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We Care to benefit from thrift store’s generosity

The staff at We Care in Turlock is hoping people might be in need of some retail therapy today.

March 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Murder conviction overturned for Turlock man

When Taylor Futch walked out of a Stanislaus County courthouse in 2011, she believed it marked the last time she would ever see the man convicted of killing her father, but four years later she is facing the possibility of sitting through another trial.

March 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police apprehend suspect who tried to ignite propane tanks

A Turlock man who had been wanted by local law enforcement on attempted murder charges after he tried to set several propane tanks on fire has been located and taken into custody.

March 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bicycle stolen at knifepoint

Turlock Police are investigating a robbery where a knife was used to take a bicycle.

March 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Remembering Turlock's fallen

Every May law enforcement from across Stanislaus County gather at Lakewood Memorial Park for a ceremony that remembers and honors those officers who were killed in the line of duty.

March 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock man implicated in Santa Rosa kidnapping

A Turlock man was one of two local men arrested Tuesday night in connection to a kidnapping that originated in Santa Rosa.

March 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Firefighters help woman regain mobility

Turlock resident Geneva England isn't sure if she should either bake a big batch of cookies or make a big pot of spaghetti for the Turlock fire fighters she now calls her guardian angels, but she certainly plans on thanking them every chance she gets.

March 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Crude oil rail shipments worrisome for Turlock Fire

On Feb. 16, a 109-car unit train was passing through Montgomery, West Virginia when 27 tank cars carrying Bakken crude oil derailed. The derailment caused a massive fire that burned for three days and forced 200 residents to evacuate their home. The local emergency responders jumped into action but their efforts would have been swamped had they not gotten assistance from federal and state agencies, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard.

March 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


MJC ready to raise the curtain on ‘Romeo and Juliet’

The tragic tale of two star-crossed lovers will revisit the stage when the Modesto Junior College Theater Department brings the story of "Romeo and Juliet" to life.

March 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Suspect leads police on foot, vehicle pursuit

A reckless driver led Turlock Police officers on a vehicle and foot pursuit before he was able to escape being apprehended.

March 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock police make meth bust

An investigation by the Turlock Police Department's Narcotics Enforcement Team led to the seizure of methamphetamine, handguns, cash and the arrest of one suspect.

March 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Arraignment delayed for Turlock murder suspect

The defense attorney representing a Turlock man accused of shooting an alleged trespasser requested a postponement for the arraignment, leaving his client in jail for at least another month.

March 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


End of seasonal retail jobs sends unemployment upward in Stanislaus County

The start of 2015 saw Stanislaus County experience an increase in the ranks of the unemployed, especially as seasonal retail jobs came to a close, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

March 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Jury convicts Turlock man of molesting step daughters, niece

A Turlock man has been convicted by a Stanislaus County Superior Court jury on multiple charges of sexual assault involving minors.

March 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect tries to head butt officer

A Turlock man already facing one charge of battery on a peace officer had another charge added when he tried to head butt a Turlock Police officer while being booked into the Stanislaus County Jail.

March 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


Turlock library’s friends in need of some support

Any book lover can attest to the fact that there never seems to be enough book shelf space. The Friends of the Turlock Public Library are facing this problem about a hundred times over.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teens plagued by distracted driving

The likelihood of a teen driver getting into a collision because of distractions from cell phones, music players, and the like, is far greater than previously believed according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State campaign aims to stamp out e-cigarette use

In the wake of a new report that found e-cigarettes pose serious health risks and are just as addictive as conventional cigarettes, the California Department of Public Health is launching a campaign to put a damper on the vapor devices.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Authorities bust counterfeit ring operating in Central Valley

A federal grand jury has indicted 10 men on allegations they were making and selling counterfeit movies and music in the Central Valley, including in Turlock.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspects in Craigslist shoe deal shooting identified

The two suspects responsible for a shooting in Turlock following a Craigslist initiated transaction of shoes have been identified and are facing a litany of criminal charges.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Craigslist deal for shoes ends in gunshots

An attempt to sell a pair of tennis shoes on Craigslist ended with a shooting after the would-be buyers gave the sellers counterfeit cash, the Turlock Police Department reported.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hildegard Festival returns to University, Carnegie

California State University, Stanislaus is presenting the 3rd Hildegard Festival of Women in the Arts this weekend with a theme focusing on "Storytelling: Narrative Arts in the New Century." The festival runs through Sunday with a bevy of concerts, scholarly presentations, panel discussions, lecture/recitals, poetry readings, a composition masterclass, a digital gallery exhibit, a music listening room, and a live "paint-out."The Hildegard Festival is sponsored by the College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The purpose of the Hildegard Festival is to celebrate the creative work of women in the arts and to provide opportunities for participating ...

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Central California Showcase exhibit opens

The Carnegie Arts Center, in partnership with the Mistlin Gallery, is ready to debut the works collected for the second annual Central California Arts Showcase.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Emanuel Cancer Center earns national accreditation

The Emanuel Cancer Center has earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced County rolls out Bookmobile

A library is a treasure trove of adventures, romances, mysteries, fantasies and now the Merced County Library is bringing that treasure out on the road and to their patrons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock man prison bound for 2010 fatal shooting

Turlock Diaz was 14 when he was arrested for murder. Now, after his sentencing on Monday, he'll likely be in his 60s before he's even eligible for parole.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Emanuel offering help for special health care enrollment period

For anyone unaware the federal government charges a penalty for not carrying health insurance, Emanuel Medical Center is offering a helping hand.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Duo caught with stolen car

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force, along with Turlock Police officers, recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested two men for auto theft after spotting the vehicle being driven in Turlock on March 17.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man threatens clerk with knife

Turlock Police officers arrested a 20-year-old man on allegations he threatened a store clerk with a knife in an attempted robbery.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man brandishes gun in traffic dispute

A traffic dust up Thursday afternoon led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man on weapon charges after he allegedly brandished a gun at another motorist.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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