Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fire on 99 at Wilson Way offramp

   August 26, 2014 at 7:40 PM:  A fire has been reported at 99 and Wilson Way in Stockton.

   Emergency fire personnel have been dispatched to the scene.

Brad Jennings

   Brad Jennings passed away on August 22, 2014 of natural causes. He was 50 years old.

Injured deer on Ridge Road

   August 26, 2014 at 5:50 PM:  An injured deer has been reported to CHP at Ridge Road and Tanyard Hill Road in Pine Grove.

   Use extra caution until CHP can get on scene. Slow down!!! Get deer whistles!!

Solo overturned vehicle down embankment

   CHP is having a busy evening.

  August 26, 2014 at 5:40 PM:  A vehicle was just reported to CHP as rolling down an embankment off the roadway at Oakdale Rd and Lee Road in Ballico.

   An ambulance has also been dispatched to the scene.

Fire at Bass Lake

   UPDATE August 27, 2014 at 6 AM:  The last report on this fire was 6 PM last night, when the fire was listed at 15 acres in size. It has been named the Pines Fire.

Horse on Hwy 26 at Alpine

   August 26, 2014 at 5:25 PM:  A horse has been reported running on Hwy 26 at Alpine just outside of Stockton.

   Use extra caution if headed to that area until CHP arrives.

Rollover in Sonora

   UPDATE:  At 5:40 PM:  Tow trucks have been dispatched for the car on its side, and a trailer and car. Fluid is spilled on the roadway.

Watch for Hazard on Hwy 12

   CHP was notified that someone is pulling a trailer without one tire. The rim is sparking on the roadway in the San Andreas area.

   CHP is en route to locate the trailer on Hwy 12 and Hwy 49.

Accident in San Andreas

   August 26, 2014 at 3:50 PM:  A traffic accident was reported on Hwy 49 at Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas.

   An ambulance  is en route to the scene due to injuries.  Use extra caution in that area..

Fatal Accident and Fire on Hwy 108

  UPDATE:  This accident has become a fatality. CHP is attempting to clear the Hwy at this time. There is one-way traffic control at this time. Five units are still on scene.

Fire in Turlock

   August 26, 2014 at 1 PM:  Cal Fire has been sent to a reported fire at Santa Fe Drive and Sunny Acres Avenue in Turlock.

   We'll update you when we know the status.

Search for Missing Woman in Tuolumne County

   August 26, 2014 at 11:30 AM:  Police continue with search dogs looking for a missing woman in the area of Parrotts Ferry Road and Sawmill Flats Rd in Tuolumne County.

   Use extra caution as traffic control is in effect at that intersection.

Fire on Shell Road near Melones

  UPDATE at 10:40 AM:  This fire has been quickly contained. Air tankers were released.

Oregon Fire near Weaverville

   CalFire reports that the Oregon Fire near Weaverville is now 60% contained. Most of those evacuated have been allowed to return home.

Letter to the Editor: Sick of McClintock

   Dear Editor:

    I am a registered Republican in Calaveras County, who has tried to be patient with our Congressman, Tom McClintock.

"Moose on the loose"

    A moose reportedly walked into a business in Germany yesterday and it took several hours before it was rescued and removed from the cafeteria there.

Park Bench Stolen in Mountain Ranch

   On August 26, 2014 it was reported that the park bench and signs had been taken from a bus stop. The Calaveras Sheriff took the report.

Millenials compain about Emmy winners

  The Emmy Awards host  Seth Meyers was very entertaining, although Jimmy Kimmel stole the show during his brief appearance.

   The younger "millennial" generation was not very happy with many of the winners. While fans of Modern Family were thrilled that they won best comedy, the youth was rooting for the internet based shows instead of TV. 

"Rest in Peace" Darren Spellman

   We thought it hilarious that ex-Supervisor and short-timer Darren Spellman continues to try and drag down the Calaveras Unified School District, who laid him off a few years ago.