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Ex-deputy enters not guilty plea

Amid a throng of media, protesters and supporters, Kari Abbey, the former Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputy, appeared in Stanislaus County Superior Court on Wednesday to plead not guilty to the charges against her, including one of murder for the death of Rita Elias, 31.

June 03, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


More DUI arrests over holiday weekend

A Memorial Day holiday crackdown on suspected drunken drivers has resulted in the arrests of 65 people, according to the Turlock Police Department.

May 31, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Train collision kills one

A Planada man was killed when a passenger train collided with his truck Sunday afternoon in Merced County.

May 31, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Murder of rap star nets Turlock brothers 80 years to life

The two Turlock brothers who were convicted of brazenly gunning down a rising rap performer at a memorial barbecue, will conceivably spend the rest of their lives behind bars.

May 31, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Winds prompt health advisory

The breezes that have been blowing through the area and keeping the temperatures down are also stirring up some health concerns.

May 27, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Former resident person of interest in toddler’s death

A former Turlock resident implicated in the death of a 3-year-old Exeter girl could be facing possible arrest in the days ahead as law enforcement continues their probe into the toddler's violent death.

May 27, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Air Support Unit back on patrol

A unique funding source and a renewed partnership are clearing the path for the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department helicopters to take to the skies again.

May 27, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Missing Turlock woman found in canal

A body was pulled from the water of a Hilmar canal that has been positively identified as that of a missing Turlock woman.

May 24, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | TOP STORIES


Court rules California must reduce prison overcrowding

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that California must drastically decrease the prison population could create public safety concerns and overcrowding problems at county-level jail facilities.

May 24, 2011 | BY SABRA STAFFORD sstafford@turlockjournal.com | TOP STORIES


International murder suspect caught in Hughson

A Mexican national wanted for a Mother's Day murder nine years ago was apprehended in Hughson in March and turned over to Mexican authorities Friday.

May 20, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen suspect denies murder charge

In a courtroom filled with family, friends, media and general onlookers, 17-year-old Shanna Wills entered a not guilty plea Wednesday to the charges she murdered her father and attacked her mother.

May 20, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Employment on the rise, finally

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County took a dip downward with numerous sectors posting job gains in April, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

May 20, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man with Alzheimer’s goes missing

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help in finding an elderly man with Alzheimer's who wondered away from his Modesto home.

May 17, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


BOOTS OF BOUNTY

The Turlock Fire Department was out Saturday afternoon for the annual Fill the Boot drive. The firefighters were able to raise about $14,000 that they will use to help support community organizations and families such as Turlock Together, Turlock Unified School District, Turlock Recreation Department and Random Acts of Kindness program.

May 17, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Changing of the guard

On Tuesday the Turlock Police Department bid farewell to Sgt. Douglas Ravaglioli who is retiring from the department and celebrated the promotion of Steve Crawford to sergeant.

May 17, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


Turlock Police sponsoring rape defense class

The Turlock Police Department is currently taking sign-ups for their Rape Aggression Defense class.

April 28, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Multiple suspects charged in connection with Turlock man’s murder

The Turlock Police Department has arrested three individuals and is seeking the whereabouts of a fourth person in connection to the fatal shooting that claimed ...

April 28, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock Council allocates grants to draw in tourists

The Turlock City Council approved a bevy of grants for several special events that have the potential to draw in visitors to Turlock, but left ...

April 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Turlock man prison bound for multiple DUIs

A Turlock man who has repeatedly been arrested and convicted of driving under the influence is headed to prison for his fifth conviction, reported the ...

April 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Driver freed from crashed car by Turlock Fire

The Turlock Fire Department rescued a motorist from his crushed vehicle after the driver struck a light post.

April 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock police investigate fatal shooting

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the murder of a 37-year-old Turlock man that happened Saturday night.

April 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Culinary showdown Turlock: Pitman wins high school Iron Chef competition

For the past several weeks the students in the culinary programs at Turlock and Pitman high schools have thrown themselves into learning everything they could ...

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Education


County workforce agency restructured into new organizations

The Board of the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance officially disbanded on Monday, with two new entities taking its place, one as a private ...

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Stanislaus County fails in State of Air report

Residents of Stanislaus County are still subjected to breathing in some of the worst air in the country, according to the American Lung Association's ...

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


LightBox actors ready to debut ‘The Reluctant Dragon’

The LightBox Theatre Company is pulling back the curtain Friday at the Carnegie Arts Center on their production of "The Reluctant Dragon."

April 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Litter removal program helping cleanup highways

The highways that pass through the Central Valley got some sprucing up Thursday with Caltran's annual statewide Litter Removal and Enforcement Day.

April 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Robbery, weapon charges for Turlock man

A Turlock man is facing criminal charges for a weapon offense and a robbery after he was caught allegedly trying to shoplift from a grocery ...

April 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


BB gun shooting injures one

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man wounded from a BB on Sunday night.

April 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Clean-up in Denair

Residents of Denair proved they care about their community by turning out Saturday for some clean-up projects. The campaign drew out about 15 volunteers, including ...

April 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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