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Family finds deeper faith after bullet alters teen’s life

By SUE NOWICKI snowicki@modbee.com LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST REDDIT PRINT ORDER REPRINT OF THIS STORY The petite girl in the Modesto Junior College music-appreciation class looks like everyone else in the…

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Dalrymple v. Rubalcava

Modesto City Schools (MCS) filed a complaint in intervention in a civil suit filed by Michelle Dalrymple. Dalrymples suit sought to recover damages against those she believed were liable for…

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Modestan can sue over Mel Gibson story, judge says

BEE STAFF REPORTS A defamation lawsuit against the National Enquirer, brought by a Modestan who was mentioned in an unflattering article about movie star Mel Gibson, may go forward, a…

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YOW V. NATIONAL ENQUIRER, INC. (E.D.CAL. 3-9-2008)

1. INTRODUCTION Defendant National Enquirer, Inc. (“National Enquirer”) moves to dismiss Plaintiff Angela Yow’s (“Yow”) complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted pursuant to…

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Details emerge in Twain Harte shooting case

Alisha Wyman, The Union Democrat Published Jan 16, 2009 at 11:19AM / Updated Aug 23, 2015 at 08:33PM The victim of an April shooting in Twain Harte testified Thursday during…

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Teen testifies against friend in shooting

Alisha Wyman, The Union Democrat Published Jan 19, 2009 at 07:14PM / Updated Aug 23, 2015 at 08:33PM A young man testified against his friend for much of the day…

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Town settles $3.1 million in claims for Feaster shooting

By Rick Silva, Paradise Post The town of Paradise announced Friday morning it had reached a final $3.1 million settlement on 11 of 12 claims against the town in a…

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Merced county teen pocket dialed 9-1-1 after murder, detectives say

MERCED COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) — Two teens will soon learn if they’ll go on trial for murder. One of the teens, the son of Merced County’s District Attorney. The hearing…

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DA’s son free; judge dismisses murder charge

A Merced County judge on Friday formally dismissed a murder charge against the son of the Merced County district attorney, saying prosecutors failed to prove their case by a wide…

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Man arrested on old Merced County murder warrant, released after night in jail

A 19-year-old man spent a night in the Merced County jail over the weekend on a warrant charging him with murder – a charge for which he’d already been declared…

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Error led to arrest on old murder warrant, Merced County sheriff says

Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke on Monday acknowledged his office’s responsibility for an apparent clerical error that caused a man to spend the night in jail on a murder warrant…

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Merced County father faces possible homicide charges in infant’s death

A Gustine father faces possible homicide charges in connection with the death earlier this year of his 9-month-old son, Merced County sheriff’s deputies confirmed Tuesday. Andrew L. Sanchez, 25, was…

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Patterson man accused of stealing $418,000 from almond association

A Patterson man who managed an almond processing plant has been accused of theft in a second lawsuit arising out of a suspected conspiracy, with the Westside Hulling Association alleging…

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Merced County judge hears evidence in Ethan Morse case

A judge on Monday heard testimony from detectives and a forensic pathologist in the murder case involving defendants Ethan B. Morse and Jacob Tellez. Morse, 18, son of District Attorney…

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County recommends rejecting claim for $200,000 by Merced County supervisor’s daughter

Merced County officials have recommended denying a claim by Eloise Kelsey Souders, the daughter of Supervisor Deidre Kelsey and former county employee, who is seeking $200,000 and an apology after…

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Ex-student sues, claims racial bias

The young mother kicked out of a nursing program last year after supposedly failing a drug test is suing the Ripon Unified School District and a nursing home for racial…

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Peterson may face civil trial in deaths

Scott Peterson may face a second trial, this one in civil court, as his former in-laws seek a multimillion-dollar wrongful death judgment against him in the deaths of Laci and…

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Policy goes to Laci Peterson’s mother

An appellate court Wednesday said $250,000 from a life insurance policy on Laci Peterson should go to her mother, affirming a decision Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Roger Beauchesne made…

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Lawyers prep for Peterson civil trial

Two Modesto attorneys will travel to San Quentin State Prison this week to ask Scott Peterson if he killed his wife. Attorneys Adam Stewart and Gary Davis probably won’t get…

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Scott Peterson Won’t Give Up Laci’s Insurance Money, Despite Conviction

Modesto, CA (LifeNews.com) — Scott Peterson is refusing to give up his claim on a $250,000 insurance policy on Laci, despite being convicted for killing her and their unborn child…

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Public disputes raise tensions in Peterson case

MODESTO, California (CNN) — Details leaked from an autopsy report and the sudden removal of Laci Peterson’s belongings by her bereaved family have increased tensions in the murder case against…

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Laci’s family seeking belongings

Laci Peterson’s family has hired attorneys in an attempt to retrieve her wedding dress, a baby crib and other personal items from her Modesto home, according to a statement released…

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Lawsuit on profit in Laci slaying / Mother seeks to keep Peterson from benefiting

The mother of Laci Peterson has filed a civil lawsuit that seeks to bar double-murder defendant Scott Peterson from making a profit in the slayings of his wife and unborn…

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