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An unknown man who was found in a ditch in the Pine Grove area with an apparent head injury on Wednesday, January 22 was positively identified by the Jackson Police Department on the morning of Thursday, January 23.

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City of Ione Police Department Chief Tracy Busby presented Officer Michael Damiano with the John Stewart “Heart of a Lion” Memorial Award at the Ione City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 21, naming him the 2019 Officer of the Year for the Ione Police Department. 

January is National Mentoring Month and Calaveras Mentoring is celebrating this annual effort to expand quality mentoring opportunities for young people with proclamations, posters, banners and an information session for potential volunteer mentors.

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be able to spend an entire week with my oldest grandson. I went down to Santa Clara and brought Morgan back with me to our little slice of heaven. He had an appointment with our DMV for a driver’s license, so it was prudent for him to come up here to ‘pr…

A privilege of senior-ship is the right to complain. Actually it isn’t, but those that complain for a living seem to believe that with age comes respect for their complaints. If not, that’s something to complain about. I’m not a complainer, but no one thinks himself one and I’d like to compl…

The Plymouth City Council elected a new mayor for 2020 and approved a new payment option for city bills at its latest meeting on Thursday, January 9.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning consumers to watch out for the resurgence of a long-standing scam that combines fake checks with secret shopping.

Happy New Year everyone. Let’s all make a resolution to get out more, intermingle more, meet more people, get more exercise, and get just a little healthier this year. I’ve got some great ways for you to get out of the house. Please do take advantage of these local opportunities for some gre…

The Amador County Animal Response Team started the year off right at its first meeting of the new year with the training of newly purchased Automated External Defibrillators (AED), a cutting edge, yet easy-to-use, medical device that analyzes the heart’s rhythm in the case of cardiac arrest …

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NEW YORK (AP) — “Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra confronted Harvey Weinstein from the witness stand Thursday, testifying that the former Hollywood studio boss overpowered and raped her and made other crude overtures that included sending her X-rated chocolates and showing up uninvited in…

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BEIJING (AP) — China moved to lock down at least three cities with a combined population of more than 18 million in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and spread to other parts of the world during the busy Lunar New Year holiday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday ended federal protection for many of the nation's millions of miles of streams, arroyos and wetlands, a sweeping environmental rollback that could leave the waterways more vulnerable to pollution from development, industry and farms.

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' top court on Thursday ordered Myanmar to do all it can to prevent genocide against the Rohingya people, a ruling met by members of the Muslim minority with gratitude and relief but also some skepticism that the country's rulers will fully comply.

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Speaker by speaker, world leaders on Thursday denounced the rising threat of anti-Semitism and vowed never to forget the lessons of the Holocaust at a solemn ceremony in Jerusalem marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the infamous Auschwitz death camp.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats declared that “no president” has ever abused power the way Donald Trump did in his Ukraine dealings as they opened their second day of arguments Thursday in the historic impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate.

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SAO PAULO (AP) — A few days before Christmas, renowned pianist João Carlos Martins summoned his friends to a Sao Paulo bar so he could show off the best gift he'd received in years: a new pair of bionic gloves that are letting the 79-year-old play with both hands for the first time in more t…

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BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's new government made up of appointees nominated by the Shiite group Hezbollah and its allies got down to business Wednesday, a day after it was formed. Questions arose immediately about its ability to halt spiraling violence and economic and financial collapse.