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At age 85, author debuts her novel

Some writers are hit with instant inspiration, while some will kick around an idea for a few years. Then there is Ann Nivens, who had an idea for a novel nibbling away at her for decades.

August 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wanted felons apprehended

A tip to the location of a man wanted on multiple felony warrants led to the arrest of two individuals Wednesday morning.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pair arrested after disturbance

What began as a response to a noise disturbance by Turlock Police officers led to the arrest of two individuals wanted for felony warrants.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Purse thief strikes in downtown Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is seeking a suspect who stole a woman's purse from a downtown eatery Thursday afternoon.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jury starts deliberating on Turlock defendant’s sanity

The decision on whether or not a Turlock man was insane when he stabbed a 25-year-old man repeatedly and caused his death, is now in the hands of a Stanislaus County jury.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Work gets underway on new county jail

The first shovels of dirt were turned over Friday for the new Stanislaus County Public Safety Center.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Unemployment ticks up in July

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw a slight increase in July, but remained below the year-ago estimate, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Carnegie welcomes veteran rock producer

The exhibit of Rock and Roll memorabilia at the Carnegie Arts Center is coming to close, but won't be leaving the stage without a peek behind the scenes.

August 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Doctors’ opinions vary on sanity of Turlock defendant

A Stanislaus County jury's decision on the issue of sanity for a man convicted of stabbing a 25-year-old Turlock man to death may come down to what doctor they give more credence.

August 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Car careens into Turlock home

A Turlock man is facing criminal charges after crashing his car into a home and causing more than $50,000 in damage.

August 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two killed, one injured in Hilmar collision

A missed stop sign at a Hilmar intersection led to a collision Friday night that claimed the lives of two individuals and critically injured a third, the California Highway Patrol reported.

August 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sanity phase begins for Turlock defendant

Six years to the day that Mark Henson lost his life in a Turlock neighborhood, a Stanislaus County jury began hearing evidence to determine if Nicholas Harris was sane or not when he stabbed the 25-year-old man.

August 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Information sought on wallet thief

Law enforcement in Stanislaus County is seeking the public's help in identifying a woman suspected of stealing wallets from several senior citizens around the county.

August 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former resident hopes Turlock will take a shine to his chip creation

If you've ever found yourself ravaging through the kitchen in search of a snack that would feed your hunger for a salty bite, yet also offer a tongue-tempting sweetness, then Chad McLean Scott might just be your new best friend.

August 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus records two West Nile Virus deaths

Four individuals in California have died as a result of the West Nile Virus, including two Stanislaus County men, according to public health officials.

August 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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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


Gunfire exchange over marijuana plants leaves one injured

A Delhi man is in critical condition after he was shot by assailants who were bent on stealing his marijuana plants.

September 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Description of hit and run vehicle released

Turlock Police are searching for the driver of a Chevy Suburban that was involved in a hit and run collision Friday that injured three people.

September 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Air district looks to tighten wood burning regulations

The nights spent sitting by a warm fire could be even fewer this winter as the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District considers issuing more wood burning curtailments.

September 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New sexual abuse claims emerge against Diocese

The Diocese of Stockton's efforts to declare bankruptcy has led to 34 new potential claims of sexual abuse being reported.

September 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Denair party ends in fatality

A Denair man hosting a birthday party for a friend was stabbed to death by an uninvited guest, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department reported.

September 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Policeman’s ball set for October

Tickets for the Turlock Policeman's Ball are currently on sale for at a discounted price.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


West Nile virus reports remain high

The number of individuals sickened with the West Nile virus in California continues to climb as the rates of infected mosquitoes reaches previously unseen levels, the California Department of Public Health reported.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Public safety unions issue endorsements

The unions representing Turlock's police and firefighters entered the political ring earlier this week with their endorsements for Turlock's City Council and mayor.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Election


Hit and run injures three

Three people were injured Friday night by a speeding sports utility vehicle that hit their car after they stopped to let a man cross the street.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Neighborhood of family tragedy given grief support

Jessica's House, the non-profit Turlock grief support organization, held a community forum and remembrance ceremony for the Turlock neighborhood shaken by the death of three family members in a hit and run collision.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mountain lion could be hunting in the area

The reports from some rural residents that a mountain lion has been prowling around the area just gained some substantiation with the death of a horse in the Hilmar area.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Effort to care for area’s wildlife marks 30 years

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is celebrating their 30th anniversary by giving residents the chance to get acquainted with the various animals that roam the rivers, skies, and lands in Stanislaus County.

September 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Riverbank murder suspect caught in Turlock

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department apprehended a murder suspect leaving a Turlock store on Wednesday night after a woman recognized him from Crime Stoppers.

September 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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