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California leads country for most expensive gas

California leads country for most expensive gas

STOCKTON – Area gas prices rose slightly over the last week, increasing by 6 cents to $3.39 in the Stockton-Lodi area. Modesto also saw a 6-cent increase, bringing prices for drivers there to $3.34. Merced drivers saw a slightly smaller increase as their prices rose $.04 to $3.46.

Nationwide, gas prices have stayed relatively stable during the last 30 days. The average price on Monday stood at $2.76 per gallon, the lowest average for this date since 2010. That price is down nearly a nickel per gallon compared to the 2015 peak price reached on June 15 ($2.80).

California has the most expensive gas in the country, with an average price $3.87, up from $3.71 per gallon last week. Alaska ($3.47) Hawaii ($3.34), Nevada ($3.26) and Washington ($3.19) round out the top 5. ... Read More

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Modesto murders: Police release details of brutal family killings


A man under arrest in connection with the gruesome deaths of five people in Modesto, including a 6-month-old baby, is also suspected for another child's death last fall.

Dr. Amanda Crews, age 38, 57-year-old Anna Brown Romero and three young girls ages 6 months, 5 years and 6 years, were found dead Saturday inside a Modesto home. Officers discovered them after being asked to do a welfare check when Crews missed a lunch date.

Modesto police: Suspect in 5 homicides also suspect in toddler's death


MODESTO (AP) - Modesto police said a suspect in five homicides this weekend is also suspected of killing a toddler left in his care last year.

Modesto Police Chief Galen Carroll said a pathologist concluded on Thursday that 2-year-old Christopher Ripley died of head injuries on Oct. 2, 2014.

A warrant was issued for Martin "Marty" Martinez Saturday evening.

Earlier on Saturday, two women and three young girls were found slain in a Modesto home. The victims included 38-year-old Amanda Crews and the six-month old daughter she had with Martinez. Martinez is also a suspect in these deaths.

Modesto murders of 5: Suspect in custody, details emerge about victims


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A suspect is in custody for the murders of two adults and three children who were found Saturday in a Modesto home.

Martin Martinez, 30 of Modesto, was taken into custody early Sunday in San Jose, San Jose police said. Modesto police said he has been booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of murder.

The victims were found inside a home just north of Floyd Avenue in Modesto around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Heather Graves with the Modesto Police Department.

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More than 600 jobs available at HIREvent in Modesto


A job fair that features a variety of public and private sector openings is happening in Modesto on Tuesday, July 21.

Over 600 jobs will be available according to the event's spokesperson Linda Christian.

The HIREvent runs from 12 p.m. till 4 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center, located on 1612 Sisk Road.

The job fair also offers free one-on-one resume help with employment counselors according to the Christian.

Click here for the full list of job titles.

Modesto murders of 5: Dr. Amanda Crews identified as one of the victims


One of the victims involved in the horrific murder of five people in a Modesto home Saturday has been identified by family members.

Dr. Amanda Crews was identified to News10 by her sister-in-law, who wished to remain anonymous, Sunday night. Crews was killed along with three children and another adult who were found inside the Modesto home.

Person if interest in custody in Modesto slayings


UPDATE 10:30 a.m. July 19: Martin Martinez is in custody as a person of interest in the murders of five people who were found Saturday in a Modesto home. Click the link below for details.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Martin Martinez, 30 of Modesto, is being searched statewide as a person of interest in the killings of two adults and three children inside a home just north of Floyd Avenue in Modesto around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Heather Graves with the Modesto Police Department.

Graves said police got a concerned call from a family member on Saturday afternoon. When police investigated, they found the victims inside the home.

Police believe Martinez is driving a 2000 Red Lincoln Navigator, license plate 7CNN611.