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Matthew Hedger
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Today is Monday, June 29, the 180th day of 2015 with 185 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Venus.

In 1853, the U.S. Senate ratified the $10 million Gadsden Purchase from Mexico, adding more than 29,000 square miles to the territories of Arizona and New Mexico and completing the modern geographical boundaries of the contiguous 48 states.

In 1933, Fatty Arbuckle, silent film comedian and one of Hollywood's most beloved personalities until...

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Matthew Hedger
6 days ago
Portrait of Bibi La Purée, 1901, by Pablo Picasso

Today is Wednesday, June 24, the 175th day of 2014 with 190 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Venus.

In 1901, Pablo Picasso's artwork had its first exhibition in Paris.

In 1948, Soviet forces blockaded the western zones of Berlin, setting the stage for the Berlin airlift to support the 2 million people of the divided German city.

In 1975, an Eastern Airlines Boeing 727 en route from New Orleans crashed at New York's Kennedy Internationa...

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Matthew Hedger
7 days ago

Today is Tuesday, June 23, the 174th day of 2015 with 191 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Venus.

In 1845, the Congress of the Republic of Texas agreed to annexation by the United States.

In 1865, the last Confederate holdouts formally surrendered in the Oklahoma Territory.

In 1894, the International Olympic Committee was founded in Paris.

In 1947, the U.S. Congress enacted the Taft-Hartley labor act over the veto of President...

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Matthew Hedger
1 week ago

Today is Sunday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2015 with 193 to follow.

This is the first day of summer -- and Father's Day in many countries.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Venus.

In 1788, the U.S. Constitution became effective when it was ratified by a ninth state, New Hampshire.

In 1945, Japanese defenders of Okinawa surrendered to U.S. troops.

In 1972, Hurricane Agnes hit the eastern U.S. seaboard, killing 118 people over a seven-state...

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Tessa Marguerite
2 weeks ago
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The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

June 1

12:42 a.m. Be on the lookout for a black Ford with “Fibromyalgia” on the back window on Highway 88 off Deer Trail in Pioneer. The woman is erratically driving the truck because she just got verbal with her boyfriend, who lives at Folsom Prison.

10:18 a.m. Suspicious Circumstances on...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago

Today is Thursday, June 18, the 169th day of 2015 with 196 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Venus.

In 1812, the United States declared war on Britain.

In 1815, England's Duke of Wellington and Prussian Field Marshal Gebhard von Blucher defeated Napoleon at Waterloo in Belgium.

In 1975, Saudi Arabian Prince Museid was publicly beheaded in Riyadh for the assassination of King Faisal.

In 1979, U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Soviet...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago
Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester

Today is Tuesday, June 16, the 167th day of 2015 with 198 to follow.

The moon is new. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and Venus.

In 1883, the New York Giants had the first Ladies' Day baseball game.

In 1963, the Soviet Union put the first woman into space, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova.

In 1999, U.S. Vice President Al Gore announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.

In 2005, Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester, 23, of Bowling Green, Ky., became the first...

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05/28/2015 9:59 AM
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The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

May 13

7:47 a.m. Disturbing the Peace of Pioneer on Buckhorn Ridge Road. A woman being vague because a man can only “half hear” her.

8:48 a.m. Possession of a Controlled Substance on Buckhorn Ridge in Pioneer. A man would like advice on what to do about a woman who has meth in her closet at the...

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Matthew Hedger
05/29/2015 10:57 AM

Today is Friday, May 29, the 149th day of 2015 with 216 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter Mars, Mercury, Saturn amd Venus.

In 1660, Charles II was restored to the English throne.

In 1790, Rhode Island became the last of the original 13 states to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

In 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal became the first men to reach the top of Mount Everest.

In 1985, British soccer fans attacked Italian fans preceding the...

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Via Press Release
05/21/2015 10:45 AM
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The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

May 4

7:30 a.m. Civil Standby, Keep the Peace in Plymouth on Bush Street. Caller has a court order to retrieve his belongings from his erstwhile domicile, though his old spouse and her new boyfriend won’t let the ex-husband in.

7:58 a.m. Suspicious Vehicle off Ridge Road in Pine Grove. It’s great...

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05/14/2015 10:49 AM
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The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

April 27

6:40 p.m. Disturbing the Peace of Meadow Pines Estates in Pioneer is a mother on a rice-throwing rampage. For now she’s only chucking food, but in the house are guns and knives, which may soon become her next projectiles of choice.

