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Getaway Driver Sentenced To 15 Years To Life In Death Of Lodi Doctor Thomas Shock

LODI (CBS13) — A Sacramento man was sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison for his role in the shooting death of a beloved Lodi doctor last year. Dr. Thomas Shock was killed in the doorway of his Lodi home on Aug. 1. Raymond Austin Jacquett, 26, was convicted in July for his part in the murder of Dr. Thomas Shock in Lodi. Dr. Shock was killed in the doorway of his Lodi home on Aug. 1, 2018. READ MORE: Murder Suspect’s Wife At Center Of Complaint Against Slain Lodi Doctor Jacquett was found guilty of driving the shooter and possibly another person to Dr. Shock’s home in order to execute the doctor. From left: Robert Elmo Lee, Christopher Anthony Costello and Mallory Stewart. Three other suspects, Robert E. Lee, Mallory Stewart, and Christopher Costello, were arrested in connection to the murder and remain set for trial. They are set to return to court on Monday, Dec. 9, for confirmation of their jury trial date on Feb. 25, 2020.

Toddler Missing From Connecticut Home After Mom Found Dead

Police are searching for a missing 1-year-old baby girl after responding to a home in Ansonia, Connecticut, Monday night and finding the baby’s mother dead and no sign of the child, according to police. Police responded to a home on Myrtle Avenue around 1 p.m. after getting a request for a welfare check when the woman did not show up for work or call in sick. When the officers went to the home, they said they received no answer. Over 500K Pot Vapes Seized in 2 Years as Busts Rise in US Later in the evening, officers were called back to the home around 7:30 p.m. after getting another request for a welfare check. Police said the victim’s family called them to report they had not heard from her. When officers arrived to the home, they said they forced entry and found the woman dead. There was no sign of her 1-year-old daughter, Venessa Morales, police said. Greta Thunberg Arrives by Sail in Europe for Climate Talks Police are investigating the mother’s death as a homicide. They have not released her name. Family members told…

CBP Apprehend 34 People Off 2 Boats, Rescue 1 in Mountains in 24 Hrs

Customs and Border Protection had a busy 24 hours over Thanksgiving weekend, apprehending 34 people in two separate maritime smuggling incidents and rescuing one man left behind by smugglers near Lake Morena. A 34-year-old Mexican national was found suffering from a “significant leg injury” with limited food and water in the mountains after being left behind by a smuggling organization near Lake Morena around 4 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, Theron S. Francisco with U.S. Border Patrol said. Rep. Duncan Hunter to Plead Guilty to Misuse of Campaign Funds After the San Diego Sheriff’s Department notified Border Patrol Agents of a distress call from the stranded man, agents found him and took him to an ambulance. He required extensive surgery, Francisco said. The second incident occurred miles away on the open ocean where a suspicious boat entered U.S. waters around 11:15 a.m. on Sunday. CBP Air and Marine Operations stopped the boat about 1 mile off Point Loma, according to U.S. Border Patrol. Nestor Neighbors Recover Together After Flooding Damages 38 Units CBP said 21 people between aged 19 and 59 were taken into custody…

Marine Arrested for Alleged Human Smuggling in San Ysidro

U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested a Marine for allegedly smuggling migrants through the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the department announced Tuesday. On Dec. 2 at 1:30 a.m., CBP personnel took a junior-enlisted Marine with the 1st Marine Division into custody and held the servicemember in civilian custody, according to the 1st Marine Division. Rep. Duncan Hunter to Plead Guilty to Misuse of Campaign Funds The only other information the agency provided about the Marine was that the servicemember did not serve in the Southwest Border Support Mission. Officials have not yet decided what authority will review the Marine’s case. Nestor Neighbors Recover Together After Flooding Damages 38 Units CBP and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service are investigating. Please refresh this page for updates on this story. Details may change as more information becomes available.

