Wednesday, July 22, 2015

New sign in Prairie View, Texas

Car hits Caltrans door

  July 22, 2015 at 1:35 PM:  A Caltrans truck apparently opened their door and a car going by hit it, on Hwy 108 near Sylvan Avenue in Modesto.

    No injuries were reported, but be extra cautious in that area.

Car goes into gully in Jamestown

  UPDATE:  The car rolled and is on its top.  The driver is out of the vehicle but is injured.

Don't forget to take a "live bearcam" break at Katmai in Alaska

They are are all of America's bears!!

Vehicles trapped in Yosemite mudslide

   UPDATE:  Hwy 41 will be closed for remainder of Wednesday.  Planning on reopening on Thursday, July 23, 2015.

Fire in Pioneer

   July 22, 2015 at 12:35 PM:  Cal Fire is responding to a report of a structure fire on Amador Avenue in Pioneer.

   No other details are available at this time.

Arrest for alleged felony Child Cruelty

    On July 21, 2015 at a little after 9 PM, Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested David Lee Slayter (56) of San Andreas, at his residence on Mountain Ranch Road, for alleged Child Cruelty with the possibility of injury or death, a felony.

   Slayter was booked into the Calaveras County Jail.

Butte County DA files charges: Deputy Exposed himself to inmates?

    NOT in Calaveras!!

    Just over a year ago, an investigation began after allegations from female inmates at the Butte County Jail that a male deputy had exposed himself

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert split

Season 2015 of "The Voice" saw
 Shelton's finalist Meghan Linsey
come in 2nd to Pharrel's
Sawyer Fredricks
   While seeming to promote a perfect relationship while on camera at "The Voice", apparently Blake Shelton and wife Miranda Lambert have had problems for some time.

   They quietly filed for divorce on July 20, 2015. They have asked for privacy during this difficult period of their lives. Good luck with that!

Cartoonist Tom Moore dies

   The creator of the "Archie" cartoon series has died at his home in Texas. He was 86.

   Tom Moore created the freckle-faced redhead, which was an instant hit and still remains popular  with many fans today.

Fire in Coarsegold

   July 22, 2015 at 10:30 AM:  Cal Fire has been forced to close sections of Hwy 41 near Road 406 in Coarsegold for a grass fire that has grown quickly.

   It isn't clear how long the roadway will have to be closed. Several CalFire crews and air attack are battling the fire now. They hope to gain control soon.

Create the best Dessert: Win a House in Jackson?

   A Jackson realtor has decided to put up her 1906 Craftsman style home as the prize in a contest for the best dessert?

   Apparently after checking all the legalities,

Los Angeles not as restricted to water use as WE ARE!

   Calaveras County Water District has raised their base prices dramatically, which angered nearly all of their ratepayers; then they clamped down on water usage

Wrong-way driver in Tracy

   July 22, 2015 at 9:20 AM:  Three CHP units have been dispatched to westbound I-580 and Corral Hollow Road in Tracy where two reports have been called in about a wrong way driver.

   A Dodge pickup is the vehicle that has been reported. If headed in that direction, use extra caution.

Traffic Collision in Avery

   July 22, 2015 at 9:20 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Lower Moran Road near Hwy 4 in Avery.

   No injuries have been indicated. CHP is en route to the scene. Use extra caution if in that area.

New Dr. Seuss book?

   Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, did a few years back. His widow had boxed up a lot of his loose drawings and writings and put them away.

   In going through them, a story "What Pet Should I Get?",  and now it looks like it will be published. And so the Dr. Seuss tradition lives on in a new generation.

Why would a woman be arrested for smoking?

   While smoking may not be a desirable quality in anyone, why would a white police officer threaten, drag, allegedly taser, and then arrest a black woman for refusing to put out her cigarette

Vehicle collision in Lodi

   July 22, 2015 at 7:30 AM:  A two vehicle collision has been reported at Jack Tone Road and Harney Lane in Lodi.

   No injuries have been indicated and they are not blocking the roadway. CHP is en route, along with a tow truck

Fire report in Modesto

   July 22, 2015 at 6 AM:  A fire has been reported at Coffee Road and Scenic Drive, near the river in Modesto.

    A fire crew is responding to the scene. There are often homeless camps with campfires found in that area and others, along the river.

Stalled van in Turlock

   July 22, 2015 at 5:40 AM:  A van that is stalled on northbound Hwy 99 at Main in Turlock reportedly has almost been hit by a big rig.

   Apparently the passengers have tried to push it out of the roadway without success.  CHP is en route to the scene. Use extra caution if in that area.