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Delhi drug dealer gets 14 years

A federal drug bust that grew out of an investigation of a drug distribution ring in Turlock has resulted in a prison sentence for a Delhi man.

June 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment shows marginal improvement

The unemployment news in Stanislaus County got a little less bleak with the release of the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

June 18, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


A new look at the big box store ban

Back in 2004, when the Turlock City Council decided to take on Wal-Mart, it was seen as a David vs. Goliath fight.

June 18, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Young boy shot in drive-by

A 12-year-old boy is in stable condition after he was shot in the back during a drive-by that detectives believe was a case of mistaken identity.

June 18, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Fisherman’s body recovered

The Merced County Sheriff's Department recovered a body from the Delta Mendota canal on Tuesday that has been identified as that of a missing fisherman.

June 18, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Plea agreement reached for fatal DUI

A Modesto man who had been facing murder charges for a drunk driving collision, entered into a plea deal with prosecutors that will send him to prison for the next 13 years.

June 18, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


National Night Out

The Turlock Police Department is holding a contest for National Night Out.

June 18, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police search for shooting suspect

A fight inside a downtown Turlock bar that involved suspected gang members ended with gunshots.

June 15, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Massive fire burns through downtown industrial area

A raging inferno sparked up inside a pallet company on Monday swept through three businesses in an industrial neighborhood of Turlock, destroying property, charring vehicles, and sending up thick billowing plumes of black smoke that could be seen from miles away.

June 15, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire in Turlock

June 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


One injured in daytime Delhi shooting

Four teenagers were arrested in Delhi for a shooting that wounded a 20-year-old man in the arm, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

June 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gang task force arrests 18 after seven-month long investigation

The movement to squash the growing gang problems in the area took another step forward with a multi-agency operation that resulted in 18 arrests and the seizure of narcotics and weapons.

June 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fight ends in arrest for attempted murder

A personal dispute between two men came to a head Wednesday morning and ended with one man hospitalized with a stab wound and another in jail on attempted murder charges.

June 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gang member gets eight years

An 18-year-old gang member was sentenced to eight years in state prison for his role in a drive-by shooting.

June 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Stabbing reported in Planada

A 20-year-old man is recovering from two stab wounds he received when he was attacked by a group of suspected gang members Wednesday night in Planada.

June 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


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Pursuit ends with two arrests

Two teens suspected of being involved in a residential burglary were arrested Tuesday after a high speed pursuit.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect punches man for cell phone

A man walking along a Turlock neighborhood Tuesday afternoon was approached by a stranger who punched him and then took his cell phone, the Turlock Police Department reported.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Assault with car lands woman in jail

A 45-year-old woman was arrested Monday on allegations she intentionally swerved the vehicle she was driving in an attempt to hit a man crossing the street.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Walks open up downtown Turlock art scene

The arts scene in downtown Turlock is readying to expand its presence in the community with the inaugural Art Around Town walk.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Mosquito abatement districts preparing for busy West Nile season

The area's mosquito abatement districts are already busy at work in trying to tamp down the mosquito population in the wake of a year that saw one of the largest number of West Nile Virus cases in state history.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Good Samaritan beaten, carjacked

A man stopping to help what appeared to be a stranded motorist became the victim of a carjacking when the motorist and two other men attacked him and stole his car Tuesday night.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Child falls from moving vehicle

The Turlock Police Department is investigating an accident in which a young girl was seriously injured from falling out of a moving vehicle.

April 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Tune In and Turn Up returns to fairgrounds

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is looking to better the region's air quality by fixing those vehicles that are releasing polluting exhaust through their annual Tune In and Tune Up Car Clean-Up Event.

April 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Seniors soar over Turlock in ‘Dream Flight’

The first time Charles Walker ever took to the skies it was in a Boeing Stearman biplane as a young military pilot preparing to be shipped over to Europe to join the Allied forces fight in World War II.

April 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hilmar dairy worker beaten, robbed at gunpoint

A milker working at a Hilmar dairy was robbed and beaten by an armed assailant early Sunday morning, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

April 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


CROSSTOWN CULINARY CLASH: Pitman lays claim to Iron Chef title

For several years now the golden trophy from the annual Turlock Education Foundation sponsored Iron Chef competition has adorned the kitchen of the Turlock High School culinary class. Now it's Pitman's turn.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Police captain takes chief position in Washington

After nearly eight years of service to the community of Turlock, Capt. Carl Nielsen is packing up his bags and heading to Centralia, Washington, where he will take the helm as the Centralia Police Department's Chief of Police.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment rate continues decline in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County recorded an unemployment rate for March that is the lowest it's been for the month since before the Great Recession began.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock homeless camp in front of City Hall

A planned protest outside Turlock City Hall Thursday night to raise awareness for the seasonal closure of Turlock's homeless shelter ended with the arrest of one man for a charge of illegal camping.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


One arrest made in gun store break-in

The investigation into the burglary of a Turlock gun store has resulted in the arrest of one suspect, but the cache of guns remains missing, the Turlock Police Department reported Friday.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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