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West Nile virus confirmed in Stanislaus County

The presence of the West Nile virus has officially been detected in Stanislaus County as health officials reported a dead bird tested positive for the virus.

June 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Visit turns into robbery, assault

A man who thought he was going to visit a friend instead became the victim of a robbery and a beating Thursday night.

June 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Father and son charged with weapon offenses

A stop for a traffic violation Tuesday night led to the arrest of a father, his 14-year-old son and another adult on weapon and parole violation charges, the Turlock Police Department reported.

June 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


This week’s crime files: From a purloined pocketbook to munching on the landscape

Here is a quick lesson in manners: If a business is kind enough to let you use their restroom without being a customer, the polite thing is to thank them and leave - and most importantly, don't steal anything on the way out.

June 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bill pushes for return of bounty hunter guidelines

A bill that would re-establish state requirements for bounty hunters, specifically in the areas of training and certification, passed through the Assembly and is moving on to the State Senate.

May 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair’s entertainment line-up runs the gamut from crooners to tumblers

The upcoming line-up of performers coming to the Stanislaus County Fair is looking to hit all the right notes with fairgoers by bringing in a bevy of entertainers.

May 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Music


Federal prisoner tries to file liens against guards

A federal jury found an Atwater inmate guilty of 14 counts of attempting to file false liens and encumbrances against federal prison officers in violation of the Court Security Improvement Act of 2007.

May 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Red-light running an epidemic, finds report

Did you see a driver run a red light this weekend? According to a new report from the National Coalition for a Safer Roads, the Memorial Day holiday weekend has the most red-light violations.

May 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock City firefighters busier in 2011

The Turlock Fire Department responded to more calls for service in 2011 than they have in the past four years, according to the department's annual report released May 22.

May 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Armed suspect prompts bomb scare

A bomb-like device was discovered during the arrest of a Turlock man Sunday night that prompted the lockdown of a residential neighborhood, the Turlock Police Department reported.

May 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Posing as congressional aide nets criminal charge for Atwater woman

An Atwater tax consultant is facing a federal criminal charge of impersonating a congressional aide in what authorities say was an attempt to solve a client's tax problems.

May 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


State records new low in infant mortalities

The infant mortality rate has reached a new low in California, according to the latest reported data from the California Department of Public Health.

May 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Maximum enforcement for drivers during holiday weekend

The Memorial Day holiday traditionally marks the end of the school year and the beginning of summer, when many Californians head out to picnics, barbecues, and outdoor events. The California Highway Patrol reminds those headed out on the road to buckle up, designate a driver, and eliminate distractions.

May 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


More distracted drivers catch notice of law enforcement

Law enforcement's focus on distracted drivers for the state-wide enforcement campaign in April resulted in an increase of 5,000 citations.

May 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Artist hopes to instill fearless creativity in next generation

Juliet Moradian's lifelong passion for the arts began in a Yonkers, New York classroom during a sixth-grade art class. Moradian, an Iranian immigrant, remembers feeling empowered with the freedom of expressing all her thoughts and feelings with the stroke of a brush.

May 22, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Fine Arts


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Cyclist killed by train

A 39-year-old man died Saturday morning when he rode his bicycle in front of an oncoming freight train in Turlock.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fifth candidate joins City Council race

United States Postal worker and current Turlock Parks, Arts and Recreation Commissioner Sergio Alvarado has announced his intention to run for Turlock City Council.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Election


Questions still remain a year after fatal shooting

On July 23, 2013, the family of Brandon Pacheco learned the devastating news that the 25-year-old resident had been shot and killed.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New security measures at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center is instituting a new check-in and visitor badge process to come in line with the recommendations from a safety task force.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pursuit ends with Turlock man’s arrest

A Turlock man was arrested on multiple criminal charges after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a dangerous high speed chase around Merced County Thursday afternoon.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Young siblings nabbed for theft

A brother and sister found themselves in trouble with law enforcement after stealing a wallet from a woman at a play area.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County unemployment unchanged

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Carnegie hosts ‘Dead Man’

The Merced College Theatre Society is staging the dark comedy "Dead Man's Cell Phone," by playwright Sarah Ruhl.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Swansons kick start university fund drive

Turlock residents Matt and Maria Swanson have pledged $250,000 to California State University, Stanislaus to serve as the foundation for the One Purpose endowment.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Couple charged with fraud

A Turlock man and woman found themselves under arrest after a scheme to cash a stolen check went awry.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspected drug smuggler caught in Turlock

A suspect wanted by the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department on multiple drug charges, was apprehended Wednesday morning in Turlock.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi man will stand trial for father’s murder

A Delhi man standing accused of killing his father on New Year's Day 2013, had his formal arraignment postponed for two weeks.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Death penalty option dropped for Turlock defendant

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office will not seek the death penalty against a Turlock man charged with murdering a 26-year-old man two years ago.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cause of death known, but unreleased for two people found at Turlock murder-suicide scene

The Turlock Police Department, in conjunction with the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office, officially released the names of the four individuals found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in a Turlock home.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attorney changes course and decides to continue representing Turlock defendant

The second phase of the murder trial for Turlock resident Nicholas Harris, in which jurors will decide if he was sane or not when he stabbed to death a 25-year-old man, will begin in about a month's time with his defense attorney continuing to helm his case.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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