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Judge grants leniency in fatal drunk driving case

It was a lapse in judgment with fatal consequences that left one family grappling with the senseless loss of a beloved son and brother in a drunk driving accident, and another dealing with the heart-wrenching fact that their son and brother had been behind the wheel of the fatal crash.

September 23, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


18 months for Road Dog Cycle defendant

The first defendant to enter a guilty plea in the federal racketeering case involving the Denair Road Dog Cycle shop, was handed down a prison sentence Monday.

September 23, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Guilty plea in Riverbank homicides

A Riverbank man, standing accused of stabbing to death three of his family members, pled guilty Thursday to three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office.

September 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Teens nabbed for armed robbery

Two Winton teenagers were arrested Sept. 11 on suspicion of committing a strong armed robbery against another Winton teen.

September 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Inmate hit with Taser, dies in custody

An inmate at the Stanislaus County Jail died while in custody after he was shot with a stun gun, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

September 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Neighborhood Watch presentation

The Turlock Police Department is extending an invitation to all Neighborhood Watch and Business Watch Captains for their Quarterly Watch Captains Meeting.

September 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cigarette crook caught

A man suspected of robbing a Turlock convenience store of cigarettes was taken into custody Thursday night.

September 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man not given a mulligan for golf theft

A Patterson man accused of swiping golf equipment from a Turlock sports store entered a no contest plea to second degree burglary on Sept. 1.

September 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Scoreboard donation for MJC

Modesto Junior College will receive a new stadium scoreboard courtesy of a $150,000 donation from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local #684, and the Northern California Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association.

September 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


County labor market shows improvement

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County took a modest dip for the month of August while the state saw another gain, according to the latest numbers from the Economic Development Department.

September 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


UC Merced exhibit showcases Central Valley culture

From the stark, yet moving, photos of renowned photographer Dorothea Lange to the prolific works of poet Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel, the newest exhibits at the UC Merced campus are celebrating the cultural contributions of the Central Valley.

September 15, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Fine Arts


H1N1 cases on the rise locally, worldwide

Stanislaus County health officials have confirmed that the passing of a 69-year-old man in August was caused by the H1N1 virus, bringing the county total up to six deaths.

September 15, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hughson man dies of multiple stab wounds in Turlock alley

A dispute over a woman is believed to have incited an altercation that led to the death of a Hughson man Saturday in Turlock.

September 15, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Argument mars day of fishing; one jailed

A fishing expedition among three friends at the back of Lake Yosemite Wednesday night took a turn for the worst when one man started an argument over cigarettes.

September 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Wildlife center celebrates 25 years of helping animals

Twenty-five years ago six people set out on a mission to protect the wildlife living in Stanislaus County.

September 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbor News


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Nude suspect found on Fulkerth

A 44-year-old man was taken into custody for public intoxication after he was found walking naked along a Turlock street.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Masked bandit apprehended

A teenager tried to steal a cart full of alcohol from a Turlock store wearing a stolen Halloween mask Monday afternoon.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Witness helps capture burglary suspects

A quick-thinking witness aided police officers in the capture of three teen burglary suspects.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens hurl limes at cars

Four juveniles were arrested Sunday on allegations they had been throwing objects at passing cars, including limes, the Turlock Police Department reported.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Residents report drive-by

A drive-by shooting occurred in the area of Chestnut Street Friday, though no injuries were reported.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Scam targets university students

The California State University, Stanislaus Police Department is warning students of a scam purporting to offer scholarships.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police department adds new officer, recruits

The Turlock Police Department welcomed a new officer Tuesday morning and introduced three new recruits headed to the police academy as the department works to increase the ranks after being chided by the grand jury for staff shortages.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Train, truck collide in Denair

A 71-year-old man who was driving a pickup truck struck by a passenger train in Denair Tuesday morning escaped the collision with only moderate injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fava Bean Day recipient thankful for support

The family of 18-year-old Dustin Babb is learning that even in the darkest of days a little sunshine can peek through.

August 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock couple’s engagement featured in ‘Christian Mingle’

Elizabeth Lourenco and Jeffrey Severson of Turlock, who began their romance as high school sweethearts, were chosen to have their proposal photo featured in the film "Christian Mingle."

August 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Crash witnesses rescue couple from canal

Several Good Samaritans came to the rescue of a Hughson couple after their car crashed into a canal Thursday.

August 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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


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