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Grant will aid traffic safety, enforcement in Turlock

The effort to improve the overall safety while driving in Turlock is getting a boost from a newly acquired traffic grant for the Turlock Police Department.

October 13, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Staged wrecks result in conviction for Modesto man

A scheme to defraud insurance companies out of thousands of dollars by staging auto accidents has resulted in a conviction for a Modesto man, while other local men, including one from Turlock, are awaiting criminal charges for the same scheme.

October 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pedestrian struck crossing Golden State

A man attempting to cross Golden State Boulevard Sunday night was struck by a vehicle and hospitalized.

October 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police seek suspect from pursuit

A Turlock man is wanted on a variety of criminal charges after eluding arrest during a vehicle pursuit Thursday night.

October 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglaries top crimes reported in August

The Turlock Police Department's August crime analyst numbers show a drop in some of the calls to the police department for the month, but Acting Police Chief Nino Amirfar cautioned the numbers don't necessarily reflect an actual drop in crime.

October 07, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


'Creepy clown' scare comes to Turlock

The "creepy clown" craze that has sparked concern across the country has come to Turlock. Two girls were knocked down in a Turlock corn maze on Friday and scared by individuals wearing clown masks and a student's 'creepy clown' threat resulted in suspension.

October 07, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Thrift store spared from flames

The Turlock Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that charred an outside storage unit at a local thrift shop.

October 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man barges into home; confronted by armed resident

A Turlock elementary school was placed on a brief lockdown Thursday afternoon after a man ran into a home and was confronted by an armed resident who proceeded to chase and detain the suspect in the neighborhood.

October 04, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Denair collision kills one, injures another

A collision Tuesday morning between two vehicles on a rural Denair road resulted in the death of one man and hospitalized another.

October 04, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock firefighters ready to show their pink pride

The popular and successful fundraising effort by Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 for breast cancer research is back for another run at turning the town pink.

October 04, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


‘The Addams Family’ moves into Merced

Playhouse Merced is getting into the spirit of all things creepy, spooky, mysterious, and kooky with their upcoming production of "The Addams Family."

September 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Turlock man arrested for child pornography

The Turlock Police Department has taken a local man into custody on allegations he was trafficking in child pornography.

September 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


DUI charges send Turlock man to prison

A Turlock man is prison bound after being found guilty of two felony driving under the influence charges.

September 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stanislaus County resident dies from West Nile Virus

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is reporting a 90-year-old man died from the West Nile Virus, marking him as the first fatality the county has recorded from the virus in two years.

September 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


MedicAlert offering free services for autistic children

The MedicAlert Foundation and the Carlos Vierra Foundation are expanding a concept started in 2014 that will help families protect their autistic children with tendencies to wander.

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


Rollover crash claims life of Hilmar teen

A solo vehicle accident in Turlock in which none of the four occupants were wearing seat belts resulted in the death of the driver and ...

December 08, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect flees from sheriff’s deputies, crashes car in Delhi

A man that believed he was wanted for a parole violation led Merced County Sheriff's deputies on a pursuit that wound through areas of ...

December 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with a crash for motorcyclist

What could have been just a citation for a vehicle violation ended up being a felony arrest for a Turlock man after he led officers ...

December 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Memorial run passes through town

The two Los Angeles Police Department officers who began a trek up the state in honor of their fallen brethren finished their run Tuesday in ...

December 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Charitable fund started in honor of fallen deputy

Those residents wanting to honor the life of Stanislaus County Deputy Dennis Wallace and build his legacy in the community have a new option thanks ...

December 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Moments after first collision Delhi woman killed in second crash

A Delhi woman survived a head-on collision in Denair Wednesday morning only to be hit by another vehicle moments later, causing fatal injuries, according to ...

December 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect in carjacking of firefighter’s truck apprehended

The Merced County Sheriff's Department believes they have found and arrested the man suspected of stealing a firefighter's truck from the scene of ...

December 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


60 citations issued in Turlock traffic operation

The Turlock Police Department's traffic safety enforcement effort on Wednesday resulted in 60 citations being issued in just under a three hour time span.

December 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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