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Family, friends remember college student killed in suspected DUI collision

The family and friends of Desirae Crystal Crittenden sought strength from one another Thursday night at a vigil for the college student killed by a suspected drunken driver.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mayors gather to share ideas, tackle issues

The populations and attributes of Turlock and Los Angeles may vary greatly, but that didn't stop Mayor Gary Soiseth and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti from finding some common ground in the essentials of governing a city: making sure the police are on patrol; that the garbage is picked up; and that water flows when the tap is turned on.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Charges filed against officer who took teen from Turlock

The Oklahoma police officer accused of taking a 15-year-old girl from the Turlock home of her grandparents has been fired from his job and is facing a kidnapping charge in Stanislaus County.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stanislaus County sees drop in auto thefts

The rate of vehicle thefts in Stanislaus County saw a decline for a second year, according to the latest report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Second Art Around Town event upcoming

An opportunity to explore Turlock's downtown art scene is coming up with the second Art Around Town event on July 9.

June 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Turlock men included in drug indictment

A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment today against four Central Valley men, including two from Turlock, on drug trafficking charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

June 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen reported missing from Turlock found in Las Vegas

The 15-year-old girl reported missing by her grandparents in Turlock was found Thursday morning in a Las Vegas hotel room and the Oklahoma police officer she was with has been taken into custody on an arrest warrant for kidnapping.

June 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock police investigate child abduction

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a child abduction case in which a teenage girl was taken by a man in his 30s.

June 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sheriff’s deputy charged with theft of inmates’ funds

A nine-year veteran with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is facing allegations of stealing thousands of dollars from the accounts of inmates, according to the sheriff's department.

June 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock duo guilty of forgery scheme in Nevada

A Turlock couple is bound for a pair of Nevada jail cells after being convicted of running a counterfeit money-making scheme out of a casino hotel room.

June 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspicious device leads to call for bomb squad

Turlock Police were called out Monday morning to a Turlock neighborhood after a possible pipe bomb was discovered.

June 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Chamber leader plans departure

Through the shifting economies and changes in city leadership, Sharon Silva has been the undeniable face and champion for the Turlock Chamber of Commerce, and after more than 16 years, she is ready to pass the baton on to someone new.

June 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment makes small dip in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained below 10 percent for the month of May, with more workers finding jobs as the harvest season gains momentum.

June 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Carnegie features photo exhibit

The Carnegie Arts Center has a new exhibit in their lobby, highlighting the works by members of a regional photography club, The Photo Collective. The show opened on Wednesday and will remain on view through Aug. 9.

June 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


MedicAlert brings in new CEO

MedicAlert Foundation, a part of the Turlock community for almost 60 years, is looking for a new home in town and is welcoming a new chief executive officer.

June 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Robbery victim cut by suspects

A man out for a walk around Donnelly Park Friday night was cut with a knife when two men robbed him, according to the Turlock Police Department.

July 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fourth keeps fire department busy

The Turlock Fire Department reported a busy Fourth of July as they responded to multiple fires and reports of illegal fireworks being ignited.

July 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two arrested after vehicle pursuit

A fight reported at a Turlock bar led to a vehicle pursuit that ended with a crash and the arrest of two men.

July 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man robbed and beaten

A man was confronted by two men known to him, who proceeded to beat him with a crowbar and then steal his backpack, according to the Turlock Police Department.

July 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Major injuries suffered in highway collision in Turlock

One man suffered major injuries when a camping trailer collided with a big rig on Highway 99 in Turlock Tuesday morning.

July 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock church volunteer guilty of sexually abusing children

A Turlock man who volunteered at a local church has been convicted of multiple accounts of sexually abusing children.

July 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man killed outside home used for growing marijuana

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a 22-year-old man who was fatally shot outside a marijuana grow house.

July 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Probationer found with drugs, gun

A Turlock man who tried to avoid a search based on his probation status by running from officers, ended up in custody for drug, weapon and resisting charges.

July 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former Turlock City Council member to head United Samaritans Foundation

Barbara Bawanan, a long-time champion of the United Samaritans Foundation, will be leaving her position as executive director in August and former Turlock City Council member Beverly Hatcher will be stepping into the role.

July 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Police Department promotes two and welcomes new officer

The Turlock Police Department welcomed a new officer and promoted two of their own this week during two separate ceremonies.

July 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


City makes progress on search for new fire chief

More than 20 individuals have submitted applications to become Turlock's fire chief, according to City Manager Roy Wasden.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Turlock murder suspect caught in Modesto

A man wanted in connection with the killing of a 38-year-old Turlock man was apprehended in Modesto during a traffic stop.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men accused of robbing pharmacies

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested three Turlock men in connection with armed robberies at two pharmacies.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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