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Galt woman among thousands stranded on cruise ship

GALT, CA - A Galt woman, who was among thousands stranded on a Carnival cruise ship, is now back on dry land. Her family was elated to see the text message saying she had disembarked.

"I can't describe it," husband Chuck Pringle said. "My heartbeat skipped."

Julie Pringle had taken the cruise to celebrate her sister's surprise 40th birthday. The surprise was on them when they were essentially stranded at sea for five days.

Julie Pringle shared photos taken on the cruise ship that showed additional supplies that were airdropped. Julie Pringle and her family also slept in the dining room after five inches of sewer water flooded their bedroom.

"I was worried a little bit knowing my mom is drifting in the Gulf of Mexico," 9-year-old son Rick Pringle said.

Chuck Rpingle will never forget getting that emotional first phone call from his wife on Monday.

2 arrested in connection to man's body found in Acampo

SACRAMENTO, CA - Two men were arrested Wednesday in connection to the death of a man found on an Acampo roadside Saturday.

Fredrick Stewart, 34, and James Wallace, 28, both from Sacramento, are connected to the murder of 25-year-old Jerry Lee Khaoone, San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office said.

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A passing motorist driving west on Highway 99 Frontage and Peltier roads on Saturday found Khaoone's body and called the sheriff's office.

During the investigation, detectives were lead to Stewart and Wallace in Sacramento.

Stewart was arrested for murder; Wallace was arrested for robbery and arson. Both were booked into San Joaquin County Jail.

Accused Lodi embezzler expected to surrender Friday

Accused Lodi embezzler expected to surrender Friday

The Lodi bookkeeper wanted on a a $200,000 bail warrant alleging grand theft by embezzlement, falsifying corporate books, and identity theft is expected to surrender Friday, the San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Stephen Taylor said.

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Man's body found on Acampo road; homicide investigation underway

Man's body found on Acampo road; homicide investigation underway

ACAMPO, CA - A man's body was found on a Acampo roadside early Saturday morning.

A passing motorist driving west on Highway 99 Frontage and Peltier roads found the body and called the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Dave Konecny said the man apparently suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Monday, the San Joaquin County Coroner's Office identified the man as Jerry Lee Khaoone, 25, of Stockton.

Detectives are conducting a homicide investigation to look into the man's death. Konecny said this is an ongoing investigation and no other details were released.

Suspect in Galt officer shooting is identified

GALT, Calif. - The man suspected of shooting and killing Galt police Officer Kevin Tonn before turning the gun on himself Tuesday was identified by the Sacramento County coroner as 30-year-old Humphrey Gascon of Galt.

Gascon was not the burglar initially sought in the area as first thought.

In a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Galt police Lt. Jim Uptegrove said Gascon did not have any previous convictions. He said Gascon only had a few minor traffic violations before Tuesday's shooting.

STORY: Galt police officer killed in the line of duty

Delhi murder suspect caught in Lodi

LODI, CA - A tip led Merced County sheriff's detectives Thursday to a man wanted for the murder of his father.

Suspect Jason Curtis Reed was located at a Lodi truck stop along Interstate 5 Thursday morning, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff's deputies found Reed's 67-year-old father dead of suspicious circumstances on New Year's Day in the Delhi home they shared.

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Detectives have not said how the father died and they have not recovered a weapon.

The sheriff's department says Reed will be booked for murder in Merced County.