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Knife-wielding man threatens harm to officers

A Turlock man, who armed himself with a butcher knife and threatened Turlock police officers with explosive devices, was taken into custody Monday night after he was shot with a Taser gun.

July 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman found dead in Merced jail cell

A former Turlock resident died while in custody at the John Latorraca Correctional Center in Merced, while her daughter waited outside for her release.

July 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock soldier dies in Afghanistan

A 25-year-old soldier from Turlock died in Afghanistan while serving as a combat medic with the California National Guard.

July 30, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police pursuit ends with shootout

A pursuit of an armed man that began outside a Turlock motel Saturday morning ended a few miles away in Merced County with the suspect shot dead by Turlock Police officers after an allegedly attempted carjacking.

July 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | TOP STORIES


Police pursuit ends with shootout

A pursuit of an armed man that began outside a Turlock motel Saturday morning ended a few miles away in Merced County with the suspect shot dead by Turlock Police officers after an allegedly attempted carjacking.

July 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cougar visits local home

Mountain lions are known to prowl rocky ridges, canyons or even dense brush, but the flat farmlands of Turlock are not exactly known to entice the furtive felines. However, that wasn't the case on Sunday.

July 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Smashed pears result of train versus truck collision

A semi-truck was struck by a freight train Wednesday afternoon in Turlock, leaving a debris field of truck parts and smashed pears all over the road.

July 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pursuit of shooting suspects ends in Turlock neighborhood

Four men suspected of shooting a sawed-off shotgun in Denair were arrested after a high-speed pursuit ended in a Turlock neighborhood behind Walmart.

July 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hughson men killed in exchange of gunfire

The two men found dead at a Hughson home that was the scene of a stand-off with law enforcement Wednesday afternoon were killed in an exchange of gunfire with each other, according to law enforcement.

July 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Homicide victim’s mother still waiting for ‘justice’

On Aug. 12, 2008, Christie Henson was given the devastating news that her son, 25-year-old Mark Henson II, had been stabbed to death. As the days approach the four-year anniversary of her son's death, Henson is still waiting for the day when her son's accused killer will stand trial.

July 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Prospect brings new twist to comedy classic ‘Tartuffe’

The partnership between the Prospect Theater Project and the Gallo Center for the Arts is bringing another classic play to the stage with their production of "Tartuffe."

July 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


Auto theft thwarted

A Turlock man's plan to steal an unattended pickup truck went awry when he couldn't get out of the parking lot quick enough.

July 20, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police investigate shooting

The Turlock Police Department is seeking information about a drive-by shooting reported early Friday morning.

July 20, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Mother pleads not guilty for daughter’s death

The Turlock woman arrested for killing her daughter has entered a not guilty plea for the charges against her.

July 20, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment rate in county sees slight increase

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained relatively steady in June, even with cuts to the government sector, according to the latest numbers from California's Economic Development Department.

July 20, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Fava Bean Day recipient thankful for support

The family of 18-year-old Dustin Babb is learning that even in the darkest of days a little sunshine can peek through.

August 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock couple’s engagement featured in ‘Christian Mingle’

Elizabeth Lourenco and Jeffrey Severson of Turlock, who began their romance as high school sweethearts, were chosen to have their proposal photo featured in the film "Christian Mingle."

August 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Crash witnesses rescue couple from canal

Several Good Samaritans came to the rescue of a Hughson couple after their car crashed into a canal Thursday.

August 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Driver nabbed with cocaine

A Turlock man involved in a minor traffic accident was arrested Wednesday for hit and run and cocaine possession.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Authorities look to put the brakes on unsafe habits around trains

When the railroad crossing arms at Monte Vista Avenue and Golden State Boulevard started to lower Wednesday afternoon most of the vehicles began to slow down, but there is always that one exception.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Playhouse brings ‘Fiddler’ to the stage

The 21st season of shows at Playhouse Merced is launching with a production of the iconic musical "The Fiddler on the Roof."

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Fire department pact earns council approval

The local fire fighting and emergency response efforts got a boost Tuesday night when the Turlock City Council approved a partnership between the Turlock Fire Department and three other agencies to provide automatic aid, regardless of district boundaries.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


One killed in Turlock collision

An 82-year-old man was killed in a traffic collision Tuesday night in Turlock.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Coroner’s office seeks deceased man’s kin

The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office is seeking the family of a man who died Friday in Turlock.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock game designer thinks small for big fun

Turlock game inventor Chris Handy doesn't want to see his newest games sitting on anyone's shelf. He would much rather see them in cup holders and coat pockets.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Suspect found with drugs, weapons, ammo

A man reportedly creating a disturbance at a Turlock restaurant was arrested by Turlock police officers on a variety of drug and weapon charges.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Prowler on the loose

An unknown individual attempted to break into a residence on Linwood Avenue but was thwarted when the resident awoke to the noise.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary suspect nabbed

A woman is facing a charge of commercial burglary after taking bags of purloined merchandise from a Turlock store Friday.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Indecent exposure reported near school

A man seen exposing himself near a Turlock school was taken into police custody after being placed under citizen's arrest.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock railroad tracks site of suicide

For the third time in little more than a month's time span a Turlock man has died on the railroad tracks running through town.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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