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Wal-Mart donates new canine

Max, a German Shepherd from Czechoslovakia, joined the ranks of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department K-9 unit this week through a donation from local Wal-Mart stores.

August 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbor News


Cause of fire likely accidental

A Modesto fire that torched several businesses on Carpenter Road and caused $1.2 million in damage, has been ruled a likely accident by fire investigators.

August 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Planada shooting injures one

Merced County Sheriff detectives are investigating a shooting in Planada that wounded a 19-year-old man in the neck.

August 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Attack sends man to prison for 90 years

A Modesto man who turned down a plea deal of 14 years, wound up getting sentenced to three consecutive life terms for a total of 90 years to life for an attack on a Modesto family.

August 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Crime Stoppers donation, fundraiser

The local Crime Stoppers received two donations from area businesses to go towards the organization's reward program.

August 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


CSU Stanislaus receives $400,000 gift

California State University, Stanislaus received a gift of $400,000 to fund an endowed chair in the College of Education.

August 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


UC Merced leads solar energy research project

The UC Merced campus was awarded a $2.25 million grant to fund a multi-campus solar energy project.

August 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Local church vandalized

The Rev. Gerry Grossman was greeted with an unwelcome sight Wednesday when he arrived at St. Francis Anglican Church. Over night a vandal had smashed a large hole into one of the church's antique stained glass windows.

August 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Downtown aims to incubate new business

The Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association is in the final stages of launching a business incubator to help kick-off the bridal shopping destination branding campaign for downtown.

August 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Suspect caught for $10 robbery

A man pumping gas at a Delhi service station was robbed of $10 by an armed suspect.

August 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


DUI checkpoint

The Turlock Police Department will be conducting a sobriety/driver's license checkpoint in Turlock during the evening hours on Friday. Drivers will be required to present their drivers license and seat belt compliance will be checked.

August 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trucker gets prison for tax evasion

A Merced truck driver was handed down a prison sentence on Monday for tax evasion on money he made by stealing grains from a Turlock company.

August 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Odor prompts courthouse evacuation

The Stanislaus County Superior courthouse had to be cleared Tuesday morning for what was thought to be a gas leak.

August 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police search for three robbery suspects

Three separate robberies believed to be the work of three different suspects kept the Turlock Police Department busy over the last few days.

August 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect in Hilmar stabbing arrested

The Merced County Sheriff's department has made an arrest in a brutal attack that left a Hilmar man hospitalized with seven stab wounds.

August 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Flu cases continue, but peak may have passed

The 2017-2018 flu season has been one of the most virulent health officials have seen in a decade and has been responsible for a high ...

February 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock driver suspected of causing fatal DUI crash

A collision between a car and a big rig resulted in the death of a Modesto man and the arrest of a Turlock man suspected ...

February 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman burned by leaky lighter

Fluid leaking from a lighter ignited a fire that severely burned a woman Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman burned by leaky lighter

Fluid leaking from a lighter ignited a fire that severely burned a woman Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Scams abound during tax season

The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers of a quickly growing scam involving erroneous tax refunds being deposited into their bank accounts. The IRS also ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Card game ends with stabbing

A Turlock man took being a sore loser to a new height when he stabbed a man because he was upset with the outcome of ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Armed robbery at Turlock store

The Turlock Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of an Arco AM/PM early Wednesday morning.

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Calls renewed for UC Merced medical school

The on-going doctor shortage that plagues the Central Valley region could move a step toward a solution with a renewed call to fund a medical ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Downtown drive-by leaves two injured in Turlock

The relative peacefulness of Turlock residents going out to dinner, buying their groceries, and taking a stroll through downtown was shattered in the early evening ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


$16,000 signing bonuses for those ready to join TPD

Facing an ongoing shortage of police officers and dispatchers in town, the Turlock City Council took steps Tuesday night to make the city a more ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County reacts with glee at new public safety facility

Mitchell Gruber was pleased to take a tour of the new Re-Entry and Enhanced Alternatives to Custody Training Center, just as he was equally pleased ...

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Armed suspects rob Turlock bank

Two suspects armed with guns held up a Turlock bank Saturday and escaped with a large amount of cash, the Turlock Police Department reported.

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock bicyclist killed on Lander

A Turlock man was struck by multiple vehicles and killed while riding his bicycle on Lander Avenue Monday night.

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Train derails in Hughson

Investigators continue to look into what caused a 30-car train derailment Saturday night in Hughson.

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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