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POSTED January 6, 2013 5:44 p.m.

• ESCALON LOTTERY TICKET WORTH MORE THAN $570,000: ESCLAON – A California Lottery player in Escalon matched five of six numbers on their MEGA Millions ticket to earn a prize worth $572,376.

The lucky ticket was sold at Mar-Val Main Street Market   located at 1900 McHenry Avenue in Escalon. The ticket successfully matched the numbers 2, 23, 55, 25, and 1, missing only the Mega number of 39.

 The California Lottery reminds winners to sign the back of their ticket, keep tickets in a safe place and contact Lottery officials or visit their local Lottery District Office as soon as possible. Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes.



• STOCKON POLICE EXCHANGE GUN FIRE: STOCKTON - Officers returned gun shots after a man opened fire on them at a home on Saturday night.

The Stockton Police Department responded to the 600 block of Cimarron Ave. around 9 p.m. after receiving reports of a disturbance at the home and that a man may be armed with a shot gun in the front yard.

When officers arrived on scene they approached a man that had walked into an open garage.

As police officers continued to approach the man who was behind a vehicle, he opened fire on officers. Both a sergeant and officer returned fire, striking the suspect.

The suspect who has been identified by police as Stockton resident Jeremy Fleming, 20, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

Police said Fleming was determined to be under the influence of PCP and alcohol at the hospital.

Fleming was transferred to Stanford Hospital for further treatment and is currently being guarded by officers.

Fleming was arrested for attempted murder on police officers and weapon charges.



• AMAZON CENTER BEHIND SCHEDULE: PATTERSON - The opening of a new Amazon fulfillment center in Patterson will be delayed because of the recent wet weather.

Originally targeted to open this spring, the plant is now scheduled to open sometime in July. The field where the warehouse will go became soaked by constant rainfall.

Water had to be pumped from the site.

Construction crews have been working six days a week to play catch-up and complete the project.

The Amazon fulfillment center should bring about 1,500 jobs to Patterson.



• ESCALON UNIFIED SUPERINTENDENT GETS NEW JOB: Ron Costa has been selected as the new assistant superintendent for the San Joaquin County Office of Education.

Costa brings experience in teaching, site administration, and district administration. He is currently the superintendent of Escalon Unified School District.

Prior to his current  position, Costa was the assistant superintendent at Riverbank Unified School District.

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