Most talked about Modesto Bee stories

Man who killed co-worker, cut out heart released — A Fresno man who stabbed his co-worker dozens of times in 1984 and then cut out the man's heart and put it in his jacket pocket has been released from prison despite objections from Gov. Jerry Brown.

Alice Cooper brings the man, and the myth, to Stockton — The Bee interviews metal icon Alice Cooper as he brings his mystique to the Stockton stage. The man considered the godfather of shock rock said he looks forward to playing the more intimate setting. Just don't expect him to hold back on any of his onstage antics.
Nov 20, 2014

An interview with the man and the myth, @realalicecooper, who plays Stockton's Bob Hope Theatre next week.…

Ex-Modesto actress Lindsay Pearce on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ this week, then back in town — Modesto daughter and former "Glee" actress Lindsay Pearce has booked a guest starring role on the hit show "Grey's Anatomy." The 23-year-old will appear in an episode Thursday as a patient under the care of series leads Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey. She will return to Modesto this weekend to sing in a special holiday show at MJC.

Open those closed doors and let us see the water deal — In September, when The Modesto Bee's editorial board asked Jeff Denham about the secret drought-relief negotiations going on in Congress, he objected, saying they weren't secret at all.
Nov 19, 2014

Secret water negotiations in Congress are an outrage. Our editorial:…