6 Marines Plead Guilty to Human, Drug Trafficking at Border

Six of the nearly two dozen Marines accused of participating in human and drug trafficking rings have pleaded guilty, the government confirmed Tuesday. Twenty-three Marines were detained in July 2019 for alleged human trafficking, drug distribution, and weapons charge, according to the 1st Marine Division, which is based at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. In a brief update Tuesday afternoon, the 1st Marine Division confirmed six Marines have pleaded guilty to charges during court-martials. The department said 13 of the remaining 17 Marines requested separation from service instead of undergoing courts-martial. All 13 of their pre-trial requests were approved. The final four Marines are being reviewed by officials for their alleged crimes. On July 3, 2019, U.S. Border Patrol agents reportedly spotted three undocumented immigrants jump into their car on Interstate 8, just north of the border near Tecate. A federal complaint alleged the undocumented immigrants told Border Patrol they had agreed to pay the Marines $8,000 to take them north from the border to Los Angeles, eventually intending to head to New Jersey. Afterward, Border Patrol made its first arrests in the case: Lance Cpl.…

This ultra-massive black hole just broke a record

Much like stars and planets, black holes also fall into different categories. Astronomers have now spotted a record-breaking heavyweight black hole at the center of a galaxy known as Holm 15A. The black hole weighs 40 billion times the mass of our sun. Holm 15A is a central elliptical galaxy within the Abell 85 cluster, which contains more than 500 galaxies. The cluster is 700 million light-years from Earth —- that’s twice as far as the distance for other direct measurements of black hole mass. But it was the center of Holm 15A that interested scientists. The large galaxy is highly visible due to its wealth of stars, but the center of it was very faint and diffuse. And the center was nearly the size of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighboring satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way. Intrigued by this hint of a potentially large black hole, astronomers used the Very Large Telescope and the Wendelstein Observatory to obtain data and new observations. “There are only a few dozen direct mass measurements of super-massive black holes, and never before has it been attempted…

PG&E’s failure to maintain transmission tower helped lead to the deadly Camp Fire, report says

Inspections and maintenance of a California utility’s transmission-line towers were inadequate for years, and that helped lead to an equipment failure that ignited the state’s deadliest wildfire, state investigators say in a recent report. The report sums up an investigation by the California Public Utilities Commission’s Safety and Enforcement Division (SED) into the November 2018 Camp Fire, which killed 85 people and destroyed thousands of structures. California fire investigators reported in May that Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) electrical lines caused the fire, and PG&E had conceded that a part had separated from a transmission-line tower, likely starting the fire in dry vegetation near the town of Pulga. The SED’s report, dated November 8, specifically pinpoints a tower where a metal “C-hook” holding an insulator assembly in place failed, thus allowing the assembly to fall to the ground. “The C-hooks from the incident tower … show significant wear that was not detected as part of PG&E’s transmission infrastructure patrol and inspection program,” the report says. The failed C-hook’s timely replacement “could have prevented ignition of the Camp Fire,” the report reads. The report accuses PG&E of 12 violations of state rules,…

Giving Tuesday Brings Out the Best in the Valley

The spirit of giving was on full display at Palm Desert High School where the National Charity League of the Coachella Valley held a winter drive for Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday has a way of bringing out the best in people. “We want to help people here in need, I mean there’s so many people that can really, we’ve go somebody coming right now in fact, thank you so much, thank you, thank you, so much,” says Stacy Thoman, a member of National Charity League. Person after person stopped by with bags full of new and gently used hats, coats, blankets and scarves to fill the school bus. The items will be donated to the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission and Martha’s Village. “It makes me warm and fuzzy inside it really does to realize that it’ll make the difference between being warm and cold tonight,” says Jackie Fenson, with the National Charity League of the Coachella Valley, as she organized items donated the inside of the bus. Erin Kaye the school’s food services employee brought in two bags of her hand knit hats and scarves.…

12/2/19 Boys Soccer: Bonita Vista 4, Gompers Prep 3

The Barons of Bonita Vista hosting Gompers Prep Academy in a non-league match up. D.J. Proventchur of Bonita Vista scored two goals on the afternoon. Teammates Diego Medina and Isaac Escamilla each had a goal as well. The Barons went on to win this one by a 4-3 final score Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: Bonita Vista HS, Gompers Prep

12/2/19 Boys Basketball: Poway 61, Serra 53

At Serra the Q-Dogs host Poway in the Armstrong Memorial boys tournament. Check out the nice foot work by the Titans’ Cole Stephens who banks in 2 of his team high 21 points. Serra counters with Tre Singleton who drives and scores 2 of his game high 24; the Q-Dogs lead by 4 at halftime. In the third quarter Poway’s Garrett Pyle hits for 3 of his 13 points; it’s part of a 12-0 run by the Titans who go on to win by a final score of 61-53. Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: Poway HS, Serra HS

