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Man drowns in canal

Emergency personnel were unable to save the life of a drowning victim who was pulled from the Ceres Main Canal Wednesday morning.

September 13, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Gentler handling of kids exposed to violence

A new county program enacted in April 2016 is treating children who have been exposed to traumatic events - such as domestic violence, child abuse, deaths ...

September 13, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Brace yourself: 40% water rate hike

The city of Ceres received a report Monday that calls for water rates to be increased by 40 percent on Jan. 1 - and more than ...

September 13, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


City Council blesses water tower plans

A group of citizens set on raising an estimated half-million dollars for restoration and painting of the iconic Ceres water tower came away from Monday ...

September 13, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


County budget out for review

Supervisors are poised to vote on Sept. 19 to approve the final budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year which started on July 1.

September 13, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Drive-thru lane DUI arrest made

A citizen's call led Ceres Police to arrest a female driver in the McDonalds drive-thru lane for drunken driving early Sunday.

September 13, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Driver in crash arrested for DUI

A 39-year-old Napa man was arrested for drunken driving after an early Saturday injury crash at Hatch Road and Eastgate Drive.

September 13, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Expired tags lead to drug arrest

A Ceres Police officer was drawn to a vehicle's expired registration tags in the Walmart parking lot Friday evening, which in turn led to ...

September 13, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Woman arrested for DUI

After being stopped early Thursday for speeding, Karina Felix, 28, of Ceres, was arrested and booked for driving under the influence, driving under the influence ...

September 13, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Solis guilty of failing to register as sex offender

Ricardo Solis, 50, of Ceres, has been convicted of failing to register as a sex offender, a felony.

September 13, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


30 years at the Ceres Courier as the world’s craziness continues

If you would have told me in 1987 that I would spend the next 30 years here at the Courier, I would have politely told ...

September 13, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Editorial


Teriyaki King closed once again for health violations

Stanislaus County health inspectors closed the Teriyaki King restaurant at 1600 Hatch Road in Ceres Wednesday after yet another complaint of unsafe food preparation and ...

September 07, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Local


Police seek pool cue assault suspect

Ceres Police are looking to arrest Ricardo Martinez, 27, of Modesto, because they believe he was the one who repeatedly struck a Blue Horse Lounge ...

September 07, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Car theft suspects crash during police pursuit

A Merced woman sustained a broken nose, ribs and arm in a Sunday, Sept. 3 crash that ended a Ceres Police pursuit of the stolen ...

September 06, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


Police seek suspect in George's Liquors shooting

Ceres Police detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred in front of George's Liquors Saturday evening.

September 06, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Crime


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