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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


County awarded grant for at-risk youth

Local law enforcement and youth-oriented service groups are getting a major financial boost in keeping kids off drugs and out of gangs, with a newly awarded federal grant.

February 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


‘Madman’ coming to CSU Stanislaus

The theatre department at California State University, Stanislaus is preparing to raise the curtain on their production of "Diary of a Madman" by Nikolai Gogol, reinterpreted for stage by guest artist Rush Pearson.

February 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


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Pursuit ends with two arrests

Two teens suspected of being involved in a residential burglary were arrested Tuesday after a high speed pursuit.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect punches man for cell phone

A man walking along a Turlock neighborhood Tuesday afternoon was approached by a stranger who punched him and then took his cell phone, the Turlock Police Department reported.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Assault with car lands woman in jail

A 45-year-old woman was arrested Monday on allegations she intentionally swerved the vehicle she was driving in an attempt to hit a man crossing the street.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Walks open up downtown Turlock art scene

The arts scene in downtown Turlock is readying to expand its presence in the community with the inaugural Art Around Town walk.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Mosquito abatement districts preparing for busy West Nile season

The area's mosquito abatement districts are already busy at work in trying to tamp down the mosquito population in the wake of a year that saw one of the largest number of West Nile Virus cases in state history.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Good Samaritan beaten, carjacked

A man stopping to help what appeared to be a stranded motorist became the victim of a carjacking when the motorist and two other men attacked him and stole his car Tuesday night.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Child falls from moving vehicle

The Turlock Police Department is investigating an accident in which a young girl was seriously injured from falling out of a moving vehicle.

April 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Tune In and Turn Up returns to fairgrounds

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is looking to better the region's air quality by fixing those vehicles that are releasing polluting exhaust through their annual Tune In and Tune Up Car Clean-Up Event.

April 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Seniors soar over Turlock in ‘Dream Flight’

The first time Charles Walker ever took to the skies it was in a Boeing Stearman biplane as a young military pilot preparing to be shipped over to Europe to join the Allied forces fight in World War II.

April 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hilmar dairy worker beaten, robbed at gunpoint

A milker working at a Hilmar dairy was robbed and beaten by an armed assailant early Sunday morning, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

April 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


CROSSTOWN CULINARY CLASH: Pitman lays claim to Iron Chef title

For several years now the golden trophy from the annual Turlock Education Foundation sponsored Iron Chef competition has adorned the kitchen of the Turlock High School culinary class. Now it's Pitman's turn.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Police captain takes chief position in Washington

After nearly eight years of service to the community of Turlock, Capt. Carl Nielsen is packing up his bags and heading to Centralia, Washington, where he will take the helm as the Centralia Police Department's Chief of Police.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment rate continues decline in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County recorded an unemployment rate for March that is the lowest it's been for the month since before the Great Recession began.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock homeless camp in front of City Hall

A planned protest outside Turlock City Hall Thursday night to raise awareness for the seasonal closure of Turlock's homeless shelter ended with the arrest of one man for a charge of illegal camping.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


One arrest made in gun store break-in

The investigation into the burglary of a Turlock gun store has resulted in the arrest of one suspect, but the cache of guns remains missing, the Turlock Police Department reported Friday.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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