12/2/19 Boys Basketball: Hoover 71, Crawford 34

Crawford hosting Hoover in boys hoops.  The Colts are led by Carlos Arevalo with 7 points and Hashim Adow with 6 points.  Cardinal junior Nicolas Fowler finishes with 12 points for the visitors and junior Wayne Hampton III scores a game high 30 points as Hoover wins 71-34. Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: Crawford HS, Hoover HS

12/2/19 Girls Basketball: Francis Parker 48, Granite Hills 20

The girls Matador Classic continues at Francis Parker where Granite Hills faces the Lady Lancers. Parker’s Jazmin Brooks drives and scores 2 of her game high 14 points; the Lady Lancers score the first 16 points of the contest. Sarah Ladu comes up with the steal and layup for the Eagles. But this one belongs to the Lady Lancers; Jaleah Raymond goes high off the glass for 2 of her 13 points. Francis Parker wins it 48-20. Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: Francis Parker HS, Granite Hills HS

Santa Ana Police Seek ‘Critically Missing’ Woman and Baby Daughter 

Mylinna Linder and her daughter, Montana Rashad Linder are shown a photo released by the Santa Ana Police Department on Dec. 3, 2019. Santa Ana police are looking for a woman and her 1-year-old daughter who were described as “critically missing,” officials said Tuesday. Mylinna Linder, 19, and her daughter, Montana Rashad Linder, were last seen about 3 p.m. Nov. 26 at Jerome Park in Santa Ana, police said. Mylinna Linder is believed to be with her boyfriend, possibly in San Bernardino. Police only said the boyfriend’s name is “Vincent” and he is believed to be driving a champagne-colored, four-door Toyota Camry from the late ’90s. Mylinna Linder is described as being 5 feet, 4 inches tall, 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Her daughter is described as having black curly hair and brown eyes. Police did not elaborate on why the Linders are being described as critically missing. Anyone with additional information can call ‪714-245-8408‬ or email ‪agarcia3@santa-ana.org‬.

‘Anyone Missing Their Bull?’ Deputies Seek Owner After Large Animal Found Wandering Wildomar Road

The Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station on Tuesday afternoon sought help finding the owner of a bull found roaming the streets of Wildomar earlier in the day. Deputies were dispatched to a report of a bull running down a section of Grand Avenue and located the large animal, according to a post on the Sheriff’s Station’s Facebook page. They corralled the bull with the help of Animal Friends of the Valleys, the post stated. He was then taken to a ranch. The agency posted three photos of the bull traversing the road, including a selfie featuring some of the responding deputies. Anyone who is missing a bull is asked to call Animal Friends of the Valleys by dialing 951-674-0618, ext. 222 or 223

Google Co-Founders Step Down as Execs of Parent Company Alphabet

The co-founders of Google are stepping down as executives of its parent company, Alphabet, ending a remarkable two decades during which Larry Page and Sergey Brin shaped a startup born in a Silicon Valley garage into one of the largest, most powerful — and, increasingly, most feared — companies in the world. Sundar Pichai, who has been leading Google as CEO for more than four years, will take on additional duties as Alphabet’s CEO, the position held by Page. The company isn’t filling Brin’s position as president. Page and Brin met as Stanford University graduate students in 1995 and started the company soon after. What started as a way to catalog the growing internet has now become one of the most powerful companies in the world. Google dominates online search and digital advertising and makes the world’s most widely used operating system for smartphones, Android. It’s hard to make it through a whole day without using one of Google’s services — ranging from online tools to email, cloud computing systems, phones and smart speaker hardware. Yet Google has been facing pressure from privacy advocates over…

As 2020 Dems Call for Tighter Restrictions, Annual Gun Background Checks Are Nearing Record High

Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year, reflecting what the industry says is a rush by people to buy weapons in reaction to the Democratic presidential candidates’ calls for tighter restrictions. By the end of November, more than 25.4 million background checks — generally seen as a strong indicator of gun sales — had been conducted by the FBI, putting 2019 on pace to break the record of 27.5 million set in 2016, the last full year President Barack Obama was in the White House. On Black Friday alone, the FBI ran 202,465 checks. Some analysts question how accurately the background check figures translate into gun sales, since some states run checks on applications for concealed-carry permits, too, and some purchases involve multiple firearms. But the numbers remain the most reliable method of tracking the industry. In the years since President Donald Trump took office, the industry has struggled through what has been referred to as the Trump Slump, a falloff in sales that reflected little worry among gun owners about gun control efforts. But with…

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