Woman, 2 girls killed after SUV crashes into California home

U.S. 06/10/19, 13:57

A man suspected of being intoxicated crashed his SUV into a home in central California, killing a woman and her two of her daughters, ages 5 and 3, authorities said. A 10-year-old girl also was taken to a hospital with major injuries after the vehicle went through the fence and backyard ...

Suspect in homeless woman’s death arrested in Modesto

U.S. 05/18/19, 17:24

Police in central California say an anonymous tip has led them to identify and arrest a man wanted on suspicion of killing a homeless woman.Modesto police said officers pulled over 37-year-old Joseph Chapman Friday night and took him into custody. He was booked into jail for investigation of murder.Detectives released ...

Searchers find body of girl, 5, who fell in California river

U.S. 03/20/19, 21:36

Searchers have found the body of a 5-year-old California girl who fell into a rain-swollen river in the Sierra Nevada foothills over the weekend.The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department says Matilda Ortiz was found dead Wednesday afternoon.The child slipped off rocks and fell into the Stanislaus River Sunday evening at Knights ...

Update: Attorney wants evaluation sealed in cop killing

U.S. 02/07/19, 15:24

The Latest on the trial against a man charged with killing a California police officer (all times local):12:00 p.m.The attorney for a man in the U.S. illegally charged in the killing of a California police officer has asked a judge to seal a mental health evaluation report on his client ...

Slain police officer called ‘American hero’ at his funeral

U.S. 01/05/19, 16:27

A California police officer who was killed in the line of duty was hailed Saturday as a "Fiji-born American hero" who made the ultimate sacrifice for his adopted country. At a funeral held for Cpl. Ronil (row-neel) Singh, mourners remembered the 33-year-old officer as a hard-working immigrant who worked his way ...

Man charged in killing of police officer in California

U.S. 01/02/19, 13:50

Prosecutors have charged a Mexican national with murder in the killing of a California police officer. Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office spokesman John Goold said suspect Gustavo Perez Arriaga was charged Wednesday and is expected to be arraigned later in the day in Modesto. Perez Arriaga was arrested Friday in the Dec. ...

Police: Resident told cop about drunken driver

U.S. 12/29/18, 11:10

The Latest on the shooting death of a California officer (all times local): 8:10 a.m. Authorities say a resident who suspected a man was drunk and got behind the wheel flagged down an officer, who was later shot and killed during the traffic stop. Stanislaus County sheriff's Sgt. Tom Letras told the Modesto ...

Juan Romero, busboy who aided wounded Robert Kennedy, dies

U.S. 10/04/18, 08:02

Juan Romero, a hotel busboy who came to the aid of Robert F. Kennedy after the New York senator was shot in Los Angeles, has died. He was 68.Longtime family friend Rigo Chacon said Thursday that Romero had died at a Modesto, California, hospital on Monday, following a heart attack.Romero ...

Boy abducted by father from mother’s Modesto home found safe

California 09/25/18, 15:50

A 6-year-old boy abducted from his central California home by his father was found safe in the San Francisco Bay Area Tuesday, authorities said.The boy, Jayce Cosso, was found safe at a motel in Dublin with his father and 17-year-old stepbrother, the Modesto Police Department said.John Cosso, 41, and his ...

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