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Suspect in hunting garb tries to rob Quik Stop

The Turlock Police Department is investigating an attempted robbery that occurred early Wednesday at the Quik Stop at 1260 Geer Road.

March 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shots fired puts Cunningham on lockdown

A report of shots fired prompted a brief lock down of a Turlock elementary school Thursday.

March 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Courthouse project on Modesto’s 10th Street moves forward

A downtown Modesto site already chosen as the optimal site for the future home of the Stanislaus County courthouse has received the approval of the Court Facilities Advisory Committee at a town hall meeting held Wednesday in San Francisco.

March 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Man assaulted, robbed outside Turlock hotel

A man was robbed at gunpoint by two unknown assailants Wednesday morning outside a Turlock hotel and had to be taken to the hospital for his injuries sustained in the attack.

March 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two locals join CHP ranks

The California Highway Patrol is graduating two local men into their ranks today.

March 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Brothers claim police harassment

Turlock's Pop-N-Cork owners Baljit and Daljit Atwal, subjects of multiple search warrants in the ongoing homicide investigation of Korey Kauffman, protested outside the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office Wednesday for what they feel is an ongoing pattern of harassment and intimidation by law enforcement.

March 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Initial reports of school stabbing erroneous

An investigation by the Turlock Police Department and the Turlock Unified School District into the injury of a 6-year-old boy with a pencil at Crowell School has been ruled an accident.

March 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Detectives name person of interest in rest stop death

Investigators are seeking an individual they have deemed a "person of interest" in the case of a woman who died at a Turlock rest stop.

March 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Plea deal in Atwater prison murder spares defendant death penalty

One defendant standing trial for the killing of a correctional officer at the U.S. Penitentiary in Atwater has changed his plea to guilty, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.

March 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Denair accident claims life of woman, 66

A 66-year-old Planada woman was killed Monday afternoon in a single vehicle rollover outside of Denair, the California Highway patrol reported.

March 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New sentence in Road Dog Cycle case

A Linden man who trained dogs for law enforcement has been sentenced to prison for his role in the case against Turlock's Bob Holloway and the Denair Road Dog Cycle shop.

March 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock CVS target of federal probe into missing pain meds

Federal agents are looking into the disappearance of thousands of pain pills from CVS stores, including a Turlock location.

March 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Medic Alert saves car seat program

A car seat exchange program operated by the Turlock Police Department looked to be in its waning days until a donation from Medic Alert Foundation brought it back to life.

March 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IRS scam pops up in Turlock

A new phone scam is making the rounds in Turlock, with the schemer purporting to be an Internal Revenue Service agent.

March 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Denair High victim of break-in

The Denair High School Ag Shop was broken into Sunday night with the thieves taking thousands of dollars worth of equipment and leaving a trail of damage.

March 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Child safety focus of community event

The GDI Insurance hosted safety fair is returning to Turlock with the KlaasKids Foundation.

April 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment ticks up in March

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County showed a slight increase in March, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department, however a new program from the Alliance has the potential to send it in the opposite direction.

April 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Donation thief apprehended

The woman who was suspected of stealing donated money to a Turlock autistic child has been apprehended, the Turlock Police Department reported.

April 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Starry-night debut for ‘Twelfth Night’

Long lost twins, mistaken identities, and unrequited love will all play out under the night sky when California State University, Stanislaus' Shakespeare Under the Stars presents "Twelfth Night, Or What You Will."

April 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


School aide punished for Facebook post

What was meant as a good deed for a former student resulted in a Crowell Elementary School Para Instructional Aide facing a formal reprimand from the Turlock Unified School District on an allegation she broke a confidentiality clause.

April 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Education


CHP targets aggressive motorists

The California Highway Patrol will be conducting a crackdown on aggressive drivers traveling along Highway 99 beginning Friday.

April 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dry weather has CAL FIRE prepping for busy season

In preparation for what is expected to be a busier than normal fire season the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is adding more fire fighters to their ranks.

April 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teen arrested for making hashish oil

A parole check of a Turlock man Wednesday afternoon led to the discovery of a makeshift hashish lab and the arrest of a 17-year-old boy.

April 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carnegie ready to rock

The Carnegie Arts Center is set to bring some Rock and Roll to town when the Carnegie ROCKS! Exhibit opens May 24 with special guests Ace Frehley of KISS, Night Ranger, and George Lynch in attendance.

April 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Turlock mother’s determination not dampened by donation thief

Stephanie Shabazian is used to overcoming setbacks.

April 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Art showcase winners announced

The Carnegie Arts Center has announced the winners for the inaugural Central California Art Showcase.

April 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Police find suspect in attic

A Turlock man tried to avoid arrest by running from officers and then taking refuge in a stranger's attic.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen gun recovered in pursuit

A short but speedy pursuit ended with the arrest of an 18-year-old man and the recovery of a stolen shotgun.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman steals vehicle from car lot

A Turlock woman is standing accused of stealing a sports utility vehicle from an auto dealership then crashing it shortly afterwards.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sunday drive turns perilous for Denair couple

A Denair couple is back at home on their dairy after a harrowing trip that saw them stranded in the isolated back country of the Sierra National Forest.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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