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Flames once again visit vacant Turlock home

An abandoned Turlock home that has thrice been set ablaze was once again set on fire Tuesday night.

September 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock Horseman’s Club has no plans of riding off into the sunset

It may surprise some outsiders to know that in the Turlock Horseman's Club, horses are secondary.

September 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair murder suspect still at large

Investigators with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department continue to seek clues as to the identity of the killer who stabbed a Denair man to death at a birthday party.

September 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock dancing stars delight crowd, rake in the donations

The performers for the inaugural Dancing with the Turlock Stars did the cha-cha, the hustle, the flamenco, and in general thrilled the capacity crowd Saturday night as they raised thousands of dollars for the Salvation Army.

September 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Suspect grabs young girls

The Turlock Police Department is seeking a man who grabbed two young girls out for a bike ride Friday night.

September 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Animal cruelty hearing for Turlock poultry farmers postponed till next year

A scheduling conflict among the defense attorneys has postponed a preliminary hearing in the animal cruelty case against two Turlock poultry farmers.

September 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Peace Walk comes to Turlock

Bakersfield native Luke Wonderly is embarking on a cross country journey spreading a message of peace that he hopes will end with a presidential visit.

September 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mountain lion evades search efforts

A mountain lion spotted in an east Turlock neighborhood Sunday night continues to roam free in parts unknown as officials suspended their search Monday.

September 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Suspect caught with stolen credit cards

A man stopped for a bicycle infraction was found in possession of numerous stolen credit cards after he tried fleeing a Turlock officer on foot.

September 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hearing set for fatal hit and run

A preliminary hearing for a Turlock man accused of a hit and run that killed a Turlock woman out for a walk with her husband has been set for November.

September 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock conservationist spreads message with children’s book

Ten years ago Turlock's Tammy Bird decided to make a dramatic shift in her life. She sold all her possessions, bought an RV and went to live in the Santa Cruz mountains.

September 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock fire fighters ready to turn town pink

As the fall season arrives more people will be adding warm golds, maroons, and oranges to their wardrobes, but in Turlock the color of the moment will be pink.

September 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment rate drops in August

Stanislaus County's unemployment rate saw a welcome drop in August as more food manufacturing jobs opened up with the arrival of harvest season.

September 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fewer wood burning days ahead for Valley

The Governing Board for the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District approved a proposal to tighten the wood burning bans in the Central Valley, lessening the number of days individuals can use traditional fireplaces.

September 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Enterovirus reaches California

The enterovirus that has sickened more than a hundred people, mostly children, across the country has now officially been confirmed in California.

September 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


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


Events celebrate arts at Carnegie

The Carnegie Arts Center has scheduled a bevy of artistic events in October, from poetry to surrealism.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ coming to MJC

The Modesto Junior College is staging an original production of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Stolen auto arrest leads to chop shop

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force discovered a chop shop and a marijuana grow after arresting two men in a stolen vehicle.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Council approves grant for additional police officers

The Turlock City Council voted unanimously to accept and fund a portion of a federal grant that will result in the Turlock Police Department hiring four new officers.

October 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Three steal thousands in Apple products

Three out-of-towners, including a 16-year-old boy, were arrested in Turlock on allegations they stole several thousands of dollars in electronics from Target.

October 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County ranks high for youth homicides

Stanislaus County had the fifth highest rate of youth homicides in California according to a new report from the Violence Policy Center.

October 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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