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Police Find Stolen U-Haul Van Filled With Bags Of Identifying Information; Three Arrested

VACAVILLE (CBS13) — Police in Vacaville arrested three suspects Tuesday morning on multiple charges including vehicle theft and identity theft. The police department said they received a report of people looking into vehicles at a hotel on Lawrence Drive. When officers arrived at the hotel, they found a U-Haul van that was reported stolen the day before. As they were investigating, officers saw Sacramento residents Doug Brown, 30, and Samantha Krauss, 21, watching the officers from a window. The officers confronted Brown and Krauss as they tried to leave the building. Brown reportedly discarded methamphetamine in front of an officer while holding a U-Haul key. Officers discovered 29-year-old Anthony Solis was also with the pair. Through a search of the U-Haul, officers found multiple bags of identifying information. Officers have already identified 100 victims from across California and Oregon. The three suspects were arrested for vehicle theft, identity theft, conspiracy and violations of their probation.

Construction to Begin On Three-Year Highway 132 Project In Modesto

MODESTO (CBS13) — Modesto will soon begin work on the largest transportation project the city has ever seen. The project will re-route a portion of Highway 132 to reduce traffic in the region, but not everybody is happy about the plan. The oldest locally-owned body shop in Modesto, Burnside Body Shop, has sat in the same location off of Kansas Street since the 1930s. It will soon be forced to relocate to make room for a major transportation project. The city released a video that shows the future of Highway 132. “It’s a project that will allow us to add capacity for a heavily-used section of highway that goes between Modesto and ultimately all the way down to Tracy,” Modesto spokesperson Thomas Reeves said. The Modesto City Council recently approved a $92 million contract with Bay Cities Paving and Grading to build nearly four miles of new road northwest of downtown Modesto. “This state Highway 132 is really the only alternative to 120 up in Manteca, so those commuters… will be able to use this route to head over to the Altamont Pass,” Reeves said.…

Democratic Debate: Debate Rivals Attack Warren as She Becomes a Front-Runner

Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature “wealth tax” plan in an attempt to derail her rising campaign. The pile-on reinforced her new status as a front-runner in the contest to take on President Donald Trump next year. With first state primaries rapidly approaching, her many challengers have dwindling opportunities to emerge as powerful alternatives to the progressive agenda she’s championing. The night’s confrontations were mostly fought on familiar terrain for the Democrats, who have spent months sparring over the future of health care with former Vice President Joe Biden and other moderates pressing for a measured approach while Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders call for a dramatic, government-funded overhaul of the insurance market. Still, unlike Sanders, Warren refused to say whether she would raise taxes on the middle class to pay for a Medicare for All universal health insurance plan — a stance that’s increasingly difficult to maintain given her more prominent status. Her rivals seized on the opportunity to pounce.…

Rudy Giuliani, Key Federal Agency Plan to Defy Impeachment Inquiry Subpoenas

Rudy Giuliani will defy House Democrats’ impeachment subpoena, a letter his attorney sent to Congress on Tuesday said. Jon Sale, Giuliani’s attorney sent a letter to Congress informing them that Giuliani will not be providing documents that were requested by subpoena. The Office of Management and Budget also does not plan to turn over the documents that impeachment committees subpoenaed, a spokeswoman said, pointing to a letter earlier this month from White House counsel Pat Cipollone saying it speaks for OMB as well. The White House letter slammed the impeachment investigation as “constitutionally illegitimate” and made clear the administration does not plan to cooperate. Giuliani is also now parting ways with his personal attorney Jon Sale who has represented him in impeachment matters, Giuliani told CNN. Sale will stop representing the former New York City mayor shortly, Giuliani told CNN. Sale had been working for Giuliani after the House of Representatives subpoenaed Giuliani for documents related to the ongoing impeachment inquiry. “Jon was helping me with assessing (the) congressional request. He will submit his letter and he will be finished with what I asked him to do,”…

Democrats Weigh Formal Impeachment Vote as Official’s Testimony Quickens Probe

House Democrats are gauging support for a vote to formally authorize the impeachment inquiry as another official testified Tuesday in the deepening probe of President Donald Trump’s efforts to have Ukraine investigate Joe Biden. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to meet privately with Democratic lawmakers later Tuesday to survey attitudes about a possible vote, according to people granted anonymity to discuss the planning. She told reporters she’d have more to say “later,” after the evening meeting with House colleagues. Trump, who calls the impeachment inquiry an “illegitimate process,” has pressured Pelosi to take a formal vote. Republicans want to test politically vulnerable Democrats with a roll call that could be difficult in areas where Trump remains popular. But Pelosi has so far resisted, saying Congress is well within its power to conduct oversight of the executive branch as part of the Constitution’s system of checks and balances, and no vote is needed. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell opened the chamber on Tuesday suggesting Democrats were trying to “cancel out” Trump’s election with the march toward impeachment. The inquiry is moving quickly as a steady stream…

