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Attempted murder charges filed for Turlock man who fired at peace officers

A Turlock man will be facing attempted murder charges for engaging in a gun battle with local law enforcement after leading them on a lengthy car chase.

March 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Casting call looking for Turlock performers

Any local residents hoping for that one big break to launch them into stardom might find their opportunity at a casting call coming to town.

March 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Prosecution lays out case in closing arguments for Korey Kauffman killing

The longest preliminary hearing in Stanislaus County history moved a step closer to a conclusion Thursday with the start of closing arguments.

March 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man shot in gun battle with law enforcement

An attempt to serve a search warrant on a Turlock man turned into a multiple county pursuit that ended in an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and law enforcement.

March 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police find makeshift mail catcher in post office collection box

The Turlock Police Department's effort to put a stop to a growing trend of mail theft logged another success with the discovery of a makeshift mail catcher inside a mail collection box at the Turlock Post Office at 555 E. Main Street.

March 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock homeowner sentenced to seven years for fatal shooting

A Turlock homeowner who fatally shot a man in the back after finding him on his property was sentenced to seven years in prison on Wednesday.

March 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Meeting looks for visions of Turlock Library

Turlock residents interested in helping shape the future of the Turlock Library will have the opportunity to share their input at a visioning meeting with county officials and Friends of the Turlock Library on March 25.

March 07, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mail theft suspect arrested again in Turlock probation search

A Turlock woman previously arrested for breaking in to mailboxes around town found herself back in custody on Tuesday after a probation search turned up evidence of ongoing identity thefts.

March 07, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County, state celebrate jail expansion

Touted as the largest capital project to ever be embarked upon in Stanislaus County, the dedication of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Detention Center was held Tuesday with county and state dignitaries, including Gov. Jerry Brown, on hand to see the results of their successful partnership.

March 07, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Crime statistics show rise in commercial burglaries for January

The January crime statistics were presented to the Turlock City Council on Tuesday and while most rates remained in line with other months, the report showed an increase in the number of commercial burglaries that according to the Turlock Police Department, were the work of a pair of suspects who have subsequently been arrested.

March 03, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


‘Al Bar’ pays tribute to Turlock police chaplain

For many years every swearing-in and promotion ceremony at the Turlock Police Department had certain elements that could be counted on: Someone would have some glowing words to say about the honoree, a badge would be pinned on by a loved one, an oath would be taken and a chocolate bar would be doled out from Rev. Al Opdyke.

March 03, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment rate grows in Stanislaus County

The first of the year brought a slight increase to the ranks of unemployed people in Stanislaus County, according to the latest release from the Employment Development Department.

March 03, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman targeted in drive-by shooting

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a drive-by shooting that appears to be a random attack.

March 02, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


UNWELCOME DELIVERY

When residents of Turlock's Noble Lane went out to get their mail a few weeks back they made the grim discovery that once again their letters, cards, and bills had ended up in the hands of thieves.

February 28, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hit and run leaves Hilmar man critically wounded

The Merced Area California Highway patrol is looking for the driver who left the scene of a hit and run in Hilmar that left one man with major head trauma.

February 28, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


Fallen deputy laid to rest

The sights and sounds at CrossPoint Church in Modesto on Tuesday were all too familiar for the men and women of the Stanislaus County Sheriff ...

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire chars home in Turlock

One person was hospitalized Monday for smoke inhalation after a fire erupted in a Turlock residence.

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock collision injures four

A motorist headed the wrong way on a freeway exit in Turlock collided head-on with another vehicle, sending four to area hospitals.

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Warmer weather will bring out mosquitoes

As the weather takes a turn from pleasant days to sweltering, health officials are advising residents to get rid of any standing water that may ...

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fake firefighters arrested by real police

Turlock Police Chief Nino Amirfar and Turlock Fire Marshal Mark Gomez helped take two people into custody Thursday evening on allegations they had been posing ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment sees a dip in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County fell below the 8 percent mark in April as several sectors reported moderate job gains for the month, according ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock residents charged in unemployment benefit scheme

Two Turlock residents were included in an 18-count indictment of Californians accused of unemployment benefits fraud and an identity theft scheme, according to the U ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search leads to robbery arrest in Turlock

A robbery suspect and an accomplice who helped him flee from law enforcement at least for a short time were apprehended Thursday afternoon in Turlock ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three years and thousands of miles later, missing dog is found in Turlock

If dogs could sing, 13-year-old Trixie very well might belt out "My Old Kentucky Home."

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Funeral services set for fallen deputy, CSO

The funeral services for the two Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department employees killed in a fiery collision will be open to the community.

May 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Area fires create hazy skyline

Two grassfires west of Turlock sent thick plumes of smoke into the sky Wednesday afternoon.

May 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair cyclist killed in crash

A Denair man out for a bicycle ride Wednesday morning was struck by a vehicle and killed along the outskirts of Turlock, the California Highway ...

May 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man burned in home fire

A Turlock man was injured when trying to escape a house fire Sunday evening.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock schools placed on lockdown as police search for suspect

Four Turlock schools were placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon as the Turlock Police Department searched for a possibly armed suspect.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock schools on lockdown as police search for suspect

Three Turlock schools are currently on lockdown as the Turlock Police Department searches for a possibly armed suspect.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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