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Police identify driver in fatal hit and run; whereabouts unknown

Turlock Police investigators believe they have identified the man behind the wheel in a fatal hit and run crash that claimed the life of an 18-year-old Delhi woman.

November 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New report details charitable contributions

A new report from the California Attorney General's Office on charitable fundraisers shows that just over half of the money raised by commercial fundraisers last year was actually received by charitable organizations.

November 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Holiday decorating doesn’t have to break the bank

Given the ongoing uncertainty of the economy, it comes as no surprise that many individuals are planning a pared down holiday budget. Even though the belt is being tightened, it doesn't mean the holidays have to be drabbed. Here are a few options for holiday decorating that stretch the dollar and make your house merry at the same time.

November 28, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Christmas Tab 2012


CUPS takes on 'City Lights, Country Nights'

This year Christmas is coming into town with a little bit of twang, as the Center for Urban Performance and Service and Westside Ministries stages "City Lights, Country Nights."

November 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


Drive-by shooting injures one man

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a drive-by shooting that injured one man Sunday afternoon.

November 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


‘Silent crisis’: Local families seek word from runaway teens

For Sheri Epperson the Thanksgiving meal is another reminder that someone is missing from the family dining table. Epperson's son, 17-year-old Travis Tsesmilles, ran away from his Turlock home just over one year ago and despite her best efforts Epperson has not heard one word from her son since that time.

November 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CHP serves up maximum enforcement period for holiday travel

The California Highway patrol is planning a maximum enforcement period for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

November 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Battle with alcoholism comes to tragic end for local man

So much of Kent Kelley's life was an enigma to those he called friends. He claimed a past that was rich with details of triumphs, glories, and even some intrigue, yet was often sullied by facts. But to those who did know him, two truths were plainly evident about Kelley: He was a man who possessed a grandeur of spirit that spurred him to comfort and guide others, but ultimately failed him in his own efforts to free himself from his self-imposed tethers to alcohol.

November 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police make arrest in drive-by shooting

A Turlock man wanted for a drive-by shooting that injured one man was arrested Thursday at his home, where Turlock police investigators seized several firearms.

November 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment rates show improvement year-over

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in the month of October but continued to show an overall improvement by remaining well below last year's level, according to the latest report from the Economic Development Department.

November 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police name suspect in Los Gallos shooting

The suspect who allegedly shot another man inside a Turlock restaurant has been identified by the Turlock Police Department and remains a wanted individual.

November 15, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Thieves targeting catalytic converters

The Turlock Police Department has issued a warning to the owners of catalytic converters that there has been a surge in thefts of the equipment from the back of trucks.

November 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman punches officer

Three women engaged in a scuffle outside a Turlock restaurant and bar ended their night in handcuffs after one of them punched a Turlock Police officer in the face.

November 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carjacking suspect apprehended near scene of robbery

A Turlock woman who allegedly stole a man's vehicle at gunpoint and then parked it outside a house less than a block away was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of carjacking.

November 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police find phony money during traffic stops

A traffic stop Monday morning led to the discovery of more than $7,000 in counterfeit money, two arrests and opened up the possibility that hundreds of phony bills could be circulating at Turlock businesses.

November 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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StanCATT nabs pair for multiple stolen vehicles

A follow-up investigation into a stolen flatbed truck by the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force led to the arrest of two men and the recovery of seven stolen vehicles worth an estimated $250,000.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sentencing delayed in Turlock murder

A sentencing hearing for a Turlock man convicted of murder in the stabbing death of a 25-year-old man, has been delayed to December.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder charge lodged against Delhi mother

The Merced County District Attorney's Office has filed new charges against a Delhi mother, accusing her of homicide for the death of her 2-year-old daughter.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock woman dies in Patterson crash

A 30-year-old Turlock woman was killed Tuesday morning in a traffic collision in Patterson.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State, local agencies prepare for Ebola

There are no confirmed cases of Ebola in California, but state and local entities, from health care workers to funeral directors, are instituting new protocols designed to help keep the public safe.

October 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local Korean veterans honored with Peace medal

It is sometimes referred to as the "forgotten war" but on Tuesday the sacrifices of those that served during the Korean War was brought front and center for a special recognition and the awarding of Ambassador for Peace Medals to almost a hundred local veterans.

October 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock WWII veterans join honor flight

The final preparations are being made for Monday's take off of the fifth Central Valley Honor Flight that will escort area World War II veterans to the nation's capital for a special reception and tour of the World War II Memorial.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fourth suspect arrested for double homicide

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested a fourth man for the murder of two men found inside a charred car in an orchard outside of Denair.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen motorcycle involved in two hit and runs

Turlock Police officers are on the hunt for a man who stole a motorcycle and then proceeded to crash it - twice.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Chop shop found in Turlock

The theft of a stolen all-terrain vehicle led authorities to a chop shop operating in Turlock, as well as the seizure of an estimated 100 pounds of marijuana.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman, teens charged with theft

A woman was arrested Thursday night on allegations she used two teenagers to help her steal from a Turlock store.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect caught burglarizing laundry facility

A Turlock man is facing burglary charges after he was seen breaking into the coin boxes at an apartment complex laundry room.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three arrested for murder

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested three men for the murder of two men, whose remains were found in a charred car in an orchard outside Denair.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pitman student hit by car

A 16-year-old boy walking to Pitman High School was struck by a car Thursday morning.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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