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.



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.


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.


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.


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Suspected Killer During Modesto Eviction Standoff Was Heavily Armed For Battle

Police say the suspected killer of a sheriff’s deputy and a locksmith during an eviction in Modesto was heavily armed and prepared to do battle with authorities.


Modesto Standoff

Modesto Police Find Charred Body In Fire-Gutted Apartment After Deputy Shot

A body has been found inside the fire-gutted Modesto apartment where a suspect had barricaded himself after fatally shooting two people, including a sheriff’s deputy.


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Modesto Weightlifter Shot; Says Dropped Dumbbell Caused Bullet To Fire

A Modesto weightlifter says he accidentally shot himself by dropping a dumbbell on a bullet.


Deputy Robert Paris was shot and killed while serving an eviction notice at a Modesto apartment on April 12, 2012. (Stanislaus County Sheriff)

Sheriff’s Deputy Among 2 Dead In Modesto Shooting, Apartment Catches Fire

Large flames came up from a Modesto apartment building Thursday night where a suspect was believed holed up following the shooting deaths of a deputy and a civilian.


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

Fresno Mom Of Alleged Teacher Sex Abuse Victim Speaks Out

The mother of an alleged victim of former Modesto high school teacher James Hooker spoke out against him on Tuesday night and said she hopes her daughter’s actions help put a stop to him.


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

Ex-Teacher Facing Modesto Sex Charges Allegedly Planned To Leave Country

The former Modesto high school teacher accused of sexual assault with a minor 14 years ago was apparently making plans to leave the country with his current student turned lover, according to prosecutors.





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