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Marijuana operation found in Livingston

Acting on a tip, the Merced County Sheriff's Department found a marijuana growing operation in a residence just outside of Livingston.

November 20, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Suspect Tasered and captured

A validated gang member, who is also a suspect in a stabbing, was arrested Tuesday after a foot pursuit that ended with him being shot with a Taser by Merced County Sheriff's deputies.

November 20, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


County sows high unemployment as harvest season ends

After months of a steady decrease, the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County shot back up again as the harvest season came to a close, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

November 20, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man sustains head trauma in Winton bar beating

A 28-year-old man suffered a severe head injury after he was attacked by two to three men inside a Winton bar Sunday night.

November 17, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Officer saves woman from burning home

A disabled woman was treated for smoke inhalation, but escaped any further injuries after she was rescued from her burning bedroom by a Turlock police officer.

November 17, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Gun charges net prison time

A 19-year-old Turlock man was sentenced to six years in prison on illegal firearm charges, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office.

November 13, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gang sweep in Turlock

The Central Valley Gang Impact Task Force served out several search warrants in and around Turlock Friday as part of an ongoing investigation.

November 13, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi burglary ends with two arrests

Two men were arrested this week by the Merced County Sheriff's Department in connection to a burglary in Delhi.

November 13, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gustine homicide suspects named

The identities of four men suspected of stabbing to death a man at a Gustine bar were released Thursday by the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

November 13, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Teen gets six years for carjacking and assault

A teenager convicted of assaulting and carjacking an elderly woman was sentenced to six years in state prison on Nov. 6.

November 13, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Number of H1N1 cases now higher than 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, says CDC

Revised numbers from the Centers for Disease Control estimate that 22 million Americans have been sickened by H1N1 and as many as 3,900 have died since the novel influenza virus made its first appearance in the United States in April.

November 13, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Melody will fill the halls at annual MJC Orchestra Day

High school musicians from around Stanislaus County are tuning up their violins and violas in preparation for the ninth annual Orchestra Day at Modesto Junior College.

November 10, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Music


Motorcycle gang suspected behind Gustine homicide

A fight inside a Gustine bar involving suspected members of an outlaw motorcycle gang resulted in the death of a 33-year-old man.

November 10, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspicious fire investigated

A vegetation fire that scorched about a quarter acre of land Monday afternoon was deemed suspicious by the Turlock City Fire Department.

November 10, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Tobacco settlement benefits wetlands, waterfowl

Ducks Unlimited, the non-profit conservation and hunting group with chapters across the nation, including Turlock, has been selected as one of the beneficiaries in a multi-million class action lawsuit against the makers of chewing tobacco.

November 10, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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License plate picture lands three in jail

Three people were arrested on drug and theft charges by Turlock Police officers after a witness to a theft snapped a picture of the suspect's license plate.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fleeing suspect caught in foot chase

A man who tried to run from a Turlock Police officer landed in jail Thursday after he was found in possession of methamphetamine.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drug drop off box coming to Turlock Police Department

The growing prescription drop-off program that allows individuals to dispose of unused medications in a safe manner will soon have a site in Turlock.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Pursuit ends with crash, arrest

An attempted auto burglary turned into a vehicle pursuit that ended with a crash and the arrest of the 19-year-old driver.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Student arrested for assault

A 17-year-old Turlock High School student was arrested Thursday morning on allegations he tried to hurt an individual with a chair.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment hits new low in county

For the first time since the onset of the Great Recession, the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County has dropped below 10 percent.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock woman ready to step into new life

The theme song from "The Wizard of Oz" tells us dreams come true over the rainbow, but Melinda Conley is hoping it's just over the arch - the St. Louis Arch to be exact.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Events celebrate arts at Carnegie

The Carnegie Arts Center has scheduled a bevy of artistic events in October, from poetry to surrealism.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ coming to MJC

The Modesto Junior College is staging an original production of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Stolen auto arrest leads to chop shop

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force discovered a chop shop and a marijuana grow after arresting two men in a stolen vehicle.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Council approves grant for additional police officers

The Turlock City Council voted unanimously to accept and fund a portion of a federal grant that will result in the Turlock Police Department hiring four new officers.

October 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Three steal thousands in Apple products

Three out-of-towners, including a 16-year-old boy, were arrested in Turlock on allegations they stole several thousands of dollars in electronics from Target.

October 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County ranks high for youth homicides

Stanislaus County had the fifth highest rate of youth homicides in California according to a new report from the Violence Policy Center.

October 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


'Christian Mingle' world premiere: Turlock's moment in the spotlight

Celebrities, producers, city representatives, and numerous Turlock residents strolled down the red carpet Friday night for the world premiere of "Christian Mingle."

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire station in need of better connection

Fire stations need certain equipment like hoses, ladders, and engines to do their jobs successfully, and in these times that also includes internet access.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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