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Safety precautions kept fire from spreading through Turlock home

A faulty table lamp is likely behind a fire that scorched a Turlock home, but quick responses from the homeowners kept the fire from spreading outside one room.

June 24, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


West Nile reported in Stanislaus County

For the first time this year authorities have found two dead birds in Stanislaus County that have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

June 24, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Deputies win medals at annual competition

Two Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies earned medals at the recently held United States Police and Fire Championships, organized by the California Police Athletic Foundation.

June 24, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County unemployment rate continues to dwindle

The economic news in Stanislaus County is on an upswing as summer is ushered in, with new companies ramping up their hiring rates and the county reaching a new low for the year in unemployment.

June 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two robbers hit downtown bank

The Turlock Police Department is on the hunt for two men who pulled off a daytime robbery of a downtown bank Thursday.

June 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Patterson police chief throws hat into sheriff's race

Tori Hughes, a 14-year veteran of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department and current Chief of Police in Patterson, announced her candidacy for Stanislaus County Sheriff on Wednesday.

June 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Election


Police catch necklace snatchers

A pair of suspects believed to be responsible for a string of violent armed robberies in Turlock was apprehended Friday night after being spotted outside a convenience store.

June 18, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | TOP STORIES


Search on for kidnapping suspects

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is searching for three men suspected of taking part in a kidnapping scheme uncovered Saturday in Patterson.

June 18, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gang ties to Waterford homicide

A 20-year-old man was shot to death in Waterford on Tuesday in what detectives believe is a gang-related homicide.

June 18, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Picasso comes to Turlock

The Carnegie Arts Center will serve as the opening stop of a national exhibit of ceramic works by famed artist Pablo Picasso.

June 18, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Stevinson homicide now looks to be car accident

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has released the name of the man found dead in a car near a Stevinson bar where a fight had been reported, but now investigators are unsure the death was a homicide.

June 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Denair murder suspect seeks insanity plea

The Denair teenager facing charges for the killing of her father and stabbing of her mother, has changed her not guilty plea to one of not guilty by reason of insanity.

June 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man gets 15 years for child porn

A 54-year-old Turlock man was sentenced to federal prison Monday for possession of child pornography.

June 11, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Parole denied for bar murder

A Ripon man previously convicted of shooting a man to death outside a Turlock bar, has been denied parole.

June 11, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New juvenile center focuses on rehabilitation

Stanislaus County's new $22.7 million Juvenile Commitment Center opened Friday with an emphasis on educating and rehabilitating the youths at the facility.

June 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


Police seek woman who took bank customer’s car after failing to cash a bad check

Ceres Police detectives are requesting the public's help in identifying the woman involved in attempting to cash a fraudulent check at the Bank of ...

August 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robbery suspect tries to bite her way to freedom

A Turlock woman was arrested on suspicion of robbery after she tried to bite a loss prevention agent when she was caught stealing clothes.

August 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman’s kindness repaid with carjacking

A woman who was giving a ride to a couple of acquaintances became the victim of a carjacking after the man pulled a knife on ...

August 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Victim identified in motorcycle crash

The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in a solo motorcycle crash on Monday as Joseph Sandoval, 61.

August 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Victim identified in motorcycle crash

The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in a solo motorcycle crash on Monday as Joseph Sandoval, 61.

August 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment rate rises in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in July as several sectors reported declines in jobs for the month, according to the latest report ...

August 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Jury given case in fatal shooting of Turlock father

A Stanislaus County jury is mulling over the case of a senseless shooting that claimed the life of a Turlock man in 2016.

August 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two county residents sickened with West Nile virus

Area health officials announced Friday that two Stanislaus County residents have been confirmed to have the West Nile Virus and that in both cases the ...

August 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Air pollution could spike with back to school traffic

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is hoping motorists can undertake some practices that will help keep air pollution levels from rising during ...

August 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man dies in solo motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist was killed in a solo vehicle crash Monday afternoon along the outskirts of Turlock.

August 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Valley Fever cases spiking across state, locally

The number of Valley Fever cases in California and the Central Valley has been on the rise since last year, prompting health officials to undertake ...

August 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Police honor heroics shown during fiery crash

The Turlock Police Department took time Thursday to honor the heroism of one of its own and three other citizens, who all played a role ...

August 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two men guilty in death of fellow robber during home invasion

A Merced County jury has convicted two men for the death of a Hilmar man during a home invasion.

August 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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