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Local H1N1 fatalities rise

A new mother and a 45-year-old woman have joined the growing list of H1N1 related fatalities in Stanislaus County.

September 01, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


8-year-old girl dies in car accident; bystanders rush to aid family

A tire blow-out caused a traffic accident on Highway 99 Saturday afternoon that claimed the life of an 8-year-old Turlock girl.

September 01, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CSU Stanislaus earns high ranking in West from U.S. News & World Report

For the 14th straight year, California State University, Stanislaus has been recognized as one of the country's top public universities in the U.S. News & World Report "America's Best College" rankings.

August 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Instructor charged with molestation

An instructor at Modesto Junior College was arrested Friday on the suspicion that he molested two teenage girls.

August 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Drug overdose claims life of inmate

An inmate from the Stanislaus County Jail was pronounced dead at Doctor's Medical Center in Modesto on Thursday after ingesting narcotics, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

August 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Two women charged with robbery

A man told sheriff's deputies he was robbed while being a good Samaritan, but it turns out he was robbed during an exchange of money for sexual favors, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

August 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Robber hits Modesto bank, visits ER

A man suspected of robbing a Modesto bank Thursday afternoon was caught hours later handing out cash at an emergency room, according to the Modesto Police Department.

August 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Moonshine the bloodhound is on the trail

When an elderly man with dementia wandered away from his Turlock convalescent home and efforts to find him proved fruitless, the call for Moonshine was put out.

August 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Drop the Drugs

The latest national studies on drug abuse show prescription medicines are rapidly becoming the drug of choice for teenagers.

August 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Red light runner cause of bus crash

A driver that ran a red light caused a crash Wednesday morning that involved a buss full of school children.

August 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Courthouse kiosk at police station

The Turlock City Council approved the installation of a Stanislaus County Superior Court kiosk inside the Turlock Police Department on Tuesday night, saving residents a trip to Modesto to conduct court business.

August 25, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


CSUS students scramble to replace cut classes

With the start of the fall semester rapidly approaching, California State University, Stanislaus junior Amanda Crocker thought she was all ready for the first day of class. That was until she checked her e-mail and found out one of her required courses had been cut from the university's schedule.

August 25, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Suspects sought in birthday party shoot-out

A birthday party in Keyes looked more like a scene from the wild west when neighbors took up arms against one another.

August 25, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two injured in Denny’s shooting

Two people were injured early Saturday morning when gunfire erupted outside the Denny's restaurant in Turlock.

August 25, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Local agencies make plans for possible H1N1 flu outbreak

As the flu season approaches local agencies from hospitals and health centers to schools and public safety departments are bracing themselves for a possible onslaught of new H1N1 cases by putting into place plans that could help prevent a widespread outbreak of the virus in Turlock.

August 21, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Flu cases continue, but peak may have passed

The 2017-2018 flu season has been one of the most virulent health officials have seen in a decade and has been responsible for a high ...

February 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock driver suspected of causing fatal DUI crash

A collision between a car and a big rig resulted in the death of a Modesto man and the arrest of a Turlock man suspected ...

February 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman burned by leaky lighter

Fluid leaking from a lighter ignited a fire that severely burned a woman Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman burned by leaky lighter

Fluid leaking from a lighter ignited a fire that severely burned a woman Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Scams abound during tax season

The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers of a quickly growing scam involving erroneous tax refunds being deposited into their bank accounts. The IRS also ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Card game ends with stabbing

A Turlock man took being a sore loser to a new height when he stabbed a man because he was upset with the outcome of ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Armed robbery at Turlock store

The Turlock Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of an Arco AM/PM early Wednesday morning.

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Calls renewed for UC Merced medical school

The on-going doctor shortage that plagues the Central Valley region could move a step toward a solution with a renewed call to fund a medical ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Downtown drive-by leaves two injured in Turlock

The relative peacefulness of Turlock residents going out to dinner, buying their groceries, and taking a stroll through downtown was shattered in the early evening ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


$16,000 signing bonuses for those ready to join TPD

Facing an ongoing shortage of police officers and dispatchers in town, the Turlock City Council took steps Tuesday night to make the city a more ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County reacts with glee at new public safety facility

Mitchell Gruber was pleased to take a tour of the new Re-Entry and Enhanced Alternatives to Custody Training Center, just as he was equally pleased ...

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Armed suspects rob Turlock bank

Two suspects armed with guns held up a Turlock bank Saturday and escaped with a large amount of cash, the Turlock Police Department reported.

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock bicyclist killed on Lander

A Turlock man was struck by multiple vehicles and killed while riding his bicycle on Lander Avenue Monday night.

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Train derails in Hughson

Investigators continue to look into what caused a 30-car train derailment Saturday night in Hughson.

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Flames ravage Turlock home

A raging fire of undetermined origins destroyed a Turlock residence Sunday morning and left four individuals displaced, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 12, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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