Friday, July 8, 2016

Pickup rolls into orchard in Escalon

   July 8, 2016 at 7:05 PM:  Debris from the bed is all over the roadway after a white pickup rolled over and off Escalon Bellota Road near Gawne Road and into an orchard.

   No injuries have been indicated. Be cautious until they have cleared the roadway in the area.

Vehicle vs. pole on Hwy 120

   July 8, 2016 at 7 PM:  A gray Audi that was trying to pass a car on the wrong side slammed into a power pole off Hwy 120 in Escalon.

   CHP and an ambulance are responding to the scene. Avoid the area if possible. PG&E has also been notified.


Fire extinguished on Apple Blossom Drive/ Chainsaw

  UPDATE:  We just heard from Cal Fire that this fire was started with a chainsaw.  It was extinguished as a small spot.  This was just behind the fire station in Murphys.

Overturned Jeep on Hwy 108

  UPDATE at 7:10 PM:  CHP has changed this to a major injury collision. Notifying next of kin was also mentioned. Injured was flown to Modesto Memorial Hospital.

Hwy 4 Ebbetts Pass Closed Saturday for Death Ride

   On Saturday July 9, 2016 Ebbetts Pass Hwy 4 will be closed in Alpine County for the Death Ride bike race.

   It will re-open on Sunday, July 10, 2016.

Traffic collision in Plymouth

   July 8, 2016 at 2:25 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported blocking both lanes on Fiddletown Road and Hwy 49 in Plymouth.

  An ambulance and CHP are responding to the scene. Use extra caution if headed that way.

Alleged Dallas shooter a veteran of Afghanistan

   And the story gets sadder by the minute.  The alleged shooter in Dallas on June 7, 2016 was apparently an Army veteran of Afghanistan.

   Authorities say they searched his home and found bomb materials. He is now considered the sole shooter. His name was Micah Johnson.

Traffic hazard on Milton Road

   UPDATE:  This was a broken down big rig and is now being towed by Sam Berri with an escort out of the area.

Tour bus blocking Hwy 120

   UPDATE at 2:30 PM:  The bus is still waiting for a tow. Be cautious if in the area.

Smoking transformer on Summit View in Arnold

   July 8, 2016 at 12:20 PM:  A resident on Summit View Drive in Arnold has reported a smoking transformer.

   CalFire is responding to the scene.  PG&E is also at the scene.

CCWD announces Blagen Road Closure

  Due to necessary trenching for the replacement of pipes, CCWD will be closing down Blagen Road from Tuesday, July 12, 2016 through Friday August 5, 2016.

   Dunbar Road will be the detour for all through traffic.

Otis the brown bear, fishing at Brooks Falls...

This morning at Katmai National Park, Alaska

Traffic collision in Farmington

   UPDATE at 11:55 AM:  We just learned that injuries in this collision were minor. Tow trucks are en route, but Hwy 4 is still blocked.

Sierra Club stands with "Black Lives Matter"

    The Executive Director of the Sierra Club says:

    "It is impossible not to be outraged by the devastating images of

DUI with Great Bodily Injury in Rancho Calaveras

   On June 6, 2016 CHP arrested Steven Michael Leitner (37) of Valley Springs at Hwy 26 and Baldwin Street in Rancho Calaveras.  Perhaps this is regarding the rear-ending of a semi on June 6, 2016

   Leitner was booked into the Calaveras County Jail on June 7, 2016 for alleged DUI Causing Great Bodily Injury and DUI .08 with Great Bodily Injury, both felonies. He was later released on bond.

Four donkeys and a horse out on Hwy 59 in LaGrange

   July 8, 2016 at 8:45 AM:  Four donkeys and a horse are out on Hwy 59 in LaGrange, near Don Pedro Reservoir.

    CHP is en route to the scene. No, its not elected officials!! Be cautious if headed in that direction.


Tea Party right wing extremists say "War"!

    The Tea Party right wing extremists have wasted no time declaring "war" on black people, and specifically President Obama and the Black Lives Matter group.

   A former Congressman actually tweeted about this last night during the shootings in Dallas. He stated the REAL America is coming after you!  This man is Racist, a deadbeat dad and a loser. He is an ex-congressman, Joe Walsh!