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Tornado tears through Denair

The tornado that tore through Denair Sunday afternoon was categorized as an EF-1 storm and had sustained winds of 86 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

November 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock sees spike in auto crimes

A rash of vehicle break-ins and thefts has the Turlock Police Department warning residents to be attentive about their surroundings and take steps to avoid becoming a victim.

November 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

County continues to rank high for youth homicides

Stanislaus County had the seventh highest rate of youth homicides in California according to a new study from the Violence Policy Center.

November 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Former Vietnam POW to visit Turlock

In recognition of Veterans Day, Covenant Village of Turlock is bringing former Navy pilot and prisoner of war Capt. Charlie Plumb to town for a motivational presentation about survival and dealing with life's challenges and opportunities.

November 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Woman jumps into pickup bed and stabs driver

A man is recovering from a puncture wound he sustained after a woman jumped into the back of his truck and stabbed him, according to the Turlock Police Department.

November 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Woman attacked walking home from Turlock football game with toddler

A woman walking home with her young child Friday night was attacked by an unknown assailant, just a few blocks from the stadium where the annual Turlock Lions' Club Harvest Bowl game was being played between Pitman and Turlock high schools.

November 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Carnegie readies for 100-year milestone

Whether it was the spot to read a book in the 1920s, play a round of ping-pong in the 1970s, or take in a work of art in the current decade, the Carnegie building has long been a part of Turlock's landscape.

November 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Scholarship keeps memory of Turlock woman alive

From the outside it seemed like Kelly Denis-Pierce was living the perfect life. The Turlock native had a loving marriage, a successful career as a financial analysis, a happy young son and on Feb. 19, 2006, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl. It looked like nothing could stop the life track of the 31-year-old, which is why it came as such a devastating blow when she died just two days after giving birth.

November 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Man killed by train near Denair

The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office is looking for the family of a man who was struck and killed by a train Thursday night in Denair.

November 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Flu claims life of Stanislaus County infant

Just as the state health department announced the first death of an individual from influenza, comes an announcement from the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency that an infant in the county has died from the virus.

November 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock native returns home to launch film career

Bavlina Youri's passion for theatrical arts blossomed in Turlock during her time as a student at California State University, Stanislaus, so now that she is ready to embark on her directorial debut, she thought it only natural to return to her roots.

November 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Kidney screening service coming to Turlock

Three times a week Andie Patterson rises before dawn breaks and makes her way to a medical office in Turlock where she spends the next five to six hours undergoing dialysis in an effort to keep complete kidney failure at bay.

November 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Suspicious suitcase outside Turlock building prompts bomb squad call

A suspicious case left near a government building in Turlock prompted a call to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's bomb squad Thursday morning.

November 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Four stabbed at UC Merced campus; suspect shot dead

Authorities continue to delve into the life of an 18-year-old UC Merced student after he went on a slashing rampage that injured four people and only came to an end when he was shot to death by police officers Wednesday morning.

November 04, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Group sets sights on new library for Turlock

For years the Friends of the Turlock Public Library have engaged in efforts that have expanded the children's literacy programs and bolstered the library's offerings to the community. Now they are ready to embark on their most ambitious campaign: Find a new home for the Turlock library.

November 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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Turlock firefighters douse fire at Foster Farms plant

The rapid response from the Turlock Fire Department and the quick actions of Foster Farms employees is being credited with keeping a fire that ignited ...

November 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock home damaged in kitchen fire

A fire that swept through the kitchen of a Turlock residence Monday morning was deemed accidental, according to the Turlock Fire Department.

November 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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