Parents, Teachers Protest How LAUSD Handled School Closures During Saddle Ridge Fire

GRANADA HILLS (CBSLA) — Parents and teachers rallied Tuesday outside of a Granada Hills school to protest how Los Angeles Unified School District handled school closures during the devastating Saddle Ridge Fire. Those in attendance were upset over unhealthy conditions inside school classrooms, saying some were covered in ash and smelled of smoke. “All of the buildings just smelled disgusting,” one seventh grade student said at the rally. Because of the fire, the school was closed Friday, but teachers and students were summoned back as early as Monday morning. “When we walked into the classroom, it was an overwhelming stench of damp fire, dirty ash,” said Special Education teacher Lisa Bennett. “There was ash on the floor.” The group was aksing LAUSD to put a clear policy in place so that parents, teachers, and students know what to expect the next time a fire roars through the area. United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl said it all boils down to three simple requests. “The school district should close schools when they need to be closed That didn’t happen on Friday,” he said. “The school…

Exclusive: Violent Huntington Park Hit-And-Run That Left Pedestrian In Coma Caught On Camera

HUNTINGTON PARK (CBSLA) — Security footage captured the moment a driver struck a man crossing a Huntington Park street, leaving him in a coma. The hit-and-run occurred early Monday morning at a crosswalk on Florance Avenue. The video shows the man, identified by friends and family as Jonathan Lopez, walking across Florance Avenue at Roseberry Avenue around 1 a.m. Monday. Lopez appears to have been in a crosswalk when a white van quickly approaches him. The van struck Lopez before speeding off. Friends and family said Lopez is in the hospital in a coma and has undergone surgery for a head injury and will soon need another emergency surgery. Lopez’s family said he had just gotten off of work when he was hit. According to family friends, Lopez had children in Honduras and they are trying to contact his family. Anyone with information is asked to contact Huntington Park police.

Colton City Council accepts Office of Traffic Safety Grant Award to reduce traffic collisions

On Tuesday, October 1, Colton City Council approved the fiscal year 2019-20 office of traffic safety grant award. The Office of Traffic Safety is California’s lead traffic safety agency…advocating on behalf of and generating traffic safety programs to improve the safety around the state, including the city of Colton. “Using federal highway safety program funds, it is the mission of OTS to provide funding for traffic programs to help reduce the number of deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from traffic related collisions,” said City Manager Bill Smith. Colton city staff received the approval of the Office of Traffic Safety grant earlier this year and also found that the grant does not require any matching funds from the city. “The city has experienced multiple traffic-related injury collisions throughout the years. The amount of DUI and speed related enforcement conducted is inversely proportional to the numbers of crimes and calls for service officers must handle,” said Chief of Police Mike Hadden. “The city of Colton has an abundance of establishments where alcohol is served or sold and the number of DUI drivers has not diminished. In…

San Bernardino Pastors United prepare for upcoming block party

The San Bernardino Pastors United (SBPU) in association with community leaders and the faith-based community, will have another Community Block party on Saturday October 26, 2019 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Dr. Mildred Henry Elementary, located at 1250 W 14th Street, San Bernardino. The residents of San Bernardino are still being plagued with violence, crime and shootings in the city. The San Bernardino Pastors and community leaders take a stand together in solidarity and let the residents know with boldness, theme “Our God Will Provide” Gen 22: 11-14. The SBPU pastors demonstrate by showing love, helping thy neighbor, covering one another.  On this day, pastors, law enforcement, dignitaries, school officials all join together on one accord.   We are expecting thousands to be in attendance, Come early. At the event, there will be free food, free groceries, free gifts and prizes for the kids, free clothes and free health checks, job resources. The host church will be Victory Outreach Church, located at 990 W Mill Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410. Pastor Rick Alanis Senior will deliver a life changing message. Please register by…

Moreno Valley school leaders again blasted by parents at session on bullying

A month after a fatal assault on a Landmark Middle School student, and a day after another student was attacked on the same campus, Moreno Valley school leaders were blasted again Tuesday night, Oct. 15, by angry parents and students. The criticism came at a previously scheduled Moreno Valley Unified School District board workshop titled “anti-bullying and student discipline” at which school officials planned to discuss the district’s anti-bullying policies. But the new assault on Monday, Oct. 14 — in which a girl at Landmark was assaulted during lunch by two other girls — changed the tone of the proceedings. Maria Jones, a Moreno Valley High School sophomore, spoke to Moreno Valley school leaders at a Tuesday, Oct. 15, workshop on bullying and discipline. (Photo by Beau Yarbrough, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Alice Rosales, a friend of Diego Stolz, the 13-year-old Landmark Middle School Student who died after a campus assault, spoke to Moreno Valley school leaders at a Tuesday, Oct. 15, workshop on bullying and discipline. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Julie Curran, whose daughter was assaulted Monday, Oct. 14, at Landmark Middle School in…

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