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Dozens of tips phoned in on 4th suspect in Stockton shootout


STOCKTON, Calif. - Two different agencies in Stockton are reporting a significant number of tips coming in as police search for the fourth suspect in a July 16 bank robbery, kidnapping and shootout that turned deadly.

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3 dead in Stockton shootout after bank robbery police chase

The reward for information leading to the fourth suspect had reached $50,000, it was announced Thursday. Almost immediately, Stockton police and Stockton Crime Stoppers reported a big response.

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FBI, U.S. Marshals looking for Stockton fugitive wanted on a drug indictment


Federal law enforcement has put out a plea to the public for information about a fugitive indicted on conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Authorities are looking for 21-year-old Javier Fernando Rivera of Stockton. He was described as white, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

The FBI and U.S. Marshals Service believe Rivera may still be in the Stockton area. He is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Rivera was urged to contact their nearest FBI office or dial 911. The FBI can be reached 24 hours a day at (916) 481-9110 in the Sacramento area and (415) 553-7400 in the San Francisco area. Tips can also be submitted on the FBI website.


Verve Networks nationally recognized

Verve Networks nationally recognized

Ingram Micros Inc. (NYSE:IM), the world's largest technology distributor, has recognized Verve Networks' achievements and success in its annual Ingram Micro SMB 500 list. The SMB 500 is a benchmark for the IT industry at large. Generated by Ingram Micro's Business Intelligence Center, its sales team and The 2112 Group, this annual list recognizes and ranks the top 500 fastest growing Ingram Micro SMB channel partners in the U.S. SMB customers are clients with 2,500 users or less. A spot on the SMB 500 is an indication of a company that is exercising strong business planning, technical acumen and superior customer relationship management.

Verve Networks was the only Stockton based company on the list and ranked them at #306 in the world.

Reward for 4th suspect in Stockton bank robbery, shootout upped to $50k


STOCKTON -- A reward for information leading to the capture of the fourth person wanted in connection with a deadly Stockton bank robbery and shootout climbed to $50,000 Thursday.

The FBI announced they would pay an additional cash reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the fourth suspect involved in the robbery, hostage situation and gunbattle on Wednesday, July 16.

The sister of the hostage killed took part in Thursday's event and made a plea for anyone with information to step forward.

"Step forward with any knowledge or information to bring these criminals down. Let's take out city back. This is our city, not theirs. Take it back," Dawn Holt, the sister of Misty Holt-Singh, said.

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Change of venue request likely in case of Stockton shootout suspect


STOCKTON, Calif. - If 19-year-old Jaime Ramos is put on trial for last week's bank robbery and shootout with police, prosecutors hope the trial takes place in Stockton. But they fully expect the defense attorney for Ramos to file a change of venue motion to have the trial moved to another county.

"We need to do our best not to try this case in the press. Anybody can get a fair trial in Stockton," San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Robert Himelblau said.

Trials are generally moved because a judge feels intense news coverage makes it too difficult to find jurors who haven't made up their minds.

Himelblau said he's never had that problem in Stockton, despite some high profile cases.

Beat the headache of finding a parking spot at the Modesto Grand Prix!

Beat the headache of finding a parking spot at the Modesto Grand Prix!

Modesto Grand Prix Organizers and the Modesto Area Express (MAX) have finalized a partnership that will allow spectators to take the bus free of charge to the downtown event on August 2nd and 3rd. Guests can choose from one of two locations for a quick easy shuttle to the event with free parking.

The first location is located at the MJC East Campus parking lot on Stoddard and Tully Avenues. The second location will be the Health Services of Stanislaus County and Pediatric Center located at 830 Scenic Avenue. The bus will begin shuttling spectators every 10 minutes starting at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 11:45 p.m.

Tickets for the Modesto Grand Prix are on sale now for $10 per person. The price will increase to $15 per person at the gate. Please note: children age 10 and under are free.

Please call the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department for more information at (209) 577-5344.

Micke Grove Zoo inviting potential volunteers to Aug 7 meeting!

Micke Grove Zoo inviting potential volunteers to Aug 7 meeting!

San Joaquin County, CA – The Micke Grove Zoo Education Department is seeking individuals ages 13 and up to share their love of animals and the natural world as “Zoo Crew Members” and “Wild Guides” for Micke Grove Zoo. A free information meeting about these volunteer opportunities will be held Thursday, August 7 from 6-7:30PM at the Memorial Building in Micke Grove Regional Park. Attendance at the meeting is mandatory in order to apply for the volunteer program. Bilingual community members are strongly encouraged to participate.

Zoo Crew Members (teens) and Wild Guides (adults) help zoo visitors connect with the animals at Discovery Stations or by leading tours and assisting education staff with school programs and at outreach events. They also mentor other volunteers, help plan and implement special events, and contribute to the zoo newsletter. After additional training, they may work with some animals such as tortoises and Madagascar hissing cockroaches.