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Alcohol suspected in fatal San Joaquin Co. wreck

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY - An alleged DUI driver is said to be responsible for colliding with two cars, which killed another driver, early Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP says that Phi Nguyen of Stockton was driving his 2002 Toyota eastbound on State Route 12 near Peatland Rd around 1:30 a.m. when he veered into oncoming traffic due to his intoxication.

The Toyota collided head-on with a Cadillac, then continued driving eastbound where he then collided with a Volkswagen before rolling over.

The driver of the Cadillac, a 61-year-old man from Antioch, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Volkswagon sustained major injuries and he was transported to a local hospital.

According to a CHP press release, Nguyen suffered major injuries and was transported to a local hospital. He has been placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol which caused the collision.

Triple shooting leaves 1 dead in Stockton

STOCKTON, CA - One person is dead and two others injured after a shooting in a north Stockton neighborhood.

Stockton police responded to the area near Dijon Street and Knickerbocker Drive around 11:40 p.m. after getting a call of shots fired.

Police said when officers arrived at the scene, they found three people suffering from gunshot wounds. Unfortunately, one of the victims died because of the injuries.

No other information was released about the case. Detectives continue to investigate the shooting.

Panel affirms firing of Stockton teacher over porn

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - State officials have affirmed a Northern California school district's decision to fire a 37-year-old high school teacher accused of using a school-issued laptop to help set up pornographic websites. 

The Stockton Record reports a three-member panel from the state Office of Administrative Hearings found that numerous files on the Lincoln Unified School District laptop once used by Heidi Kaeslin were pornographic, lewd, vulgar or repugnant. It said her conduct was immoral.  

The school board on Wednesday adopted the panel's ruling.  

Kaeslin was a special education teacher at Lincoln High School in Stockton when she was fired last year. She has said her involvement in the websites lasted only a few days.  

The district says Kaeslin can ask the panel to reconsider its ruling and also appeal the decision in court.

Boy alone when intruder busts into Stockton home

STOCKTON, CA - A Stockton boy was fortunately not hurt when an intruder broke into his home Monday morning.

Stockton police report the incident took place on the 1700 block of West Walnut Street at 7:46 a.m.

The 13 year old told officers he heard loud knocking on the back door but wasn't expecting anyone. The intruder kicked at the back door and boy grabbed his dog and locked himself in a bathroom.

As the intruder started in, he seemed to realize someone was in the house and he fled.

A witness told officers a white Ford Explorer SUV was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed. Another caller called police to report the vehicle abandoned near American Legion Park.

Responding officers did not find the driver.

The intruder was described a possibly a white man in his 20s.

Stockton Police: Youth assaults woman, topples stroller in gold chain theft

Stockton Police: Youth assaults woman, topples stroller in gold chain theft

STOCKTON, Calif. - A woman was assaulted and robbed of her gold chain in Stockton Thursday night, according to Stockton police reports.

The woman was pushing her 7-month-old child in a stroller in the area of Cottrell Ln. and Erickson Cir. around 6:40 p.m. when they passed a youth sitting on a bench.

As the woman walked by, the young man knocked her down, overturned her stroller, grabbed her gold chain necklace and fled on foot, said police.

The alleged attacker was described as a black juvenile, between 5'6" and 5'7" tall.

The robbery comes amid a string of similar thefts in the Stockton area recently.

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Stockton man survives close-range shooting during confrontation

Stockton man survives close-range shooting during confrontation

STOCKTON, Calif. - A Stockton man is lucky to be alive Friday morning after another man shot at him during an argument Thursday night.

The man told Stockton police he arrived at his home on the 1900 block of Comstock Dr. around 7 p.m. when he was confronted by an Asian man in his late 40s to early 50s.

Lieutenant Josh Doberneck of the Stockton Police Dept. said the two men then got into an argument, during which time the Asian man withdrew a gun and fired, grazing the victim's forehead.

The suspected shooter then fled the scene in a blue or silver 1991-1994 GMC van, with an unknown license plate.

Emergency personnel were called to the scene and transported the gunshot victim to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The shooter was described as Asian man by the name of Rudy who had a a shaved head with long pony tail in the back. He was approximately 48 to 50 years old with a grey beard and mustache.