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Police: Woman whose body was found burned was murdered


A 25-year-old woman whose body was found burned in an orchard Monday near Ceres was murdered, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday.

The victim was identified as Lauren Grace London of Modesto. Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call Monday at around 2:30 p.m. by a witness who found the body in an orchard in the 4300 block of Blaker Road, just outside of Ceres. Information about the extent of the burns suffered by the victim was not released.

Anyone with any information surrounding London's death are asked to call Stanislaus County Sheriff Detective Frank Soria at 209-525-7080.


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Modesto Money Mavens at the Keyes Library

Modesto Money Mavens at the Keyes Library

Learn how to save money on your next family gathering! Adults are invited to the Keyes Library on Thursday, March 26 at 6 p.m. for a couponing class. During this program, the Modesto Money Mavens will show participants all they need to know about couponing and saving money on grocery bills and much more!

This program is free and open to the community. The Keyes Library is located on 4420 Maud Ave. For more information, please call 664-8006.

YourTake: St. Patrick's Day 2015

YourTake: St. Patrick's Day 2015

News10 viewers share photos of their St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Did you wear green on Tuesday, or go out to enjoy a Guinness? Give us YourTake on St. Patrick's Day 2015

Detectives investigate body found in orchard as 'suspicious death'


Stanislaus County sheriff's investigators describe the death of a person found in the outskirts of Ceres Monday afternoon as suspicious.

The body was found in an orchard in the 4300 block of Blaker Road, the sheriff's department tweeted.

There was no immediate word about the gender, age or condition of the person.

Please check with news10.net as more information becomes available.


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House fire in Modesto leaves one person dead


ID=21452739A person died in a two-alarm house fire Sunday morning in Modesto, city fire officials said.

The victim's name has not been released.

Modesto Fire Battalion Chief Tim Tietjen said in a press release that at about 6:30 a.m. firefighters responded to a call at 2716 El Pasada Drive. The first officer to arrive at the burning house found an adult victim inside, who was declared dead at the scene.

Fire officials reported that the blaze caused $250,000 in damage to the home.


Modesto high schools prepare students for careers through CTE program

Modesto high schools prepare students for careers through CTE program

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MODESTO — Unable to find part time work, Enochs High School senior Annette Isaac decided to enroll in her school’s Employment Opportunity pathway.

“I wanted to do it because I had been looking for a job for a while, and it’s hard because nobody wants to hire somebody that doesn’t have experience,” Isaac said.

After completing a Walgreens internship arranged through her teacher, Isaac was hired. She credits the course for giving her the tools she needed to land the job.

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Startups try to get angels on their side

Startups try to get angels on their side

MODESTO — On a Thursday evening in early February, two dozen Modesto area business people gathered at Dewz Restaurant to hear two Fresno entrepreneurs pitch their businesses.

One Sense is an app trade show organizers can use to manage events. The other business, AquaCents has a landscaping machine that injects hydrogels into soil to improve water efficiency. Each had 15 minutes to make their pitches. A second round followed for questions and answers... Read More