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Turlock man dies after being hit by train in Keyes

A Turlock truck driver making a delivery to a Keyes factory was struck and killed by a train Thursday morning, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

March 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police report: Turlock sees fewer thefts, more violent crimes in 2016

The crime rate in Turlock for Part One crimes took a dip in 2016, with noticeable declines in some theft-related offenses, while violent crimes rose, according to the Turlock Police Department's annual report.

March 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attempted murder charges filed for Turlock man who fired at peace officers

A Turlock man will be facing attempted murder charges for engaging in a gun battle with local law enforcement after leading them on a lengthy car chase.

March 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Casting call looking for Turlock performers

Any local residents hoping for that one big break to launch them into stardom might find their opportunity at a casting call coming to town.

March 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Prosecution lays out case in closing arguments for Korey Kauffman killing

The longest preliminary hearing in Stanislaus County history moved a step closer to a conclusion Thursday with the start of closing arguments.

March 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man shot in gun battle with law enforcement

An attempt to serve a search warrant on a Turlock man turned into a multiple county pursuit that ended in an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and law enforcement.

March 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police find makeshift mail catcher in post office collection box

The Turlock Police Department's effort to put a stop to a growing trend of mail theft logged another success with the discovery of a makeshift mail catcher inside a mail collection box at the Turlock Post Office at 555 E. Main Street.

March 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock homeowner sentenced to seven years for fatal shooting

A Turlock homeowner who fatally shot a man in the back after finding him on his property was sentenced to seven years in prison on Wednesday.

March 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Meeting looks for visions of Turlock Library

Turlock residents interested in helping shape the future of the Turlock Library will have the opportunity to share their input at a visioning meeting with county officials and Friends of the Turlock Library on March 25.

March 07, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mail theft suspect arrested again in Turlock probation search

A Turlock woman previously arrested for breaking in to mailboxes around town found herself back in custody on Tuesday after a probation search turned up evidence of ongoing identity thefts.

March 07, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County, state celebrate jail expansion

Touted as the largest capital project to ever be embarked upon in Stanislaus County, the dedication of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Detention Center was held Tuesday with county and state dignitaries, including Gov. Jerry Brown, on hand to see the results of their successful partnership.

March 07, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Crime statistics show rise in commercial burglaries for January

The January crime statistics were presented to the Turlock City Council on Tuesday and while most rates remained in line with other months, the report showed an increase in the number of commercial burglaries that according to the Turlock Police Department, were the work of a pair of suspects who have subsequently been arrested.

March 03, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


‘Al Bar’ pays tribute to Turlock police chaplain

For many years every swearing-in and promotion ceremony at the Turlock Police Department had certain elements that could be counted on: Someone would have some glowing words to say about the honoree, a badge would be pinned on by a loved one, an oath would be taken and a chocolate bar would be doled out from Rev. Al Opdyke.

March 03, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment rate grows in Stanislaus County

The first of the year brought a slight increase to the ranks of unemployed people in Stanislaus County, according to the latest release from the Employment Development Department.

March 03, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman targeted in drive-by shooting

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a drive-by shooting that appears to be a random attack.

March 02, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


Turlock Police investigate robbery

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a robbery in which the suspect pulled the trigger on his gun, but luckily for the victim no shot ...

March 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stanislaus County lags in tobacco prevention efforts

Turlock and the other cities in Stanislaus County continue to score poorly in the American Lung Association's annual report measuring the state of tobacco ...

March 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


2016 year of growth for Turlock Fire Department

The previous year has been one of reorganization and expansion for the Turlock Fire Department, according to the annual report submitted to the Turlock City ...

March 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Defense closing arguments point to uncreditable witnesses in Turlock murder case

The defense attorneys representing the six defendants implicated in the death of Turlock resident Korey Kauffman began making their arguments this week against the prosecution ...

March 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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