• CHOPPER MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AT CA PLAYGROUND: MODESTO (AP) - Authorities say a helicopter encountered mechanical problems before making an emergency landing at an elementary school playground in a Modesto, Calif., neighborhood.
GRAHAM, Wash. (AP) - Days after a judge ruled against him in a child custody hearing, a father and his two young sons were killed Sunday when police said he intentionally blew up a house with all three inside - a tragic ending to a bizarre case that began more than two years ago when the man's wife went mysteriously missing in Utah.
CHICAGO (AP) - Texting while driving, speeding and back-seat hanky-panky aren't all that parents need to worry about when their kids are in cars: Add secondhand smoke to the list.
BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) - Rick Santorum has lost four straight contests. Not that you would know it by watching him on the campaign trail, where the perpetually optimistic candidate has been drawing standing-room-only crowds and promising his political fortunes will improve if he can make it to just one more state. "The more that this campaign evolves, the better we are going to look to be the best candidate to defeat Barack Obama," the former ...
• AUTHORITIES: STUN GUN USED ON WOMAN AT DRIVE-THRU: HOPE MILLS, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina authorities say they used a stun gun on a woman motorist who blocked a McDonald's drive-thru for 20 minutes after employees refused to serve her because she cut in line.
RIPON - Today's the final opportunity for brides-to-be to pick up a wedding gown for $50 in cash only at Ripon's Marissa's Closet at the corner of Main Street and Elm starting at 10 a.m.
RIPON - The Ripon Branch Library will begin accepting sign-ups for the Children's Chapter Book Clubs On Wednesday, Feb. 8.
PRESBYTERIAN: All are welcome to Manteca Presbyterian Church this Communion Sunday for our 10 a.m. worship service. Anne Talcott will lead the Praise Team in our opening songs as well as direct the choir. Come hear Pastor Wendy Warner's sermon titled, "At the Table." We look forward to seeing you. Our worship service is followed by a time of refreshments. Come join the fellowship. The church is located at 275 North Main Street. For further ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - People would expect to see Sister Maria Lovett praying. But playing kickball? Indeed, she pitches every school day unless it's raining. And on those days, she invents a game or pulls out musical instruments. Anything to keep her 6- and 7-year-old first-graders at St. Joseph Catholic School from growing restless. "If you sat through a conference, you would need to move your body after a while," Lovett said. "That's important for ...
I started out by doing some research. I wanted to really know how this "Valentine's Day" thing started. The Internet is wonderful. I can see why we all just jump on our computers and start looking up things that we don't know about. After even just a few minutes, I learned more about Valentine's Day than I really wanted to know. I was going to write about the history of Valentine's Day…but stopped.
Botha Walters could be working today as a pharmacist. That's what she studied and trained for when she was living in Southern California.
Lathrop's most enduring landmarks – the Mossdale railroad bridge across the San Joaquin River and the brick silos on the nearby Dell'Osso Farms – once were not part of that community. Instead they were built as part of the river outpost named after the river crossing.
Panaderia La Trigueña has been a fixture in downtown Manteca for nearly 30 years. But for about a decade after it first opened its doors, it was hardly visible to those passing by Yosemite Avenue. That's because the early Panaderia La Trigueña was tucked away in the back of the commercial building that was fronted by a store specializing in sports memorabilia. The only sign of the bakery in the back was a covered narrow ...
RIPON - The tiny Burgess Bakery is nestled in the heart of the old Ripon business district that has often been referred to as a page out of Mayberry RFD.
Michelle Gallon was age 7 when she first baked a Boston brown bread. It was an original recipe of her grandmother. She still makes this nutty date bread and other homemade treats – included are popular items such as sweet potato bread, banana nut bread, and pineapple coconut with rum flavored bread – at her business at 273 W. Louise Ave., Manteca. Gallon is the owner and operator of Michelle's Golden Brown Breads. She's been ...
OAKLAND (AP) - If those independent league road trips weren't humbling enough for Scott Kazmir, starting over from square one with his delivery and mechanics sure did the trick.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers are ready for some serious chatter coming from that brash, big-talking Seattle secondary.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders may have to reach way down on the depth chart to fill out their backfield for Sunday's game in New York.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 23 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped the Denver Nuggets' seven-game winning streak with a 98-88 victory Wednesday night.
If you don't have the NFL Network on your TV system this week, that might be a good thing. It would be difficult to come up with a worse matchup than Jacksonville hosting Houston.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Here's another adjective Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin can call his ill-timed two-step onto the field last Thursday night against Baltimore.
DETROIT (AP) - Joe Nathan expects to fit in just fine in Detroit - and now the Tigers don't have to face the closer who has dominated them more than perhaps any other in baseball.
THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - Tiger Woods believes it's harder than ever to win on the PGA Tour because of the increasing depth of talent of the players.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The prosecutor overseeing the investigation of sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston said Wednesday that it is completed.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU has announced that Zach Mettenberger's playing career with the Tigers is officially over.
"The bottom line is this law is working and will work into the future," President Barack Obama said of his signature Affordable Care Act on Tuesday. It would be easier to believe the president if he hadn't said in 2009, "If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too."
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) - Not far from the finish line she crossed minutes earlier for World Cup downhill training, Lindsey Vonn smiled as she chatted with U.S. teammates Julia Mancuso, Stacey Cook and Leanne Smith.
ELOY, Ariz. (AP) - Skydivers from around the world returned to the air Wednesday at a popular Arizona skydiving location that was the site of a deadly mishap involving two parachutists a day earlier.