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H1N1 cases on the rise locally, worldwide

Stanislaus County health officials have confirmed that the passing of a 69-year-old man in August was caused by the H1N1 virus, bringing the county total up to six deaths.

September 15, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hughson man dies of multiple stab wounds in Turlock alley

A dispute over a woman is believed to have incited an altercation that led to the death of a Hughson man Saturday in Turlock.

September 15, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Argument mars day of fishing; one jailed

A fishing expedition among three friends at the back of Lake Yosemite Wednesday night took a turn for the worst when one man started an argument over cigarettes.

September 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Wildlife center celebrates 25 years of helping animals

Twenty-five years ago six people set out on a mission to protect the wildlife living in Stanislaus County.

September 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbor News


Convicted forger gets prison term

A Modesto woman was convicted on Tuesday of multiple forgery charges, including two that happened at Turlock businesses.

September 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New faculty at CSU Stanislaus

California State University, Stanislaus has hired three new full-time faculty to fill key openings for the 2009-10 academic year.

September 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


University receives half-million dollar gift

California State University, Stanislaus was given a gift of half a million dollars Friday from long-time university supporters Ed and Bertha Fitzpatrick.

September 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Teen escapes possible kidnapping

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a suspicious incident that involved a 13-year-old boy escaping a possible kidnapper.

September 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


H1N1 claims life of Merced County woman

Merced county recorded its second confirmed death from the H1N1 virus with the passing of a 58-year-old Los Banos woman.

September 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Three in custody after chase

An attempted stop on a truck with several vehicle code violations turned into a pursuit and search that ended with the arrest of two men.

September 08, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen auto leads to arrest

A pursuit of a stolen vehicle in Turlock Tuesday morning led to the arrest of one man for possession of stolen property and another for interfering with investigators.

September 08, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drunk driving crackdown

A Labor Day weekend drunk driving crackdown by the Avoid the 12 campaign resulted in multiple arrests.

September 08, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Community colleges struggle with higher enrollment and fewer funds

If students at community colleges think the classrooms are crowded now, just wait till they see what it looks like a few years from now. At the same time that state funding for community colleges has decreased, the enrollment is rising at a rapid rate.

September 08, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Stray bullet story a tall-tale

A 22-year-old man wounded in the leg by a gunshot told police it was from a stray bullet, only to admit later that he had accidentally shot himself.

September 04, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary arrests

A traffic stop on a vehicle that matched one seen leaving a burglary led to the arrest of four people and the recovery of stolen property, including a car, according to the Turlock Police Department.

September 04, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


Playhouse brings ‘Fiddler’ to the stage

The 21st season of shows at Playhouse Merced is launching with a production of the iconic musical "The Fiddler on the Roof."

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Fire department pact earns council approval

The local fire fighting and emergency response efforts got a boost Tuesday night when the Turlock City Council approved a partnership between the Turlock Fire Department and three other agencies to provide automatic aid, regardless of district boundaries.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


One killed in Turlock collision

An 82-year-old man was killed in a traffic collision Tuesday night in Turlock.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Coroner’s office seeks deceased man’s kin

The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office is seeking the family of a man who died Friday in Turlock.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock game designer thinks small for big fun

Turlock game inventor Chris Handy doesn't want to see his newest games sitting on anyone's shelf. He would much rather see them in cup holders and coat pockets.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Suspect found with drugs, weapons, ammo

A man reportedly creating a disturbance at a Turlock restaurant was arrested by Turlock police officers on a variety of drug and weapon charges.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Prowler on the loose

An unknown individual attempted to break into a residence on Linwood Avenue but was thwarted when the resident awoke to the noise.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary suspect nabbed

A woman is facing a charge of commercial burglary after taking bags of purloined merchandise from a Turlock store Friday.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Indecent exposure reported near school

A man seen exposing himself near a Turlock school was taken into police custody after being placed under citizen's arrest.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock railroad tracks site of suicide

For the third time in little more than a month's time span a Turlock man has died on the railroad tracks running through town.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Boyfriend accused of murder in toddler’s death

The Delhi couple accused of causing the death of a 2-year-old child are awaiting arraignment in Merced County, but only one of them will be facing a murder charge.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shooting leaves teen injured

A 14-year-old was injured in what the Turlock Police Department is describing as a drive-by shooting.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Wanted Turlock man caught by U.S. Marshals

A Turlock man wanted in connection with a Modesto home invasion robbery was apprehended Thursday afternoon by the U.S. Marshals Service.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robbery suspect used wrench

A Turlock woman is facing robbery and drug charges for an alleged robbery that happened in Sunnyview Park Wednesday night.

August 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Panhandler arrested for warrants

A 60-year-old man found panhandling outside a Turlock shopping center was taken into custody Wednesday on multiple warrants.

August 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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