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Red light runner causes crash

A woman who police say ran a red light, caused a collision that injured three, including a 13-month old baby.

December 01, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Valley history backdrop to ‘Hollywood Cafe’ mystery

"There was no moon that night when two men knocked on the door of the Hollywood Cafe."

December 01, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Lifestyle


Turlocker in the green after game show appearance

Turlock resident and assistant principal at Mitchell Senior Elementary, Jenn Handy, walked away from her "Wheel of Fortune" appearance with $7,600 in cash and prizes and a second place finish.

November 27, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hilmar hit by propane thief

Twice in one week two Hilmar propane stores have been robbed of their tanks, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

November 27, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hunger in the Valley

On any given day thousands of gallons of milk, tons of nuts, and truckloads of fruit roll out of the Central Valley headed to dinner tables across America and the world. And on any given night, thousands of Central Valley residents go to bed feeling the pangs of hunger.

November 24, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Robbery suspects apprehended

A 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were arrested at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon for an armed robbery of a Turlock music store.

November 20, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock woman takes a spin on the W-H-E-E-L

Hopefully, the wheel was kind to Turlock resident Jenn Handy and spared her from the dreaded "Lose A Turn," and the loathsome "Bankrupt."

November 20, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Abduction attempt reported in Denair

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is investigating a possible kidnapping attempt in Denair of a high school student as she walked home Wednesday afternoon.

November 20, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police department starts gang hotline

With the hopes of curbing gang activity in and around the city, the Modesto Police Department has established a new gang hotline.

November 20, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


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


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Turlock WWII veterans join honor flight

The final preparations are being made for Monday's take off of the fifth Central Valley Honor Flight that will escort area World War II veterans to the nation's capital for a special reception and tour of the World War II Memorial.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fourth suspect arrested for double homicide

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested a fourth man for the murder of two men found inside a charred car in an orchard outside of Denair.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen motorcycle involved in two hit and runs

Turlock Police officers are on the hunt for a man who stole a motorcycle and then proceeded to crash it - twice.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Chop shop found in Turlock

The theft of a stolen all-terrain vehicle led authorities to a chop shop operating in Turlock, as well as the seizure of an estimated 100 pounds of marijuana.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman, teens charged with theft

A woman was arrested Thursday night on allegations she used two teenagers to help her steal from a Turlock store.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect caught burglarizing laundry facility

A Turlock man is facing burglary charges after he was seen breaking into the coin boxes at an apartment complex laundry room.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three arrested for murder

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested three men for the murder of two men, whose remains were found in a charred car in an orchard outside Denair.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pitman student hit by car

A 16-year-old boy walking to Pitman High School was struck by a car Thursday morning.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fruit cup used in Turlock robbery

A man's attempt at shoplifting items from a Turlock grocery store became a robbery after he hurled a fruit cup at a loss prevention agent in his escape.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Motorcyclist killed in Turlock collision

A Turlock neighborhood already rocked by the death of three family members has once again witnessed a fatality on their streets.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found asleep at intersection charged with DUI

A man found asleep behind the wheel of his car at a Turlock intersection was arrested for driving under the influence when he was unable to complete a field sobriety test.

October 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Remains found in burned car

The remains of two people were discovered inside a burned car Monday morning in an orchard located east of Denair.

October 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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