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Crane rescues Great Blue Heron from her roof

A large Great Blue Heron nursing a bullet wound ended up on the roof of Manteca animal lover Tracy Crane.The bird had a large bullet wound in his right shoulder near the leading edge of his wing an...

December 14, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Trump ‘Cruz-ing’ for bruising?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump will be standing at center stage, but Ted Cruz will be in the spotlight at Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate.The Texas senator is challenging Trump's lea...

December 14, 2015 | | Nation

Bergdahl to face desertion charge in general court-martial

WASHINGTON (AP) - Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years and freed in exchange for five detainees in Guantanamo Bay, will face charges of desertion and misbehav...

December 14, 2015 | | Nation

NYC bets big on ‘supportive housing’ to curb homelessness

NEW YORK (AP) - The scene of neighbors hanging holiday decorations at their tidy Bronx apartment building was nothing remarkable, except to the people doing it.Like everyone else at Haven Apartment...

December 14, 2015 | | Nation

Embalmed head may be that of woman with heart ailment

ECONOMY, Pa. (AP) - A woman whose embalmed head was found in the western Pennsylvania woods more than a year ago may have died of a heart ailment, police said Monday.Tests run on the woman's hair a...

December 14, 2015 | | Nation

Black woman pleads not guilty to fake threats vs. black students

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman pleaded not guilty Monday to making false threats against fellow blacks at the university she previously attended.Kayla-Simone McKelvey, of Union Township,...

December 14, 2015 | | Nation

LIVING NEAR SCHOOLS

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three-quarters of paroled sex offenders in California who were previously banned from living near parks, schools and other places where children congregate now face no housing re...

December 14, 2015 | | State

Microsoft picks Manteca teacher to serve an innovative educator

Manteca Unified School District teacher Tammy Brecht Dunbar was selected to be a member of the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Regional Lead Program for 2015-2016. Dunbar is one of only 11 edu...

December 14, 2015 | | State

Fatal police shooting in LA suburb was different from others

LYNWOOD (AP) - When deputies confronted a man carrying a handgun in a Los Angeles suburb, the fatal shooting that unfolded was notably different from other recent flashpoints in the debate over po...

December 14, 2015 | | State

Senate candidate clarifies comment on Muslims

BUENA PARK (AP) - A California congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate sought Monday to clarify comments she made about Muslims that were condemned by advocacy groups and members of her own party....

December 14, 2015 | | State

Mental health care would curb violence, some at hearing say

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A gun club owner and a gun dealer are among those telling a congressman Monday that closing loopholes in federal background checks and increasing mental health help would reduce ...

December 14, 2015 | | State

Charlie Wayne Huckabee

Charlie Wayne Huckabee passed away on December 10, 2015 at the age of 90. Charlie was the eleventh of thirteen children born to Mack and Pirl Huckabee in Bonham County, TX. Charlie was preceded...

December 14, 2015 | | OBITS

Flooding top Manteca issue

Given Manteca and the rest of California are wrestling with the consequences of four consecutive years of severe drought Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum finds it surreal that in less than seven months f...

December 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

MARY GRAHAM HALL

Jeff and Joy Saunders go all out for the holidays when it comes to decorating. Strings of bright lights, decorative Christmas trees, a wooden Mr. and Mrs. Claus, life-size inflatable polar bears...

December 14, 2015 | By MONICA CANE | NEWS

Ripon OKs 5-year lease for Mistlin

The City of Ripon and TPR Baseball agreed last Tuesday to re-up the lease agreement for the Mistlin Sports Park. This one is for five years of TPR leasing the softball and baseball fields, in turn...

December 14, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | Around Town

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