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Suspect in teen’s death released

Suspect in teen’s death released

The charges against 19-year-old Mia Aguiar are serious. 

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TV CHALLENGE

TV CHALLENGE

Paul Binford builds bikes. 

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SSJID leery of state’s intentions

One of California’s water rights gurus says the state wants to protect senior water rights such as the ones held by South San Joaquin Irrigation District.

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Blaze destroys mobile home near MHS field

Blaze destroys mobile home near MHS field

More than 30 firefighters battled a mobile home fire late Tuesday night attempting to keep the blazing inferno from setting adjacent structures on fire in the 500 block of Moffat Boulevard.

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Manteca Punjabi group staging community event

Manteca Punjabi group staging community event

Cultural and traditional pride will be on display Saturday for the annual Punjabi American Association Manteca “Bringing Communities Together” event.

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Recycling benefits students in Ripon schools

Ripon’s recycling program is supporting the community schools’ parent/faculty clubs benefiting the children within the Ripon Unified School District. 

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Stockton Asparagus Festival opens Friday

Not too long ago, Sunset Magazine gave “Best of the West Food Fest” praise to the Stockton Asparagus Festival.

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Tentative deal reached in TSA breast-milk suit

PHOENIX (AP) — A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed said Wednesday she has reached a tentative settlement with the Transportation Security Administration.

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State senators get ethics training

SACRAMENTO   (AP) — State senators participated in a two-hour ethics training session Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year that have damaged the Legislature’s image.

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2 ex-deputies accused of planting guns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were charged with planting guns at a medical marijuana dispensary, resulting in the arrest of a man who was sentenced to six months in jail, authorities announced Wednesday.

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Police: Man kills 2 with wheelchair armrest

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston nursing home resident accused of using the armrest of his wheelchair to beat two of his roommates to death is facing a capital murder charge, police said Wednesday.

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4th grader sells pot in Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus.

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School bus driver accused of bullying

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A school bus driver has been placed on leave while the Olympia School District investigates accusations that he bullied a developmentally disabled 14-year-old girl.

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Carry rights expanded in Georgia

ELLIJAY, Ga. (AP) — Criticized by one group as the “guns everywhere” bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.

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Homeowner: 2 teens shot were ‘vermin’

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Jurors listened Wednesday as a man called two teenagers who broke into his central Minnesota home “vermin” on an audio recording shortly after fatally shooting them.

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Traveling through time on Google maps

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — Trips down memory lane are now available on Google’s digital maps.

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California bill reignites fight on affirmative action

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state’s powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives.

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East Bay to tap Sacramento River water for 1st time

OAKLAND (AP) — To cope with drought conditions, the East Bay Municipal Utility District will begin diverting water from the Sacramento River for the first time ever.

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Teen stowaway missed Africa, had no clue he was going to Maui

SAN JOSE (AP) — Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner’s wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, low-pressure ordeal, airport officials said Wednesday.

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Santa Cruz imposes mandatory water rationing

SANTA CRUZ (AP) — Santa Cruz is imposing water rationing for residential customers in an effort to reduce consumption by 25 percent because of California’s drought.

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Images released of SF Bay shipwreck

SAN FRANC ISCO (AP) — The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists.

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Body found at home tented for fumigation

WESTMINSTER (AP) — Authorities say a man found dead at an Orange County home that was tented for fumigation did not live there.

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Inmate stabbed at Stanislaus County jail

MODESTO (AP) — Three murder suspects are facing additional charges after authorities say they stabbed a fellow inmate at a Central California jail.

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Early release for inmates jailed for 10 years?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It’s an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says.

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Facebook 1Q results soar to $2.5B

MENLO PARK (AP) — Facebook’s earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street’s expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.

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Safeway reports 1st-quarter loss of $76.5 million

PLEASANTON  (AP) — Safeway on Wednesday posted a net loss for the first quarter because of higher costs and acquisition expenses.

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Apple increases stock buyback

CUPERTINO (AP) — Apple is doling out more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an attempt to win back investors fretting about the iPhone maker’s slowing sales growth and pace of innovation.

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Zynga founder Pincus leaving operations role

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Online game maker Zynga’s founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company’s CEO, as the company’s sales slide.

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Amazon snares classic in HBO deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of classic HBO shows like “The Sopranos” and “The Wire” will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network.

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WATER WAR ON HORIZON

WATER WAR ON HORIZON

A water war is about to erupt on the Stanislaus River.

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TRIPLE BLESSING

TRIPLE BLESSING

Three girls – believed to be identical triplets – were born to a Manteca couple last week who already have two children at home. 

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Manteca’s goal: 5th fire station, new police office

Manteca needs to restore police and firefighting staffing to prerecession levels.

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Tesla plant in Lathrop generates lots of buzz

So how big of a deal is it that Lathrop has landed one of the hottest – and arguably forward-thinking – companies in America?

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Library landscaping facelift on Arbor Day

The Manteca Public Library landscape facelift continues on Friday.

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Lights out doesn’t mean school’s out

Lights out doesn’t mean school’s out

It was lights out in East Union High School classrooms Tuesday morning.

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