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Sheriff's deputies investigate murder suicide in Acampo

Sheriff's deputies investigate murder suicide in Acampo

ACAMPO - San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a murder suicide of a married couple, found dead in a locked bedroom Wednesday.

According to sheriff's spokesman Les Garcia, deputies to responded to the 19000 block of North Dustin Road to a report of a man and woman stabbed, after a family member discovered the bodies inside a residence. Deputies said both victims appeared to have stab wounds to the throat and upper body and were both declared deceased on scene.

Garcia said the man was considered the suspect who attacked his wife. He was found grasping a folding knife in his right hand and a handgun was also located in the bedroom.

Detectives learned the couple had been married for nine and a half years and had gone through major marital problems in the last two months. Recently, the woman told her husband that she would be seeking a divorce.

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Lodi, Calif. - Warehouse Demo Services (WDS) wants to find a full time Supervisor to work at the Lodi Costco. WDS is the exclusive food demonstration company for Costco Wholesale in nine western states.

Product demonstrators introduce Costco members to new items and help increase product sales.

Ideally the Retail Supervisor will lead 30 to 40 demonstrators, hire, train and manage daily operations inside the store. WDS offers competitve wage and benefits.

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Galt policers recognized for their fight against drunk driving

GALT - Two Galt Police Officers were recognized for their efforts in combating the problem of drunk driving today in Rancho Cordova, at a luncheon sponsored by the California Office of Traffic Safety and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Officers Keith Russell and Kevin Tonn were among the many Officers from the region honored at today’s awards luncheon. The two Galt Officers arrested a total of 52 drunk drivers during 2010 and were given special recognition for their outstanding accomplishment. Chief Loren Cattolico attended the awards luncheon to support the hard work of his two Officers. Cattolico is certain that his officers saved an injury if not a life because of their arrests.

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, one in three of us will be affected in some way by a drunk driver.

Lodi police plan DUI checkpoint this weekend

Lodi police plan DUI checkpoint this weekend

LODI - Police will conduct a DUI/Driver's licence chekpoint this weekend on Saturday, Feb. 19 at an undisclosed location within the city, between 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. Officers will be checking drivers for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairments. They will also check for proper licensing.

If officers suspect a driver has been drinking or is impaired, they will conduct a field sobriety test. If you fail, expect jail, vehicle storage fees, license suspension, insurance rate increases, along with fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of people killed and injured in alcohol-involved crashes, as well as heightening awareness of the dangers of impaired driving.

"Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed three lives and resulted in 52 injury crashes harming 61 of our friends and neighbors," said Lodi Police Sgt.

Lodi's Dream Room Interior Design contest a hit

Lodi's Dream Room Interior Design contest a hit

LODI - The first Dream Room Interior Design competition at the Lodi Home & Garden Show was a big success!

Super Bowl weekend in Lodi was special for a number of reasons this year. Besides the show and the always popular football game, this year the Home & Garden Show had a “Dream Room” competition featuring local interior designers.

Three designers were given a 10-foot by 20-foot booth with plain sheet rock walls to decorate. The results dazzled show goers. Each booth was very stylishly decorated and looked like you were walking into a high-end home. Show visitors were commenting on how the booths had given them ideas for their own homes.

Designs With You In Mind created an ultra modern bathroom with a marble and glass shower enclosure, tub and vanity area. The overall design gave a sense of luxury that anyone would be happy to have in their home.

Classic Design Floor to Ceiling created two “rooms” in their booth.

Californians honor World War II internment defier

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Californians are observing the first official statewide day set aside to honor Fred Korematsu, who fought the World War II internment of Japanese-Americans.

State lawmakers last year voted unanimously to designate Jan. 30 as Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution. The measure encourages Californians to recognize the importance of preserving civil liberties.

Korematsu was arrested in Oakland in 1942 after refusing to enter an internment camp. His case led the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether the internment of 120,000 Japanese-Americans was legal. The high court ruled against him in 1944.

A San Francisco federal court judge formally vacated Korematsu's conviction 40 years later. President Bill Clinton presented him with the Medal of Freedom in 1998. Korematsu died in 2005.

Two arrested in Lodi attempted homicide

LODI, CA - Lodi police arrested a man and a juvenile for attempted homicide Saturday morning.

Royer Delgado, 18, of Sacramento and a juvenile were arrested after witnesses said Delgado intentionally tried to hit a 16-year-old on a bike with his car, said Lodi Police Spokesman Corpl. Dale Eubanks.

The 16-year-old victim, a gang member, was riding his bike near the intersection of Tokay and Garfield when Delgado allegedly hit the victim and dragged him 465 feet before the victim was dislodged from the car, said Eubanks.

A Crime Stoppers tip lead police to the 7200 block of Kayllie Kay Lane where Delgado and his juvenile passenger were arrested.

Delgado was booked into Lodi Police Department Jail and the juvenile was booked into Peterson Juvenile Hall in French Camp. Both suspects are charged with attempted homicide, said Eubanks.

The 16-year-old victim was taken to an area hospital.

Lodi detectives believe the incident is gang related.