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Man says he poured vodka into disabled teen’s IV to calm him

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - A man told police he poured vodka into the IV feeding tube of his girlfriend's disabled 13-year-old son to settle him down, a dose of alcohol that contributed to his death, according to court documents released Wednesday.

October 08, 2014 | | Nation

Arizona storms bring mosquito infestation

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona's barrage of rain storms in recent months has created an unlikely pest infestation for the desert region: mosquitoes.

October 08, 2014 | | Nation

Players suspended over duct-taped player

NATRONA HEIGHTS, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania high school soccer coach and two players have been suspended for at least five days after an autistic teammate told police the two teens duct-taped him to a goalpost.

October 08, 2014 | | Nation

Pilots unveil plans to break long-distance record

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An international team led by two veteran pilots has set its sights on breaking a pair of major ballooning records when it launches its helium-filled balloon from Japan in early 2015.

October 08, 2014 | | Nation

SF lawmakers OK Airbnb rentals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco lawmakers have tentatively approved a measure that would allow city residents to rent out their homes to travelers on sites such as Airbnb.

October 08, 2014 | | State

National monument status in works for LA area mountains

LOS ANGELES (AP) - President Barack Obama is planning to designate 346,000 acres within the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles as a national monument, a step supporters say will ensure better stewardship in one of the nation's most heavily visited forests but worries some local officials because of potential restrictions.

October 08, 2014 | | State

Texas deputy treated out of ‘abundance of caution’

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - A sheriff's deputy who went into the apartment where the Dallas Ebola patient stayed was hospitalized out of an "abundance of caution" after falling ill Wednesday, officials said.

October 08, 2014 | | Nation

Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? Study shows it works

ATLANTA (AP) - Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? It could happen. Military folks who squirted vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers, a study found.

October 08, 2014 | | State

Solar tower that can kill birds dropped

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - A solar-energy company has dropped a proposal to build a 75-story solar tower near California's Joshua Tree National Park employing a kind of solar technology that can cause birds to ignite in midair.

October 08, 2014 | | State

Judge to state: Fix problems at LA school

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California education officials must get involved in fixing a slew of scheduling and class-assignment problems that have unconstitutionally deprived students at a Los Angeles high school of weeks of valuable learning time this fall, a judge ruled Wednesday.

October 08, 2014 | | State

1 dead after boat crashes into San Francisco pier

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco fire officials say rescue crews recovered a body from the debris of a makeshift boat that crashed into a pier.

October 08, 2014 | | State

Firefighters battle 5 blazes along I-80

APPLEGATE (AP) - Firefighters on the ground and in the air battled five grass fires totaling about 350 acres that forced the closure of eastbound Interstate 80 and brought home evacuations Wednesday near the unincorporated community of Applegate in Placer County.

October 08, 2014 | | State

Swiss Echoes fall concert set Oct. 18 at Swiss Hall in Ripon

The Swiss Echoes are conducting their fall concert at the Ripon Swiss Hall on Saturday, Oct. 18, starting at 7:30 p.m.

October 08, 2014 | | Ripon News

‘Mr. Raider’ Tim Brown signing book Saturday at Stockton Barnes & Noble

STOCKTON – Tim Brown, one of the greatest collegiate and professional wide receivers to play the game, will be making a special appearance, Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 1p.m. to sign his book "The Making of a Man" at Barnes and Noble located at 4950 Pacific Ave. at the Weberstown Mall.

October 08, 2014 | | NEWS

Free MJC screening of ‘Documented’

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the film Documented on Thursday, October 16, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on MJC's East Campus, 435 College Avenue. The free event is part of the CEP Fall Film and Lecture Series. Campus parking is available for $2 in student parking lots.

October 08, 2014 | | NEWS

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Amy Sullivan is right about police

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

March 17, 2018 | | Letters


After a first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay, Manteca High's girls swim team seized a three-point lead with three events remaining and held ...

March 16, 2018 | | High School Sports

Raiders add help at cornerback with deals for Melvin, Wright

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders added some needed help at cornerback, agreeing to contracts with free agents Rashaan Melvin and Shareece Wright on Friday.

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Injured Warriors play short, don’t have enough against Kings

OAKLAND (AP) - Buddy Hield made three free throws over the final 27.5 seconds, Willie Cauley-Stein had a late dunk and the Sacramento Kings won ...

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

QBs cashing in _ except for the unwelcome Kaepernick

As free agency kicked off the start of a new football season, the NFL sent a clear message to anyone paying attention:

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Kane scores 4 goals to lead Sharks past Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Evander Kane scored four goals to lead the San Jose Sharks past the Calgary Flames 7-4 on Friday night.

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

UMBC stuns Virginia to make NCAA history

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Jairus Lyles couldn't suppress a smile, knowing that a school known more for chess than hoops had finally made it ...

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

NCAA Upset: No. 10 seed Virginia tops Cal

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Virginia won its first women's NCAA Tournament game in nine years. The Cavaliers' reward is a matchup with the most ...

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Stenson, DeChambeau tied for Bay Hill lead

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Henrik Stenson gave himself another chance to win at Bay Hill, and he made it a little bit tougher on Tiger Woods.

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Truex claims 17th NASCAR Cup pole in Fontana

FONTANA (AP) - Martin Truex Jr. claimed the pole for the NASCAR Cup series race in Fontana after a qualifying session in which 13 drivers didn ...

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Kasatkina upsets Venus Williams to reach final

INDIAN WELLS (AP) - Daria Kasatkina upset Venus Williams 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 in a nearly three-hour baseline struggle to reach the final of the BNP Paribas ...

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Durant out at least 2 weeks with fractured rib

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant will miss at least two weeks with a fractured rib on his right side, joining fellow All-Stars Stephen Curry and Klay ...

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Village of Volcano home to harbingers of spring in Sierra foothills

VOLCANO - One small town in Amador County equals one big attraction.

March 16, 2018 | | LIVING IN 209

Done in by plus tide during Delta tourney

I was faced by my nemesis while fishing a tournament on the Delta recently.

March 16, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

Stenson leads at Bay Hill, Woods cards 68

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Henrik Stenson had a hot putter, a much quieter crowd and a one-shot lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

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