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Whooping cough reaches epidemic status

The whooping cough outbreak that has been sweeping across the nation was officially declared an epidemic by the California Public Health Department and officials warned the spread of the disease is on pace to set a new record for the rate of illnesses and deaths.

July 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Firefighters keep blazes at bay during busy holiday weekend

Turlock's two fire departments were kept busy over the Fourth of July weekend as flames flared up around town.

July 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Road Dog Cycle owner admits to racketeering

Robert Holloway, the owner of the Road Dog Cycle shop in Denair and a one-time sheriff's deputy, pled guilty to racketeering and extortion charges Tuesday in federal court.

June 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gun hidden in baby stroller

A Turlock woman is under arrest following the discovery of a loaded firearm in her stroller with her baby.

June 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Body found in orchard

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a man found hanging in an orchard.

June 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Local youth theatre programs offer a variety of shows

Summer is here, but the kids aren't done with the books yet … well, at least when it comes to scripts.

June 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


Fire chief bids adieu

After 30 years of fighting fires and leading the city's fire agency, Turlock City Fire Chief Mark Langley is calling it a day.

June 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Delhi drug dealer gets 14 years

A federal drug bust that grew out of an investigation of a drug distribution ring in Turlock has resulted in a prison sentence for a Delhi man.

June 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment shows marginal improvement

The unemployment news in Stanislaus County got a little less bleak with the release of the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

June 18, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


A new look at the big box store ban

Back in 2004, when the Turlock City Council decided to take on Wal-Mart, it was seen as a David vs. Goliath fight.

June 18, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Young boy shot in drive-by

A 12-year-old boy is in stable condition after he was shot in the back during a drive-by that detectives believe was a case of mistaken identity.

June 18, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Fisherman’s body recovered

The Merced County Sheriff's Department recovered a body from the Delta Mendota canal on Tuesday that has been identified as that of a missing fisherman.

June 18, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Plea agreement reached for fatal DUI

A Modesto man who had been facing murder charges for a drunk driving collision, entered into a plea deal with prosecutors that will send him to prison for the next 13 years.

June 18, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


National Night Out

The Turlock Police Department is holding a contest for National Night Out.

June 18, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police search for shooting suspect

A fight inside a downtown Turlock bar that involved suspected gang members ended with gunshots.

June 15, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


Man found asleep at intersection charged with DUI

A man found asleep behind the wheel of his car at a Turlock intersection was arrested for driving under the influence when he was unable to complete a field sobriety test.

October 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Remains found in burned car

The remains of two people were discovered inside a burned car Monday morning in an orchard located east of Denair.

October 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


License plate picture lands three in jail

Three people were arrested on drug and theft charges by Turlock Police officers after a witness to a theft snapped a picture of the suspect's license plate.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fleeing suspect caught in foot chase

A man who tried to run from a Turlock Police officer landed in jail Thursday after he was found in possession of methamphetamine.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drug drop off box coming to Turlock Police Department

The growing prescription drop-off program that allows individuals to dispose of unused medications in a safe manner will soon have a site in Turlock.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Pursuit ends with crash, arrest

An attempted auto burglary turned into a vehicle pursuit that ended with a crash and the arrest of the 19-year-old driver.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Student arrested for assault

A 17-year-old Turlock High School student was arrested Thursday morning on allegations he tried to hurt an individual with a chair.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment hits new low in county

For the first time since the onset of the Great Recession, the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County has dropped below 10 percent.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock woman ready to step into new life

The theme song from "The Wizard of Oz" tells us dreams come true over the rainbow, but Melinda Conley is hoping it's just over the arch - the St. Louis Arch to be exact.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Events celebrate arts at Carnegie

The Carnegie Arts Center has scheduled a bevy of artistic events in October, from poetry to surrealism.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ coming to MJC

The Modesto Junior College is staging an original production of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Stolen auto arrest leads to chop shop

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force discovered a chop shop and a marijuana grow after arresting two men in a stolen vehicle.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Council approves grant for additional police officers

The Turlock City Council voted unanimously to accept and fund a portion of a federal grant that will result in the Turlock Police Department hiring four new officers.

October 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Three steal thousands in Apple products

Three out-of-towners, including a 16-year-old boy, were arrested in Turlock on allegations they stole several thousands of dollars in electronics from Target.

October 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County ranks high for youth homicides

Stanislaus County had the fifth highest rate of youth homicides in California according to a new report from the Violence Policy Center.

October 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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