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Prominent Modesto attorney, CHP officers arrested for murder conspiracy








A prominent Modesto attorney and former candidate for Stanislaus County district attorney has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Modesto police investigate fatal hit and run that killed one man

Two vehicles were involved in a crash Sunday morning that killed one man, according to Lt. Kelly Scott with the Modesto Police Department.

Kelly said officers were called in to the scene at 2 a.m. When officers arrived they found two vehicles. One vehicle was occupied by a man who was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver had fled the scene, but he was found a few minutes later and taken into custody.

Officers believed that alcohol was a factor in the crash.

One person shot in drive-by shooting in Modesto

One person was shot in Modesto Tuesday afternoon in a drive-by shooting, The Stanislaus Sheriff's Office said.

The sheriff's office said deputies received a call at 1:36 p.m. about the shooting on 9th Street near Wisenor Avenue.

When deputies arrived they found a victim who was shot. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital in an unknown condition.

Hispanics urged to increase political involvement

Hispanics urged to increase political involvement

With a population of 14.99 million, Hispanics are now the largest ethnic group in California, making up about 38 percent of the population... Read More

State health officer warns about danger of Valley Fever

State health officer warns about danger of Valley Fever

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith is warning Californians to be aware of a potentially fatal infectious disease known as Valley Fever... Read More

Modesto police use simulator to help train officers in different scenarios

STOCKTON, CA - Modesto police offered reporters the chance to use the department's force options simulator Thursday. The machinery displays, on a large screen, the types of encounters police deal with. The person watching has to determine the level of threat and then how to respond to that threat.

Modesto police officers will spend about four hours on the machine every two years. There are hundreds of scenarios and the endings of those encounters can be changed so they wrap up peacefully or violently.

"We try to teach our officers to be open minded, be aware of your surroundings, and control the situation so they go home at night," said Sgt. Terry Seese of the Modesto Police Department.

He said the video training reminds officers encounters with the public can't be predicted.

Water reductions exceeding state goals amid drought

Water reductions exceeding state goals amid drought

SACRAMENTO – Californians reduced water usage by an estimated 27.3 percent in June, exceeding the 25 percent mandate set by Gov. Jerry Brown as a result of the state’s historic drought... Read More