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Local girl tests positive for West Nile virus

A 6-year-old girl sickened with the West Nile virus is the first confirmed human case in Stanislaus County this year.

July 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New bill to safeguard homeowners from unfair bank practices

A bill aimed at protecting homeowners and borrowers during the mortgage and foreclosure process was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

July 12, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Local talent to light up community stage

County fairs are a great place to indulge fried food fancies, experience the thrills of loop-de-loop rides and see first-hand the agricultural backbone of the community.

July 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Stanislaus Fair 2016


Turlock to join CopLink

The Turlock Police Department will soon have another arsenal in their crime fighting tool belt as the Turlock City Council approved a measure for the departments to implement the crime database system CopLink.

July 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Man robbed outside restaurant

Turlock Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened in the parking lot of Monte Vista Crossings during the daytime hours.

July 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Volunteers bring library to the homebound

Turlock residents Susie Van Foeken and Marie Voltzke enjoy talking about their travels, they like reading Christian fiction and they each have a particular fondness for black jellybeans. These are the markers of their friendship - a friendship that has been growing for the last four years and blossomed through the Stanislaus County Library's Home Delivery Service.

July 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ten arrested in DUI crackdown

The Avoid the 12 anti-drunk driving crackdown for the Fourth of July holiday period resulted in an increase of arrests for driving under the influence.

July 06, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Illegal fireworks keep fire, police busy over holiday

The Turlock fire and police personnel tasked with finding illegal fireworks were kept busy during the Independence Day holiday.

July 06, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi cyclist mauled by dogs

A pack of dogs roaming through a Delhi neighborhood Wednesday morning attacked two cyclists, sending one man to the hospital with serious injuries, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

July 06, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Deputy fired fatal shot in death of Turlock man

A standoff that was sparked by a suspected suicidal man opening fire upon Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies Wednesday afternoon came to a deadly end when the man was found dead from a single gunshot wound hours later.

July 05, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hilmar woman shot in head by fiancé

An unintentional shooting in Delhi Wednesday night left a 20-year-old woman dead and her fiancé charged with her murder.

July 05, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police promotion

Steve Williams, a 24-year veteran of the Turlock Police Department, was promoted to the rank of captain Monday.

July 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Collisions spike on Independence Day

The Fourth of July is a day known for backyard barbecues, parades and stunning pyrotechnic displays. Unfortunately, it is also becoming a deadly day to be on the road.

July 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fire department asks for ‘safe and sane’ firework celebrations

Before the fuse is lit on the fireworks, the Turlock Fire Department is reminding the community to celebrate Independence Day with safety in mind.

July 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock's overall crime rate falls, while burglaries increase

Falastine Munoz describes the day in 2011 that she came home to find her home burglarized as a devastating experience.

June 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


Fake firefighters arrested by real police

Turlock Police Chief Nino Amirfar and Turlock Fire Marshal Mark Gomez helped take two people into custody Thursday evening on allegations they had been posing ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment sees a dip in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County fell below the 8 percent mark in April as several sectors reported moderate job gains for the month, according ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock residents charged in unemployment benefit scheme

Two Turlock residents were included in an 18-count indictment of Californians accused of unemployment benefits fraud and an identity theft scheme, according to the U ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search leads to robbery arrest in Turlock

A robbery suspect and an accomplice who helped him flee from law enforcement at least for a short time were apprehended Thursday afternoon in Turlock ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three years and thousands of miles later, missing dog is found in Turlock

If dogs could sing, 13-year-old Trixie very well might belt out "My Old Kentucky Home."

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Funeral services set for fallen deputy, CSO

The funeral services for the two Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department employees killed in a fiery collision will be open to the community.

May 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Area fires create hazy skyline

Two grassfires west of Turlock sent thick plumes of smoke into the sky Wednesday afternoon.

May 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair cyclist killed in crash

A Denair man out for a bicycle ride Wednesday morning was struck by a vehicle and killed along the outskirts of Turlock, the California Highway ...

May 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man burned in home fire

A Turlock man was injured when trying to escape a house fire Sunday evening.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock schools placed on lockdown as police search for suspect

Four Turlock schools were placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon as the Turlock Police Department searched for a possibly armed suspect.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock schools on lockdown as police search for suspect

Three Turlock schools are currently on lockdown as the Turlock Police Department searches for a possibly armed suspect.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Scammers look to profit off sheriff’s department tragedy

As the community mourns the passing of two Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department employees, the sheriff's department is warning people to be wary about ...

May 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Explosion injures one in Turlock

A man received second and third-degree burns from an explosion at a Turlock duplex Saturday night, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

May 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sheriff’s deputy, community service officer killed in collision

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department announced earlier today that a sheriff's deputy and a community service officer were killed in a collision while ...

May 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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