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Argument ends with drug arrest

A domestic squabble led to the arrest of a Winton man on narcotics related charges, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

December 04, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Arrest made in gang shooting

A Modesto man suspected of taking part in a brazen daytime gang shooting was apprehended Wednesday by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

December 04, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Turlock couple tied up, robbed at gunpoint

An elderly married couple were the victims of what appears to be a random home invasion robbery that occurred in Turlock Friday afternoon.

December 04, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Workers find burning body

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide where a badly burned body was found in a Snelling orchard.

December 03, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Planning: No big box

Any plans to bring a Target Supercenter or a Super Wal-Mart to the area likely were dealt a fatal and final blow as Turlock's Planning Commission voted 5-2 to recommend the City Council maintain the status quo when it comes to the ban on discount superstores.

December 03, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Shooting victim first homicide of the year

The Turlock Police Department recorded their first homicide for the year with the discovery of a shooting victim Thursday night.

December 03, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlockers help bring fairytale to Merced stage

Turlock resident Kelsey Verschelden is making her stage debut in the Playhouse Merced production of "Cinderella."

November 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


Bomb found during bike stop

A Turlock man was arrested on Sunday when he was found in possession of a small pipe bomb, according to the Turlock Police Department.

November 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens charged with burglary

The Turlock Police Department arrested three Delhi teens for burglary and is investigating the possibility they may have committed other break-ins at Turlock homes.

November 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County libraries look to do more with less as resources are cut and need increases

In these times of economic hardship, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors has had to pull the budget belt of various departments tighter and tighter and the county's library system has felt the heavy burden of serving a greater number of people while the financial support trickling in gets thinner.

November 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man attempts to rob same bank twice

A suspected Turlock bank robber seemed to be operating on the motto that if at first you don't succeed, try again.

November 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shooting victim found in Delhi backyard

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting in Delhi that left a man with bullet wounds to his hand and arm.

November 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shooting near Livingston

Investigators at the Merced County Sheriff's Department are investigating a shooting near Livingston, but are gaining little ground because the victim is being uncooperative.

November 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Teen charged with assault

A 13-year-old boy, who claimed to be the victim of bullying, was arrested by the Merced County Sheriff's Department on the suspicion that he assaulted his alleged 12-year-old bully.

November 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


More families than ever before need food assistance, finds USDA report

Across the nation there were 17.4 million families, or approximately 15 percent of the country's households that struggled to put food on the table during 2009, according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

November 23, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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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


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