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Guest helps battle Turlock motel fire

A fire at a Turlock motel was kept from spreading to adjoining rooms by the quick reactions of a guest and a garden hose.

February 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fatal shooting reported on rural road outside Turlock

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is investigating the shooting death of a man that occurred Tuesday night between Denair and Turlock.

February 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect tallies up three wrecks before capture

A Turlock man trying to leave the scene of one collision, hit two more vehicles and tried to flee a pursuing officer before his car stalled due to damage from the previous crashes, the Turlock Police Department reported.

February 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen shot in Turlock park

A 19-year-old man walking through a Turlock park late Friday night was shot in the leg by an unknown assailant.

February 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hit and run injures Turlock child

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the driver involved in a hit and run collision that severely injured a young child.

February 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect shocked after striking officer

A 37-year-old man is facing several criminal charges after striking a Turlock Police Officer while being placed under arrest, the Turlock Police Department reported.

February 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Panhandling continues to plague city

Back in 2014, the Turlock City Council added an ordinance to the city's municipal code that in conjunction with a previously passed ordinance looked to permanently put the brakes on panhandling, but the issue is proving to be far more difficult to curb than expected and has city officials looking for other options.

February 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


‘Voice’ winner Craig Wayne Boyd coming to Turlock

The Turlock Community Theatre is bringing Craig Wayne Boyd, the Season 7 winner of the popular reality-based singing competition show "The Voice" on NBC to town for a special one-night performance.

February 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Turlock man prison bound for role in drug smuggling ring

A Turlock man acting as a cash courier in a methamphetamine trafficking scheme between in the Central Valley and Hawaii has been sentenced to one year in prison, the Department of Justice announced Monday.

February 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stanislaus County woman falls victim to flu virus

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is reporting a 43-year-old woman died from complications related to influenza, marking the first death the county has recorded this flu season.

February 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Burglary suspect tried to view porn on school computer

A man was arrested Sunday after he was caught inside Turlock Junior High School attempting to access a pornography website on a school computer.

February 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crash outside Delhi claims one life

An Oakdale man was killed in a solo vehicle rollover Friday night on Highway 99 just south of Delhi, the California Highway Patrol reported.

February 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Officers make multiple visits to Turlock residence; one juvenile arrested

Turlock Police officers were called to a residence three times Saturday night because a party deteriorated into multiple fights and one assault, resulting in one woman being hospitalized and one teen being booked into Stanislaus County Juvenile Hall.

February 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Library seeing digital growth

The popularity of ebooks continues to rise among the region's readers as the Stanislaus County Library saw a demand for the material in 2013-14 that was more than double what it had been the previous year, according to the library's annual report.

February 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


The return of measles

The measles outbreak that has reverberated from one infected person's visit to Disneyland in December has now sickened 102 people in 14 states, including 99 in California, and has sparked a national conversation over vaccines, personal choice and community responsibility. It also has parents expressing concern over whether their children are protected from the highly contagious virus.

February 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Craigslist deal for shoes ends in gunshots

An attempt to sell a pair of tennis shoes on Craigslist ended with a shooting after the would-be buyers gave the sellers counterfeit cash, the Turlock Police Department reported.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hildegard Festival returns to University, Carnegie

California State University, Stanislaus is presenting the 3rd Hildegard Festival of Women in the Arts this weekend with a theme focusing on "Storytelling: Narrative Arts in the New Century." The festival runs through Sunday with a bevy of concerts, scholarly presentations, panel discussions, lecture/recitals, poetry readings, a composition masterclass, a digital gallery exhibit, a music listening room, and a live "paint-out."The Hildegard Festival is sponsored by the College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The purpose of the Hildegard Festival is to celebrate the creative work of women in the arts and to provide opportunities for participating ...

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Central California Showcase exhibit opens

The Carnegie Arts Center, in partnership with the Mistlin Gallery, is ready to debut the works collected for the second annual Central California Arts Showcase.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Emanuel Cancer Center earns national accreditation

The Emanuel Cancer Center has earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced County rolls out Bookmobile

A library is a treasure trove of adventures, romances, mysteries, fantasies and now the Merced County Library is bringing that treasure out on the road and to their patrons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock man prison bound for 2010 fatal shooting

Turlock Diaz was 14 when he was arrested for murder. Now, after his sentencing on Monday, he'll likely be in his 60s before he's even eligible for parole.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Emanuel offering help for special health care enrollment period

For anyone unaware the federal government charges a penalty for not carrying health insurance, Emanuel Medical Center is offering a helping hand.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Duo caught with stolen car

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force, along with Turlock Police officers, recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested two men for auto theft after spotting the vehicle being driven in Turlock on March 17.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man threatens clerk with knife

Turlock Police officers arrested a 20-year-old man on allegations he threatened a store clerk with a knife in an attempted robbery.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man brandishes gun in traffic dispute

A traffic dust up Thursday afternoon led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man on weapon charges after he allegedly brandished a gun at another motorist.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fight with teen gets man arrested

A 44-year-old Turlock man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly put a knife to the throat of a teenager.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment rate takes a dip down in county

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made a small rebound from the rise seen in January with a slight decline in February, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock woman killed in crash outside Hilmar

An early morning accident near Hilmar claimed the life of a Turlock woman and injured two other women, the California Highway Patrol reported.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock Concert Association fetes 75 years with gala show

The Turlock Concert Association will mark their 75th anniversary with a gala concert featuring music from student ensembles and soloists from the music department at California State University, Stanislaus.

March 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Highway collision claims life of Turlock man; wife facing charges

A Turlock father was killed in a single vehicle collision of Highway 99 Wednesday and his wife is facing criminal charges, including vehicular manslaughter, for his death.

March 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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