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DUI Suspect Arrested in Turlock Triple Fatal Hit and Run


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A Turlock man was jailed and faces DUI hit and run charges following a collision that took the lives of three pedestrians.

Luis Miguel Cruz, 28, was rearrested Monday afternoon following a police investigation. He is looking at multiple charges, including felony DUI, felony hit and run and three counts of gross vehicular manslaughter, according to authorities.

The horrific incident unified the Turlock neighborhood where the collision occurred. Dozens of mourners spilled outside the Flores family garage for a prayer vigil Monday night.

3 family members hit, killed by car in Turlock.


TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) - Police say three family members, including a 4-year-old boy, were killed when a driver plowed into them as they walked in a Central California neighborhood.


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Modesto Pastor to Serve as Guest Chaplain in U.S. House of Representatives

Modesto Pastor to Serve as Guest Chaplain in U.S. House of Representatives

With the sponsorship of U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), Pastor Glen Berteau of The House Modesto will serve tomorrow as the guest chaplain in the United States House of Representatives. Pastor Berteau will offer the opening prayer of the legislative session on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 12 p.m. ET.

“Pastor Berteau has been a great leader in our community,” said Rep. Denham. “I’m honored to share the floor of the House with him and to bring his talents as a speaker and evangelist to my colleagues.”

Bridge fire burned at 300 acres, 75% contained. Evacuations lifted


Cal Fire lifted evacuation orders Monday morning for all residents along Harris Road in Ponderosa Basin.

The evacuation orders came earlier due to the Bridge fire, which burned at 300 acres and was last at 75 percent containment according to Cal Fire's website.

The fire started Friday, Sept. 5, and brought 726 total personnel to help fight the fire. Investigation on the cause is still underway.


Yosemite wildfire nearly quadruples in size -- grows to 700 acres


YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Officials say the Meadows firein the backcountry of Yosemite National Park that forced the helicopter evacuation of about 100 park visitors nearly quadrupled in size overnight.

Two women and child killed in Turlock hit and run crash


A young Turlock girl is without her mother, brother and grandma after all three were killed in a hit-and-run accident Saturday night.

The youngest victim, 4-year-old Brian Flores was walking with his mom, Julia Argandar and grandmother Maria Elena Flores in the 1000 block of Boxwood Way when they were struck by two men driving a white BMW.

Turlock police said the car came to a stop after driving into the side of a house. The suspects then ran off.

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Modesto police seeking answers in deadly shooting


Modesto police officers were called to the 2300 block of Vera Cruz Drive Thursday night in response to a man shot in the street.

Officers arrived at the scene at 10:14 p.m. to find the man unconscious. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Friday, the Modesto Police Department said the victim was 22-year-old Dillon Reynolds of Modesto.

Sgt. Ivan Valencia said there were no witnesses to the shooting. At this time, there was no direct connection to it being gang-related.

The police investigation continues.