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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


Delhi man and teen arrested for gang murder

A spate of gang violence in Delhi led to the death of a 23-year-old man and the arrest of two suspects on murder charges, including a 16-year-old boy.

June 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hughson fire victim identified as Turlock dairyman

Authorities have identified the remains found inside a Hughson home that ignited in fire Monday night, but have not determined the cause of death.

June 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Toy gun leads to arrest

A Turlock police officer sustained an injury while struggling with a suspect who was reportedly armed with a gun. Once in custody it was discovered the suspect was in possession of a toy gun.

June 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Violence claims life of Delhi man

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting in Delhi that claimed the life of a 23-year-old man Saturday.

June 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found inside burning home in Hughson

Hughson firefighters responding to a report of a house fire just outside of city limits discovered a deceased man inside the home, a possible victim of foul play.

June 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Honor Guard pays tribute to TPD fallen in D.C.

Every May law enforcement in Stanislaus County join together to remember those who died in the line of duty. With five of those names coming from the ranks of the Turlock Police Department, there has long been a desire by the men and women of the department to pay tribute to those fallen officers. This year they got such an opportunity when the department's Honor Guard was selected to participate in the National Peace Officer's Memorial week tributes.

June 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Memory of Turlock's last fallen officer still echoes in community

Forty-two years after Turlock Police Officer Raymond Willert was gunned down during a robbery, his widow Connie Rossi is still haunted by questions of what if.

June 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock man charged with kidnapping, elder abuse

The Turlock Police Department arrested a 37-year-old man on charges of kidnapping and elder abuse after he injured a woman while trying to take control of her vehicle.

June 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merced County crash injures three Turlock residents

A single vehicle collision in Merced County on Saturday injured three Turlock residents, including a 13-year-old boy who had to be taken by air ambulance to a trauma center.

June 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hearing set in Kauffman murder case

A preliminary hearing has been set for August for the man accused of killing Korey Kauffman, whose body was found in the Stanislaus National Forest nearly a year after he was reported missing.

June 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglar caught leaving residence

The Turlock Police Department arrested a man on burglary charges after a resident saw him entering a back yard.

June 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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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


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


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