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Turlock school officials: Teacher is victim of 'cruel' nude selfie prank


Officials at a Turlock high school said they are trying to find out who started a cruel prank by spreading a nude photo that some think resembles a teacher. The teacher is not the subject of the photo, officials said.

"It was a photo of an adult nude model that somebody had picked up off of some site," Pitman High School Principal Rod Hollars said. "I wanted it stopped… I wanted to stop the proliferation of all this nonsense."

The nude photo came to his attention on Thursday. School officials said they immediately began looking into who started spreading the picture online.

"We've focused on those kids that have tweeted and retweeted and done all this dopey things during school hours," Hollars said.

Mountain lion in valley neighborhood caught on camera


UPDATE, Sept. 23, 2013: A mountain lion seen in the city of Turlock, Sunday, Sept. 21,
is believed to have moved on, according to Turlock police Sgt. Stephen Webb.

The mountain lion was not located after an extensive search by California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers and there have been no additional sightings of the wild cat in the city, Webb said.

A mountain lion was caught on camera bolting through a Turlock neighborhood on Sunday evening.

The home camera surveillance video captured the wild cat dashing through the neighborhood on California Avenue near Johnson Road. Turlock police could be seen chasing it in their cars, literally hot on its tail.

Sheriff: Man with replica gun threatened to shoot kids


A Riverbank man is facing an allegation of making terrorist threats to school children in Riverbank Tuesday.

According to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, it was around 12:30 p.m. when students playing on the school yard at California Avenue Elementary School kicked a ball into the backyard of 49-year-old Calvin Tolbert's home in Winners Circle. The ball hit a window on Tolbert's residence and he allegedly came out yelling he would shoot the kids if they didn't stop kicking the ball into his yard. He reportedly also held what looked like a handgun.

The kids ran back to school and told school staff. Staff put the school on lock-down and contacted law enforcement.

Responding deputies talked to Tolbert who was cooperative. They searched his home and recovered a small pellet gun similar to a handgun, the sheriff's report said.

Stranger in the night is a burglar in the bedroom


A Modesto couple asleep in their bedroom were awakened by a noise early Tuesday morning. As the husband reached toward the noise, he touched an unknown person in their room.

The person was a burglar and he fled when the husband turned on the bedroom light, Modesto police said.

The husband got up to find two bags filled with their personal property and the burglar's shoes left behind, according to police spokesperson Heather Graves.

Graves said evidence left behind at the burglary scene on the 1400 block of Del Vista led detectives to a motel on N. 9th Street where they arrested Steven McClure, 22, for burglary and probation violation.

The residents were not injured in the 3:30 a.m. incident.


Woman shot, killed in Waterford marijuana grow theft


The girlfriend of a Waterford man was fatally shot when individuals stealing marijuana plants from the man's backyard fired shots, striking her.

The shooting was on the 100 block of Becky Way just before 4:45 Friday morning, according to the Stanisluas County Sheriff's Department.

The man and his visiting girlfriend, 42-year-old Teresa Unsiog of Rio Linda, were disturbed by noises in the man's backyard about 4:30 a.m., the sheriff's news release said. In the yard the man had about 20 to 25 mature marijuana plants. When the couple went outside to investigate the noises, several individuals were in the process of taking the pot plants. There was a confrontation and the thieves opened fire, hitting Unsiog. The thieves then fled in several vehicles.

Unsiog was transported to an area hospital but did not survive her injuries.

Courtney Fire 320 acres, 60% contained


The Courtney Fire, located in Oakhurst in Madera County, burned 320 acres and is 60 percent contained according to Cal Fire.

The fire started Sunday at 1:36 p.m. and is located near Courtney Lane and 7 Hills Road. It caused evacuations for 600 residents living in the Bass Lake Heights community according to Cal Fire's website.

Evacuation orders were lifted Monday night for the residents along Road 426 at Courtney Lane, Road 426 at Suncrest Drive and all roads adjoining.


Courtney Fire in Madera County 320 acres, 35 percent containment


As of 9:00 a.m. Tuesday the Courtney Fire in Madera County near Oakhurst burned 320 acres and is 40 percent containment.

The fire started Sunday and caused evacuations for 600 residents living in the Bass Lake Heights community according to Cal Fire's website.