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Stockton teacher who struggled with student in viral video sentenced

A Stockton physical education teacher recorded on cell phone video dragging a high school student toward a school swimming pool was sentenced Thursday.

Denny Peterson was sentenced to 10 days in jail, three years of probation and one year in child abuse treatment program after pleading guilty to battery in May.

San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Elton Grau said the program was the key element to Peterson's sentence.

"In my career, people get worse and worse, if they don't treated well," Grau explained. "I thought the crux is anger management -- he can't control his emotions and feelings --and a child abuse treatment program would be more appropriate."

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Poll shows correlation between income, Internet access

Poll shows correlation between income, Internet access

STOCKTON – A new Field Poll performed for the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) showed that 79 percent of California households have a home broadband Internet connection. That was up slightly from 75 percent in the same poll last year... Read More

Stockton police search for armed robbery suspect

Stockton police are looking for a man who robbed a store on Tuesday, June 9.

The police department said that the man entered a business in the 5600 block of N. Pershing Avenue at 9:25 p.m. and demanded cash from the employees. After taking the cash, the suspect ran from the store.

Police describe the suspect as Hispanic between 20 to 30-years-old, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing around 160 pounds.

If anyone has information pertaining to this investigation, call the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377. If you have any information that may lead to an arrest, call Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 who pay cash rewards up to $10,000 according to the department.

Former Stockton city council member says he is black


STOCKTON - More than 30 years before a Spokane woman's racial identity claims became the lead story, Mark Stebbins was experiencing practically the same thing in Stockton.

Stebbins told people he was black when running for the Stockton City Council in the mid-80s. But Stebbins looked (and still looks) white -- and his parents were white. The man he defeated, Ralph White, said back then, "if your mother's an elephant and your father's an elephant, you can't be a lion."

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Funneling customers from start to finish

Funneling customers from start to finish

That darn Internet changed everything.  It not only changed where people go to shop, but more importantly how customers make purchasing decisions.

According to the Corporate Executive Board Marketing Leadership Council, the average B2B customer has already gone through 60 percent of the purchase decision-making process before engaging a sales representative.

Gone are the days of an uninformed consumer.  With readily available information at consumers’ fingertips, leads are actively qualifying vendors and comparing products before they’re on your radar. That’s why the role of marketing and your digital brand is increasingly becoming a more integral part of the sales process.

As such, it’s vital for sales departments and the cool guys in marketing to not just co-exist, but to gain alignment in messaging, tactics and process.

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12 armed robberies in Stockton in five days

Police are investigating a rash of violent armed robberies along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in south Stockton.

The most recent incidents include two armed robberies that happened Monday afternoon. During one of the robberies, a car wash employee was held up at gunpoint.

Investigators said it's still unclear if Monday's robberies are connected to the other 10 that Stockton has seen since Thursday. But, what is clear is the suspects behind them are bold, demanding and seem to be operating with a nothing to lose mentality.

The robberies are happening both day and night. The suspects approach their victims with guns in hand, demanding cash, sometimes leaving on foot, while other times jumping into a getaway vehicle.

Sometimes, the suspects target store employees, and other times they go after a person walking down the street.

Suspect killed in officer involved shooting in Stockton

A man was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting Sunday night in Stockton after police witnessed the man attacking a woman inside a white vehicle, Stockton's police chief Eric Jones said.