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Burglary suspect tried to view porn on school computer

A man was arrested Sunday after he was caught inside Turlock Junior High School attempting to access a pornography website on a school computer.

February 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crash outside Delhi claims one life

An Oakdale man was killed in a solo vehicle rollover Friday night on Highway 99 just south of Delhi, the California Highway Patrol reported.

February 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Officers make multiple visits to Turlock residence; one juvenile arrested

Turlock Police officers were called to a residence three times Saturday night because a party deteriorated into multiple fights and one assault, resulting in one woman being hospitalized and one teen being booked into Stanislaus County Juvenile Hall.

February 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Library seeing digital growth

The popularity of ebooks continues to rise among the region's readers as the Stanislaus County Library saw a demand for the material in 2013-14 that was more than double what it had been the previous year, according to the library's annual report.

February 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


The return of measles

The measles outbreak that has reverberated from one infected person's visit to Disneyland in December has now sickened 102 people in 14 states, including 99 in California, and has sparked a national conversation over vaccines, personal choice and community responsibility. It also has parents expressing concern over whether their children are protected from the highly contagious virus.

February 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock boys come to the rescue for ailing grandmother

Skylar Bremen, 9, didn't really think of himself as a superhero, but he doesn't really mind the title, as long as his 6-year-old brother Connor is his sidekick.

February 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ammonia sickens employees at Ballico plant

An ammonia spill at a Ballico strawberry facility sickened more than 40 people and sent two dozen to area hospitals.

February 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two men arrested in Turlock road rage assault

A suspected incident of road rage sparked an encounter between four men that led to the arrest of one driver and his passenger by the Turlock Police Department.

February 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Saxophone takes center stage in Turlock Concert show

"SAXsational, a unique concert experience featuring jazz artist Rob Verdi, is coming to the Turlock Community Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through the Turlock Concert Association.

February 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


No charges filed against restaurateur accused of sexual assault

For the second time the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has asked the court to grant them more time to decide if they will pursue criminal charges against a Turlock man accused of sexually assaulting an employee at his Oakdale pizzeria.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Reports of skate park memorial sign theft erroneous

The reports that a memorial plaque honoring a Turlock skateboarder had been stolen from the skate park are nothing more than rumors.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Law enforcement plans to call a time out on drunk driving

For those planning to make a party out of the Super Bowl, law enforcement in Stanislaus County is telling them to pick a side: Drink or drive.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Volunteers span out to count homeless

An estimated 100 volunteers took to the shelters, parks, libraries, and other locations around Stanislaus County to perform a count of the area's homeless population.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Repossession leads to assault, arrest

A man getting his vehicle repossessed attacked a tow truck driver, leading to his arrest, the Turlock Police Department reported.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hit and run injures one

A bicyclist riding on the wrong side of the road was struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening that then drove away from the scene.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


City owned four-plex to be sold to We Care

The Turlock City Council approved two motions Tuesday night that will simultaneously improve the curb appeal of one neighborhood and bolster the funds for a nonprofit agency helping the community's homeless.

February 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Drug ring arrests include Hughson woman

A Hughson woman was among four individuals indicted by a federal grand jury in a scheme to acquire and sell prescription drugs.

February 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


HVAC unit blamed for apartment fire

A fire that is believed to have started in a heating and air conditioning unit charred a closet inside a downtown Turlock apartment.

February 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Playhouse ready to go ‘Into the Woods’

Playhouse Merced is hoping people are ready to revisit some classic fairy tales with a different spin with the opening of their production of "Into the Woods."

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


26 pounds of heroin seized in bust near Keyes

The Modesto Police Department arrested a husband and wife with 26 pounds of heroin hidden in a diaper bag during a drug bust near Keyes on Wednesday.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carnegie highlights ‘Inspiring Women’

The Carnegie Arts Center has unveiled a new exhibit in their Lobby that highlights the artistic achievements of women artists.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Cleaner devices leads to drop in burn prohibitions

The Check Before You Burn Program is expected to close out the winter season Saturday with far fewer wood-burning prohibitions issued than in the past and a cleaner air basin, according to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two charged for Turlock rest stop death

A year after a 41-year-old woman was found dead at a Turlock rest stop, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has arrested two Modesto individuals in connection to the homicide.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carnegie thrives in revived Turlock arts scene

When Lisa McDermott looks around the Carnegie Arts Center, she can't help but smile and feel slightly justified.

February 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tripped up suspect apprehended by police

A man's attempt to run from a collision in Turlock came to an end when an involved citizen tripped him up.

February 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man suspected of molesting minors

After a two month investigation, the Turlock Police Department has arrested a 61-year-old man on allegations he sexually assaulted minors.

February 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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