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Local politicians named Tech Champions

Local  politicians named Tech Champions

STOCKTON — State Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton), and Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) were among five state legislators designated Tech Champions by TechAmerica for their consistent leadership and support of the technology industry in the state legislature... Read More

Pay raise, better retirement part of nurses’ contract

Pay raise, better retirement part of nurses’ contract

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) announced Saturday they had reached a tentative nurses’ contract with Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics that will cover their 18,000 California RNs. The deal will give the RNs increased pay, a stronger voice on patient care and improve workplace protections according to the union.

The agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the RNs, also provides significant raises and adds to their retirement package... Read More

One wounded in Stockton shooting


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Stockton police said a 25-year-old man was in stable condition at a hospital after being shot in north Stockton Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting was in the 1600 block of Tyrol Lane next to Stagg High School. The victim was riding his bike when he was shot, police said.

The gunman was described a a black man, 20 to 25 years old, with a goatee. When last seen, he wore a black hat, dark-colored shirt and blue jeans. Police were told he fled on foot on northbound Tyrol, jumped a fence and was headed toward a nearby shopping center.

A motive for the shooting wasn't immediately known.

Suspect shot, killed by Stockton police; investigation underway

Suspect shot, killed by Stockton police; investigation underway


The Stockton Police Department said a man who broke into a Stockton group home Tuesday afternoon was shot and killed by officers.

PAtrick Wetter, was described by police as a 25-year-old documented gang member. He was recently arrested twice for possessing a bladed weapon and resisting arrest.

Officer Joe Silva said the department was called at 3:41 p.m. regarding a man who appeared to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs in front of a residence in the 800 block of Howard Street, just west of Interstate 5.

The man then kicked in the front door of the residence and went inside. The residents barricaded themselves inside the bedroom.

Silva said the suspect was inside the group home when two officers with a K9 arrived at the scene. Officers ordered the suspect to stop and surrender and when he did not comply they deployed the K9.

Police: Teen committed Stockton murder while on pass from juvenile hall

Police: Teen committed Stockton murder while on pass from juvenile hall


Stockton police said a 16-year-old boy was on a weekend pass from juvenile hall when he shot and killed a man Sunday.

The teen, who is in juvenile hall for an unrelated case, was charged with homicide and robbery, police said in a Facebook post Tuesday. His name was not released. The teen is accused of killing 30-year-old James Gorman.

Police said the 16-year-old and a 17-year-old male accomplice had robbed Gorman's sons earlier Sunday. The 17-year-old was booked into juvenile hall on robbery charges.

San Joaquin County Chief Probation Officer Stephanie James said the boy was in a program called Camp Peterson. James explained a judge usually sentences a juvenile to the 1-year program, which has four stages:

1) Orientation

2) Intensive Treatment

3) On-going treatment, where the juvenile can begin to earn 8- to 12-hour passes

Ice cream truck driver robbed, ordered to strip down to his underwear in Stockton

Ice cream truck driver robbed, ordered to strip down to his underwear in Stockton


Two suspects held a 54-year-old ice cream truck driver at gunpoint, forced him to strip down to his underwear, then robbed him Monday afternoon in Stockton according to Stockton police.

The two suspects involved in the incident are described as:

Suspect One: Black male between ages of 25-30 years old, 5 foot 8 inches and 160 pounds. Clean shaven and last seen wearing a black jacket armed with a black semi auto handgun.

Suspect Two: Black male between ages of 25-30 years old, 5 foot 8 inches and 160 pounds.

The incident happened in the 9000 block of Fox Creek in the Valley Oak District at 4:20 p.m. The victim was driving his ice cream truck on Fox Creek then was stopped by the two men in front of the call location.

Benefits of improving economy have yet to reach area homeless

Benefits of improving economy have yet to reach area homeless

STOCKTON — Thousands of Stockton motorists drive over the crosstown freeway oblivious to the fact that below the hodgepodge of connectors linking the highway to I-5 lies a virtual city within a city... Read More