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Modesto Standoff

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.

04/14/2012

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.

04/13/2012

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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.

04/13/2012

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.

04/12/2012

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.

04/11/2012

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.

04/10/2012

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

Modesto Teen Splits From Former Teacher After His Arrest

A Modesto teen who made national news when she and her high school teacher moved in together said she has broken off the relationship following allegations that he sexually abused another student.

04/09/2012

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

Ex-Modesto Teacher Who Dated Teen Accused Of Sexually Abusing Student

Police have said a former California teacher who made national headlines when he left his job and family to move in with an 18-year-old student has been arrested for sexual contact with another teen.

04/06/2012

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

California Bill Would Punish Student-Teacher Dating

To prevent teachers from “grooming” students for relationships when they become adults, the bill would also criminalize seductive communication, including sexual text messages.

03/27/2012

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

Ex-Modesto Teacher In Relationship With Student Confronted On ‘Dr. Phil’

It’s a story made for daytime TV: 41-year old Modesto high school teacher James Hooker left his wife and children after falling for his 18-year-old student.

03/13/2012

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