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Fog rolls in for Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

According to News10 meteorologist Monica Woods, fog will once again be present to start the day for Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The fog will begin to clear by midday for the valley. The foothills below about 1,000 feet will start with some fog and then clear midday.

Afternoon temperatures on Monday will be in the mid to upper 50s with overnight temps in the mid to upper 40s.

Burning is discouraged in Sacramento County and prohibited in Stanislaus County.

Less fog is ahead in the forecast though as a northwest wind begins to erode the low clouds.

Highs will warm to the low 60s for the rest of the week with mostly sunny skies through at least Friday.

The Sierra will stay dry and mild with highs in the 50s Monday and Tuesday then dropping to the 40s by Wednesday.

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Modesto road construction begins Jan. 18

MODESTO - Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 18, motorists can expect multiple lane closures in both directions on Oakdale Road between Floyd Avenue and Manor Oak Drive. Road work is expected to be done by Friday, Jan. 21.

Traffic will be maintained, but commuters should travel slow through the work zone and expect travel delays.

City officials advise using alternative routes when possible.

Hughson woman arrested on 33 charges of insurance fraud

HUGHSON, CA - State and Stanislaus County officials believe they stopped a Hughson woman's four year insurance scam.

On Friday, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced the arrest of Martha Jane Terry, 63, of Hughson Insurance Agency. Terry is charged with 33 felony counts of insurance fraud, including fiduciary theft, embezzlement, and grand theft.

"I was just in shock that she didn't get shut down back in 2008 when I made my complaint," said Brandy Hayes, an alleged victim of Terry's insurance fraud.

Hayes bought a six month car insurance policy from Terry. She said Terry gave her a insurance card that looked authentic and the DMV accepted.

"It looked completely real: all the markings were on it, the name of insurance company, all the right information. The insurance company just had never heard of me," said Hayes.

Hayes said she realized she was scammed when she was in a car accident and had to file a claim.

Modesto-area insurance agent accused of stealing from policyholders

HUGHSON, CA - A Modesto-area woman is scheduled to be arraigned on charges she defrauded insurance policyholders out of premiums they paid.

Martha Jane Terry, 63, who acted as a licensed broker/agent for Hughson Insurance, faces 33 charges of embezzlement, theft and grand theft on allegations she stole from 11 customers between October 2006 to September 2010, according to the California Department of Insurance.

Insurance department investigators allege Terry did not remit policy-holder's full premiums or place insurance. Clients were given cash receipts and issued automobile insurance coverage cards only to learn they didn't have insurance after being in an accident.

The investigation also found Terry was not authorized to operate under the business name Hughson Insurance.

Investigators arrested Terry on Dec. 13 and the department issued a suspension order against her operating as an insurance agent effective Jan 12, 2011.

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Man arrested in Modesto Christmas Eve murder

MODESTO, CA - Police have arrested 42-year-old Dennis James Boyles in connection with the Christmas Eve murder of Tevan Nicholson, 46, who was killed inside of a home on South Santa Cruz Avenue in the Airport District.

Stanislaus County Sheriff's spokesman Luke Schwartz said officials from the Los Angeles Police Department found Boyles sleeping in the sand of Venice Beach in Southern California early Tuesday morning. Detectives had previously identified Boyles as a person of interest in the homicide on Dec. 24, 2010. Boyles was arrested for violating local municipal codes of sleeping on a public bench.

Woman arrested for bilking insurance customers

STANISLAUS COUNTY - Authorities arrested 63-year-old Martha Jane Terry on 33 felony counts of insurance fraud after allegedly bilking unsuspecting policyholders, some of them senior citizens, out of their premiums.

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said Terry was arrested on Dec. 13, 2010 and booked into Stanislaus County Jail where she was later released after posting $20,000 bail. She is scheduled to face a judge for arraignment on Feb. 2 in Stanislaus County Superior Court.

Terry is accused of stealing and embezzling premiums from eleven consumers while acting as a licensed broker/agent at the Hughson Insurance Angency in Hughson, just outside of Modesto, from October 2006 to September 2010.

'Swing' big band rolls into Modesto

MODESTO - "Swing! Swing! Swing!" will be a night of hits from the American songbook at Gallo Center for the Arts Monday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m. Artists Peter Marshall, Pete Barbutti and Polly Podewell, along with the legendary The Pied Pipers, come together for an evening of music, laughs and the Gene Krupa Tribute Big Band.

Tickets range from $20 to $55. A 15 percent discount is available for groups of 15 or more.

SF Giants championship trophy visits Modesto

SF Giants championship trophy visits Modesto


MODESTO - Local San Francisco Giants fans will have an opportunity to view the team's 2010 MLB championship trophy on Tuesday, Jan. 18 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Modesto Centre Plaza located at 10th and K streets.

Fans will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. An official photographer will take one photo of each fan with the coveted trophy and the additional use of personal cameras will be determined by event representatives based on the turnout of fans.

Paid parking will be available at a lot on 11th Street between K and L Streets or street parking on K Street, 11th or L Streets.

The trophy visits Modesto as part of the World Champions Trophy Tour presented by Visa, allowing Giants fans from all over California the chance to share a moment with the team's trophy.

'Love Modesto' organizes community service day

'Love Modesto' organizes community service day

MODESTO - Local organization "Love Modesto" will hold a community-wide day of service on Saturday, April 2. Organizers encourage residents to come together to better the lives of those destitute and disadvantaged. Volunteers will gather in downtown Modesto in front of the Gallo Center to branch out and help those in need.

Since 2009, the group has created projects for volunteers to participate inthat help the forgotten citizens of Modesto and surrounding cities.

Vienna Boys Choir to perform in Modesto

Vienna Boys Choir to perform in Modesto

MODESTO - The acclaimed Vienna Boys Choir will perform at the Gallo Center for the Arts, located at 1000 I Street, on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.

Founded in 1498 by Emperor Maximilian I, this ensemble sang exclusively for the imperial court and private audiences until 1918. Today, they are known for their diverse repertoire encompassing Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces and contemporary pop songs.

Tickets range from $15 to $45 and a 15 percent discount is available for groups of 15 or more. For tickets and more information, visit www.galloarts.org or call (209) 338-2100.

The Vienna Boys Choir contains more than 100 singers ages 0-14 who are divided into four touring choirs that perform to almost half a million people every year.