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Teen birth rate reaches new low in California

The efforts to reduce the teen birth rate in California continue to show success with the state recording a new low for the last year analyzed.

March 20, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | TOP STORIES


Groups rally support to renew library tax

The push to keep local libraries funded will begin in earnest next week as the Save Stanislaus Libraries campaign kicks off.

March 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Gambling games seized at local markets

A tip regarding illegal gambling led to the confiscation of four gaming machines at Turlock markets Tuesday by the Turlock Police Department.

March 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search for suspected killer turns to Turlock

The suspect wanted in connection with the death of a 23-year-old Los Banos man has family in Turlock and could be hiding out in the area according to local law enforcement.

March 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man arrested for assault on officer at school campus

A 21-year-old man who was on a Turlock school campus without permission was arrested Friday after assaulting an officer.

March 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Oxygen tube ignites in ER, burns woman

On Oct. 16, 2011, 68-year-old Shirley Shook was brought into Emanuel Medical Center's emergency room to stop a bleeding wound on her neck. Almost five months later she remains hospitalized after sustaining burns when flames erupted from her oxygen tube, sparked by a cauterizing pen her doctor was using to close the wound.

March 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Homeless day center up and running

It's only been in operation for two weeks, but Turlock's Homeless Assistance Ministry is making strides in helping the community's homeless population.

March 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State grant eases jail expansion costs

A grant of $80 million is headed to Stanislaus County to assist in the efforts of expanding the county's correctional facility.

March 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Unemployment still on the rise

Stanislaus County's unemployment rate grew in the first month of 2012 according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department, but the numbers did reflect a modest sign of recovery, albeit slowly.

March 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Record number of burn prohibitions issued over dry winter

The ninth season of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's Check Before You Burn program ended Wednesday with a record number of burn prohibitions issued over the winter months.

March 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Feds target marijuana grown on farmland

Federal prosecutors are warning Central Valley farmers that a crackdown on large-scale marijuana grow operations is imminent.

March 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock area CHP shooting ruled justified

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has ruled that the fatal shooting by three California Highway Patrol officers of a mentally unstable man thought to be armed was a justifiable act.

March 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Red Molly ready to light up local stage

Mix in one part country, one part folk, a bit of bluegrass and a splash of jazz and serve it all up in three part harmonies and you'll have Red Molly.

February 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Music


Missing girl found

The Livingston teenager who was an at-risk runaway has been found safe in Ripon.

February 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found dead on rural road

Someone out there knows what happened on a darkened country road Friday night when a man was struck and left for dead and the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is hoping morality will prevail and someone will come forward with information about the tragic encounter.

February 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Sexual assault alleged at photo shoot

A woman is claiming she was sexually assaulted during a home photo shoot and the photographer had been placed under arrest, according to the Turlock ...

May 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sentencing delayed for Turlock man convicted of abusing former girlfriend

The sentence hearing for a Turlock man convicted of torturing his former girlfriend, including keeping her locked in a dog cage for hours at a ...

May 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merced County Sheriff investigates animal cruelty claims at Stevinson bullfights

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has launched an animal cruelty investigation into the area's bullfighting organizations after confiscating dozens of spears used to ...

May 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One dead in Turlock shooting

A man was arrested by Turlock Police officers for a homicide that was possibly sparked by an incident of road rage.

May 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Freeway collision injures Hilmar man

A 20-year Hilmar man sustained serious head injuries after his vehicle collided with a big rig on Highway 99 Thursday morning.

May 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment rate drops in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County saw a decline in the number of unemployed individuals during the month of April, according to the latest report from the Employment Development ...

May 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Thieves targeting Turlock mailboxes

Once again a thief or thieves are breaking into mailboxes around various Turlock neighborhoods, according to the Turlock Police Department.

May 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


VFW burglary suspect arrested on new charges

The Keyes man arrested for the burglary at the Turlock Veterans of Foreign War Hall in April found himself back in custody after leading Stanislaus ...

May 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Los Banos police officer charged with sex crimes

A Los Banos police officer was arrested Wedensday on allegations he had sexual relations with his students while working as a teacher at Los Banos ...

May 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Water control board hands conservation efforts over to local districts

The efforts to keep water usage at a reasonable level will now be the responsibility of individual water districts as the State Water Resources Control ...

May 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Honey bees still declining, finds survey

The number of honey bee colonies in the United States experienced an 8 percent decline in 2015, according to a recently released study from the ...

May 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock’s problem-plagued fire engine to be replaced

A new fire engine is slated to roll into Turlock and it will be replacing one that has left fire fighters stranded out on calls ...

May 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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