Wednesday, January 15, 2014 12:00 am
The Rev. Michael Kelly, a former Lockeford priest, faces up to 14 years in prison if he’s convicted of the charges included in a Calaveras County criminal grand jury indictment presented Monday to Superior Court Judge John E. Martin. The indictment includes three counts of lewd and lascivious conduct on a child and one count of oral copulation with a child.
Firefighters vent the roof of a home on Olive Court in Lodi where a fire occurred on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. The fire, which was reported at about 11:45 a.m. on the 500 block of Olive Court, tore through the front living room area where a fireplace was present and moved into adjoining rooms. The homeowner was not home at the time of the blaze. Firefighters rescued a dog from the home.
Firefighters battle flames at an Olive Court home on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. The fire, which was reported at about 11:45 a.m. on the 500 block of Olive Court, tore through the front living room area where a fireplace was present and moved into adjoining rooms. The homeowner was not home at the time of the blaze. Firefighters rescued a dog from the home.
Lodi firefighters Geremy Quaglia, left, and Michael Alegre aid a dog the was rescued from a house fire Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. The fire, which was reported at about 11:45 a.m. on the 500 block of Olive Court, tore through the front living room area where a fireplace was present and moved into adjoining rooms. The homeowner was not home at the time of the blaze. The dog did not appear to be injured.
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.
Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:00 am
On Wednesday morning, another Lodi neighborhood was recovering from a drive-by shooting — the city’s third this week and fifth this month.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 12:00 am
Two people were injured in a shooting on Olive Court at around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Lodi police.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 12:00 am
After 20 years in law enforcement, I am sensitive to the need for adequate police, court and prison resources.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 2:36 pm
Between the hours of 8 a.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, The Lodi Police Department received 145 calls for service. Below is a sample of those calls:
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.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 5:13 pm
The Diocese of Stockton announced Wednesday that it has reached a $1.75 million negotiated settlement with attorneys for a man who was a victim of sexual abuse by notorious pedophile priest Oliver O’Grady in the 1980s. The abuse occurred in Stockton, but Sacred Heart Parish in Turlock also was named as a defendant, leading to the filing of the lawsuit in Stanislaus County.
Thursday, April 4, 2013 12:00 am
Between the hours of 8 a.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday the Lodi Police Department recieved 131 calls for service. Below is a sample of those calls.
Saturday, October 27, 2012 12:00 am
It's interesting that while I was considering a letter of response to a subject raised by John Lucas in his letter published Sept. 27, John Herrick responded to some of the accusations Mr. Lucas made against the Republican party.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 12:00 am
The Lodi Flames girls tennis team narrowly defeated the Lincoln Trojans 5-4 on Tuesday evening at Twin Arbors Tennis Club, capping off a perfect San Joaquin Athletic Association championship for the Flames.
Saturday, September 15, 2012 12:00 am
The Lodi Grape Festival held 75 years ago was a huge success and wrapped up in "a blaze of glory" finale at Lodi Lake.
Friday, April 13, 2012 12:00 am
Now that Father Michael Kelly has been held liable for sexual assault and removed as pastor of a Lockeford parish, his civil trial will focus on the Stockton Diocese's role in handling Kelly and other priests accused of childhood sexual abuse.
"The diocese made a concerted effort to cover up for Father Kelly," attorney John Manly told the jury in his opening statement on Thursday morning. "They value money, power and their reputation more than they do children. Ladies and gentlemen, that has got to stop."
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 12:48 pm
A former Galt police officer involved in a fatal shooting last year has been cleared of any wrongdoing, according to a report released by the District Attorney's Office on Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 12:00 am
Between 8 a.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Monday, the Lodi Police Department received 584 calls for service. Below is a sample of those calls:
Monday, March 12, 2012 2:23 pm
Last week, I wrote an editor's note regarding the ongoing civil sex abuse case involving Father Michael Kelly of Lockeford. (That note is below.)
Friday, March 9, 2012 12:00 am
Some readers have raised questions about our coverage of the civil sex abuse trial of Father Michael Kelly of Lockeford.
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, February 7, 2012 12:00 am
Since 8 a.m. Friday, the Lodi Police Department received 140
calls for service. Below is a sample of those calls:
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.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 12:00 am
In the final quarter, it all fell apart on Wednesday night for
the Tokay Tigers varsity boys basketball team.