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Intruders beat man, force school lockdown

A brazen home invasion robbery Tuesday afternoon caused a temporary lockdown at Crowell Elementary School and left one man hospitalized from a brutal beating.

March 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | TOP STORIES


Pedestrian struck by motorist

A 34-year-old woman suffered minor injuries after she was hit by a car while walking in a crosswalk.

March 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Tortured bird put down

An injured seagull had to be euthanized by Turlock Animal Control after half a dozen juveniles tried to pull its wing off Sunday afternoon in Donnelly Park.

March 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Valley air cleaner this winter due to wood-burning bans

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is reporting another successful season of reducing particulate matter in the Valley's air through the Check Before You Burn campaign.

March 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two charged with attempted murder

The Modesto Police Department has arrested two men on attempted homicide charges related to a shooting at a party on Sunday.

March 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Seat belt crack down

The Turlock Police Department will be exercising a period of maximum enforcement in the upcoming weeks for the Click It or Ticket campaign. Officers will be actively looking for those individuals failing to comply with California's seat belt laws.

March 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Accused tagger faces jail, fine

A 15-year-old boy is facing felony vandalism charges and a hefty fine for a series of taggings in Delhi, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

March 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Music society rocks out for local boy battling leukemia

The music promises to be lively, the food delicious and the atmosphere an all out party at a benefit concert Saturday for a Turlock boy battling leukemia.

March 03, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Music


Bank victim of break in artists

A break-in at a bank on Thursday could have been the plot of a Hollywood movie or a scheme hatched up on a hit television show, but instead it happened up close and personal in Turlock.

March 03, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Winton party ends in violence

A 19-year-old man is in critical condition from gunshot wounds he sustained when he and several other people crashed a birthday party in Winton Saturday night.

March 03, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock pilot loses life in aerobatics stunt

Turlock's Keith Sutton Erwin loved to defy gravity. If the opportunity presented itself, he would take to the sky in one of his ultralight planes or a hang glider and soar through the air like a bird in flight.

March 03, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Charges for Social Security break-in

A Modesto man was indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday for charges arising from a break-in at the Social Security office in Modesto.

February 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Thieves trickery comes to no avail

An attempt to lure police officers away from a house they had surrounded to a nonexistent crime scene proved fruitless Thursday and ended with the arrests of several people and the recovery of stolen property.

February 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Accident victim identified

The 70-year-old Turlock man who was struck and killed while walking in a crosswalk Tuesday night in Turlock has been identified as Charles Arnold by the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office.

February 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Almond growers hope for a few bee-friendly dry days

Blooming almond blossoms are one of the signs that sunny weather is on the horizon, but lately with the heavy rains sending the blossoms cascading down to the ground, it's looking more like a winter wonderland than a bellwether of spring.

February 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Driver nabbed with cocaine

A Turlock man involved in a minor traffic accident was arrested Wednesday for hit and run and cocaine possession.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Authorities look to put the brakes on unsafe habits around trains

When the railroad crossing arms at Monte Vista Avenue and Golden State Boulevard started to lower Wednesday afternoon most of the vehicles began to slow down, but there is always that one exception.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Playhouse brings ‘Fiddler’ to the stage

The 21st season of shows at Playhouse Merced is launching with a production of the iconic musical "The Fiddler on the Roof."

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Fire department pact earns council approval

The local fire fighting and emergency response efforts got a boost Tuesday night when the Turlock City Council approved a partnership between the Turlock Fire Department and three other agencies to provide automatic aid, regardless of district boundaries.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


One killed in Turlock collision

An 82-year-old man was killed in a traffic collision Tuesday night in Turlock.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Coroner’s office seeks deceased man’s kin

The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office is seeking the family of a man who died Friday in Turlock.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock game designer thinks small for big fun

Turlock game inventor Chris Handy doesn't want to see his newest games sitting on anyone's shelf. He would much rather see them in cup holders and coat pockets.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Suspect found with drugs, weapons, ammo

A man reportedly creating a disturbance at a Turlock restaurant was arrested by Turlock police officers on a variety of drug and weapon charges.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Prowler on the loose

An unknown individual attempted to break into a residence on Linwood Avenue but was thwarted when the resident awoke to the noise.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary suspect nabbed

A woman is facing a charge of commercial burglary after taking bags of purloined merchandise from a Turlock store Friday.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Indecent exposure reported near school

A man seen exposing himself near a Turlock school was taken into police custody after being placed under citizen's arrest.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock railroad tracks site of suicide

For the third time in little more than a month's time span a Turlock man has died on the railroad tracks running through town.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Boyfriend accused of murder in toddler’s death

The Delhi couple accused of causing the death of a 2-year-old child are awaiting arraignment in Merced County, but only one of them will be facing a murder charge.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shooting leaves teen injured

A 14-year-old was injured in what the Turlock Police Department is describing as a drive-by shooting.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Wanted Turlock man caught by U.S. Marshals

A Turlock man wanted in connection with a Modesto home invasion robbery was apprehended Thursday afternoon by the U.S. Marshals Service.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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