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University student, Iraq veteran killed by drunk driver

A mother of two and a Sociology major at California State University, Stanislaus and her boyfriend, a former Marine who served two tours in Iraq, were killed Friday by a suspected drunk driver near Chowchilla.

May 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man accused of rape

The Turlock Police Department has arrested a 35-year-old man on allegations he forcibly raped a woman at a Turlock motel.

May 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


StanCATT nabs Turlock auto theft suspects

Recent operations by the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force in Turlock resulted in the arrest of three suspected auto thieves and the recovery of two stolen vehicles.

May 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Deaths of three Turlock officers had a lasting legacy

The death of a peace officer in the line of duty can rattle any community, but when three are killed in a single incident it can send shockwaves through a community that last for years. Such is the case with three Turlock Police officers who were killed when their patrol car was struck by a train.

May 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ceremony recalls county’s fallen officers

Stanislaus County law enforcement and area officials gathered at Lakewood Memorial Wednesday for a somber and reflective tribute to the area's 14 peace officers who were killed in the line of duty.

May 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Marijuana plants seized in Turlock raid

An ongoing investigation by the Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team resulted in the arrest of a man on drug charges and the seizure of more than 2,000 marijuana plants.

May 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen handgun recovered in Turlock traffic stop

An attempt to stop a vehicle on a traffic violation ended with the arrest of the 21-year-old driver and the recovery of a stolen handgun.

May 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock’s one and only Fava Bean Day returns

Come Saturday night thousands of people will make their way to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds to fete the return of Fava Bean Day. It is a celebration that is truly unique to Turlock alone, because, well it doesn't actually exist.

May 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man arrested for drug sales

The Turlock Police Department arrested a 44-year-old man Wednesday on allegations of drug sales.

May 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


$1 million bail set in fatal shooting of trespasser

The fundraising efforts to help pay the legal expenses for a Turlock man accused of fatally shooting a trespasser have a long way to go if they plan on covering his bail.

May 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robber hits Dollar General in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a robbery at a discount store where the suspect forced open a register and fled with cash.

April 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men convicted for drug, weapon offenses

Two Turlock men are prison bound for their roles in a drug operation that was busted by the Turlock Police Department last year in a raid that resulted in the seizure of half a pound of methamphetamine and more than $18,000 in cash.

April 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man charged with Bay Area murder

A Turlock man was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Donnelly Park in connection to a fatal stabbing of a man in the Bay Area on Saturday.

April 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Armed men force entry into Turlock home

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a home invasion robbery in which two armed and masked suspects forced their way into a home around midnight Friday.

April 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with two arrests

Two teens suspected of being involved in a residential burglary were arrested Tuesday after a high speed pursuit.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Suspect in Turlock shooting caught in Oregon

A Turlock man wanted on a charge of attempted murder was captured in Oregon on Sunday.

May 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hearing begins in case of chickens abandoned outside Turlock

A preliminary hearing began Tuesday in Stanislaus County Superior Court for two people facing animal cruelty charges that stem from the discovery of an estimated 50,000 hens left for dead at a ranch outside Turlock.

May 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man shot to death in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a homicide that claimed the life of a 38-year-old man Monday night.

May 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man shot to death in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a homicide that claimed the life of a 38-year-old man Monday night.

May 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Taxi driver assaulted in Turlock

A taxi driver was beaten and robbed by an 18-year-old Turlock man who mistakenly believed the driver was flirting with a woman.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment rate continues to fall in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continues on a downward trend, coming in at its lowest level so far this year, according to the recently released Employment Development Department data.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Count reveals growth in county homelessness

The homeless population in Stanislaus County grew by an estimated 21 percent over the last year, according to the results of a countywide count conducted earlier this year.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Duo nabbed for auto theft

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Taskforce and the Turlock Police Department arrested two women on auto theft charges after they were apprehended driving a stolen vehicle.

May 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock museum set to feature geocaching tours

The game is soon to be afoot at the Turlock Historical Society.

May 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Fire Chief leaving in August

Donning the uniform of the Turlock Fire Department has been a regular routine for Tim Lohman for the past 35 years. Come Aug. 15, Turlock's Fire Chief will put it on for one last time before his retirement from public safety takes effect and his new position in the agricultural sector begins.

May 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Amputation reported at cheese plant

An industrial accident at a Turlock cheese plant partially amputated the arm of a man fixing a piece of equipment.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


DA rejects sexual assault case against restaurateur

The Turlock man who said there was no truth to a claim that he sexually assaulted one of his female employees at his Oakdale eatery has been vindicated.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man identified as suspect in shooting

A 38-year-old Turlock man is being sought on attempted murder charges after shooting a man multiple times, leaving him with serious injuries.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


West Nile virus found in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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