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Prison time for auto theft

Two women caught in a stolen vehicle were each sentenced to 16 months in prison - one for auto theft and the other for possession of stolen property.

February 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police gear up for Super Bowl drunk driving crack down

It remains to be seen what kind of action will take place in Miami when the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts clash on the field, but the Stanislaus County Avoid the 12 is planning a blitz of their own.

February 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One killed in road rage attack

An incident of road rage may have been the catalyst that sparked an assault that resulted in the death of a Hilmar senior and the arrest of a Turlock man on homicide charges.

February 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Husband and wife charged with purse theft

A Winton couple has found themselves in trouble with the law after they were accused of taking a purse they found in a Merced County courtroom.

January 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Assistance sought in teen’s death

A 17-year-old boy who was shot in Modesto last week, died from his wounds and investigators are seeking the public's help to identify the suspects.

January 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Traffic safety to benefit from grant

Merced County is the recipient of a $30,000 grant to study traffic collisions.

January 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Local ag student to attend national forum

Growing up on a Livingston ranch that produces a bountiful crop of sweet potatoes, peaches, and almonds, Amarpreet Kandola has become abundantly aware of the issues and challenges farmers face on a daily basis.

January 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Police release photo of bank robbery suspect

The Turlock Police Department has released a video image of the man suspected of robbing the Umpqua Bank last week.

January 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Driver dodges bullet on freeway

A woman escaped serious harm Tuesday night from a passing motorist who fired a shot into her vehicle while driving on Highway 99.

January 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Local DVD pirates found guilty of multiple federal charges

Two Turlock residents were found guilty by a federal jury on Friday of multiple charges that stemmed from a DVD piracy scam they operated out of their garage that netted them more than half a million dollars.

January 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


High unemployment marks end of 2009

Stanislaus County closed out 2009 by recording one of the highest rates of unemployment numbers for the year.

January 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


America’s music returns to university

The California State University, Stanislaus auditorium will be filled with the sounds of trumpets, saxophones, and clarinets when the fifth annual Jazz Festival gets underway Feb. 5.

January 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Music


Double DUI convictions

Two separate jury trials in Stanislaus County resulted in two men receiving guilty verdicts for driving under the influence.

January 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock senior reunited with family

An elderly Turlock man who had become lost in the Sierras, was reunited with his family Sunday thanks to the watchful eye of a California Highway Patrol officer.

January 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Downtown property owners look for a brighter 2010

While continuing to feel the repercussions of the sluggish economy, the Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association is moving forward with plans to fill the vacant store fronts and bring consumers back to the downtown corridor.

January 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Exhibit of Yosemite-inspired art at Carnegie

The Carnegie Arts Center is bringing a touch of Yosemite's grandeur to the Valley with the Yosemite Renaissance Art exhibit.

July 31, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


OUT FOR A RUN

A horse that was spotted running free on the highway Wednesday morning has been reunited with its owner.

July 31, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Suspect threatens teens with knife

A Turlock man was arrested on allegations he held one teenager at knifepoint and threatened two others before slashing the tires of a vehicle and fleeing the area.

July 31, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man among suspects sought for Modesto home invasion

The Modesto Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating two men wanted for a home invasion robbery on Monday.

July 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fight leads to robbery charge

A 22-year-old woman's attempt at shoplifting was upgraded to a robbery after she fought with employees at a Turlock store.

July 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cooking oil starts kitchen fire

Oil heating up on a stove ignited into a blaze that damaged a Turlock apartment Monday morning.

July 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock landlord charged with arson, attempted murder of tenants

A dispute between a Turlock landlord and his tenants erupted into a fiery encounter Sunday as the tenants watched helplessly as their home burned and the landlord was arrested on multiple charges, including attempted murder and arson.

July 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Home repair scams on the rise

A rash of complaints regarding home improvement projects has prompted the California Contractors State Licensing Board to issue a warning about deceptive practices.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dispute over cab fare leads to three arrests

Three women had the right idea in taking a taxi home after a night of drinking, but the wrong idea when they decided to not pay the driver.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock ranked best place to live for fans of summer

The Modesto area, including Turlock, has once again found itself atop a national ranking, but this time it's for something good.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fraud charges mount for two women

Two Fresno women are facing a long list of criminal charges after they were caught in Turlock with more than 30 fraudulent credit cards.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest knife-wielding robbery suspect

A Turlock man could be facing multiple counts of robbery after allegedly robbing a homeless man at knifepoint twice.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Season set for Turlock Community Theatre

The upcoming slate of shows from the Turlock Community Theatre is hoping to tickle people's funny bones and get their toes tapping.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Cyclist killed by train

A 39-year-old man died Saturday morning when he rode his bicycle in front of an oncoming freight train in Turlock.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fifth candidate joins City Council race

United States Postal worker and current Turlock Parks, Arts and Recreation Commissioner Sergio Alvarado has announced his intention to run for Turlock City Council.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Election


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