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Fire ignites in home for second time in two weeks

Turlock Fire fighters were able to quickly douse a house fire after noticing the smoke and flames while extinguishing a vehicle fire just down the road.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Trio nabbed for Turlock home invasion robbery

Three men were arrested by the Ceres Police Department's SWAT team for an armed home invasion robbery of a Turlock residence Wednesday night.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Art exhibit

The First Street Gallery and Frame Company in Turlock is hosting the exhibit "Varying Views," featuring the works of Central Valley artists Katherine Crinklaw and Marilyn Rose.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Townsend Opera rolls into 2015 with ‘Streetcar’

The operatic version of Tennessee Williams' classic play, "A Streetcar Named Desire," will open the Townsend Opera's 2015 season, with a renowned director at the helm.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


‘Pirates’ land at Playhouse Merced

Playhouse Merced will usher in their 2015 season with a production of the comedic opera "The Pirates of Penzance," beginning tonight and running through the next three weeks.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Taser used to end domestic disturbance

A domestic disturbance at a Turlock home led to a man being arrested for a weapons violation, after he was shocked with a Taser by a Turlock Police officer.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bluegrass Series returns to West Side stage

The popular Bluegrass Series is returning to the West Side Theater with the opening performance featuring Red Dog Ash and headliners Front Country Saturday night.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Theatre at Carnegie

The Carnegie Arts Center continues their Family Friday series with a live performance of the B Street Theatre staging "Kings & Queens, Jokers & Jacks" at 7 p.m. tonight.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


RV fire threatens Turlock business

A fifth wheel caught on fire Wednesday morning and erupted into a blaze that threatened to ignite the commercial buildings it was parked next to, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Auto theft suspects apprehended

A man and a woman are facing a litany of criminal charges after they were caught in a stolen vehicle Monday in Turlock.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Road trip ends with robbery

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery after he allegedly stole the belongings of a friend who had just given him a ride from Sacramento to Turlock, the Turlock Police Department reported.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect nabbed after jumping from moving car

A 28-year-old man was arrested by the Turlock Police Department after leading officers on a vehicle pursuit and then trying to make his final bid for freedom by jumping out of the still moving car.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Homicide victim’s identity confirmed

A DNA analysis has confirmed the identity of a man found dead with another man in the trunk of a burned vehicle left in a Denair orchard in October 2014.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police department seeks grant for traffic safety

In the wake of the high number of fatalities on Turlock roadways last year, the Turlock Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit has applied for a grant in the hopes additional funding will curb the deadly incidents.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Foggy collision injures Turlock man

A head-on collision on a foggy Turlock road Tuesday morning sent one man to the hospital with major injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


City owned four-plex to be sold to We Care

The Turlock City Council approved two motions Tuesday night that will simultaneously improve the curb appeal of one neighborhood and bolster the funds for a nonprofit agency helping the community's homeless.

February 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Drug ring arrests include Hughson woman

A Hughson woman was among four individuals indicted by a federal grand jury in a scheme to acquire and sell prescription drugs.

February 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


HVAC unit blamed for apartment fire

A fire that is believed to have started in a heating and air conditioning unit charred a closet inside a downtown Turlock apartment.

February 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Playhouse ready to go ‘Into the Woods’

Playhouse Merced is hoping people are ready to revisit some classic fairy tales with a different spin with the opening of their production of "Into the Woods."

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


26 pounds of heroin seized in bust near Keyes

The Modesto Police Department arrested a husband and wife with 26 pounds of heroin hidden in a diaper bag during a drug bust near Keyes on Wednesday.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carnegie highlights ‘Inspiring Women’

The Carnegie Arts Center has unveiled a new exhibit in their Lobby that highlights the artistic achievements of women artists.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Cleaner devices leads to drop in burn prohibitions

The Check Before You Burn Program is expected to close out the winter season Saturday with far fewer wood-burning prohibitions issued than in the past and a cleaner air basin, according to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two charged for Turlock rest stop death

A year after a 41-year-old woman was found dead at a Turlock rest stop, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has arrested two Modesto individuals in connection to the homicide.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carnegie thrives in revived Turlock arts scene

When Lisa McDermott looks around the Carnegie Arts Center, she can't help but smile and feel slightly justified.

February 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tripped up suspect apprehended by police

A man's attempt to run from a collision in Turlock came to an end when an involved citizen tripped him up.

February 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man suspected of molesting minors

After a two month investigation, the Turlock Police Department has arrested a 61-year-old man on allegations he sexually assaulted minors.

February 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect shatters window at school

A 33-year-old man was arrested on a charge of vandalism for breaking a window at a Turlock elementary school.

February 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trespassing call leads to arrest for resisting

A report of someone possibly trespassing at a vacant home in Turlock resulted in the arrest of a man who was found in possession of pepper spray.

February 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gospel mission, neighbors talk over concerns

Poet Robert Frost said good fences make good neighbors. For the residents of S. Boardway, First, D and C streets, they would be pleased if people quit urinating and defecating in their yards.

February 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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