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Stanislaus DA not charging Modesto officer who shot intoxicated man holding trailer hitch

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No charges will be filed against the Modesto police officer who this summer fatally shot an intoxicated man who was holding a trailer hitch, Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager announced late Monday afternoon.

A news release from the District Attorney’s Office said the decision was made “after a thorough review of all the relevant evidence gathered during the investigation.” The release included a copy of a letter from the DA’s Office to Police Chief Brandon Gillespie.

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New local women’s soccer league looks to create pathway to the pros

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The Bay Area women’s soccer market is becoming even larger.

Six local teams — the San Francisco Glens, the Olympic Club, Marin FC, Pleasanton RAGE, California Storm and Academica SC of Turlock — will join already-planned clubs Oakland Soul and Stockton Cargo in the United Soccer League’s W League NorCal Division next year, which is slated to begin play next summer.

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As temps drop, warming centers open

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With more rain projected this weekend and overnight temperatures expected to dip into the low 30s next week, the county has opened designated warming zones across the county.

In Turlock, warming zones are open at the Roger K. Fall Transit Center, 1418 N. Golden State Blvd; the Turlock Public Library, 550 N. Minaret Ave.; and the Turlock Gospel Mission, 437 S. Broadway.

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Impact Prints encourages ‘little artists’ to share their love of Turlock

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Turlock-based digital printing company, Impact Prints, is encouraging local children ages 3 to 8 years old to submit drawings showcasing their favorite place in Turlock as part of their first-ever Little Artists competition. Participants will have an opportunity to win several prizes, including iPads, art kits and shirts.

Rob Kho and his wife, Maya, are the owners and founders of Impact Prints. Rob explained that he came up with the idea to hold the contest after seeing a decline in children participating in arts and crafts.

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Turlock police report a 16-year-old was shot Friday night. He was treated and released

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Turlock police are reporting that a 16-year-old boy suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound Friday night. The teen was treated and released at a hospital.

Police responded about 8 p.m. to a report of a gunshot at a gas station near Golden State Boulevard and Olive Avenue. Police said the 16-year-old and others did not cooperate with officers.

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Election results are in. Who’s representing San Joaquin County, Stockton Unified?

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The San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters has finished counting ballots and official election results are in. 

The 2022 general election drew 46.5% voter turnout from San Joaquin County’s 385,679 registered voters. Most chose to vote by mail, with just 16,449 people ― 4% ― choosing to vote in-person at a polling place. 

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Santa set to roll through Turlock

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Santa Claus will once again be coming to town during the leadup to Christmas as he is joining forces with Turlock Fire Incorporated to bring back the popular Santa Firetruck. Beginning Saturday, the Santa Firetruck will make the rounds into Turlock neighborhoods, bringing holiday joy to residents.

Turlock Fire Capt. Frank Saldivar has overseen the Santa Firetruck program since he joined Turlock Fire over 30 years ago. He explained that the cis run and funded entirely through firefighters, and that it’s something that everyone looks forward to.

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Modesto Bicyclist Killed in Accident on SR-120 Near Knights Ferry

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Fatal Bicycle Crash on State Route 120

The CHP Sonora area office reported a fatal bicycle crash on State Route 120 just east of Knights Ferry on the morning of Friday, November 25, 2022. The car vs. bicycle accident occurred at approximately 10:40 a.m. on SR-120 in the vicinity of Tulloch Dam Road and involved a 2005 Subaru, officials said.

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Honor Flight invites Gold Star families to nation’s capital

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The invitation was too good to pass up.

Diana and Salvador Pleitez of Fallon received an invitation to travel on an Honor Flight Nevada trip earlier this month to Washington, D.C. with other Gold Star families and Vietnam War veterans. They felt the camaraderie and talking to like-minded Gold Star families would also be therapeutic for the four-day trip.

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