8:41 p.m. Suspicious Circumstances on Bobbie Lane in...

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Matthew Hedger
05/12/2015 4:05 PM

Today is Tuesday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2015 with 233 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

In 1922, the magazine Radio Broadcast commented, The rate of increase in the number who spend at least part of an evening listening to radio is almost incomprehensible.

In 1937, George VI was crowned king of England, succeeding his brother Edward, who abdicated to marry U.S. divorcee Wallis Simpson.

In 1949, Soviet authorities announced...

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Matthew Hedger
05/07/2015 9:42 AM
Rollover accident on Ridge Road, Wednesday, May 6. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie

A West Point woman remained under observation at Sutter Amador Hospital Wednesday afternoon, May 6, after crashing her car on Ridge Road. Gina Kenitzer, 54, of West Point, was headed west on Ridge Road when the accident occurred.

According to witnesses, she swerved, then slid into a ditch where she struck a pipe causing the car to flip into the air and then slide about 100 feet on its roof.

Kenitzer was taken by ambulance to Sutter Amador. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

Driver error and alcohol...

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Via Press Release
05/07/2015 9:37 AM

The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

April 19

10:34 a.m. Burglary on Highway 88 in Ione. A house has been ransacked and unknown items are missing. Residence belongs to a mother who is now in the Kit Carson facility.

12:21 p.m. Disturbing the Peace on Sutter Ione Road in Sutter Creek. In a possible domestic dispute, the caller heard a...

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Matthew Hedger
05/07/2015 9:30 AM

Today is Thursday, May 7, the 127th day of 2015 with 238 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

In 1718, city of New Orleans was founded.

In 1789, the first U.S. presidential inaugural ball, celebrating the inauguration of George Washington, was conducted in New York City.

In 1824, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony was performed for the first time.

In 1915, a German U-boat sank the British liner Lusitania off the coast of Ireland,...

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Matthew Hedger
05/06/2015 5:01 PM

Today is Wednesday, May 6, the 126th day of 2015 with 239 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

In 1863, Confederate forces commanded by Gen. Robert E. Lee routed Union troops under Gen. Joseph Hooker at the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia.

In 1915, Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox hit his first major league home run in a game against the New York Yankees.

In 1935, in the depths of the Depression, the Works Progress Administrat...

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04/30/2015 8:47 AM
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The following people have been arrested and booked into the Amador County Jail on the dates and times indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

April 9

Johnathan Gonzalez Galven, 25, Jackson; 7:55 p.m. on the 25 block of Main Street; Failure to appear; Violation of probation.

April 10

Jackson

Donald Keith Jones, 54, Morgan Hill; 3:45 p.m. at the Amador County Sheriff’s Office; Failure to appear; Misdemeanor warrant arrest.

April 14

Pioneer

Jamie Caine Ledbetter, 40, Pioneer; 10:22...

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Matthew Hedger
04/28/2015 3:36 PM

Today is Tuesday, April 28, the 118th day of 2015 with 247 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

In 1788, Maryland ratified the U.S. Constitution, becoming the seventh state of the Union.

In 1789, the most famous of all naval mutinies took place aboard the HMS Bounty en route from Tahiti to Jamaica.

In 1930, the first night game in organized baseball history was played in Independence, Kan.

In 1945, fascist leader Benito...

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Matthew Hedger
04/27/2015 4:55 PM

Today is Monday, April 27, the 117th day of 2015 with 248 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

In 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by natives of the Philippine Islands during his attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the world. (His co-leader, Juan Sebastian de Elcano, completed the voyage in 1522.)

In 1749, George Frideric Handel's Fireworks Music was first performed.

In 1810, Ludwig van Beethoven...

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Matthew Hedger
04/26/2015 4:59 PM
On left, Julius Nyerere, first president of Tanzania. Photo Courtesy Amador Ledger Dispatch History Department

Today is Sunday, April 26, the 116th day of 2015 with 249 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

In 1607, the first British colonists to establish a permanent settlement in America landed at Cape Henry, Va.

In 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, German-made planes destroyed the Basque town of Guernica, Spain.

In 1964, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged, forming the country of Tanzania.

In 1986, a fire and explosion at the Soviet...

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