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Thief caught at scene of crime

A man, who was successful in stealing merchandise from a Turlock store one day, returned the next day with the same plan, only to end up in handcuffs.

January 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police department bestows annual awards for service

The Turlock Police Department honored their own Thursday morning by paying tribute to those that have gone beyond the norm in their public service duties.

January 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Governor’s budget proposal cuts funding for library programs

The newly presented budget from Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing some deep cuts to several state departments, including libraries, which could close the books on programs like adult literacy.

January 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Bus driver arrested for DUI

A Turlock school bus driver en route to pick up students at a speech tournament was stopped by the California Highway Patrol and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

January 25, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Road rage trial delayed

For the second time, a preliminary hearing has been postponed for a Turlock man accused of beating to death a Hilmar man in an incident of suspected road rage.

January 25, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Auto thief gets prison time

A Turlock man was sentenced to three years in state prison for stealing a car that was left idling and unattended.

January 25, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search for 4-year-old continues

The fourth day of searching for a missing 4-year-old Patterson boy ended Friday with no new leads for investigators.

January 21, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Modesto records first homicide of the year

The Modesto Police Department is investigating a shooting that claimed the life of one man and forced the temporary lockdown of a nearby elementary school Friday morning.

January 21, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Downtown report shows increased event attendance; slight improvement in vacancy rates

While the effects of the troubled economy continue to ripple through Turlock's business communities, the Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association marked 2010 as a year of successful campaigns that brought more people to the downtown corridor, said the association's executive director Trina Walley.

January 21, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County sees increase in unemployment rate; Emanuel Medical Center eliminates 22 positions

Economists may be preaching about the road to recovery, but the sluggish economy is continuing to take a toll on Stanislaus County, with the ranks of unemployment growing in the last month, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

January 21, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Deputies bust foursome for rooster fights

The Merced County Sheriff's Department broke up a cock fight and arrested four teenagers when they were caught fighting the stolen roosters at a Delhi residence Wednesday.

January 21, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


TUSD quickens pace of district mapping for 2013 trustee elections

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees laid out a timeline Tuesday night that will chart the course towards the first district elections in 2013.

January 18, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Perseverance brings ‘Magic Pajamas’ to life

"The Magic Pajamas" is a children's story set in rhyme about a brother and sister who go on an extraordinary adventure through the power of their PJs, but the real magic, says Turlock author Steve Olsen, is how the book made it to fruition.

January 18, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Lifestyle


Auto thief gets three years

A man who led law enforcement on a pursuit through Keyes in a stolen truck was sentenced to prison on Jan. 6.

January 18, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drunk driver gets prison term

A Waterford man who injured a person while driving drunk, was sentenced to four years and four months in state prison, the Stanislaus County District Attorney reported.

January 18, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Taxi driver assaulted in Turlock

A taxi driver was beaten and robbed by an 18-year-old Turlock man who mistakenly believed the driver was flirting with a woman.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment rate continues to fall in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continues on a downward trend, coming in at its lowest level so far this year, according to the recently released Employment Development Department data.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Count reveals growth in county homelessness

The homeless population in Stanislaus County grew by an estimated 21 percent over the last year, according to the results of a countywide count conducted earlier this year.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Duo nabbed for auto theft

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Taskforce and the Turlock Police Department arrested two women on auto theft charges after they were apprehended driving a stolen vehicle.

May 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock museum set to feature geocaching tours

The game is soon to be afoot at the Turlock Historical Society.

May 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Fire Chief leaving in August

Donning the uniform of the Turlock Fire Department has been a regular routine for Tim Lohman for the past 35 years. Come Aug. 15, Turlock's Fire Chief will put it on for one last time before his retirement from public safety takes effect and his new position in the agricultural sector begins.

May 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Amputation reported at cheese plant

An industrial accident at a Turlock cheese plant partially amputated the arm of a man fixing a piece of equipment.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


DA rejects sexual assault case against restaurateur

The Turlock man who said there was no truth to a claim that he sexually assaulted one of his female employees at his Oakdale eatery has been vindicated.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man identified as suspect in shooting

A 38-year-old Turlock man is being sought on attempted murder charges after shooting a man multiple times, leaving him with serious injuries.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


West Nile virus found in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Suspect’s identity sought

The Turlock Police Department is looking for the man captured on video surveillance trying to cash a counterfeit check at a Turlock bank.

May 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fifth suspect jailed for double homicide

The discovery last year of two deceased men inside a charred vehicle in an orchard on the outskirts of Denair has now resulted in the arrest of a fifth man on murder charges.

May 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Denair student suffers major leg injury in bike collision

An 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle to school Thursday morning suffered a severe injury to his leg when he was hit by a truck.

May 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


One injured in suspected gang shooting

Turlock Police detectives continue to seek information on the shooting of an 18-year-old man on a Turlock street Thursday afternoon.

May 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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