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  1. $20-million Highway 108 Project Receives FundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | My Mother Lode

    Caltrans has awarded funding to build the first phase of a Highway 108 bypass that will eventually give travelers to the Central Valley the option of avoiding populated areas of Oakdale, Riverbank and Modesto. The long-term plan is to construct a six lane Highway 108 expressway along the outskirts of the three communities.


  2. 10 People Involved In Highway 108/120 CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 10 | My Mother Lode

    A three vehicle crash that briefly closed Highway 108/120 for a period of time on Friday morning involved 10 people, including seven tourists from Korea. The crash occurred around 8am at the intersection of Green Springs Road.


  3. Body buried in backyard identified as missing Modesto manRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 29 | My Mother Lode

    Authorities in central California have identified a body found buried in a backyard as that of a Modesto man reported missing in February and that they are investigating his death as a homicide. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department says its coroner's office used dental x-rays to confirm 26-yar-old Jacob Sutton-Bubeck's identity.


  4. YCCD Calls Special Meeting Ahead Of Potential StrikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 24 | My Mother Lode

    As reported earlier, YFA is planning a strike November 27-28, and it would impact both Columbia College and Modesto Junior College. The YCCD board of trustees has called for a special meeting this coming Monday at 11am at the district office in Modesto.


  5. New GM Tapped For TUDRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    Update on Wednesday at 8:40am: TUD reports that the contract with new General Manager Edwin Pattison will span five years and take effect on November 26. Pattison's starting salary will be $190,000, and the board will annually decide if a merit based pay increases are warranted. He will also have a $500 per month vehicle allowance, health and retirement benefits, start with 10 days of vacation time, and then accrue 15 additional vacation days per year.


  6. Crash Involving Baby In Calaveras CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    Update at 3 p.m.: San Andreas Unit CHP Spokesperson Toby Butzler reports traffic is moving freely once again. Further details on crash below.


  7. Evelyn McCubbins photo from Mountain Oaks School gofundme Memorial Fund pageRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    Calaveras County Coroner's Office officials released the name of the 13-year-old Copperopolis girl who died at the scene of a horrific collision on Highway 49. As we reported Tuesday here , the accident occurred around 9 a.m. after a Jamestown man heading north on the highway near Fricot City Road swerved into the southbound lane, triggering a multi-vehicle accident that involved three trucks, each containing a solo driver, and a Saturn VUE compact SUV driven by 37-year-old Daniel McCubbins of Copperopolis. While the drivers of the three trucks received only minor injuries, McCubbins' 13-year-old daughter Evelyn sustained mortal injuries from the crash and died at the scene.


  8. New Details Released In Motorcycle VS. Semi CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    The CHP has released more details surrounding a motorcycle versus big rig crash that shut down Highway 4 for more than an hour this afternoon. The wreck happened in the noon hour east of the intersection of Pool Station Road in the Angels Camp area of Calaveras County.


  9. Sonora Man Sustains Major Injuries In Solo CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    The driver in a solo truck rollover wreck plunged 450 feet down an embankment towards the Tuolumne River before he was ejected, say CHP officials. The man, 32-year-old Joshua Nevel of Sonora, reportedly failed to negotiate a right-hand curve along southbound Wards Ferry Road just before 6 Saturday night while traveling at an unknown speed.


  10. Rider Identified In Crash On Highway 49Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    The CHP has released the name of the victim involved in a scooter crash on Highway 49 in Calaveras County yesterday that blocked the roadway for a short period. The solo-vehicle wreck happened on the "13 Curves" area near Mokelumne Hill around noon on Monday and was originally reported by the CHP as a motorcycle accident, as reported here .


  11. Man sentenced to 15 years for plotting San Francisco attackRead the original story

    Aug 6, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    A California man who told undercover agents that he wanted to carry out a Christmas Day bombing at a popular San Francisco tourist spot has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill issued the sentence Monday, which came after 27-year-old Everitt Aaron Jameson of Modesto, California admitted under a plea deal in June that he tried to aid a terrorist organization.


  12. Police Find Accused Counterfeiters, Drug Dealer Next DoorRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    Officers say they shut down an alleged counterfeiting operating they traced to the motel located next door to the Sonora police station. Police officials report that it happened as they were looking into a report last Friday morning from a woman who discovered that purchases had been made without her knowledge or consent using her PayPal debit MasterCard while it was in her physical possession.


  13. Second Firefighter Dies Battling Ferguson FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    The unidentified firefighter was from the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. No additional details regarding what led to the fatal injury have been released, but it happened this morning on the Sierra National Forest.


  14. Three Injured In Head-On Crash Near Twain HarteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    The CHP has released new information about a head-on crash that occurred Thursday afternoon on Highway 108 between Twain Harte and Confidence. An unidentified 19-year-old Soulsbyville man was driving a 1997 Subaru eastbound when he allegedly veered to the left, for an unknown reason, into the path of an oncoming Ford Explorer driven by an unidentified 71-year-old Oakdale woman.


  15. Modesto man attacks ex's new boyfriend with hatchetRead the original story

    Jul 3, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    Police in central California say a man was arrested after hitting his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend in the head with a small hatchet. The Modesto Bee reports that police arrested 34-year-old Shane Harden last weekend at his Modesto home on allegations of attempted murder, stalking, violating a restraining order and violating his probation.


  16. Highway 108, 120 and 49 Road Work In MayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    Plenty of roadwork and road closures will contribute to traffic delays this week on Mother Lode highways, according to Caltrans officials. Repaving of the 34 miles of Highway 108 from near Oakdale to Chinese Camp as well as from Chinese Camp to Moccasin continues into its second month.


  17. A Search Warrant Netted Four ArrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    Angels Camp, CA - A bust at an Angles Camp area home ended in four arrests and a juvenile was taken from the home due to "hazardous conditions." Armed with a search warrant, Angels Camp Police Officers and Calaveras Sheriff's Deputies raided a home on the 1800 block of Appaloosa Road.


  18. Tuolumne Man Injured In Motorcycle CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    The CHP released new details regarding the solo-vehicle crash on O'Byrnes Ferry Road in Copperopolis that blocked traffic during Thursday's evening commute. The wreck happened south of Duchess Drive on the Calaveras County side of the O'Brynes Ferry Bridge near the entrance to the Lake Tulloch Shores subdivision just before 4 p.m. Thursday.


  19. CHP Releases ID Of Fatal DUI Crash VictimRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    CHP officials have released the name of a local woman killed by a driver who has been re-arrested on charges of felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter. Authorities say it was 67-year-old Ella Hampton-Rauch of Groveland who died in a three-vehicle wreck that occurred late last Thursday on Highway 108 east of the Old Wards Ferry overpass after her pickup truck was hit by 22-year-old Edgar Albert Santana of Winton.


  20. 34-Mile Caltrans Repaving Project BeginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    A $20-million highway project is commencing today and it will result in traffic delays on Highway 108/120 through October. Caltrans reports that George Reed Construction of Modesto will be overseeing the work of repaving 34 miles of the highway between Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties.


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