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Turlock Midas owner barred from ever owning another repair shop

The Modesto businessman who owned the Midas store in Turlock, as well as 21 other stores in the state, has reached a settlement with the California Attorney General that will cost him $1.8 million and bars him from ever running another auto repair shop in the state.

January 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man believed drowned in Newman

Police suspect a man drowned in the swollen Orestimba Creek in Newman Tuesday night after going around the signs warning of the flood.

January 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Teen shot in Modesto

The Modesto Police Department is seeking the public's help in their investigation of a shooting that wounded a 17-year-old boy.

January 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Family becomes victims of home invasion robbers

A Livingston family was tied up and threatened by four armed men Thursday afternoon during a home invasion robbery, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

January 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Drugs, weapon found in traffic stop

A traffic stop of a truck that almost hit a Merced County Sheriff's patrol car resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine and a handgun and numerous charges for the driver.

January 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Law enforcement addresses public’s fears about Tasers

Stanislaus County law enforcement agencies worked to address public concerns over the use of less-than-lethal force, especially that of Tasers, at a community forum sponsored by the local NAACP chapter.

January 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hughson Public Works director accused of stealing court records

The City of Hughson's Public Works Director, David Chase, will be arraigned Wednesday on accusations that he deleted accounting files and building permits from the city's server without authorization.

January 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Girl’s claim of kidnapping was a lie

A Turlock girl's story of being abducted by several men and fighting them off to win escape turned out to be a fabrication.

January 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Rain eases for now, more on the way

That big yellow orb shining through the clouds is the sun and it would be best to enjoy it while it lasts.

January 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Officer does Turlock proud on game show

Turlock Police Officer Amanda Alberti may have been stumped by the word "wool" on her "Wheel of Fortune" appearance, but she still walked away a winner.

January 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teens face robbery charges

Two teenagers are facing robbery charges after a shoplifting at a Turlock grocery store went awry.

January 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Second downtown bank robbed

For the second time in a week, a downtown Turlock bank has been robbed and a suspect has gotten away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

January 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Storm pelts Valley with rain, hail

Pull out the rain slickers and the umbrellas because the wet weather is making itself at home in the Central Valley for the rest of the week.

January 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock’s roads aren’t that bad, yet, but future doesn’t look good

No one in Turlock would be surprised to learn that the city's streets are not exactly paved with gold, but it might surprise a few to learn that on average Turlock's streets are satisfactory, according to the most recent road survey. However, the survey also found that if the funding for street maintenance and repair doesn't increase significantly and rapidly, the road from satisfactory to poor will be a short trip.

January 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County supervisors temporarily shutter law enforcement academy

Citing a continued budget shortfall and recession induced layoffs, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to suspend the basic law enforcement academy training at the Ray Simon Training Center.

January 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbor News


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Cyclist killed by train

A 39-year-old man died Saturday morning when he rode his bicycle in front of an oncoming freight train in Turlock.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fifth candidate joins City Council race

United States Postal worker and current Turlock Parks, Arts and Recreation Commissioner Sergio Alvarado has announced his intention to run for Turlock City Council.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Election


Questions still remain a year after fatal shooting

On July 23, 2013, the family of Brandon Pacheco learned the devastating news that the 25-year-old resident had been shot and killed.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New security measures at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center is instituting a new check-in and visitor badge process to come in line with the recommendations from a safety task force.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pursuit ends with Turlock man’s arrest

A Turlock man was arrested on multiple criminal charges after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a dangerous high speed chase around Merced County Thursday afternoon.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Young siblings nabbed for theft

A brother and sister found themselves in trouble with law enforcement after stealing a wallet from a woman at a play area.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County unemployment unchanged

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Carnegie hosts ‘Dead Man’

The Merced College Theatre Society is staging the dark comedy "Dead Man's Cell Phone," by playwright Sarah Ruhl.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Swansons kick start university fund drive

Turlock residents Matt and Maria Swanson have pledged $250,000 to California State University, Stanislaus to serve as the foundation for the One Purpose endowment.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Couple charged with fraud

A Turlock man and woman found themselves under arrest after a scheme to cash a stolen check went awry.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspected drug smuggler caught in Turlock

A suspect wanted by the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department on multiple drug charges, was apprehended Wednesday morning in Turlock.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi man will stand trial for father’s murder

A Delhi man standing accused of killing his father on New Year's Day 2013, had his formal arraignment postponed for two weeks.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Death penalty option dropped for Turlock defendant

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office will not seek the death penalty against a Turlock man charged with murdering a 26-year-old man two years ago.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cause of death known, but unreleased for two people found at Turlock murder-suicide scene

The Turlock Police Department, in conjunction with the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office, officially released the names of the four individuals found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in a Turlock home.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attorney changes course and decides to continue representing Turlock defendant

The second phase of the murder trial for Turlock resident Nicholas Harris, in which jurors will decide if he was sane or not when he stabbed to death a 25-year-old man, will begin in about a month's time with his defense attorney continuing to helm his case.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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