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University to dedicate peace monument as issues of racism linger on campus

California State University, Stanislaus is welcoming the fifth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi to the campus on Thursday for a dedication of a Peace Pole, a symbol of humanity's hope for a better world.

April 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Trial date set in Kauffman case, but delays expected

A trial date has been set for mid-June for the three remaining defendants accused of killing Turlock resident Korey Kauffman, but before it arrives the court has to hear and rule on a multitude of motions, including one to have the case dismissed and another to have the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office removed from the case.

April 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock apartment damaged in kitchen fire

An unattended cooking fire on a stove ignited a blaze that charred the kitchen of a Turlock residence.

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unhealthy air continues to be the bane of the region

The air that Stanislaus County residents breathe in continues to be some of the worst in the country, according to the latest findings from the American Lung Association's State of the Air report for 2017.

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County’s unemployment rate moves slightly upward

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose just slightly in March, but remains below the rate set a year ago, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Fire adds new engines to fleet

The Turlock Fire Department held the official dedication Thursday morning for the Rosenbauer Engines 32 and 34, becoming the most state-of-the-art firefighting engines to join the fleet.

April 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Home invasion robber convicted for fatal shooting

A Turlock man is prison bound for his role in a deadly Modesto home invasion robbery that resulted in the death of a man trying to protect his family.

April 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carjacking suspect on the loose

A Turlock man is wanted for carjacking after taking a vehicle during a test drive, the Turlock Police Department reported.

April 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carnegie reports increased attendance in annual report

The Carnegie Arts Center is continuing to expand its reach in the region as a destination arts venue, with more visitors coming to the gallery for exhibits, theater performances, and special events, according to the annual report released this week.

April 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Arrest made in Turlock knife attack

A Turlock man is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly plunging a knife into a man's neck during a dispute.

April 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock grad goes on ‘Le Ride’

There are various ways to experience and see France, but for former Turlock resident Benjamin Cornell, it doesn't get much better than on the seat of an antique racing bicycle.

April 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mosquito population worrisome for the region this year

The deluge of rain the region has experienced over the winter and spring is serving as a boom to the mosquito population and has health officials concerned about a potential rise in West Nile Virus this summer.

April 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Carson, Turlock brothers to stand trial for murder in death of Korey Kauffman

It was a mixed bag for the prosecution and defense in the case of Turlock resident Korey Kauffman, as a judge ordered there was enough cause to hold three defendants over for trial on murder charges, while dismissing charges against other defendants.

April 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man sentenced for sexually abusing young girl

A Turlock man is prison bound after being convicted of sexually molesting a young girl he lived with in Turlock.

April 07, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Multiple DUI offenses send man to prison

A Delhi man will be spending more than two years in state prison for a felony driving under the influence offense.

April 07, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Collision claims life of Turlock man

A Turlock man died at the scene of a collision with a power pole Thursday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol reported.

May 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State health officials work on controlling norovirus outbreaks

A string of reported norovirus cases in California has state health officials working with local agencies to curb the outbreaks that have been occurring over ...

May 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Trixie, Turlock’s four-legged visitor, finds her way home

Trixie, the Maltese mix who was found wandering in a parking lot in Turlock, is back home in Kentucky with her family after a nearly ...

May 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Final farewell bid to community service officer

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, law enforcement from around the state, and the community at large gave a stately send off to Community Service ...

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hughson truck driver killed in Atwater crash

The truck driver killed when a tanker truck exploded in Atwater was identified as a Hughson resident, according to the California Highway Patrol.

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Library promotes summer reading with kick-off event

Summer may be better associated with swimming pools, barbecues, and vacations, but it is also a great time to crack open a book or two ...

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cigarette fire chars shed

A poorly placed cigarette ignited a fire inside a shed that generated enough heat to cause debris on the rooftop to start smoldering, according to ...

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police catch suspected mail thief

A stop for a vehicle code violation led to the arrest of a man on drug charges and the recovery of several items of stolen ...

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Entertainment options abound at Merced County Fair

The Merced County Fair is a little over a week away and this year's run is bringing an eclectic group of entertainers to the ...

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Fallen deputy laid to rest

The sights and sounds at CrossPoint Church in Modesto on Tuesday were all too familiar for the men and women of the Stanislaus County Sheriff ...

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire chars home in Turlock

One person was hospitalized Monday for smoke inhalation after a fire erupted in a Turlock residence.

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock collision injures four

A motorist headed the wrong way on a freeway exit in Turlock collided head-on with another vehicle, sending four to area hospitals.

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Warmer weather will bring out mosquitoes

As the weather takes a turn from pleasant days to sweltering, health officials are advising residents to get rid of any standing water that may ...

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fake firefighters arrested by real police

Turlock Police Chief Nino Amirfar and Turlock Fire Marshal Mark Gomez helped take two people into custody Thursday evening on allegations they had been posing ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment sees a dip in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County fell below the 8 percent mark in April as several sectors reported moderate job gains for the month, according ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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