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Modesto Man Pleads Guilty to Killing 6, Including Children

A Modesto man who killed five people in 2015 was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without possibility of parole. In addition to five life sentences, he was given an 11-year sentence after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the 2014 death of a 2...
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This Meth Ring Stretched From Modesto to Alaska

A Modesto man was sentenced Monday to 26 years and eight months in prison for his role in a methamphetamine distribution ring reaching to Juneau, Alaska. Listen to this article: https://d28jd3p91iwyr0.c...
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Valley County Puts Big Fines on Illegal Pot Grows

MODESTO — A Central Valley county will try to deter illegal marijuana cultivation by imposing hefty administrative penalties. The Modesto Bee reports the fines taking effect Dec. 19 in Stanislaus County are $1,000 per day per plant and will be assessed betw...
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Modesto Hells Angels VP, Secretary Indicted on Drug Charges

The federal government's investigation into the activities of the Modesto Hells Angels Motorcycle Club yielded new indictments Thursday in Fresno. Chapter vice president Michael Shafer, 31, of Modesto, was charged with conspiring to distribute marijuana, co...
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Modesto City Council Bans Weapons, Masks at Rallies

 Modesto has banned firearms, glass bottles, baseball bats, and other items that can be used as weapons at rallies and protests. The Modesto City Council approved the ordinance Tuesday that also prohibits part...