Sunday, September 8, 2013 4:31 pm
Stockton Diocese Bishop Stephen Blaire says it’s becoming increasingly likely that the Catholic diocese that serves the Lodi area will file for bankruptcy.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 4:14 pm
Gov. Jerry Brown has denied parole for James Mackey, who was convicted more than two decades ago of killing a Stockton Realtor with a crossbow.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 12:00 am
The Catholic diocese serving parishes from Lodi to Turlock has spent about $15 million in judgments, settlements and legal costs regarding clergy abuse cases by priests and former priests, according to Bishop Stephen Blaire.
Friday, June 7, 2013 12:00 am
This week’s $1.75 million settlement with a former parishioner who says he was sexually abused by defrocked priest Oliver O’Grady has Stockton Diocese officials seriously considering bankruptcy.
Thursday, May 3, 2012 12:00 am
A 25-year-old man who says that convicted pedophile Oliver O'Grady sexually molested him in 1992 has sued O'Grady and the Stockton Diocese.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 6:52 pm
Lawyers in the Michael Kelly sexual assault civil suit argued
Tuesday whether the case of former Lodi priest and convicted
pedophile Oliver O'Grady should be included as evidence.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 12:26 pm
An Irish court has sentenced a former Lodi priest to three years
in prison for possessing child pornography.
Oliver O'Grady, 66, was sentenced Monday at Dublin Circuit
Criminal Court, according to the Irish Courts Service. He
previously pleaded guilty to three counts of possessing child
pornography. He was arrested in Dublin in December 2010 after
leaving a computer containing pornographic images of children on a
flight from Amsterdam.
Lt. Jeremy Austin, left, a corrections officer at Mule Creek
State Prison, stands with his daughter, Macey Austin, 14, on
Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, as the two display the medal he received
from the governor in early September. Austin was awarded a medal of
valor for rescuing a man who was drowning in the ocean near Santa
Cruz in March 2010.
Saturday, October 1, 2011 12:00 am
Lt. Jeremy Austin, 36, didn’t expect to win an award when he
took his family to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on March 23,
2010. But a decision by the Mule Creek State Prison corrections
officer to jump into the frigid ocean to rescue a drowning swimmer
eventually led to him receiving a medal of valor from the
Monday, December 13, 2010 12:00 am
Convicted pedophile priest Oliver O'Grady, who served at St.
Anne's Catholic Church in the 1970s, was arrested on Friday on
charges of possessing thousands of pictures of child pornography,
according to the Dublin Times newspaper in Ireland and Catholic
canon lawyer Patrick Wall.
Saturday, October 2, 2010 12:00 am
Religious leaders in the Lodi-Galt area disagree on what the
Bible says about the death penalty. The News-Sentinel asked local
pastors their take on the death penalty in response to strong
opposition announced this week by the California Catholic
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 12:00 am
The Dutch Catholic Church rejected criticism Monday for failing
to check the background of a volunteer who served a seven-year
prison sentence in Amador County for child abuse.
Thursday, January 29, 2009 10:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cardinal Roger M. Mahony said Thursday he was
"mystified and puzzled" by a federal grand jury investigation into
the handling of alleged clergy child molestation cases by the Roman
Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Monday, August 18, 2008 10:00 pm
Tokay High School students went home early Monday following a
campus-wide power outage.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 10:00 pm
A 43-year-old woman has sued the Stockton Diocese, claiming that
former priest Oliver O'Grady sexually abused her several times
while she attended St. Anne's School in the 1970s, according to the
diocese and two attorneys.
Friday, May 4, 2007 10:00 pm
At over six feet tall and 200 pounds with large, rough hands and
a few wrinkles on his weathered face, Frank "Chui" Fitzgerald looks
intimidating in a black beanie. That is until he smiles.
Friday, May 4, 2007 10:00 pm
The green pastures, horses and crowing chickens of rural Galt
are a long way from the high, barb-wired walls and clanging metal
doors of Mule Creek State Prison.
Monday, April 23, 2007 10:00 pm
Lodi police Tasered a man who was wielding a large knife in a
parking lot on South Cherokee Lane early Monday morning.
Wednesday, January 3, 2007 10:00 pm
Two new clergy abuse lawsuits against St. Anne's Catholic Church
and the Stockton Diocese have been filed in San Joaquin County
Superior Court, while a third suit was settled for $3 million.
Sunday, December 3, 2006 10:00 pm
A man who says he was sexually abused by former priest Oliver
O'Grady when he was a child attending Lodi's St. Anne's Catholic
Church has filed suit against an archdiocese in Ireland where
O'Grady attended seminary some four decades ago.
Friday, November 3, 2006 10:00 pm
JoAnn Heckenlaible isn't Catholic, but she knew many children
who attended St. Anne's Catholic Church in the 1970s, when Oliver
O'Grady was a priest in Lodi.
Thursday, November 2, 2006 10:00 pm
Maria Jyono was delighted when she learned that an Irish priest
was coming to St. Anne's Catholic Church. Jyono was born and raised
in Ireland, but she moved to her husband's native Lodi in the
Thursday, October 26, 2006 10:00 pm
The bishop of the Stockton Diocese has notified Canadian and
French authorities that former Lodi priest Oliver O'Grady may have
fled from his home in Ireland and gone to either of those
Tuesday, October 3, 2006 10:00 pm
A documentary about former Lodi Priest Oliver O'Grady's life as
a pedophile will open in downtown Lodi beginning Oct. 27.
Thursday, June 22, 2006 10:00 pm
A film featuring convicted sex offender Oliver O'Grady is being
shown tonight and Monday at the Los Angeles Film Festival.