Friday, July 3, 2015

Traffic Collision near UC Merced

   July 3, 2015 at 5:15 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Bellevue and G Street near the UC Merced campus in Merced.

   Two vehicles were involved. One is now in a field. An ambulance has been dispatched.  Use extra caution if in the area.

Multi-vehicle collision on Hwy 49

  UPDATE at 5:35 PM: Air ambulance just arrived at the scene. Caltrans has also been dispatched to sand the road due to fluids.

Fatal traffic collision in Gustine

   July 3, 2015 at 4:40 PM:  A three vehicle collision which left a white truck on its roof has resulted in a fatality on Hwy 152 at Gonzaga Road in Gustine.

    Traffic is backed up in both directions to land air ambulance. Drivers are making U-turns to try and avoid, causing more of a hazard.  Slow down and make it to your 4th of July destination in one piece.

Large RV's stuck on Old Priest Grade

   UPDATE at 5 PM:  Old Priest Grade has been closed at Hwy 120 due to the blockage.

Vehicle rolls over several times on Hwy 99

   July 3, 2015 at 4:30 PM:  A grey Honda reportedly overturned several times on Hwy 99 at Mitchell in Modesto.

    An ambulance was dispatched to the scene due to injuries. Be cautious if in that area.

Driver of Stolen car hits tree and dies

   According to Modesto Police, a man who was driving recklessly died after he collided

And the herd grows....

...at the National Bison Range in Montana!

James Wagoner of Hathaway Pines

    James Allen Wagoner died of natural causes while at his home in Hathaway Pines on July 1, 2015 at the age of 84.

   James was born January 11, 1931 in

Instead of the story about an alligator eating a dachsund....

  ...we decided to show you a photo of a pup who is all ears.

   That's much better!!

Business burglarized on Hwy 12

   On July 2, 2015 a commercial burglary was reported by a business on Hwy 12 in Wallace.

   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office took a report of the crime.

Burglary in Burson

   On July 2, 2015 a burglary was reported by a resident on Olsen Avenue in Burson.

   The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office took a report. We don't have any other details at this point.

Fire in Shingle Springs, Ranch Fire

 July 3, 2015:   The Ranch Fire in Shingle Springs was reported around 9:30 AM and has burned 30 acres so far.

   Cal Fire has brought it into 50% containment as of 1:30 PM.

What one old right wing elephant is saying...

    "We may be down, but we're not out. We'll fight Obamacare to the (ahem) death. 

   We have honor and promise to make sure those poor and unlike us get sick and die poor, if at all possible. 

    What, me dying??? Heck no, just need a few more peanuts to get back up?"

BFF's ???

The owners of a pet owl had no idea
their new kitten would become BFF's with
their owl. Soooo cute!

Four boys charged with arson

   The four boys that were playing with fire and burned down the Civic Stadium in Eugene, Oregon, will be charged with arson according to authorities there.

   The parents of one of the boys notified police about the boys who were responsible, and then panicked and ran.

Save the Polar Bear

   The Polar Bear was put on the endangered species list in 2008. Now the US Fish and Wildlife is trying to do something about it.

   Apparently they have released a plea for humans to cut the use of carbons as the only way to save the Polar Bear from extinction.

Tinseltown Talks.... about the father of "The Blob!"

   Jack H. Harris:  Father of "The Blob"

   by Nick Thomas

   Since 2000, residents and visitors to the small Pennsylvania borough of Phoenixville have been witness to a strange summer ritual.

   Each July, hundreds of theatergoers flee en masse from the local Colonial Theatre to pay homage to a scene from "The Blob,"

Fire in Shingle Springs

   July 3, 2015 at 10 AM:  Cal Fire is responding to a report of a fire in Shingle Springs on Big Canyon Road.

   Avoid the area if possible as there will be emergency equipment and firefighters working the fire.

John Anthony Sexton of Murphys

   John Anthony Sexton, 80, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015 at his home in Murphys with his wife and daughter at his side.

   John was born and grew up

Car Fire in Modesto

  July 3, 2015 at 7 AM:  Firefighters are battling a car fire in an orchard near Hwy 132 and Leek Road in Modesto.

   Watch for emergency vehicles if in that area.

Vehicle rollover near casino

   July 3, 2015 at 6:50 AM:  A vehicle has reportedly rolled over at Ridge Road and New York Ranch Road near the Jackson Rancheria Casino.

   Emergency vehicles are en route to the scene, so be cautious if headed in that direction.