacher, 41-year-old James Hooker answers a reporter's question. (Modesto Bee)

Modesto Teenager Back Together With Teacher Charged In Sex Assault

An 18-year-old Modesto high school student is back together with her former boyfriend and 41-year-old teacher, days after his arrest on charges of sexual assault against another underage student in 1998.

04/18/2012

Booking photo of former teacher James Hooker. (Modesto Police)

California Lawmakers Reject Bill To Punish Student-Teacher Dating

California lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have made it a felony for teachers to date their students, even if they are over 18.

04/17/2012

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