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New bill seeks to keep cop killers behind bars

State Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) has introduced a new bill seeking to keep anyone convicted of killing a peace officer from obtaining an early release for medical parole or compassionate release.

December 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Consumer alert issued for driver's license scams

The California Attorney General's Office has issued a warning of scammers targeting immigrants applying for driver's licenses.

December 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Work of the Monument’s Men focus of Carnegie event

In 2012 an investigation into a tax issue by German authorities led then to a Munich apartment where they discovered of a cache of more than 1,200 works of art, some by renowned artists such as Claude Monet, Eduard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Pablo Picasso, and some of which is suspected to have been looted by the Nazis in World War II.

December 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Turlock wins award for National Night Out

The National Night Out celebration in Turlock earned the Turlock Police Department a second place ranking in California and 20th in the nation.

December 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Lights! Camera! Action!

Film cameras were rolling once again in Turlock as former resident Michael Hermosa returned home to shoot portions of his movie, "The Head Thieves."

December 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock child pornographer gets 30-year sentence

A Turlock man who was the subject of a Homeland Security investigation involving a child pornography ring will be spending the next three decades behind bars.

December 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sheriff’s department heightens efforts to curb drunk drivers

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is planning on a full-scale crackdown on impaired drivers this holiday season.

December 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bay Area burglary suspects caught in Turlock

A man and woman identified as the prime suspects in a Sunnyvale burglary were arrested Tuesday morning in Turlock by a California Highway Patrol officer.

December 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock bank robbery suspect apprehended

The Turlock Police Department has arrested a local man on the suspicion he was the one responsible for an earlier reported bank robbery.

December 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gun misfires twice in carjacking attempt

A 16-year-old boy is facing an attempted murder charge after pointing a gun at a man and pulling the trigger during a botched carjacking.

December 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Garage fire displaces six in Turlock

The quick actions of a neighbor kept a blaze from spreading from a garage into a Turlock home Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

December 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Delhi man prison bound for meth trafficking

A Delhi man has been convicted on federal drug charges after authorities discovered his scheme to traffic methamphetamine in Hawaii.

December 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Locals collect winter gear for Iraqi refugees

On a long table in a back room at the Assyrian American Civic Club volunteer Melinda Khubiar is busy sorting through winter wear that could soon prove to be life-saving equipment for the Christians seeking refuge in the mountainous regions of Iraq.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mother spends first Thanksgiving with family after deportation

When the Chaparro family celebrates Thanksgiving on Thursday, there will be a special thanks said by the Turlock family for the presence of their matriarch Maria Isabel Chaparro's presence at the table.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police seek information on rape suspect

A 44-year-old woman reported to the Turlock Police Department that she was snatched at knifepoint from Donnelly Park and sexually assaulted in a nearby alley by an unknown assailant Sunday.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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No charges filed against restaurateur accused of sexual assault

For the second time the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has asked the court to grant them more time to decide if they will pursue criminal charges against a Turlock man accused of sexually assaulting an employee at his Oakdale pizzeria.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Reports of skate park memorial sign theft erroneous

The reports that a memorial plaque honoring a Turlock skateboarder had been stolen from the skate park are nothing more than rumors.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Law enforcement plans to call a time out on drunk driving

For those planning to make a party out of the Super Bowl, law enforcement in Stanislaus County is telling them to pick a side: Drink or drive.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Volunteers span out to count homeless

An estimated 100 volunteers took to the shelters, parks, libraries, and other locations around Stanislaus County to perform a count of the area's homeless population.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Repossession leads to assault, arrest

A man getting his vehicle repossessed attacked a tow truck driver, leading to his arrest, the Turlock Police Department reported.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hit and run injures one

A bicyclist riding on the wrong side of the road was struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening that then drove away from the scene.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Juvenile hall teacher accused of misconduct

A woman working as an educator at the Merced County juvenile hall was arrested Tuesday on allegations of misconduct with the inmates, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

January 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New report casts a pall on e-cigarettes

The Turlock City Council's decision to include electronic smoking devices in a smoking ban for parks and public facilities comes in conjunction with a new report from the state health department warning the devices pose serious health risks.

January 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Carnegie’s ‘Valley Focus’ offers artistic interpretations of the region

The Carnegie Arts Center is featuring the works of two area residents and educators who have used their talents to interpret the region into artistic creations that are now on display in "Valley Focus: Paintings by Chella and Photographs by Dan Kasser."

January 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Collision caused by drunk driver

A 54-year-old man is facing drunken driving charges after causing a crash that injured his passenger Saturday in Turlock.

January 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two men dead, one woman injured in murder-suicide

Stanislaus County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and a Turlock woman critically injured with a gunshot wound.

January 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County closes year with dip in unemployment

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw just a slight decline at the close of 2014, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

January 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sentence handed down for 2008 murder

The man previously convicted of stabbing to death a 25-year-old Turlock resident and setting his car on fire was sentenced to 16 years to life in prison on Wednesday.

January 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


University to unveil two new exhibits

The Art Department at California State University, Stanislaus is unveiling two new art exhibits in the coming week, with the works focusing on bronze and mixed materials.

January 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Turlock Fire, Red Cross partner to distribute smoke alarms

A partnership between the Red Cross and the Turlock Fire Department to spread the message of fire safety awareness, resulted in the installation of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in numerous Turlock homes Jan. 17.

January 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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