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Suspect caught burglarizing laundry facility

A Turlock man is facing burglary charges after he was seen breaking into the coin boxes at an apartment complex laundry room.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three arrested for murder

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested three men for the murder of two men, whose remains were found in a charred car in an orchard outside Denair.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pitman student hit by car

A 16-year-old boy walking to Pitman High School was struck by a car Thursday morning.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fruit cup used in Turlock robbery

A man's attempt at shoplifting items from a Turlock grocery store became a robbery after he hurled a fruit cup at a loss prevention agent in his escape.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Motorcyclist killed in Turlock collision

A Turlock neighborhood already rocked by the death of three family members has once again witnessed a fatality on their streets.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found asleep at intersection charged with DUI

A man found asleep behind the wheel of his car at a Turlock intersection was arrested for driving under the influence when he was unable to complete a field sobriety test.

October 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Remains found in burned car

The remains of two people were discovered inside a burned car Monday morning in an orchard located east of Denair.

October 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


License plate picture lands three in jail

Three people were arrested on drug and theft charges by Turlock Police officers after a witness to a theft snapped a picture of the suspect's license plate.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fleeing suspect caught in foot chase

A man who tried to run from a Turlock Police officer landed in jail Thursday after he was found in possession of methamphetamine.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drug drop off box coming to Turlock Police Department

The growing prescription drop-off program that allows individuals to dispose of unused medications in a safe manner will soon have a site in Turlock.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Pursuit ends with crash, arrest

An attempted auto burglary turned into a vehicle pursuit that ended with a crash and the arrest of the 19-year-old driver.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Student arrested for assault

A 17-year-old Turlock High School student was arrested Thursday morning on allegations he tried to hurt an individual with a chair.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment hits new low in county

For the first time since the onset of the Great Recession, the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County has dropped below 10 percent.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock woman ready to step into new life

The theme song from "The Wizard of Oz" tells us dreams come true over the rainbow, but Melinda Conley is hoping it's just over the arch - the St. Louis Arch to be exact.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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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


Man hits woman with car on purpose

A Turlock man is facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon after using his car to hit a woman he was arguing with, the Turlock Police Department reported.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drive-by shooting in Turlock neighborhood

A drive-by shooting was reported late Friday evening.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man uses drive-through for robbery

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a robbery at a Turlock fast food restaurant that happened early Sunday.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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