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Former Turlock coach charged with sexual assault

A former Turlock High volleyball coach, who was once named coach of the year, was arrested in Roseville earlier this month on allegations he sexually assaulted a minor.

April 28, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Red-heeled walkers ready for fundraiser

Men and boys from around the area will be teetering and tottering through downtown Modesto on bright red high-heeled shoes on Saturday as they attempt to complete the Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus County's fourth annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event.

April 27, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Parole denied for Turlock killer

A Turlock man convicted of murder in 1989 was found unsuitable for parole, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office.

April 27, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sentencing delayed in Kauffman case as plea deal questioned

The scheduled sentencing of Robert Lee Woody, the lone defendant to enter into a plea deal in the murder of Turlock resident Korey Kauffman, was postponed Thursday as one side attempts to have his deal set aside, while the other plans on adjusting the time he will spend behind bars.

April 27, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Narcotics investigation leads to multiple arrests

A Turlock woman and several other individuals were taken into custody April 20 after a search warrant was served at her residence by the Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team.

April 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Truck fire along highway

A vehicle fire prompted a closure of a highway off-ramp Monday afternoon in Turlock as fire crews worked quickly to keep it from spreading to the surrounding vegetation.

April 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Video helps identify burglary suspect

A Turlock man is facing multiple criminal charges after being caught on video surveillance breaking into a new downtown office building.

April 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


University to dedicate peace monument as issues of racism linger on campus

California State University, Stanislaus is welcoming the fifth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi to the campus on Thursday for a dedication of a Peace Pole, a symbol of humanity's hope for a better world.

April 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Trial date set in Kauffman case, but delays expected

A trial date has been set for mid-June for the three remaining defendants accused of killing Turlock resident Korey Kauffman, but before it arrives the court has to hear and rule on a multitude of motions, including one to have the case dismissed and another to have the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office removed from the case.

April 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock apartment damaged in kitchen fire

An unattended cooking fire on a stove ignited a blaze that charred the kitchen of a Turlock residence.

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unhealthy air continues to be the bane of the region

The air that Stanislaus County residents breathe in continues to be some of the worst in the country, according to the latest findings from the American Lung Association's State of the Air report for 2017.

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County’s unemployment rate moves slightly upward

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose just slightly in March, but remains below the rate set a year ago, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Fire adds new engines to fleet

The Turlock Fire Department held the official dedication Thursday morning for the Rosenbauer Engines 32 and 34, becoming the most state-of-the-art firefighting engines to join the fleet.

April 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Home invasion robber convicted for fatal shooting

A Turlock man is prison bound for his role in a deadly Modesto home invasion robbery that resulted in the death of a man trying to protect his family.

April 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carjacking suspect on the loose

A Turlock man is wanted for carjacking after taking a vehicle during a test drive, the Turlock Police Department reported.

April 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Fallen deputy laid to rest

The sights and sounds at CrossPoint Church in Modesto on Tuesday were all too familiar for the men and women of the Stanislaus County Sheriff ...

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire chars home in Turlock

One person was hospitalized Monday for smoke inhalation after a fire erupted in a Turlock residence.

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock collision injures four

A motorist headed the wrong way on a freeway exit in Turlock collided head-on with another vehicle, sending four to area hospitals.

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Warmer weather will bring out mosquitoes

As the weather takes a turn from pleasant days to sweltering, health officials are advising residents to get rid of any standing water that may ...

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fake firefighters arrested by real police

Turlock Police Chief Nino Amirfar and Turlock Fire Marshal Mark Gomez helped take two people into custody Thursday evening on allegations they had been posing ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment sees a dip in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County fell below the 8 percent mark in April as several sectors reported moderate job gains for the month, according ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock residents charged in unemployment benefit scheme

Two Turlock residents were included in an 18-count indictment of Californians accused of unemployment benefits fraud and an identity theft scheme, according to the U ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search leads to robbery arrest in Turlock

A robbery suspect and an accomplice who helped him flee from law enforcement at least for a short time were apprehended Thursday afternoon in Turlock ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three years and thousands of miles later, missing dog is found in Turlock

If dogs could sing, 13-year-old Trixie very well might belt out "My Old Kentucky Home."

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Funeral services set for fallen deputy, CSO

The funeral services for the two Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department employees killed in a fiery collision will be open to the community.

May 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Area fires create hazy skyline

Two grassfires west of Turlock sent thick plumes of smoke into the sky Wednesday afternoon.

May 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair cyclist killed in crash

A Denair man out for a bicycle ride Wednesday morning was struck by a vehicle and killed along the outskirts of Turlock, the California Highway ...

May 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man burned in home fire

A Turlock man was injured when trying to escape a house fire Sunday evening.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock schools placed on lockdown as police search for suspect

Four Turlock schools were placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon as the Turlock Police Department searched for a possibly armed suspect.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock schools on lockdown as police search for suspect

Three Turlock schools are currently on lockdown as the Turlock Police Department searches for a possibly armed suspect.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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