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Gang member arrested

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested a validated gang member out of Winton for possession of a weapon and child endangerment.

October 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Parole denial for murderer

A Modesto man convicted of a 1988 robbery and murder has been denied parole.

October 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Thieves hit Merced College

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying two thieves targeting Merced College students.

October 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Sex conviction for Delhi man

A Delhi man has pled guilty to charges of committing lewd acts upon a child.

October 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Program limiting fireplace use re-ignites

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's Check Before You Burn program is slated to begin Monday.

October 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Prison for auto theft

A Turlock man will be spending six years in prison for an auto theft conviction.

October 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


DUI patrols for Halloween weekend

The Stanislaus County Avoid the 12 campaign will be out with coordinated efforts to stop drunk drivers over the Halloween weekend.Roving DUI Saturation Patrols and a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint are planned this weekend as part of ongoing efforts to lower impaired driving in the region. The DUI Checkpoint will be held today in Modesto. Additional DUI Patrols will be conducted county wide on Sunday.Halloween weekend is often one of the deadliest times of the year for impaired drivers. According to the CHP's Statewide Integrated Traffic Reporting System, 16 individuals died and 417 were injured on Halloween ...

October 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Keep safety in mind this Halloween

Halloween is supposed to be a time of scares and frights, but local and national organizations are offering up some safety tips to keep the night from becoming a real horror.Trick-or-treating is a fun experience for children, but requires a few precautions on the part of parents to keep it a safe experience."Combine children walking after dark, candy, vision-compromising costumes, and adult partygoers on the road and you have a recipe for disaster," said AAA Northern California spokesperson Cynthia Harris.Tips for a safe Halloween include:• Never let children trick-or-treat by themselves. They should always be accompanied by ...

October 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police nab suspects after metal heist

A rash of scrap metal thefts from an auto business came to an end Tuesday morning with the arrest of two suspects by the Turlock Police Department.

October 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | NEWS


Grant beefs up traffic enforcement

The Turlock Police Department is planning on using a new grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to put the brakes on accidents and violations.

October 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Delhi fight leaves senior injured

A fight between two men in Delhi landed one in jail and one in the hospital.

October 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Labor numbers reflect slight improvement

For the second month in a row Stanislaus County's unemployment rate has trended downwards, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.Stanislaus County recorded an unadjusted seasonal unemployment rate of 16.2 percent for September, slightly down from a revised rate of 16.3 percent in August, which was the previous low for the year.In Merced County the drop was even greater, going from an unemployment rate of 17.4 percent in August to 16.6 percent for September. San Joaquin County's unemployment rate grew marginally from 16.4 percent in August to 16 ...

October 22, 2010 | BY SABRA STAFFORD Turlock Journal | NEWS


Judge sticks Band-Aid Bandit with prison term

The Merced man, who was dubbed the Band-Aid Bandit because of his propensity to wear a Band-Aid on his face during his robberies, will be spending the next couple of decades behind bars.

October 22, 2010 | BY SABRA STAFFORD Turlock Journal | NEWS


Barbaric crime nets life sentence

The 27-year-old man convicted of the brutal slaying of a Livingston woman by lighting her on fire, will spend the rest of his days in prison.

October 22, 2010 | BY SABRA STAFFORD Turlock Journal | Crime


Atwater collision ruled suicide

A three-vehicle collision on Highway 140 near Atwater on Tuesday that left one dead was caused by a suicidal man, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

October 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford Turlock Journal | Neighbors Crime


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


City owned four-plex to be sold to We Care

The Turlock City Council approved two motions Tuesday night that will simultaneously improve the curb appeal of one neighborhood and bolster the funds for a nonprofit agency helping the community's homeless.

February 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Drug ring arrests include Hughson woman

A Hughson woman was among four individuals indicted by a federal grand jury in a scheme to acquire and sell prescription drugs.

February 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


HVAC unit blamed for apartment fire

A fire that is believed to have started in a heating and air conditioning unit charred a closet inside a downtown Turlock apartment.

February 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Playhouse ready to go ‘Into the Woods’

Playhouse Merced is hoping people are ready to revisit some classic fairy tales with a different spin with the opening of their production of "Into the Woods."

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


26 pounds of heroin seized in bust near Keyes

The Modesto Police Department arrested a husband and wife with 26 pounds of heroin hidden in a diaper bag during a drug bust near Keyes on Wednesday.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carnegie highlights ‘Inspiring Women’

The Carnegie Arts Center has unveiled a new exhibit in their Lobby that highlights the artistic achievements of women artists.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Cleaner devices leads to drop in burn prohibitions

The Check Before You Burn Program is expected to close out the winter season Saturday with far fewer wood-burning prohibitions issued than in the past and a cleaner air basin, according to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two charged for Turlock rest stop death

A year after a 41-year-old woman was found dead at a Turlock rest stop, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has arrested two Modesto individuals in connection to the homicide.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carnegie thrives in revived Turlock arts scene

When Lisa McDermott looks around the Carnegie Arts Center, she can't help but smile and feel slightly justified.

February 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tripped up suspect apprehended by police

A man's attempt to run from a collision in Turlock came to an end when an involved citizen tripped him up.

February 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man suspected of molesting minors

After a two month investigation, the Turlock Police Department has arrested a 61-year-old man on allegations he sexually assaulted minors.

February 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect shatters window at school

A 33-year-old man was arrested on a charge of vandalism for breaking a window at a Turlock elementary school.

February 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trespassing call leads to arrest for resisting

A report of someone possibly trespassing at a vacant home in Turlock resulted in the arrest of a man who was found in possession of pepper spray.

February 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gospel mission, neighbors talk over concerns

Poet Robert Frost said good fences make good neighbors. For the residents of S. Boardway, First, D and C streets, they would be pleased if people quit urinating and defecating in their yards.

February 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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