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Train collision hospitalizes one

A woman was hospitalized with moderate to severe injuries after her car collided with a train Wednesday morning in Turlock.

January 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Scam seeks money to avoid arrest

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is warning of a scam targeting area residents that uses a caller claiming to be a member of the sheriff's department.

January 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fight leads to kidnapping, domestic violence charges

A Turlock man is facing allegations of kidnapping and domestic violence after a dispute with his former girlfriend turned physical, according to the Turlock Police Department.

January 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Organizers ready for Turlock book sale

Book lovers will once again be flocking to Turlock this week to pick up literary treasures during the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale.

January 24, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Defendant in deputy's slaying ruled mentally unfit

The trial for the man accused of gunning down a Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputy has been put on hold because the defendant has been ruled mentally unfit to continue.

January 24, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trial begins in fatal shooting of alleged intruder

On the morning of July 23, 2013, Robin Boyer fired a round from his shotgun that struck 25-year-old Brandon Pacheco and ended his life. That fact is undisputed in Boyer's trial, but what is at question is whether or not Boyer's actions were a justifiable accident as the defense claims, or whether it was as the prosecution alleges - murder.

January 24, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Speeding leads to drug arrests for trio

Three Turlock men are facing a variety of drug-related criminal charges after a traffic stop for speeding led to the discovery of a large amount of narcotics in their possession.

January 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment creeps up in final month of 2016

Job declines in three separate sectors spurred an increase in the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County for the month of December, according to the latest release of data from the Employment Development Department.

January 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Flu activity on the rise in state, locally

One week after Stanislaus County recorded its first influenza-related death, local health officials announced the deaths of two more residents, while the California Department of Public Health reported flu activity has reached widespread status in the state and that the strains seen this year are more severe than the previous year.

January 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock spa site of prostitution arrest

A compliance check at a Turlock massage parlor led to the arrest of a woman on a charge of prostitution.

January 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Road rage incident lands Turlock man in jail

A Turlock man is facing criminal charges for what authorities are describing as an incident of road rage in the foothills.

January 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Case of fatal shooting of suspected intruder in Turlock heads to trial

Jury selection is slated to begin today for the trial of Turlock resident Robin Boyer, who stands accused of fatally shooting a man suspected of stealing from his property.

January 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


City picks Turlock Police veteran as new chief

The City of Turlock has selected Capt. Nino Amirfar, a 27-year veteran of law enforcement, as the city's newest police chief.

January 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Diocese bankruptcy plan approved

The Diocese of Stockton announced this week that a judge has approved their bankruptcy plan, including the establishment of a $15 million trust for survivors of sexual abuse committed by church officials.

January 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two suspects injured in Delhi pursuit

Two men are in critical condition after leading a Merced County Sheriff's deputy on a short pursuit that ended when the stolen vehicle they were in crashed.

January 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


Galleries take entries for annual showcase of local artists

The Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock and the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto are accepting entries for consideration to be included in the Central California Art ...

February 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Two suspects apprehended for serial burglaries

Two men were taken into custody by the Modesto Police Department for a series of burglaries that have targeted dentists' offices throughout Stanislaus County, including ...

February 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man admits to fatal shooting

A Turlock man has entered a guilty plea I the death of a Modesto man found buried behind a garage in an unincorporated area of ...

February 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock resident rescued from smoky home

Firefighters pulled a 68-year-old man out of as his Turlock residence Sunday afternoon as his home filled with smoke from a stove fire.

February 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Bomb squad called out over suspicious device in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department called out the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department's bomb squad after a suspicious device was found near the railroad tracks ...

February 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Authorities warn of illegal pesticide sold at flea market

The Merced County District Attorney's Office is warning people who may have purchased a product to kill cockroaches from the flea market that the ...

February 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New York man accused of sexual abuse of Turlock teenager

A New York man was arrested in Turlock earlier this week after allegations surfaced that he had engaged in sexual relations with a teenager.

February 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Homicide discovered at Turlock motel

The City of Turlock recorded its first homicide for the year with the death of a 46-year-old resident at a local motel.

February 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County CEO announces retirement

After a nearly 30-year long career with Stanislaus County, three of which in the role of chief executive officer, Stan Risen informed the Board of ...

February 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Cruelty alleged at Denair egg farm

The animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere is alleging a Denair egg producing farm that is promoted as a "certified humane" cage-free egg supplier was ...

February 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Vandals strike neighborhood around high school

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a rash of vandalism around Turlock High School that left several residents with slashed tires.

February 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit in stolen vehicle ends with two arrests

An attempted traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle in Turlock early Sunday morning sparked a pursuit that ended when the vehicle became lodged in a ...

February 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carnegie exhibit highlights Valley roots

The Carnegie Arts Center will host a gallery talk Sunday with three of the artists currently on exhibit in the "Valley Grown" installment.

February 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


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