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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


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


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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


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


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