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Gun misfires twice in carjacking attempt

A 16-year-old boy is facing an attempted murder charge after pointing a gun at a man and pulling the trigger during a botched carjacking.

December 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Garage fire displaces six in Turlock

The quick actions of a neighbor kept a blaze from spreading from a garage into a Turlock home Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

December 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Delhi man prison bound for meth trafficking

A Delhi man has been convicted on federal drug charges after authorities discovered his scheme to traffic methamphetamine in Hawaii.

December 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Locals collect winter gear for Iraqi refugees

On a long table in a back room at the Assyrian American Civic Club volunteer Melinda Khubiar is busy sorting through winter wear that could soon prove to be life-saving equipment for the Christians seeking refuge in the mountainous regions of Iraq.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mother spends first Thanksgiving with family after deportation

When the Chaparro family celebrates Thanksgiving on Thursday, there will be a special thanks said by the Turlock family for the presence of their matriarch Maria Isabel Chaparro's presence at the table.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police seek information on rape suspect

A 44-year-old woman reported to the Turlock Police Department that she was snatched at knifepoint from Donnelly Park and sexually assaulted in a nearby alley by an unknown assailant Sunday.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man hit with axe handle

The Turlock Police Department is seeking a man wanted for hitting another man with an axe handle.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police nab suspected purse snatcher

The Turlock Police Department has taken a woman into custody on the allegations she injured an elderly woman during a robbery outside a Turlock restaurant.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Vandalism leads to drug charges

The Turlock Police Department arrested two men on vandalism and drug possession charges after an officer saw one of the suspects spray painting a downtown building.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Little change to county’s unemployment rate

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in October, but continued to remain at a low level not seen in the area since the Great Recession.

November 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock native returns home with cameras rolling

Turlock will once again get to experience a bit of movie magic when a former resident returns to town to shoot portions of his independent film.

November 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Suspect robs Turlock bank

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the man who robbed a Turlock bank Thursday afternoon.

November 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock Gospel Mission plans block party, football game to fete Thanksgiving

The Turlock Gospel Mission is planning to celebrate Thanksgiving with a large block party complete with a traditional turkey meal and kickoff the event with what is expected to become an annual community flag football game.

November 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


SIRS pays tribute to area’s Korean veterans

The Turlock chapter of the Sons in Retirement gave a salute to the area's Korean War veterans with a special ceremony Wednesday that included the presentation of the Ambassador for Peace Medals.

November 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


DA wants more time to investigate sexual assault allegations against restaurateur

The arraignment for a Turlock man accused of sexually assaulting an employee at his Oakdale pizza restaurant was postponed because the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has not filed any criminal charges against him.

November 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


Decorations go missing

A Grinch has stolen the Christmas cheer from a Turlock child with special needs by stealing the boy's beloved decorations.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman reports sexual assault

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a woman's report that she was sexually assaulted by two men she met outside a Lander Avenue business.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Backstage Academy twists up ‘Nutcracker’

Backstage Academy of Dance is putting a spin on the classic Christmas tale of Clara and her nutcracker with their performance of "Twisted Nutcracker."

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


Dispute turns into domestic violence arrest

A 23-year-old man is facing domestic abuse charges after allegedly putting a knife to the throat of woman.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trio's attempt to dine and dash unsuccessful

A woman and two men were cited by the Turlock Police Department after they were caught trying to skip out on their bill after eating at a Turlock restaurant.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man makes holiday cheer his annual mission

As a kid Ron Detwiler considered it a festive Christmas if his family put up a tree, but now the Turlock resident is the steward of a holiday lights spectacular that has been thrilling young and old alike in Turlock for the last three years.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man threatens victim with Taser

A dispute between two men led to the arrest of one after he threatened to use a Taser on the other.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man robbed at Turlock motel

A man was beaten and robbed by a couple while visiting a friend at a Turlock motel.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Charges mount for suspected shoplifter

A woman suspected of shoplifting from a Turlock department store was found in possession of narcotics and counterfeit money.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock convenience store robbed

An armed suspect robbed a Quik Stop in Turlock, pointing his firearm at both a customer and the store's clerk, the Turlock Police Department reported.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock teacher rescues man from Tuolumne River

A Turlock teacher is being credited with saving a man's life after pulling him from the cold waters of the Tuolumne River Sunday morning.

December 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fallen trees, flooding worst of storm for Turlock

The storm that dropped a deluge of rain on Turlock Thursday night may have felled some trees and caused localized street flooding in multiple areas of town, which kept city crews busy throughout the night, but on the whole left Turlock fairly unscathed, according to city officials.

December 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Shooting at Turlock apartment injures one

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man with a bullet wound to his leg and three suspects on the run.

December 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sexual assault reported at Broadway Park

For the second time in three weeks the Turlock Police Department is investigating a kidnapping and sexual assault that reportedly began at a Turlock park.

December 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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