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Officials warn residents to be wary of tech support scam

A scam started years ago is once again being circulated in California, prompting officials to issue a consumer alert in the hopes no one will fall victim to the ploy.

May 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robbery at Turlock check cashing store

The Turlock Police Department is looking for the man who robbed a check cashing store at knifepoint Wednesday evening.

May 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trial ordered in alleged Turlock hate crime

A Turlock father and son will have to stand trial on allegations they attacked a woman outside a bar in what was described as a hate crime.

May 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police nab suspected mail thief

The effort to rid Turlock of mail theft claimed a small victory Tuesday with the arrest of a Riverbank man found in possession of purloined letters and bills.

May 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock dermatologist accused of fraud

A dermatologist operating out of a Turlock office was indicted by a federal grand jury on allegations of fraud.

May 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Defendants in Kauffman killing will remain out of custody

A judge has ruled that the three defendants accused of murdering Turlock resident Korey Kauffman will remain free from custody while awaiting trial.

May 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Thieves target Turlock mailboxes

Once again Turlock neighborhoods are seeing a rash of mailbox thefts as the area saw eight mailbox thefts or damages within the last 10 days, according to the Turlock Police Department's call log.

May 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police search for drugstore robber

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect who robbed a CVS store pharmacy twice.

May 05, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


University student stabs roommates

A Stanislaus State student was arrested Tuesday after stabbing two of her dorm roommates and injuring two resident advisors, the University Police Department reported.

May 04, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


TYPA ready to return to the stage

It wasn't very long ago that the future of the Turlock Youth Performing Arts was in serious jeopardy, but now, thanks to an active board and dedicated parents, volunteers, and young performers, the curtain will once again rise for the organization.

May 04, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Collision investigation interrupted by assault

Two adults and one teenager sustained minor injuries from a crash that happened Thursday afternoon in Turlock. For one driver, the pain from the injuries were compounded after being hit by the sister of the other driver, according to the Turlock Police Department.

May 04, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen attempts real robbery with fake gun

A 15-year-old boy was apprehended Saturday night after attempting to rob a man with a toy gun in Donnelly Park, the Turlock Police Department reported.

May 02, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


First West Nile Virus case reported in California

The first reported illness from the West Nile Virus has been confirmed by the California Department of Public Health as mosquito activity continues to increase locally and across the state.

May 02, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Attack leads to assault charges for Turlock man

A Turlock man was arrested for assault after an unprovoked attack against two men, one of whom had to be hospitalized, according to the Turlock Police Department.

April 28, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former Turlock coach charged with sexual assault

A former Turlock High volleyball coach, who was once named coach of the year, was arrested in Roseville earlier this month on allegations he sexually assaulted a minor.

April 28, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Fallen deputy laid to rest

The sights and sounds at CrossPoint Church in Modesto on Tuesday were all too familiar for the men and women of the Stanislaus County Sheriff ...

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire chars home in Turlock

One person was hospitalized Monday for smoke inhalation after a fire erupted in a Turlock residence.

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock collision injures four

A motorist headed the wrong way on a freeway exit in Turlock collided head-on with another vehicle, sending four to area hospitals.

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Warmer weather will bring out mosquitoes

As the weather takes a turn from pleasant days to sweltering, health officials are advising residents to get rid of any standing water that may ...

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fake firefighters arrested by real police

Turlock Police Chief Nino Amirfar and Turlock Fire Marshal Mark Gomez helped take two people into custody Thursday evening on allegations they had been posing ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment sees a dip in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County fell below the 8 percent mark in April as several sectors reported moderate job gains for the month, according ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock residents charged in unemployment benefit scheme

Two Turlock residents were included in an 18-count indictment of Californians accused of unemployment benefits fraud and an identity theft scheme, according to the U ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search leads to robbery arrest in Turlock

A robbery suspect and an accomplice who helped him flee from law enforcement at least for a short time were apprehended Thursday afternoon in Turlock ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three years and thousands of miles later, missing dog is found in Turlock

If dogs could sing, 13-year-old Trixie very well might belt out "My Old Kentucky Home."

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Funeral services set for fallen deputy, CSO

The funeral services for the two Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department employees killed in a fiery collision will be open to the community.

May 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Area fires create hazy skyline

Two grassfires west of Turlock sent thick plumes of smoke into the sky Wednesday afternoon.

May 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair cyclist killed in crash

A Denair man out for a bicycle ride Wednesday morning was struck by a vehicle and killed along the outskirts of Turlock, the California Highway ...

May 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man burned in home fire

A Turlock man was injured when trying to escape a house fire Sunday evening.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock schools placed on lockdown as police search for suspect

Four Turlock schools were placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon as the Turlock Police Department searched for a possibly armed suspect.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock schools on lockdown as police search for suspect

Three Turlock schools are currently on lockdown as the Turlock Police Department searches for a possibly armed suspect.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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