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Suspect shatters window at school

A 33-year-old man was arrested on a charge of vandalism for breaking a window at a Turlock elementary school.

February 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trespassing call leads to arrest for resisting

A report of someone possibly trespassing at a vacant home in Turlock resulted in the arrest of a man who was found in possession of pepper spray.

February 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gospel mission, neighbors talk over concerns

Poet Robert Frost said good fences make good neighbors. For the residents of S. Boardway, First, D and C streets, they would be pleased if people quit urinating and defecating in their yards.

February 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County awarded grant for at-risk youth

Local law enforcement and youth-oriented service groups are getting a major financial boost in keeping kids off drugs and out of gangs, with a newly awarded federal grant.

February 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


‘Madman’ coming to CSU Stanislaus

The theatre department at California State University, Stanislaus is preparing to raise the curtain on their production of "Diary of a Madman" by Nikolai Gogol, reinterpreted for stage by guest artist Rush Pearson.

February 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Guest helps battle Turlock motel fire

A fire at a Turlock motel was kept from spreading to adjoining rooms by the quick reactions of a guest and a garden hose.

February 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fatal shooting reported on rural road outside Turlock

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is investigating the shooting death of a man that occurred Tuesday night between Denair and Turlock.

February 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect tallies up three wrecks before capture

A Turlock man trying to leave the scene of one collision, hit two more vehicles and tried to flee a pursuing officer before his car stalled due to damage from the previous crashes, the Turlock Police Department reported.

February 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen shot in Turlock park

A 19-year-old man walking through a Turlock park late Friday night was shot in the leg by an unknown assailant.

February 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hit and run injures Turlock child

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the driver involved in a hit and run collision that severely injured a young child.

February 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect shocked after striking officer

A 37-year-old man is facing several criminal charges after striking a Turlock Police Officer while being placed under arrest, the Turlock Police Department reported.

February 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Panhandling continues to plague city

Back in 2014, the Turlock City Council added an ordinance to the city's municipal code that in conjunction with a previously passed ordinance looked to permanently put the brakes on panhandling, but the issue is proving to be far more difficult to curb than expected and has city officials looking for other options.

February 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


‘Voice’ winner Craig Wayne Boyd coming to Turlock

The Turlock Community Theatre is bringing Craig Wayne Boyd, the Season 7 winner of the popular reality-based singing competition show "The Voice" on NBC to town for a special one-night performance.

February 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Turlock man prison bound for role in drug smuggling ring

A Turlock man acting as a cash courier in a methamphetamine trafficking scheme between in the Central Valley and Hawaii has been sentenced to one year in prison, the Department of Justice announced Monday.

February 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stanislaus County woman falls victim to flu virus

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is reporting a 43-year-old woman died from complications related to influenza, marking the first death the county has recorded this flu season.

February 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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HVAC unit blamed for apartment fire

A fire that is believed to have started in a heating and air conditioning unit charred a closet inside a downtown Turlock apartment.

February 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Playhouse ready to go ‘Into the Woods’

Playhouse Merced is hoping people are ready to revisit some classic fairy tales with a different spin with the opening of their production of "Into the Woods."

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


26 pounds of heroin seized in bust near Keyes

The Modesto Police Department arrested a husband and wife with 26 pounds of heroin hidden in a diaper bag during a drug bust near Keyes on Wednesday.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carnegie highlights ‘Inspiring Women’

The Carnegie Arts Center has unveiled a new exhibit in their Lobby that highlights the artistic achievements of women artists.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Cleaner devices leads to drop in burn prohibitions

The Check Before You Burn Program is expected to close out the winter season Saturday with far fewer wood-burning prohibitions issued than in the past and a cleaner air basin, according to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two charged for Turlock rest stop death

A year after a 41-year-old woman was found dead at a Turlock rest stop, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has arrested two Modesto individuals in connection to the homicide.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carnegie thrives in revived Turlock arts scene

When Lisa McDermott looks around the Carnegie Arts Center, she can't help but smile and feel slightly justified.

February 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tripped up suspect apprehended by police

A man's attempt to run from a collision in Turlock came to an end when an involved citizen tripped him up.

February 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man suspected of molesting minors

After a two month investigation, the Turlock Police Department has arrested a 61-year-old man on allegations he sexually assaulted minors.

February 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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