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Workshop to discuss improving traffic safety in Turlock

A recent study found that Turlock has a higher rate of traffic incidents than many other similar sized cities in the state has prompted city officials to take a multi-pronged approach at making the roads in town safer for motorists and pedestrians, including an upcoming traffic safety public workshop.

September 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Burglars target Ballico ag company

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is searching for three suspects that burglarized the construction site of a new restaurant opening in Ballico.

September 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman riding mobility scooter struck by car in downtown Turlock

A 60-year-old woman was rushed to a local hospital with critical injuries after the scooter she was riding was hit by a car, leaving her trapped under the vehicle.

September 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Changes to overtime pay for farm workers moves to governor

A bill that could give farm workers across California the same overtime pay as the rest of the workers in the state passed the Assembly and moved to the governor's desk for approval.

August 30, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Turf improvement plan reached for Joe Debely Stadium

The Turlock Unified School District has reached an agreement with a turf manufacturer that could see area football players taking the field at Joe Debely Stadium much sooner than anticipated.

August 30, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Lockdown at Turlock school ordered after gun reported

A student seen with a gun prompted fears of a school shooting and a lockdown at Roselawn high School Monday morning. However, the gun turned out to be an air-soft gun and never made it onto the campus, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

August 30, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Denair native finds calling in television production

Growing up in Denair, Emily Wynn had an early interest in live theatre and earned her college degree in business administration, so it may have seemed odd to her that she was making her living earlier this year by riding around in ambulances.

August 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mail theft on the rise

People often take steps to deter thieves from their homes and vehicles, but sometimes the most sought after items are sitting unprotected in a mailbox in the front yard.

August 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man guilty of sex crimes in Los Banos

A Turlock man has pled no contest to a variety of criminal charges stemming from unlawful sexual relationships he had with students while teaching in Los Banos.

August 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Modesto man killed in collision with Turlock big rig

A Turlock truck driver escaped serious injury from a fiery collision that claimed the life of a Modesto man Wednesday morning.

August 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Birth rate among teens falls in county, state

The teen birth rate in California and in Stanislaus County continue to decline, according to recent data from the California Department of Public Health.

August 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Grant to expand We Care shelter availability

We Care in Turlock has been awarded a state grant that will allow the organization to open the emergency shelter earlier and stay open longer than in previous years.

August 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Health officials warn summer travelers to be wary of Zika virus

With more cases of the Zika virus being confirmed as locally transmitted in Florida and travelers returning home from the Olympics, the California Department of Public Health is urging residents to take precautions upon return to help prevent the spread of the virus in California. While the virus is primarily transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, it can also pass from one person to another during sex.

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Grant will help Turlock Fire mitigate emergencies

A newly awarded grant from the Department of Homeland Security will help the Turlock Fire Department train and prepare for emergencies that might arise in the expanding retail and industrial developments in the city.

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock inmate sentenced for tax fraud

A Turlock man serving a prison sentence for burglary has been given additional time behind bars for fraudulent tax refunds, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


DUI charges send Turlock man to prison

A Turlock man is prison bound after being found guilty of two felony driving under the influence charges.

September 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stanislaus County resident dies from West Nile Virus

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is reporting a 90-year-old man died from the West Nile Virus, marking him as the first fatality the county ...

September 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


MedicAlert offering free services for autistic children

The MedicAlert Foundation and the Carlos Vierra Foundation are expanding a concept started in 2014 that will help families protect their autistic children with tendencies ...

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Diocese of Stockton submits bankruptcy plan

The Diocese of Stockton has filed a reorganization plan with the bankruptcy court that, if approved, will allocate $15 million to the more than two ...

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two men charged with impersonating police officers

Two men were arrested in Turlock on Thursday night on allegations they were impersonating police officers.

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Generosity of spirit lives on after Turlock man’s passing

Adrian Martinez believes her brother made his exit from this world in the same fashion that he lived his life: giving to others.

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Bicyclist shot in drive-by

A man riding his bicycle early Saturday morning was shot by an unknown assailant in Turlock.

September 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three held at gunpoint in Turlock

A Turlock man is facing several criminal charges after allegedly holding three people at gunpoint over an ongoing dispute.

September 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fire ignites at Turlock apartment complex

Faulty wiring sparked a fire in a Turlock apartment Wednesday that was kept from spreading to adjoining buildings through a quick response from the Turlock ...

September 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock native lauded for role in ending San Bernardino terrorist attack

On Dec. 2, 2015, as the country stood affixed to the terrorist attack unfolding in San Bernardino, little did anyone in Turlock know that it ...

September 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fires spark health concerns for Valley air

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has issued a Valley-wide health alert because of rising particulate matter from fires burning in California.

September 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Health experts suggest vaccines for flu season

Health officials around the nation and locally are heralding the oncoming influenza season and are recommending a flu vaccine as the best course of coverage.

September 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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