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Two men arrested after chase, shooting

A man was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm after another man fleeing from deputies was shot trying to break into his home, according to a Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

Frogtown hops along after devastating Butte Fire

The parking lot at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds is nearly empty. Weeks ago, it would’ve been packed with emergency vehicles and firefighting personnel responding to the Butte Fire. Jason Cowan / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 Three weeks ago, thousands of firefighters and emergency personnel overflowed the temporary incident command at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in response to the Butte Fire.

Threats bring felony charges for Summerville students

Each of the four students suspected of planning a mass shooting at Summerville High School have been charged with eight felony counts of conspiracy to commit assault likely to produce great bodily injury and will be prosecuted as juveniles, Tuolumne County District Attorney Laura Krieg said.

Boy found guilty of killing Leila Fowler

He did not move.

Not when the judge said his statements to police did not add up.

Not when the judge found the boy guilty of stabbing to death an 8-year-old in her home.

Not when his stepmother called out from a seat in the courtroom behind him, “We love you.”

Judge hands down guilty verdict in Fowler murder trial

The boy accused of killing 8-year-old Leila Fowler was found guilty this afternoon by Calaveras County Superior Court Judge Thomas A. Smith.

The boy, now 15, was 12 years old at the time Leila was found in a pool of blood in her bedroom on April 27, 2013, in Valley Springs. She had been stabbed 22 times, mostly in the chest, and suffered at least 14 poke wounds.

The boy, whose name is not being used because he is a juvenile, was arrested in May 2013 and charged with second-degree murder in connection with Leila’s death.

His sentencing is set for 1:30 p.m. Nov. 4. 

For a complete story, see Wednesday’s edition of The Union Democrat.

Calendar for Oct. 6, 2015

Preps: Redskin JV gridders stay unbeaten, top ’Cats

The Calaveras Redskins junior varsity football team kept its undefeated season alive Friday night with a 34-13 victory over the Sonora Wildcats at Dunlavy Field.

State swimmers: TCAM race throughout California

Tuolumne County Aquatics Masters open water swimmer Joan Turner, 54, works on her freestyle stroke at a recent practice at Sonora Sports and Fitness Center. Courtesy photo.
 Tuolumne County Aquatic Masters open water swimmers traversed California competing in both ocean and lake swims throughout September.

Food by Jude: American Chinese a tasty meal combination

I often find myself asking Old What’s His Name what he’d like for dinner. His reply usually is, “What are my choices?” Talk about spoiled!

Wine, beer and food star in weekend event

Holding a the appetizers like those that will be served at Barrels, Brews & Bites are (from left) Sonora Sunrise Rotary President Tom Teach, Hospitality Management Program Coordinator Gene Womble, and culinary student Sydney Lyon. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 When Gene Womble works to create a menu for an event, he’ll typically sit down with clients to brainstorm what will go well together. 

Cleanup day set for city residents

City of Sonora residents can dispose of bulky household items and yard waste for free or at a discounted rate on Saturday.

PG&E to shut down main canal for maintenance

Water flows through a section of the Pacific Gas & Electric Main Canal in late June upstream from a flow control point called Main Canal Spill 3. Guy McCarthy / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 The Pacific Gas and Electric ditch-and-flume system known as the Main Canal, which conveys 95 percent of Tuolumne Utilities District water from the South Fork Stanislaus River watershed, is scheduled to be shut down Oct. 11 through 19 for annual maintenance, according to TUD.

Calaveras Grape Stomp embraces the unusual

Bay Area residents Avery Donahue and Morgan Fissel, both 16, participate Saturday in the Calaveras Grape Stomp. Jason Cowan / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 Avery Donahue and Morgan Fissel, both 16, were working together on Saturday — in bright pink princess outfits — to smash grapes out of a barrel and drain the juice into a measuring cup at the Calaveras Grape Stomp in Murphys.

City to evaluate summer concert costs

The Sonora City Council on Monday debated the potential costs involved with launching a downtown summer concert series in 2016.

Dead, dying trees fuel for catastrophic area wildfire

Dying trees can be seen in the Sugar Pine area off Highway 108. The increasing amount of dead or dying trees in the region could fuel catastrophic wildfires. Courtesy photo.
 A former National Park Service ranger believes Tuolumne County is ripe for a catastrophic wildfire due to the increasing amount of dead or dying conifers across the region.

Fowler trial: DA Yook says defendant can’t keep story straight

The boy accused of killing 8-year-old Leila Fowler took more than a minute before he told a 911 operator that the girl had been stabbed by a black intruder with long gray hair.

Tickets limited for Bears vs. Wildcats game

A total of 2,500 tickets will be sold for the Summerville vs. Sonora High School football game this Friday at Thorsted Field in Tuolumne. File photo / Union Democrat.
 For those wanting to watch the Sonora vs. Summerville football game Friday night in Tuolumne, you better get your tickets fast.

Community on edge: Sheriff, administrators address high school shooting plot at forum

Community members packed into the Summerville High School theater Monday evening to attend a meeting address a shooting plot devised by four student suspects arrested Friday. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 After administrators at Summerville High School heard some students were planning to shoot faculty and students, they sent the suspects home on the bus.

Summerville students arrested in plot to shoot students, faculty

Tuolumne County Sheriff James Mele, Assistant District Attorney Eric Hovatter, Assistant Superintendent of Schools Cathy Parker, and Summerville Union High School District Superintendent Robert Griffith Saturday speak a press conference about the arrest of four students plotting a shooting at Summerville High School.
Four male students are in custody for plotting to gun down students and faculty at an upcoming Summerville High School event.


The students, while not in possession of any weapons, had detailed the plot in written plans that included a list of specific names, and how to obtain guns, Tuolumne County Sheriff James Mele said.


Students arrested in assault plot at Summerville

Four students have been arrested for plotting to assault students and teachers at Summerville High School.


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