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Prescription drug disposal

The Turlock Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs by hosting a free disposal event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Public Safety Center at 244 N. Broadway Avenue. The service is free and anonymous and no questions are asked.

October 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Coffee with the chiefs

Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson and Fire Chief Tim Lohman are hoping the public would like to have a chat over coffee.

October 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Deputies find drugs, weapons at Hughson home

Neighborhood complaints over a skunk smell and increased traffic led the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department to a marijuana growing operation inside a Hughson home.

October 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Store employee puts a halt to theft

A 25-year-old man with plans to steal a few tools from the Sears in Turlock probably did not count on having to deal with such determined employees.

October 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with watery crash

A man's plan to elude law enforcement in a stolen vehicle turned out to be all wet when he crashed the car into a fire hydrant in Turlock.

October 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Preparing for the worst

The campus at California State University, Stanislaus was turned into one big crime scene Tuesday afternoon as the university and local law enforcement and emergency personnel engaged in an emergency drill. The simulation of an active shooter on campus involved the California State University police department, the Turlock Police Department, the Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response. Students from the theatre department took on the roles of the victims and the walking wounded.

October 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


City pursues fire grant to fill vacancies

The Turlock Fire Department is hoping to grow its ranks with a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

October 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Gospel mission, downtown association partner for cleaner streets

A new partnership is making strides toward bettering the relationship between the business sector and homeless individuals and the byproduct is a spiffier downtown Turlock.

October 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


EDD may be forced to stay in town a little longer

City and county officials are calling foul on a planned move by the Turlock branch of the Employment Development Department to Modesto.

October 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Kitchen focus of fire prevention week

Sunday kicks off Fire Prevention Week and this year the focus will be on curbing flare-ups in the kitchen.

October 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus gets top marks for value, veteran services

For the 18th consecutive year, California State University, Stanislaus has earned a spot on the U.S. News & World Report's annual list of best colleges in the west.

October 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Chris Handy: Game designer, Evel Knievel enthusiast

Occupation: Game Designer/Recording Artist

October 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Truancy levels hit school districts' funding

California school districts lost out on $1.4 billion in one year because of a rising tide of truant elementary school students, according to a new report from the state Attorney General's Office.

October 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Man with knife found on school campus

A homeless man armed with a dagger was found asleep on the grounds of a Turlock elementary school Thursday morning.

October 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


City, police battle over back wages

In the realm of city finances, $45,000 hardly makes a dent in the monthly expenses. But for the members of the Turlock Associated Police Officers union, it has become a matter of principle and has prompted them to file a suit against the City of Turlock for breach of contract.

October 03, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | TOP STORIES


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Victim from Turlock park robbery dies from injuries

A 21-year-old man has died from injuries he sustained when he became the victim of a violent robbery at Donnelly Park in Turlock.

December 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carnegie hosts holiday events

The Carnegie Arts Center has a few holiday programs to offer to the community this December.

December 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Fine Arts


Playhouse brings radio version of holiday classic to stage

Playhouse Merced and the Merced Theatre are joining together for a special performance of "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play."

December 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


CHP vehicle hit on Highway 99

A California Highway Patrol officer was spared from injury Friday morning when his patrol vehicle was hit by a car just as he was about ...

December 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman accidentally runs over herself

A Turlock woman had to be taken to an area hospital after she accidentally ran over herself with a van, according to the Turlock Police ...

December 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County resident sickened by mosquito transmitted virus

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency has confirmed that the county has seen its first case of the St. Louis encephalitis virus with the diagnosis ...

December 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


HVAC fire reported at Turlock Walmart

A fire inside a heating and air conditioning vent was discovered Thursday morning at the Turlock Walmart and prompted an evacuation of the store.

December 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock police nab four suspects for violent park robberies

Four people, including two juveniles, have been arrested for a series of violent robberies at Turlock's Donnelly Park.

December 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robbers targeting Donnelly Park visitors

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a series of robberies that have occurred at Donnelly Park over the past few weeks, including one that left ...

December 05, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect linked to two Turlock burglaries

Turlock Police officers solved two burglaries Friday night after catching a suspect inside a sandwich shop after business hours.

December 05, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock Fire fights flames in warehouse hopper

A fire inside a hopper at a large commercial warehouse prompted a brief evacuation Friday afternoon as Turlock firefighters fought to keep the fire from ...

December 05, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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