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Turlock man makes holiday cheer his annual mission

As a kid Ron Detwiler considered it a festive Christmas if his family put up a tree, but now the Turlock resident is the steward of a holiday lights spectacular that has been thrilling young and old alike in Turlock for the last three years.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man threatens victim with Taser

A dispute between two men led to the arrest of one after he threatened to use a Taser on the other.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man robbed at Turlock motel

A man was beaten and robbed by a couple while visiting a friend at a Turlock motel.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Charges mount for suspected shoplifter

A woman suspected of shoplifting from a Turlock department store was found in possession of narcotics and counterfeit money.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock convenience store robbed

An armed suspect robbed a Quik Stop in Turlock, pointing his firearm at both a customer and the store's clerk, the Turlock Police Department reported.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock teacher rescues man from Tuolumne River

A Turlock teacher is being credited with saving a man's life after pulling him from the cold waters of the Tuolumne River Sunday morning.

December 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fallen trees, flooding worst of storm for Turlock

The storm that dropped a deluge of rain on Turlock Thursday night may have felled some trees and caused localized street flooding in multiple areas of town, which kept city crews busy throughout the night, but on the whole left Turlock fairly unscathed, according to city officials.

December 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Shooting at Turlock apartment injures one

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man with a bullet wound to his leg and three suspects on the run.

December 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sexual assault reported at Broadway Park

For the second time in three weeks the Turlock Police Department is investigating a kidnapping and sexual assault that reportedly began at a Turlock park.

December 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two more Delhi men convicted in meth scheme

Two Delhi men arrested as part of a federal investigation into methamphetamine trafficking to Hawaii are now prison bound.

December 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Big rig collision injures one

A collision between a big-rig truck and a sedan on Geer Road left a 19-year-old Turlock woman hospitalized with major injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported.

December 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Suspect brandishes pellet gun in bike theft

A Turlock man is facing robbery charges after using a pellet gun to steal a bicycle from an 18-year-old woman.

December 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stalking suspect crashes after pursuit

A Turlock man was hospitalized with injuries he sustained in a crash in an attempt to avoid arrest for stalking his ex-girlfriend.

December 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


City braces for impact of big storm

In the words of a salty old sea captain, it's time to batten down the hatches because a big storm is brewing.

December 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hundreds of local convicts released from jail in the wake of Prop 47

Early on the morning of Nov. 6, Turlock Police officers on patrol found 24-year-old David Yakow allegedly in illegal possession of oxycodone. It turns out it was Yakow's lucky day.

December 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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No charges filed against restaurateur accused of sexual assault

For the second time the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has asked the court to grant them more time to decide if they will pursue criminal charges against a Turlock man accused of sexually assaulting an employee at his Oakdale pizzeria.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Reports of skate park memorial sign theft erroneous

The reports that a memorial plaque honoring a Turlock skateboarder had been stolen from the skate park are nothing more than rumors.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Law enforcement plans to call a time out on drunk driving

For those planning to make a party out of the Super Bowl, law enforcement in Stanislaus County is telling them to pick a side: Drink or drive.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Volunteers span out to count homeless

An estimated 100 volunteers took to the shelters, parks, libraries, and other locations around Stanislaus County to perform a count of the area's homeless population.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Repossession leads to assault, arrest

A man getting his vehicle repossessed attacked a tow truck driver, leading to his arrest, the Turlock Police Department reported.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hit and run injures one

A bicyclist riding on the wrong side of the road was struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening that then drove away from the scene.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Juvenile hall teacher accused of misconduct

A woman working as an educator at the Merced County juvenile hall was arrested Tuesday on allegations of misconduct with the inmates, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

January 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New report casts a pall on e-cigarettes

The Turlock City Council's decision to include electronic smoking devices in a smoking ban for parks and public facilities comes in conjunction with a new report from the state health department warning the devices pose serious health risks.

January 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Carnegie’s ‘Valley Focus’ offers artistic interpretations of the region

The Carnegie Arts Center is featuring the works of two area residents and educators who have used their talents to interpret the region into artistic creations that are now on display in "Valley Focus: Paintings by Chella and Photographs by Dan Kasser."

January 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Collision caused by drunk driver

A 54-year-old man is facing drunken driving charges after causing a crash that injured his passenger Saturday in Turlock.

January 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two men dead, one woman injured in murder-suicide

Stanislaus County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and a Turlock woman critically injured with a gunshot wound.

January 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County closes year with dip in unemployment

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw just a slight decline at the close of 2014, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

January 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sentence handed down for 2008 murder

The man previously convicted of stabbing to death a 25-year-old Turlock resident and setting his car on fire was sentenced to 16 years to life in prison on Wednesday.

January 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


University to unveil two new exhibits

The Art Department at California State University, Stanislaus is unveiling two new art exhibits in the coming week, with the works focusing on bronze and mixed materials.

January 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Turlock Fire, Red Cross partner to distribute smoke alarms

A partnership between the Red Cross and the Turlock Fire Department to spread the message of fire safety awareness, resulted in the installation of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in numerous Turlock homes Jan. 17.

January 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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