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Census 2010: Slow growth in population

The population in the United States grew by 9.7 percent over the last decade, marking one of the slowest growth rates since the Great Depression, according to figures released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.

December 21, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Recreation leader in Modesto charged with sexual assault

A 19-year-old man, who worked as an after-school recreation leader in Modesto, has been arrested for sexual assault.

December 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Fire damages local hydroponics store

The Turlock police and fire departments are investigating a fire that swept through a hydroponics store Tuesday morning.

December 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Drug deal goes awry, leaves two injured

A shooting in Delhi that authorities initially believed occurred during a home invasion robbery, turned out to be the outcome of a drug deal gone bad.

December 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carnegie construction on track; Rebecca Phillips named new art center’s first curator

The campaign to establish a regional arts and cultural center in Turlock has moved a step closer to fruition as construction on the Carnegie Arts Center nears the half way point and a new executive director comes on board.

December 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County unemployment increases in November

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County grew by more than a percentage point for November with agricultural and manufacturing sectors showing the greatest number of job losses for the month, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

December 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Couple charged with mother’s murder

A baby stolen from his mother has been reunited with his family and the couple suspected of killing his mother sits behind bars.

December 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens nabbed in Delhi bust

Two Turlock teenagers were arrested on multiple theft-related charges after being caught by Merced County Sheriff's deputies with stolen property at a Delhi service station.

December 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlocker creates magical holiday village

A winter wonderland of snowy mountains, majestic pines, bustling outdoor ice rinks, and cozy country inns nestled among toy workshops and candy confectioneries has come to Turlock … at least in the miniature form.

December 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Lifestyle


Man found hiding in attic

The ex-boyfriend of a Planada woman was arrested Sunday after Merced County Sheriff's deputies found him living in the woman's attic.

December 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Holiday films battle for supremacy

The stockings are hung, the cookies are warm from the oven and it's time to turn on the Christmas movie. But which one is going to be playing on your television?

December 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Lifestyle


Investigators haul in drugs, suspects in two busts

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department and the Modesto Police Department made two separate drug busts Wednesday that resulted in the seizure of approximately four pounds of various narcotics.

December 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Beware of criminals posing as PG&E workers

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is sending out warnings to residents to be on the look-out for scammers out trolling for victims this holiday season.

December 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Couple may have tried to sell missing baby

In a case already peppered with unusual twists, Merced County Sheriff's detectives are now investigating the possibility that a couple tried to sell a baby that may have belonged to a homicide victim and later abandoned on a doorstep.

December 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Author relates story of Central Valley migrant family

A story of hardships, perseverance and the bonds of family ties that span the generations are played out on the pages of former Turlock resident Debra Boroughs' newly released memoir "Chicana."

December 07, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Lifestyle


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CROSSTOWN CULINARY CLASH: Pitman lays claim to Iron Chef title

For several years now the golden trophy from the annual Turlock Education Foundation sponsored Iron Chef competition has adorned the kitchen of the Turlock High School culinary class. Now it's Pitman's turn.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Police captain takes chief position in Washington

After nearly eight years of service to the community of Turlock, Capt. Carl Nielsen is packing up his bags and heading to Centralia, Washington, where he will take the helm as the Centralia Police Department's Chief of Police.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment rate continues decline in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County recorded an unemployment rate for March that is the lowest it's been for the month since before the Great Recession began.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock homeless camp in front of City Hall

A planned protest outside Turlock City Hall Thursday night to raise awareness for the seasonal closure of Turlock's homeless shelter ended with the arrest of one man for a charge of illegal camping.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


One arrest made in gun store break-in

The investigation into the burglary of a Turlock gun store has resulted in the arrest of one suspect, but the cache of guns remains missing, the Turlock Police Department reported Friday.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two of Emanuel’s own named Tenet Heroes

One man has brought new life to Emanuel Cancer Center and another is literally saving lives in the emergency room, and now both are being touted for their exemplary service to the patients served by Emanuel Medical Center.

April 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock gun store robbed of ammo, firearms

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a break-in at Alquist Arms in which one or more thieves made off with ammunition and "numerous weapons," said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

April 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


KENLEY’S WALK

Ten-year-old Turlock resident Kenley Montes is ready to take a walk.

April 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Call leads to weapon recovery, arrest

A person suspicious about a car without license plates made a call to the Turlock Police Department that led to the arrest of a couple for drug possession and the seizure of a shotgun.

April 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect tries to lure teen into vehicle

A 15-year-old girl walking to school Tuesday was accosted by a man who repeatedly tried to get her into his vehicle. The girl avoided any potential harm by running from the man and reporting the incident to school officials.

April 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County residents’ overall health falls below state average

California's health analysis of the state's counties shows Stanislaus County has made some improvements from the past survey period, but continues to fall in the lower rankings for some of the most prevalent chronic diseases.

April 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Burglary attempt leads to pursuit, crash

A Turlock Police officer spotted an attempted burglary at a smoke shop, which led to the arrest of three suspects, one of whom was wanted for attempted murder.

April 09, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Flags repeatedly destroyed outside Turlock business

Turlock resident and businessman Dave Roehrig takes great pride when he looks out the window of his downtown store and sees Old Glory waving majestically in the breeze. Unfortunately, Roehrig's patriotic spirit has been tampered lately by a series of thefts and vandalism to his American flag.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Firefighters turn to high school students for pink T-shirt design

For a few years now Turlock firefighters have been donning pink T-shirts each October to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research, and this year's shirts will feature the design work of a local high school student.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock experiences multiple robberies

Turlock was plagued by several armed robberies over the past few days, with the Turlock Police Department seeking several suspects.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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