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Stockton teacher charged, put on leave after struggle with student

Stockton teacher charged, put on leave after struggle with student


STOCKTON - A Stockton Unified School District physical education teacher is facing a charge of corporal injury to a child, and is on paid leave, after video surfaced of him trying to force a 14-year-old girl into a pool during a P.E. class.

Denny Peterson, employed by the school district for more than 10 years, is seen on video for 95 seconds using strong force to drag the girl toward the pool at Edison High School. The incident happened in late August, and much of it was captured on video by another student.

Gilbert Somera is a Stockton attorney representing the girl and her family.

"Regardless of her participation (in the class) it should disgust you how this man put his hands on a 14-year-old girl. She said multiple times, 'my top is falling down,'" Somera said. He is preparing a claim and likely a lawsuit over the struggle.

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Obama's immigration plan brings relief to local families

Obama's immigration plan brings relief to local families


President Obama will announce executive action on immigration in a primetime address on Thursday. His remarks are eagerly anticipated by millions across the country, including families here in Sacramento.

Gloria Casillas came to the United States 10 years ago where she met her husband and had a 6-year-old son who is an American citizen. While waiting for immigration reform, her biggest fear was getting deported and separated from her son.

The president's impending executive action brought relief because it meant she would be able to drive and work legally in the country. But she felt for
those who may not qualify for the protection.

Delta College Center for the Arts & L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery presents documentary photography

Delta College Center for the Arts & L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery presents documentary photography

Delta College Center for the Arts & L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery Presents  
                                         Documentary Photography

'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' - and the Winner is?

'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' - and the Winner is?

With 'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' News10 viewers get a chance to decide where News10 Mornings Anchor Keba Arnold will be broadcasting live from 5-7 a.m. this Friday, November 21.

Voting began on-air Friday morning November 14 and ended Tuesday November 18 at 6 p.m.

The winner was announced Wednesday November 19 on News10 Mornings.

This week's picks were in Turlock and they were:

AJ's Cafe & Grill

Latif's Restaurant

Viewers chimed in and OVER 27,000 votes were cast.

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'Neglected' Stockton neighborhood considers leaving

'Neglected' Stockton neighborhood considers leaving


STOCKTON - A movement by a Stockton neighborhood to leave the city for the county is gaining momentum after a series of recent meetings.

Richard Smith and Dale Fritchen hosted an informational gathering early Monday morning to explain the pros and cons to residents, then in the afternoon the two men met with San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore and Stockton Chief of Police Chief Eric Jones.

Smith and Fritchen, who is a former city council member, say Weston Ranch in southwest Stockton is under-served by the city.

"I believe wholeheartedly we're paying more in than what we're getting back in services. Our funds that we generate in Weston Ranch are being used to provide services elsewhere in Stockton," Fritchen said.

Man suspected of ramming vehicles arrested after Stockton police chase

Man suspected of ramming vehicles arrested after Stockton police chase


STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Stockton police say a man was arrested after he rammed several cars, hit a pedestrian with his vehicle and then led police on a 10-mile chase.

Officers were dispatched Saturday night on a report of a woman following the suspect's vehicle. The suspect had allegedly rammed her, blown her a kiss and then driven off.

Police say he then deliberately hit a pedestrian, knocking her onto the hood. He struck her again when she fell off and then went into a parking lot, where he struck several parked cars.

The suspect - identified as 30-year-old Farren Deshawn Green - was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism and driving under the influence at the end of an ensuing chase.

It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.


Surviving suspect in July bank robbery and hostage death enters plea

Surviving suspect in July bank robbery and hostage death enters plea


STOCKTON, CA - The surviving suspect from July's bank robbery, police chase and police shootout incident entered a plea in the case. Jaime Ramos pleaded not guilty during a quick hearing Monday morning in Stockton.

Ramos and two other men were suspected of robbing a bank and taking three hostages during the getaway. Police and the suspects exchanged gunfire during an hour-long chase throughout parts of north Stockton and San Joaquin County. Hostage Misty Holt Singh was killed by police gunfire as were the other two suspects.

Ramos was charged with crimes that resulted from the bank robbery, including the murders of the other two suspects.

A preliminary hearing date of Jan. 8 was set in this case, and district attorney spokesman Robert Himelblau said that hearing would likely last three or four days.