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Illegal fireworks abound over holiday

The Turlock Fire Department had a busy Independence Day weekend as they responded to numerous reports of illegal fireworks and battled at least two blazes.

July 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gospel mission in need of donations

Turlock Gospel Mission executive director Tim Guerino refers to this time of year as "the dry season" and it has nothing to do with the lack of rain.

July 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock crime rate on the rise in 2014

For the first three months of this year the crime rate in Turlock was steadily creeping upwards, due in large part to more violent offenders on the street, said Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson.

July 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attorney refuses to represent Turlock defendant

The defense attorney for a Turlock man convicted of murder dropped a legal bombshell in court Tuesday morning when he declared himself not competent enough to continue representing his client during the sanity phase of the trial.

July 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robbery charge for sign stealing

A Turlock man and a teenager are facing robbery charges after forcibly taking a sign from a Turlock sign twirler.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man prison bound for drug charges

A federal judge sentenced Elias Alvarez-Ramirez, 53, of Turlock to 19 years and seven months in prison for conspiracy to grow marijuana and distribute methamphetamine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found with tear gas

A report of elder abuse led to the arrest of a man in possession of tear gas, the Turlock Police Department reported.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Illegal weapon lands man in jail

A Turlock man stopped for a vehicle infraction ended up in jail after officers found an illegal weapon in his car.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Grant will make Montana Avenue park a reality

The California Department of Housing and Community Development is giving away a record-breaking $73.6 million to help 109 cities and counties build much needed parks and/or repair existing parks and recreation facilities within their community, including $443,100 for Turlock.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Missing man found in good health

The 68-year-old Turlock man missing since Tuesday was located safe and unharmed Thursday morning.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police look for missing man

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding a missing 68-year-old man who has not been seen since leaving the hospital.

July 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Details of murder-suicide at Turlock home remain scarce

The details surrounding the deaths of four individuals found inside a Turlock home last week remain a mystery as detectives continue their investigation.

July 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fire department hopes for a safe Independence Day

The Fourth of July celebration will undoubtedly include dazzling displays of fireworks and the Turlock Fire Department will be making sure all that patriotic pageantry is within the legal and safe use of fireworks.

July 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TAPO effort focuses on summer safety

The Turlock Associated Police Officers is embarking on a public safety campaign with the goal of keeping citizens safe while they engage in the summertime fun.

July 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hughson teenager killed in crash identified

The Hughson teenager killed in an accident in Tuolumne County has been identified as Joseph Austin Estevam, 18.

July 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Driver nabbed with cocaine

A Turlock man involved in a minor traffic accident was arrested Wednesday for hit and run and cocaine possession.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Authorities look to put the brakes on unsafe habits around trains

When the railroad crossing arms at Monte Vista Avenue and Golden State Boulevard started to lower Wednesday afternoon most of the vehicles began to slow down, but there is always that one exception.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Playhouse brings ‘Fiddler’ to the stage

The 21st season of shows at Playhouse Merced is launching with a production of the iconic musical "The Fiddler on the Roof."

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Fire department pact earns council approval

The local fire fighting and emergency response efforts got a boost Tuesday night when the Turlock City Council approved a partnership between the Turlock Fire Department and three other agencies to provide automatic aid, regardless of district boundaries.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


One killed in Turlock collision

An 82-year-old man was killed in a traffic collision Tuesday night in Turlock.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Coroner’s office seeks deceased man’s kin

The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office is seeking the family of a man who died Friday in Turlock.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock game designer thinks small for big fun

Turlock game inventor Chris Handy doesn't want to see his newest games sitting on anyone's shelf. He would much rather see them in cup holders and coat pockets.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Suspect found with drugs, weapons, ammo

A man reportedly creating a disturbance at a Turlock restaurant was arrested by Turlock police officers on a variety of drug and weapon charges.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Prowler on the loose

An unknown individual attempted to break into a residence on Linwood Avenue but was thwarted when the resident awoke to the noise.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary suspect nabbed

A woman is facing a charge of commercial burglary after taking bags of purloined merchandise from a Turlock store Friday.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Indecent exposure reported near school

A man seen exposing himself near a Turlock school was taken into police custody after being placed under citizen's arrest.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock railroad tracks site of suicide

For the third time in little more than a month's time span a Turlock man has died on the railroad tracks running through town.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Boyfriend accused of murder in toddler’s death

The Delhi couple accused of causing the death of a 2-year-old child are awaiting arraignment in Merced County, but only one of them will be facing a murder charge.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shooting leaves teen injured

A 14-year-old was injured in what the Turlock Police Department is describing as a drive-by shooting.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Wanted Turlock man caught by U.S. Marshals

A Turlock man wanted in connection with a Modesto home invasion robbery was apprehended Thursday afternoon by the U.S. Marshals Service.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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