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Measles cases on the rise in California

The number of Californians sickened with the measles continues to grow and more cases are reported to health officials.

March 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock sees slightly more crime in 2013; all violent crimes down

The crime rate in Turlock rose by just the slightest margin in 2013, even though the year saw drops in all types of violent crimes.

March 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Artistic showcase at Carnegie

The Carnegie Arts Center and the Central California Art Association's Mistlin Gallery in Modesto are joining together to present the Central California Art Showcase.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Jail cook arrested for contraband

A man working as a cook at the Merced County correctional facility was arrested Thursday on allegations he was smuggling in contraband.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Toddler hospitalized with life-threatening injuries

A young Turlock child is fighting for his life in a Madera hospital, while the man suspected of putting him there has been charged with multiple counts of child abuse.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Winton homicide victims identified

The names of the two men shot to death in a Winton garage have been identified as Juan Jose Cruz Luna, 37, and Helder Manera Mauleon, 31, according to the Merced County Coroner's Office.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man robbed across from fire station

A Turlock man was robbed Tuesday afternoon by two men, one armed with a knife, across the street from the Turlock Rural Fire Department.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search for groping suspect continues

The Turlock Police Department continues their search for the man wanted for assaulting three teenage girls walking to and from their school campuses Monday and Tuesday.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bearded bandit nabbed by FBI

A man suspected of committing several bank robberies, including one in Turlock and dubbed the "Bad Beard Bandit" was arrested by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations Thursday.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fire erupts at Turlock church

Individuals working to clean paint off a surface inadvertently sparked a fire that left a church kitchen a smoky and charred mess.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sutter Gould site taking shape

Officials expect the new Sutter Gould Medical Foundation in Turlock to be open for business in August as construction at the site continues making progress.

March 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Capitol visit promotes youth crime prevention

Local law enforcement officials headed to the state capitol Tuesday to lobby for a program helping at-risk youth.

March 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Power theft leads to pot bust

A probe into a potential theft of electricity lead to the discovery of a large-scale marijuana operation in Turlock.

March 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police increase presence at local schools while searching for assault suspect

Turlock Police officers are on the hunt for a man who has assaulted three teenage girls between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning.

March 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Brothers continue protests over course of homicide investigation

The owners of the Pop and Cork stores in Turlock, who have led a vocal outcry against their inclusion into a murder investigation, took their campaign to the capitol steps Friday.

March 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


Child safety focus of community event

The GDI Insurance hosted safety fair is returning to Turlock with the KlaasKids Foundation.

April 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment ticks up in March

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County showed a slight increase in March, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department, however a new program from the Alliance has the potential to send it in the opposite direction.

April 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Donation thief apprehended

The woman who was suspected of stealing donated money to a Turlock autistic child has been apprehended, the Turlock Police Department reported.

April 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Starry-night debut for ‘Twelfth Night’

Long lost twins, mistaken identities, and unrequited love will all play out under the night sky when California State University, Stanislaus' Shakespeare Under the Stars presents "Twelfth Night, Or What You Will."

April 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


School aide punished for Facebook post

What was meant as a good deed for a former student resulted in a Crowell Elementary School Para Instructional Aide facing a formal reprimand from the Turlock Unified School District on an allegation she broke a confidentiality clause.

April 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Education


CHP targets aggressive motorists

The California Highway Patrol will be conducting a crackdown on aggressive drivers traveling along Highway 99 beginning Friday.

April 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dry weather has CAL FIRE prepping for busy season

In preparation for what is expected to be a busier than normal fire season the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is adding more fire fighters to their ranks.

April 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teen arrested for making hashish oil

A parole check of a Turlock man Wednesday afternoon led to the discovery of a makeshift hashish lab and the arrest of a 17-year-old boy.

April 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carnegie ready to rock

The Carnegie Arts Center is set to bring some Rock and Roll to town when the Carnegie ROCKS! Exhibit opens May 24 with special guests Ace Frehley of KISS, Night Ranger, and George Lynch in attendance.

April 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Turlock mother’s determination not dampened by donation thief

Stephanie Shabazian is used to overcoming setbacks.

April 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Art showcase winners announced

The Carnegie Arts Center has announced the winners for the inaugural Central California Art Showcase.

April 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Police find suspect in attic

A Turlock man tried to avoid arrest by running from officers and then taking refuge in a stranger's attic.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen gun recovered in pursuit

A short but speedy pursuit ended with the arrest of an 18-year-old man and the recovery of a stolen shotgun.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman steals vehicle from car lot

A Turlock woman is standing accused of stealing a sports utility vehicle from an auto dealership then crashing it shortly afterwards.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sunday drive turns perilous for Denair couple

A Denair couple is back at home on their dairy after a harrowing trip that saw them stranded in the isolated back country of the Sierra National Forest.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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