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Homicide victim’s identity confirmed

A DNA analysis has confirmed the identity of a man found dead with another man in the trunk of a burned vehicle left in a Denair orchard in October 2014.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police department seeks grant for traffic safety

In the wake of the high number of fatalities on Turlock roadways last year, the Turlock Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit has applied for a grant in the hopes additional funding will curb the deadly incidents.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Foggy collision injures Turlock man

A head-on collision on a foggy Turlock road Tuesday morning sent one man to the hospital with major injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One fatality reported in Denair collision

A 52-year-old Modesto man was killed in a solo vehicle collision Monday afternoon when his truck struck a boulder in Denair.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hughson woman dies in solo crash

An early morning collision Friday on Santa Fe Avenue between a vehicle and concrete barrier claimed the life of a 60-year-old Hughson woman, the California Highway Patrol reported.

January 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Peak flu season is approaching

The new year is also heralding in the prime time for seasonal flu cases as health officials brace for what is expected to be a particularly virulent season and encourage people to get vaccinated.

January 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New year’s popular time to steal cars, report finds

If you wake up New Year's Day to find your vehicle has been stolen, chances are you're not alone.

December 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Christmas Eve armed robbery

The Turlock Police Department is investigating an armed robbery involving four men on Christmas Eve.

December 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Officer injured during arrest

A Turlock Police officer attempting to take into custody an man with an arrest warrant sustained an injury to his eye, the Turlock Police Department reported.

December 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man taken into custody on drug warrant

A report of a suspicious man believed to have hidden a firearm in some bushes led to the arrest of a Turlock man on a drug warrant and the recovery of a knife.

December 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Leave the curling iron, take the booze

A man is wanted for robbery for stealing a bottle of alcohol from a Turlock store after fighting with a loss prevention agent. During the struggle the thief dropped a curling iron he was also trying to abscond with, the Turlock Police Department reported.

December 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cold days, nights ahead for Valley

Father Time is ushering out the year with a guest: Old Man Winter.

December 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman charged with DUI

A woman found unconscious in her car was arrested for driving under the influence after police found her blood alcohol level to be three times the legal limit for driving.

December 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man arrested for domestic violence

An argument between a boyfriend and a girlfriend ended with the boyfriend being arrested for domestic violence.

December 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pit bull bites Turlock boy

The Turlock Police Department put a pit bull into quarantine after it bit a young boy in an unprovoked incident.

December 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


Alert issued for missing adult

The Turlock Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating an at-risk missing adult.

March 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Defiant stroll down road gets man arrested

A man's decision to impede traffic after being asked by Turlock Police officers to leave a home earned him an arrest on resisting charges.

March 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Measles reaches Merced County

The measles outbreak that has struck California has moved a bit closer to home with the news that a Merced County child tested positive for the virus.

March 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


City owned four-plex to be sold to We Care

The Turlock City Council approved two motions Tuesday night that will simultaneously improve the curb appeal of one neighborhood and bolster the funds for a nonprofit agency helping the community's homeless.

February 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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


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