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Snow to open Sustainable Futures conference with talk about water

The state's water chief will be the keynote speaker to open California State University, Stanislaus' third annual Conference for Sustainable Futures.

October 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wind, flooding wreck havoc on city

The first big storm of the season swept through the Central Valley Tuesday, with pouring rain and gusting winds that toppled trees and utility lines all over the city.

October 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman found dead in park

A 39-year-old woman was found hanging in a Turlock playground Tuesday morning.

October 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Body found in Summerfaire Park

October 13, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | TOP STORIES


Suspect in double homicide arrested

The suspect wanted for the murder of a Merced County couple was taken into custody Wednesday night in Louisiana.

October 09, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Detectives search for robber

The Modesto Police department is seeking the man responsible for robbing a bank inside a Modesto grocery store.

October 09, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Parents charged with child neglect

The parents of three young girls were booked into the Merced County Jail after their three children were found in a filthy apartment all alone Monday.

October 09, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Heart attack caused death of jailed ex-deputy

An investigation by the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has ruled that the death of Craig Prescott while in the custody of the Stanislaus County Jail, was accidental and not the result of being shot with a Taser.

October 09, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Children top priority for H1N1 vaccination

The first shipment of the H1N1 virus vaccine has arrived in Stanislaus County and is being dispensed to those considered to have the greatest risk of serious complications from the virulent flu strain.

October 09, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock ballerina to perform Juliet in Central West production

The first time Lindsay Weddle took the stage it was as a moonbeam fairy in the ballet version of "Twas The Night Before Christmas." It was a small role for the then 12-year-old budding ballerina, but it left a lasting impression.

October 06, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


K-9 memorial dedicated to past officers

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department unveiled a new memorial Friday dedicated to their four-legged partners.

October 02, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Parolee found with drugs, gun

The Merced County Sheriff's Department arrested a parolee on Tuesday after he was found in possession of a large amount of marijuana and a stolen handgun.

October 02, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Merced pursuit ends with suicide

A pursuit of a man involved in a domestic dispute came to an abrupt end Thursday morning when the subject of the pursuit took his own life, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

October 02, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Double homicide discovered in Merced County

The decomposing bodies of a Merced County couple found in their laundry room were the victims of a homicide, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department, and investigators have named a person of interest in the case.

October 02, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Delhi woman wounded by pit bull

A woman out for a walk with her dog was attacked by a pit bull in Delhi on Thursday morning.

October 02, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Denair party ends in fatality

A Denair man hosting a birthday party for a friend was stabbed to death by an uninvited guest, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department reported.

September 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Policeman’s ball set for October

Tickets for the Turlock Policeman's Ball are currently on sale for at a discounted price.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


West Nile virus reports remain high

The number of individuals sickened with the West Nile virus in California continues to climb as the rates of infected mosquitoes reaches previously unseen levels, the California Department of Public Health reported.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Public safety unions issue endorsements

The unions representing Turlock's police and firefighters entered the political ring earlier this week with their endorsements for Turlock's City Council and mayor.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Election


Hit and run injures three

Three people were injured Friday night by a speeding sports utility vehicle that hit their car after they stopped to let a man cross the street.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Neighborhood of family tragedy given grief support

Jessica's House, the non-profit Turlock grief support organization, held a community forum and remembrance ceremony for the Turlock neighborhood shaken by the death of three family members in a hit and run collision.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mountain lion could be hunting in the area

The reports from some rural residents that a mountain lion has been prowling around the area just gained some substantiation with the death of a horse in the Hilmar area.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Effort to care for area’s wildlife marks 30 years

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is celebrating their 30th anniversary by giving residents the chance to get acquainted with the various animals that roam the rivers, skies, and lands in Stanislaus County.

September 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Riverbank murder suspect caught in Turlock

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department apprehended a murder suspect leaving a Turlock store on Wednesday night after a woman recognized him from Crime Stoppers.

September 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder charges filed for fatal crash

The Turlock man believed to have been behind the wheel in a collision that claimed the lives of three people from one family, has officially been charged with murder.

September 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Organization seeks Korean War vets

The Sons in Retirement organization are looking for local Korean War veterans to participate in a service tribute in November.

September 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Robber strikes at downtown Turlock bank

A downtown Turlock bank was robbed by a lone suspect Tuesday morning.

September 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shoplifting suspect caught with ninja stars

A Turlock man stopped for shoplifting arrow tips from Walmart on Monday was found in possession of Shuriken knives, also known as ninja throwing stars, the Turlock Police Department reported.

September 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Elderly woman hit crossing street

A 75-year-old Turlock woman was critically injured Friday night when she was struck by a car while crossing W. Main Street.

September 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hit and run collision claims life of three family members

A family out for an evening stroll around their Turlock neighborhood was struck by a suspected drunken driver who lost control of his speeding vehicle, resulting in three fatalities Saturday night.

September 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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