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Teenager threatens older woman with knife in Turlock park

A 13-year-old Turlock boy was arrested Saturday after he threatened a senior citizen with a knife because the woman was eating lunch at a table in Columbia Park.

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man killed at Atwater party

A birthday celebration in Atwater that had gone on for about 12 hours ended tragically when a Turlock man was stabbed to death Thursday night by one of the guests, the Atwater Police Department reported.

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


State hitting water saving goals; Turlock falling short

Even with the sweltering June temperatures, most of California's cities and water districts were able to make their target goals for water conservation for the month, according to the State Water Resources Board.

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Theft suspect spotted leaving store

A man attempting to steal hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from a Turlock store ended up under arrest when a police officer saw him leaving the store.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Grant will help workers displaced by drought

The Department of Labor is allocating millions of dollars to California to put workers forced into unemployment because of the ongoing drought back to work, albeit in temporary positions.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Campaign aims to raise $2.5 million for homeless shelter

The inside of the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round shelter maybe just a maze of unfinished walls and doorways, but in Chris Kiriakou's mind's eye it is a fully functioning facility offering the services and security needed by the homeless community. Now it's just a matter of making it a reality.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Suspect arrested after pushing officer

A 61-year-old man was facing charges of battery after pushing a police officer who had come to speak to him about harassing customers as they left a Turlock salon.

July 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Off-duty officers stop thief

A Turlock man is facing criminal charges after having the misfortune of attempting to break into a vehicle in front of several off-duty police officers.

July 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens charged with Donnelly park robbery

An 18-year-old man and two teenagers were taken into custody Tuesday on allegations they attacked and robbed three people, including a couple at a Turlock park.

July 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gustine father arrested for child’s death

A 26-year-old Gustine man was arrested by the Merced County Sheriff's Department on Monday on allegations he killed his 9-month-old son.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock doctor among Modesto homicide victims

The Modesto Police Department has taken a suspect into custody for the death of five people, including a Turlock doctor and her young children.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


California records first West Nile death of the year

A senior citizen residing in Nevada City is the first confirmed death of 2015 from West Nile Virus, reported the California Department of Public Health.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Syphilis cases on the rise in California

The rate of women diagnosed with syphilis in California is on the rise and has alarmed health officials, especially with an increase of cases involving pregnant woman and newborns.

July 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Feed company’s donation keeping livestock cool and comfortable

Denair FFA members Tristan Haile and Kendra Womack may have been feeling the effects of the rising temperatures Friday as they went about their work of cleaning out the pig pens, but thanks to some new upgrades in the Stanislaus County Fair's livestock area, the pigs and all the other animals had it made in the shade.

July 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment reaches new low in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued a steady decline, with the area recording its lowest rate since climbing out of a hole of unemployment in the wake of the Great Recession.

July 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


Woman burglarizes grief center for children

A 30-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of burglary after she was caught breaking into Jessica's House on Wednesday.

August 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman reports rape at Turlock park

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a rape that occurred at a downtown Turlock park.

August 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man arrested for second time in stolen trailer investigation

A Turlock man previously arrested by the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force was once again taken into custody after authorities linked him to other ...

August 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


‘Biggest Loser’ celebrates opening of Turlock fitness club

Turlock's first Planet Fitness has been up and running since June, but Wednesday marked the official grand opening celebration, which included a large donation ...

August 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock landlord convicted of arson

A Turlock landlord originally accused of attempted murder for trying to burn down a trailer while it was occupied by his tenants, has reached a ...

August 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attorney attempts to have district attorney’s office removed from Kauffman case

The attorney representing Georgia DeFilippo, the wife of defense attorney Frank Carson, has filed a motion in Stanislaus County Superior Court seeking to have the ...

August 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man carjacked outside Turlock by suspects pretending to be police

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is investigating a carjacking outside of Turlock in which the culprits donned police uniforms.

August 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens speeding cited as cause of fatal crash in Turlock

Two teenagers racing down Highway 99 in Turlock are accused of causing a collision that claimed the life of a 25-year-old Salida man.

August 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New details about Kauffman murder emerge during bail hearing

Three of the defendants accused of killing a 26-year-old Turlock man will remain in custody for the time being as a judge denied their request ...

August 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County unemployment rate sees little movement

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County stayed fairly steady in the month of July, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

August 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State Bar looks to take over Frank Carson’s law practice

The State Bar of California filed a lawsuit in Stanislaus County on Friday seeking to take control of Frank Carson's law practice.

August 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pat Benatar Turlock show canceled

The Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo show at the Turlock Community Theatre expected to pull into town Tuesday has been cancelled because of a medical ...

August 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Ammo found at Turlock school

The Turlock Police Department was summoned to Brown Elementary Wednesday morning after a bag containing a box of ammunition and a magazine for a firearm ...

August 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Colleagues honor former police chief

The Turlock Police Department gave a special award to former department chief John Johnson for his years of service to the community and his ongoing ...

August 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ex-cop held on charges in Nevada for Turlock kidnapping

A former Oklahoma police officer accused of kidnapping a teen girl from Turlock and taking her to a Vegas hotel has entered a not guilty ...

August 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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