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Keyes man gets 15 years for child pornography

A Keyes man who was caught with hundreds of child pornography images was sentenced Friday to federal prison.

July 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Train kills man in apparent suicide

A man was struck and killed Thursday morning by a train along a stretch of railroad tracks just south of Turlock, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

July 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Rural Fire board reviews grand jury findings

In the wake of a civil grand jury report criticizing the accounting practices of the Turlock Rural Fire Department, the board of directors is taking steps to adjust their policies and bring them in line with the jury's recommendations.

July 13, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Funding approved for new county courthouse

The plan to build a new state-of-the-art courthouse in Stanislaus County moved one step closer Monday with the funding approval coming from the state board helping oversee the project.

July 13, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


DMV raids Turlock RV center

A Turlock RV shop is under investigation by the Department of Motor Vehicles on the suspicion they were charging customers a bogus inspection fee.

July 13, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Meth dump site set ablaze

A fire burning in Ballico was that of a methamphetamine lab dump site, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

July 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Massive pot bust in Stevinson

The season of marijuana eradication started with a boost when agents from the Merced/Mariposa High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force uprooted more than 9,000 plants off of an island in the San Joaquin River near the Stevinson area.

July 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Final DUI arrests tallied

The final tally is in for the anti drunk driving campaign held over the Fourth of July weekend.

July 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


House site of marijuana grow

A tip regarding marijuana plants in a house on Geer Road led to the discovery of a grow operation and the confiscation of several weapons by the Turlock Police Department.

July 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Missing child on Girl Scout outing

What was believed to be a case of a missing child turned the Turlock Police Department out en masse until it was discovered she was on a Girl Scout outing.

July 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Big rig pile up ends in fire, death

A fiery pile-up involving three semi trucks along a stretch of Highway 99 in Turlock resulted in the death of one man.

July 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Health officials push vaccine as epidemic grows

As the number of whooping cough cases continues to surge upwards, local and state health departments, as well as politicians are trying to put forth efforts that will turn the tide of the epidemic.

July 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Whooping cough reaches epidemic status

The whooping cough outbreak that has been sweeping across the nation was officially declared an epidemic by the California Public Health Department and officials warned the spread of the disease is on pace to set a new record for the rate of illnesses and deaths.

July 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Firefighters keep blazes at bay during busy holiday weekend

Turlock's two fire departments were kept busy over the Fourth of July weekend as flames flared up around town.

July 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Road Dog Cycle owner admits to racketeering

Robert Holloway, the owner of the Road Dog Cycle shop in Denair and a one-time sheriff's deputy, pled guilty to racketeering and extortion charges Tuesday in federal court.

June 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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StanCATT nabs pair for multiple stolen vehicles

A follow-up investigation into a stolen flatbed truck by the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force led to the arrest of two men and the recovery of seven stolen vehicles worth an estimated $250,000.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sentencing delayed in Turlock murder

A sentencing hearing for a Turlock man convicted of murder in the stabbing death of a 25-year-old man, has been delayed to December.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder charge lodged against Delhi mother

The Merced County District Attorney's Office has filed new charges against a Delhi mother, accusing her of homicide for the death of her 2-year-old daughter.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock woman dies in Patterson crash

A 30-year-old Turlock woman was killed Tuesday morning in a traffic collision in Patterson.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State, local agencies prepare for Ebola

There are no confirmed cases of Ebola in California, but state and local entities, from health care workers to funeral directors, are instituting new protocols designed to help keep the public safe.

October 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local Korean veterans honored with Peace medal

It is sometimes referred to as the "forgotten war" but on Tuesday the sacrifices of those that served during the Korean War was brought front and center for a special recognition and the awarding of Ambassador for Peace Medals to almost a hundred local veterans.

October 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock WWII veterans join honor flight

The final preparations are being made for Monday's take off of the fifth Central Valley Honor Flight that will escort area World War II veterans to the nation's capital for a special reception and tour of the World War II Memorial.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fourth suspect arrested for double homicide

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested a fourth man for the murder of two men found inside a charred car in an orchard outside of Denair.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen motorcycle involved in two hit and runs

Turlock Police officers are on the hunt for a man who stole a motorcycle and then proceeded to crash it - twice.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Chop shop found in Turlock

The theft of a stolen all-terrain vehicle led authorities to a chop shop operating in Turlock, as well as the seizure of an estimated 100 pounds of marijuana.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman, teens charged with theft

A woman was arrested Thursday night on allegations she used two teenagers to help her steal from a Turlock store.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect caught burglarizing laundry facility

A Turlock man is facing burglary charges after he was seen breaking into the coin boxes at an apartment complex laundry room.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three arrested for murder

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested three men for the murder of two men, whose remains were found in a charred car in an orchard outside Denair.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pitman student hit by car

A 16-year-old boy walking to Pitman High School was struck by a car Thursday morning.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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