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VFW burglary suspect arrested on new charges

The Keyes man arrested for the burglary at the Turlock Veterans of Foreign War Hall in April found himself back in custody after leading Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies on a pursuit that ended with his vehicle in a canal.

May 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Los Banos police officer charged with sex crimes

A Los Banos police officer was arrested Wedensday on allegations he had sexual relations with his students while working as a teacher at Los Banos High School.

May 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Water control board hands conservation efforts over to local districts

The efforts to keep water usage at a reasonable level will now be the responsibility of individual water districts as the State Water Resources Control Board voted Wednesday to replace the percentage based reductions with local conservation goals.

May 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Honey bees still declining, finds survey

The number of honey bee colonies in the United States experienced an 8 percent decline in 2015, according to a recently released study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

May 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock’s problem-plagued fire engine to be replaced

A new fire engine is slated to roll into Turlock and it will be replacing one that has left fire fighters stranded out on calls and has cumulatively spent nearly a year out of service.

May 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Downtown association looks to build on re-branding year

The Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association is getting to close the books on the 2015-16 fiscal year and is reporting a year that saw more partnerships and programs, all of which helped to shine a light on the downtown area.

May 12, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two suspects nabbed for Turlock robbery

The Turlock Police Department has arrested two 18-year-old men for an armed robbery of a Turlock convenience store and is seeking the whereabouts of a third.

May 12, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock Certified Farmers’ Market celebrates new home

The gray skies looming over Turlock on Saturday didn't dampen the festive mood at the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market, as they opened their seventh season and the first at their new home at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

May 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Generous donation propels goal of new Turlock library forward

The goal of building a bigger library for the Turlock community took a big step forward Tuesday when Turlock residents John and Jeani Ferrari made a donation to the fund established by the Friends of the Turlock Public Library that doubled the amount raised.

May 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Persons of interest sought in Turlock cold case

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is taking another look at an unsolved Turlock homicide and is asking the public's help in identifying three people of interest in the cold case.

May 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Art, history mingle in downtown stroll

The popular art walk around downtown Turlock returns Thursday with a distinct history bent in recognition of the centennial celebration of the Carnegie facility.

May 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Freon leak forces store evacuation

A broken Freon line caused an evacuation of customers and employees at a Turlock grocery store Friday morning.

May 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Freeway pursuit ends with arrest for Turlock man

A Turlock man was arrested on a multitude of criminal charges after leading law enforcement on a high speed pursuit that ended when the stolen vehicle he was driving broke down on the freeway.

May 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Armed robbery reported in Turlock

A man walking in the area of S. Walnut Road in Turlock was robbed at gunpoint early in the morning on April 30.

May 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock’s Fava Bean Day endures from lie to fundraiser

A bowl of fava beans may not be a favorite dish for many people, but come Monday it will be the meal of choice for more than a thousand.

May 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


Burglary suspect caught fleeing home

A report of an armed man walking in a Turlock neighborhood ended with the arrest of a burglary suspect who was caught moments after fleeing ...

May 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New program hopes to find year round opportunities for seasonal workers

A pilot program from the Stanislaus Business Alliance is hoping to take traditional seasonal workers, who often are unemployed for stretches of the year, into ...

May 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


More charges for Turlock man accused of sexually abusing minors

A Turlock man who had previously been accused of sexually abusing minors has been re-arrested and charged with new offenses after more victims came forward.

May 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sexual assault alleged at photo shoot

A woman is claiming she was sexually assaulted during a home photo shoot and the photographer had been placed under arrest, according to the Turlock ...

May 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sentencing delayed for Turlock man convicted of abusing former girlfriend

The sentence hearing for a Turlock man convicted of torturing his former girlfriend, including keeping her locked in a dog cage for hours at a ...

May 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merced County Sheriff investigates animal cruelty claims at Stevinson bullfights

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has launched an animal cruelty investigation into the area's bullfighting organizations after confiscating dozens of spears used to ...

May 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One dead in Turlock shooting

A man was arrested by Turlock Police officers for a homicide that was possibly sparked by an incident of road rage.

May 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Freeway collision injures Hilmar man

A 20-year Hilmar man sustained serious head injuries after his vehicle collided with a big rig on Highway 99 Thursday morning.

May 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment rate drops in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County saw a decline in the number of unemployed individuals during the month of April, according to the latest report from the Employment Development ...

May 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Thieves targeting Turlock mailboxes

Once again a thief or thieves are breaking into mailboxes around various Turlock neighborhoods, according to the Turlock Police Department.

May 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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