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Jury convicts Turlock man of molesting step daughters, niece

A Turlock man has been convicted by a Stanislaus County Superior Court jury on multiple charges of sexual assault involving minors.

March 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect tries to head butt officer

A Turlock man already facing one charge of battery on a peace officer had another charge added when he tried to head butt a Turlock Police officer while being booked into the Stanislaus County Jail.

March 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police investigate child concealment case

The Turlock Police Department is actively investigating a case of child concealment, in which it is suspected a father is hiding his daughter out of state.

March 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found on school campus with knife convicted of burglary, weapon offense

A Turlock man that was found sleeping on a school campus with a hunting knife in 2013 was convicted in Stanislaus County Superior Court on Feb. 23 of multiple charges, including burglary.

March 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merced County correctional officer accused of sexual battery

Charges have been filed by the Merced County District Attorney's Office accusing a correctional officer with the Merced County Sheriff's Department of sexual misconduct.

March 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man charged with murder in 2013 shooting

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's office has filed a murder charge against a Turlock man who shot to death a 25-year-old man he caught on his property. The charge comes nearly a year and a half after the fatal shooting.

March 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Karrnnel presents the magic of the fiddle in Turlock show

The Turlock Concert Association is bringing Karrnnel, a leading Canadian instrumentalist, to the stage to perform, "The Fiddle - Past, Present & Future."

March 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie brings bluegrass to Turlock

The Carnegie Arts Center is hosting their first "roots music" concert with a show featuring Snap Jackson and the Knock on Wood Players on Tuesday.

March 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


CSU Stanislaus is ready for some jazz

The California State University, Stanislaus Jazz Festival with a finale concert featuring jazz bassist Christian McBride is set for Saturday.

March 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Man shot by unknown assailant

A 44-year-old man sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound Sunday morning while standing in a Turlock alleyway.

March 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police nab 18-year-old on robbery, drug charges

The report of a suspicious vehicle in the area led to the arrest of a suspect in a convenience store robbery Wednesday night in Turlock.

March 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect robs Turlock eatery

A potentially armed suspect robbed a Del Taco in Turlock Sunday night while patrons ate nearby.

March 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police search for suspect in attempted homicide

The Turlock Police Department is seeking a suspect who tried to burn an occupied house down by opening the propane tanks and striking a match.

March 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fire, police departments discuss future plans in city workshop

Turlock's public safety agencies discussed their future needs Tuesday night during a city council workshop, with the possibility of expansions looming for both the Turlock police and fire departments.

March 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two Turlock fires injure one, displace five

Turlock firefighters were kept busy Wednesday morning battling two house fires that injured one resident and left five others displaced from their home.

March 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Turlock library’s friends in need of some support

Any book lover can attest to the fact that there never seems to be enough book shelf space. The Friends of the Turlock Public Library are facing this problem about a hundred times over.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teens plagued by distracted driving

The likelihood of a teen driver getting into a collision because of distractions from cell phones, music players, and the like, is far greater than previously believed according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State campaign aims to stamp out e-cigarette use

In the wake of a new report that found e-cigarettes pose serious health risks and are just as addictive as conventional cigarettes, the California Department of Public Health is launching a campaign to put a damper on the vapor devices.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Authorities bust counterfeit ring operating in Central Valley

A federal grand jury has indicted 10 men on allegations they were making and selling counterfeit movies and music in the Central Valley, including in Turlock.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspects in Craigslist shoe deal shooting identified

The two suspects responsible for a shooting in Turlock following a Craigslist initiated transaction of shoes have been identified and are facing a litany of criminal charges.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Craigslist deal for shoes ends in gunshots

An attempt to sell a pair of tennis shoes on Craigslist ended with a shooting after the would-be buyers gave the sellers counterfeit cash, the Turlock Police Department reported.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hildegard Festival returns to University, Carnegie

California State University, Stanislaus is presenting the 3rd Hildegard Festival of Women in the Arts this weekend with a theme focusing on "Storytelling: Narrative Arts in the New Century." The festival runs through Sunday with a bevy of concerts, scholarly presentations, panel discussions, lecture/recitals, poetry readings, a composition masterclass, a digital gallery exhibit, a music listening room, and a live "paint-out."The Hildegard Festival is sponsored by the College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The purpose of the Hildegard Festival is to celebrate the creative work of women in the arts and to provide opportunities for participating ...

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Central California Showcase exhibit opens

The Carnegie Arts Center, in partnership with the Mistlin Gallery, is ready to debut the works collected for the second annual Central California Arts Showcase.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Emanuel Cancer Center earns national accreditation

The Emanuel Cancer Center has earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced County rolls out Bookmobile

A library is a treasure trove of adventures, romances, mysteries, fantasies and now the Merced County Library is bringing that treasure out on the road and to their patrons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock man prison bound for 2010 fatal shooting

Turlock Diaz was 14 when he was arrested for murder. Now, after his sentencing on Monday, he'll likely be in his 60s before he's even eligible for parole.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Emanuel offering help for special health care enrollment period

For anyone unaware the federal government charges a penalty for not carrying health insurance, Emanuel Medical Center is offering a helping hand.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Duo caught with stolen car

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force, along with Turlock Police officers, recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested two men for auto theft after spotting the vehicle being driven in Turlock on March 17.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man threatens clerk with knife

Turlock Police officers arrested a 20-year-old man on allegations he threatened a store clerk with a knife in an attempted robbery.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man brandishes gun in traffic dispute

A traffic dust up Thursday afternoon led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man on weapon charges after he allegedly brandished a gun at another motorist.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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