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First week on the crime beat

The bodies of two adults were discovered Tuesday afternoon in the back on this Mitsubishi Montero. My first week on the crime beat has been interesting, to say the least. After 10 years in The Record’s sports department, I walked into the newsroom Tuesday wondering what would happen on my first day flying solo on [...]

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Something in the Air?

The Lodi News-Sentinel’s Fernando Gallo reports today that on Nov. 23 the Lodi police officers’ union took a vote of no confidence in interim Chief Gary Benincasa. The vote passed by a healthy margin. Benincasa announced on Dec. 1 that he would retire in February rather than pursue the permanent appointment; he had been running [...]

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