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Vegas sidewalk-chalk arrests spawn suit

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The arrests of several protesters for writing anti-police messages with chalk on a sidewalk last year have spawned a federal civil rights lawsuit against Las Vegas police.

September 26, 2014 | | Nation


Woman beheaded at workplace

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday.

September 26, 2014 | | Nation


Once declared dead, now convicted in murder case

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Mississippi man who was once declared dead, only to resurface as a suspect in a kidnapping and killing, was sentenced to death Friday after a jury earlier convicted him of murder.

September 26, 2014 | | Nation


Man with implanted horns: ‘I’ll see you all in hell’

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead was found guilty of murder and other charges Friday for his role in the kidnapping and slaying of three Massachusetts men in 2011.

September 26, 2014 | | Nation


Inmate died of thirst after 35 days in solitary

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina inmate with mental illness who died of thirst was held in solitary confinement for 35 days and cited twice for flooding his cell, according to prison records.

September 26, 2014 | | Nation


Mr.D’s

STOCKTON – Willie Chan entered through the back door of Mr. D's Pizza and Sports Pub.

September 26, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Banta Inn

The Banta Inn in Tracy is famous for the spirits it serves to its bar guests, and infamous for the spirit that is supposed to haunt this popular watering hole.

September 26, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Vintage Lounge and Piano Bar

TURLOCK – For those walking down Main Street after dark, it is hard to ignore the sound of live music coming from downtown's Vintage Lounge and Piano Bar. What's even harder to miss is the long line of people that can be seen on weekend nights, hoping to get in to the popular venue.

September 26, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Where to get down in Mo-Town

MODESTO – The sharp screeches of an old jukebox.The clanking of glasses. The hum of conversation and the occasional outburst of laughter. There's really nothing like a good night out in a bad bar – well, dingy bar actually – where the beer is cheap and the friends are plentiful and the insults and the banter fly around like the smoke-filled air that used to consume the dive bars that dotted the landscape in and around Modesto.

September 26, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Driveways to mailboxes: Ways to drive your home’s curb appeal

Selling or staying, it makes no difference - everyone wants a home that looks great from the curb. Curb appeal comes together when all the elements of a home's facade are in good shape and working together. Driveways that are cracked or pitted with potholes, dingy front doors and other seemingly minor complaints like a shabby, scuffed mailbox, can all significantly detract from a home's overall curb appeal.

September 26, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Average 30-year mortgage at 4.20%

WASHINGTON (AP) - Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week, after marking their largest one-week gain of the year the previous week.

September 26, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Selling soon? 6 upgrades to secure a speedy sale

If you'll be putting your home on the market this year, simple, cost-effective upgrades can help ensure a speedy sale at a good price.

September 26, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Do’s and don’ts: Art of tackling your tile project

Do's and don'ts for making your next tile project perfect

September 26, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Avoid bathroom remodeling blues with budget-friendly tips

Beautifying your bathroom sounds exciting but oftentimes renovation plans begin with good intentions and end up a long, costly nightmare. The national average cost for a bathroom remodel is $10,142, according to the Cost Guide from HomeAdvisor.com. That's a hefty investment but one that can easily be reduced with a simple refresh of the space instead. Here are five cost-effective updates you can make to your bathroom in as little as a weekend.

September 26, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


James Don Wilkerson

James Wilkerson was born November 21, 1954 and entered in to rest on September 18, 2014, after a brief illness. He leaves behind his wife, Retta Wilkerson, one son, Richard Wilkerson of Manteca, one daughter, Calisa Wilkerson of Manteca. He leaves behind his father, Billy Wilkerson of Oklahoma, his sister, Karen Officer of Tracy, and Brian Wilkerson of Manteca. He has four grandchildren, Austin and Tyler Wilkerson of Manteca, Grace O'Brien of Manteca and Lily Wilkerson of Jamestown. He was an avid hunter. He was preceded in death by his mother, LaDonna Wilkerson.

September 26, 2014 | | OBITS


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Fournette leads LSU over Texas A&M, 23-17

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Leonard Fournette ran for a career-high 146 yards and a touchdown, barreling over a defender to score, and Jalen Collins had a late interception to seal LSU's 23-17 win over Texas A&M on Thursday night.

November 27, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Boykin and No. 6 TCU romp over Texas, 48-10

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Trevone Boykin passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and No. 6 TCU dominated Texas in a 48-10 victory Thursday night that kept alive its hope of pushing into the College Football Playoff.

November 27, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Seattle lowers ‘Boom’ on 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Richard Sherman provided the moment of the game against the 49ers once again, a mere 10 months after his touchdown-saving deflection in the NFC championship that sent the Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl.

November 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The real McCoy: Eagles’ RB rolls Dallas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - LeSean McCoy threw open his arms just before crossing the goal line on a touchdown run that essentially put away another big win over the Dallas Cowboys.

November 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moore back on field despite scars

DENVER (AP) - Before every game, Broncos safety Rahim Moore rolls down his socks to oil the 13-inch scar that serpentines down his left calf.

November 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ravens hit stride with Forsett

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - In the pass-happy NFL, the Baltimore Ravens have found success by keeping the ball on the ground.

November 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Megatron, Lions burn Chicago

DETROIT (AP) - After a week of questions about his limited production of late, Calvin Johnson lifted Detroit's offense with an emphatic reminder that he's still one of the game's most dynamic players.

November 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bengals turning into kings of road

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Bengals winced when the schedule came out and they saw what was in store for November.

November 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No. 2 Wisconsin rallies past Georgetown

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - Duje Dukan thought he had created a turnover with a held ball. The referees said he was guilty of a foul instead.

November 27, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Stakes are simple for Mizzou: Win and in SEC title game

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Growing up in Kansas City, Shane Ray was a "Big 12 kid." Through his redshirt season in 2011, Missouri was a Big 12 school.

November 27, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


WR Gordon felt alienated while on suspension

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - As his teammates and coaches went about their season, Josh Gordon felt like an outsider.

November 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Young USC line must grow up in hurry

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California offensive line coach Tim Drevno refers to his freshmen as "rookies." After a dismal performance against rival UCLA, Drevno needs them to play like veterans against Notre Dame.

November 27, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


GUESSING GAME

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Every year as the football season winds down, the guessing game intensifies. Which players are likely to bolt for the NFL with college eligibility remaining?

November 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Agents still unpaid after rollout

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Certified insurance agents who helped sign up 40 percent of individuals in California's new health care plan say they are late receiving commissions, according to a report Thursday.

November 27, 2014 | | Nation


Obama’s action fuels worry about scams

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams.

November 27, 2014 | | Nation


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