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You’d better watch out; Criminals shopping for steals

It’s the busiest time of the year — for criminals.

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Coroner still hasn’t released cause of Marelich’s death

What happened to Kelly Marelich?

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Holidays change city’s garbage collection days

If your garbage is collected on Thursday and Friday normally in Manteca, it won’t happen for the next two weeks.

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Murdered Lathrop man identified

Investigators have determined that the man found dead inside of a major marijuana grow house in West Lathrop Thursday morning was the victim of a homicide.  

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Letters To Santa

 

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State unemployment rate dips to 7.2%

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California recorded its lowest jobless rate last month since the early months of the Great Recession, while the number of additional jobs was the second-largest gain since the state began keeping that record in 1990, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• MAN SHOCKED 20 TIMES DURING JAIL BOOKING SUES: SANTA ROSA (AP) — A Sonoma County man who had criminal charges dismissed after video emerged showing correctional deputies beating him and shocking him with a stun gun more than 20 times has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit.

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Whaling protesters in contempt of court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.

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Special needs tot’s wheelchair stolen

CORONA (AP) — Southern California police are searching for an expensive wheelchair stolen from the home a 4-year-old girl with Down syndrome.

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Cops: Woman killed boy, falsely reported abduction

BERNE, N.Y. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman strangled a 5-year-old cousin who had been in her parents’ care, then discarded his body along a road before calling in a false report that two masked intruders took the boy from their Albany-area home, authorities said Friday.

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Traffic deaths fell 3% in 2013

DETROIT (AP) — Driving is getting safer.

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Caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.

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Obama : Sony ‘made a mistake’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government.

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Sandusky is denied $4,900-a-month pension

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation.

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Firm pleads guilty in bird deaths

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming.

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Gang accused of robbing freight trains

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — More than a decade ago they were called the largest gang ever to attack North American railroads and gained enough notoriety to be the subject of a television documentary. Now, prosecutors in northern New Jersey say their ringleader is back at it.

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Sales for holiday shopping season come down to wire

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.

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Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.

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Tips for last-minute shoppers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn’t complete.

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Cuban cigar boom? Not yet

MIAMI (AP) — The coveted Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing American travelers to return with a few of the once-forbidden items in their suitcases. But the cigars won’t roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren’t worried about any dip in business.

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Homeless shelters ‘a right’

Any group has “the right” to open a homeless shelter for single men in Manteca as long as they do so in a general commercial zone.

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JACK’S VILLAGE

At first glance Jack Snyder’s Christmas village is stunningly impressive. 

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Cities prepare for floods while drought continues

Cities prepare for floods while drought continues

The biggest threat to Manteca and Lathrop: Flood or drought?

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Ripon cuts water use by 28 percent

Ripon has more than complied with Gov. Jerry Brown’s drought emergency request calling for Californians to cut water use by 20 percent.

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Teen going to state Spelling Bee again

Teen going to state Spelling Bee again

How do you spell tetanus? Sierra High School freshman James Quiaoit knows. It’s the word that won him the title of San Joaquin County Junior High Spelling Bee champion in the seventh-through-ninth-grade division for the school year 2014-15.

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Body found amid 1,000 pot plants

A $500,000 marijuana grow involving 1,000 plants was discovered in a Lathrop home Wednesday afternoon along with the body of a man.

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Three pedestrians killed

REDONDO BEACH  (AP) — Pedestrians were filing out of a church Christmas service when a car sped around other vehicles at a red light and plowed into the crowd before hitting another car head-on, police and witnesses said. Three people were killed, and several more were injured, California authorities said.

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PEEVEY: ‘I SURRENDER!’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s chief utility regulator ended the last scheduled public hearing of his increasingly embattled 12-year term Thursday with no explicit reference to the alleged back-channel dealings with the state’s largest utility company that have marred his tenure.

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Drunk man shot while entering wrong house

BENICIA (AP) — Police say an intoxicated man was shot by a homeowner after breaking into a house he thought was his own.

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Protection sought for scenic region

WOODLAND (AP) — A contingent of California environmental groups, business representatives and politicians will use a visit Friday from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to push for permanent protection of some 350,000 acres of picturesque federal land near the state’s famous wine country.

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Sides ‘far apart’ in port talks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While West Coast seaports struggle to keep up with billions of dollars of cargo, dockworkers and their employers apparently aren’t close to a new contract nearly six months after their old deal expired.

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CHP, Oakland in tiff over plainclothes cops

OAKLAND (AP) — The California Highway Patrol said it told local police that plainclothes officers would mingle with protesters demonstrating against police brutality on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, but Oakland Police Department officials said they were not notified.

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Suspect Tsarnaev appears in court

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.

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Family wants officer prosecuted for scuffle with 76-year-old man

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — The relatives of a 76-year-old man want a South Texas police officer prosecuted for a traffic-stop scuffle in which a stun gun was used on him, an attorney for the family said.

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More charges in death of man hit, carried on car

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A driver has pleaded not guilty to a more serious charge of manslaughter after being accused of hitting a pedestrian with such force that he flipped on top of her car, carrying him on the roof for 11 blocks and leaving him in the street to die.

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