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Man arrested after stabbing woman several times in the head in Modesto


A woman was listed in critical condition after she was stabbed multiple times in the head and back area Monday morning.

The suspect, 29-year-old Raymond Amador, was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Jail for attempted murder, Modesto police spokesperson Heather Graves said.

Graves said that officers responded to a call around 4:45 a.m. from a woman who said her daughter was bleeding and was going to be transported to the emergency.

Gaves said that officers who arrived to the scene learned the the 32-year-old victim had been stabbed multiple times in her head and back area while sitting in Amador's car in front of her residence. The victim managed to escape from the car before Amador fled the area.

The victim underwent emergency surgery at a local hospital, Graves said. Amador was eventually identified and take into custody at a residence in Hughson.

Modesto High School student gets perfect SAT score


Taking college entrance exams in high school can be stressful. But it turns out practice, at least in this case, makes perfect.

Modesto High School Senior Waleed Khan scored a perfect 24 hundred on the SATs.

Waleed said he practiced... a lot.

He devoted one hour a day during the week, 3 hours on Saturdays and Sundays to studying for the test for several weeks leading up to the November test date. He said when you study and practice that much you start to see patterns form.

This was actually the third time he's taken the SAT.

Waleed said he really wants to go to Stanford University and become a doctor just like both of his parents. He added a lot of the credit to his success goes to Modesto High School, which he calls a great school.


Two dead in Stanislaus County head-on collision


 

Two people died in a head-on collision on Friday night on Santa Fe Avenue south of Leedom Road in Hughson.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff Department is mourning the death of sergeant Jeremy Fielder, who died in the crash. The second victim was 33-year-old Vanessa Zamora, a local baker, according to the Modesto Bee

 

 

The department said Fielder was driving home southbound in his Honda CRV with his wife after having dinner when his car was struck head on by Zamora, who swerved into the opposite lane. Fielder died from his injuries. Sheriff deputies said his wife is in critical condition.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. It is unknown if drugs and alcohol were involved at this time. 


Modesto Salvation Army makes request for toy donations


The Salvation Army of Modesto is asking for toy donations this holiday season.

Every year organizers collect toys so in-need children can have a happier holiday.

Major Kyle Trimmer said in past years the Salvation Army serves about 3,500 children throughout the area. He said he is confident the community can come through this year as well.

Toys for children ages 10 to 12 are typically the most difficult for organizers, Trimmer said.

Every year The Salvation Army in Modesto offers practical help to families in need, by providing
food boxes during this special season.

Organizers are expecting to serve about 1,400 families from Modesto and the surrounding area, including the 3,500 children.

Modesto man wins $1,000, then $10 million, off scratch tickets


A Modesto man had some serious luck bestowed upon him when he won money off not one, but two, scratch tickets -- making him an instant multimillionaire.

In a press release published Tuesday by the California Lottery, Rodney Meadows was running errands last week when he decided to pick up $30 worth of California Lottery 30th Anniversary scratch tickets at a Fast Mart off Coffee Road in Modesto.

The first ticket netted him $1,000, so he decided to keep going and buy three more scratch tickets a minute later.

And, as luck would have it, Meadows ended up scratching off a top prize-winning $10 million ticket.

Believe it or not, this isn't the first time Meadows has won some serious cash from scratch tickets. "I won $1,000 on two tickets before. I've been playing the California Lottery since day one," Meadows said in the press release.

Body found inside U-Haul truck


Deputies are investigating a body found in the back of a U-Haul truck. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department said the man's body was found Sunday.

The U-Haul was along Wallasey Way in Salida. Salida is between Manteca and Modesto in Stanislaus County.

Investigators are not releasing any information about the body, other than it is a man, at this time. However, they are investigating the incident as a homicide.

This is a developing story, check back for more information. 

 

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Burglary suspect arrested while take a shower in the home he allegedly broke in to


Modesto police arrested a man on Monday after he was caught by security officers taking a shower in the house he allegedly broke into.

The officers responded to a home on the 300 block of El Rio Avenue after a security alarm was set off. Police said the officers found Jose Cruz, 21, fully clothed in the shower trying to wash blood from a cut he suffered breaking a window to gain access to the home.

Cruz then tried to hold the door closed, but the officers were able to get into the bathroom, wrestle Cruz to the ground and arrest him.

Police said Cruz was booked into jail on suspicion of burglary.