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Modesto murders of 5: Suspect in custody, details emerge about victims


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A suspect is in custody for the murders of two adults and three children who were found Saturday in a Modesto home.

Martin Martinez, 30 of Modesto, was taken into custody early Sunday in San Jose, San Jose police said. Modesto police said he has been booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of murder.

The victims were found inside a home just north of Floyd Avenue in Modesto around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Heather Graves with the Modesto Police Department.

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More than 600 jobs available at HIREvent in Modesto


A job fair that features a variety of public and private sector openings is happening in Modesto on Tuesday, July 21.

Over 600 jobs will be available according to the event's spokesperson Linda Christian.

The HIREvent runs from 12 p.m. till 4 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center, located on 1612 Sisk Road.

The job fair also offers free one-on-one resume help with employment counselors according to the Christian.

Click here for the full list of job titles.

Modesto murders of 5: Dr. Amanda Crews identified as one of the victims


One of the victims involved in the horrific murder of five people in a Modesto home Saturday has been identified by family members.

Dr. Amanda Crews was identified to News10 by her sister-in-law, who wished to remain anonymous, Sunday night. Crews was killed along with three children and another adult who were found inside the Modesto home.

Person if interest in custody in Modesto slayings


UPDATE 10:30 a.m. July 19: Martin Martinez is in custody as a person of interest in the murders of five people who were found Saturday in a Modesto home. Click the link below for details.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Martin Martinez, 30 of Modesto, is being searched statewide as a person of interest in the killings of two adults and three children inside a home just north of Floyd Avenue in Modesto around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Heather Graves with the Modesto Police Department.

Graves said police got a concerned call from a family member on Saturday afternoon. When police investigated, they found the victims inside the home.

Police believe Martinez is driving a 2000 Red Lincoln Navigator, license plate 7CNN611.

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Memorial earns stroke care accreditation

Memorial earns stroke care accreditation

MODESTO Memorial Medical Center has received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers, the hospital announced.

“The certification provides us with the opportunity to highlight the exceptional stroke care we provide as well as to continually strive to advance our care even further,” said Memorial’s CEO Daryn Kumar.

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CSU Stanislaus student named to Board of Trustees

CSU Stanislaus student named to Board of Trustees

MODESTO — Gov. Jerry Brown appointed CSU Stanislaus student Maggie White to the California State University Board of Trustees.

White, 20, has been a programming assistant at the Housing and Residential Life Office since 2014. She is secretary of the National Communication Association’s Lambda Pi Eta honor society at CSU Stanislaus and a member of the university’s Associated Students Incorporated Student Government Leadership Council... Read More