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CHP mindful of distracted drivers

Two California Highway Patrol enforcement periods cracking down on distracted driving resulted in more than 600 tickets been issued in the Central Valley.

September 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fire training planned for weekend

The Turlock Fire Department will be conducting a live fire training today and Sunday.

September 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police chief accepts icy challenge

Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson won't mind if people tell him he's all wet, as long as it is after Sept. 19.

September 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Downtown university art gallery debuts with faculty creations

The inaugural exhibit at the Art Space on Main will open today with a collection of works representing the recent creative endeavours of California State University, Stanislaus faculty.

September 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie highlights Surrealist Joan Miró

The works of Spanish surrealist Joan Miró will be on display at the Carnegie Arts Center for the "Fantastic Universe" exhibit.

September 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Skinny dipper turns hostile

A woman who went for a skinny dip in an apartment complex pool found herself donning handcuffs after residents complained to police.

September 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Investigators seek information in Delhi homicide

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has released video footage of a vehicle believed to have been used in a fatal drive-by shooting in Delhi earlier this year.

September 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police union lawsuit against city proceeds to mediation

The Turlock Associated Police Officers' lawsuit alleging the City of Turlock is in breach of contract for back wages is moving towards mediation.

September 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Nude suspect found on Fulkerth

A 44-year-old man was taken into custody for public intoxication after he was found walking naked along a Turlock street.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Masked bandit apprehended

A teenager tried to steal a cart full of alcohol from a Turlock store wearing a stolen Halloween mask Monday afternoon.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Witness helps capture burglary suspects

A quick-thinking witness aided police officers in the capture of three teen burglary suspects.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens hurl limes at cars

Four juveniles were arrested Sunday on allegations they had been throwing objects at passing cars, including limes, the Turlock Police Department reported.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Residents report drive-by

A drive-by shooting occurred in the area of Chestnut Street Friday, though no injuries were reported.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Scam targets university students

The California State University, Stanislaus Police Department is warning students of a scam purporting to offer scholarships.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police department adds new officer, recruits

The Turlock Police Department welcomed a new officer Tuesday morning and introduced three new recruits headed to the police academy as the department works to increase the ranks after being chided by the grand jury for staff shortages.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


Denair party ends in fatality

A Denair man hosting a birthday party for a friend was stabbed to death by an uninvited guest, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department reported.

September 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Policeman’s ball set for October

Tickets for the Turlock Policeman's Ball are currently on sale for at a discounted price.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


West Nile virus reports remain high

The number of individuals sickened with the West Nile virus in California continues to climb as the rates of infected mosquitoes reaches previously unseen levels, the California Department of Public Health reported.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Public safety unions issue endorsements

The unions representing Turlock's police and firefighters entered the political ring earlier this week with their endorsements for Turlock's City Council and mayor.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Election


Hit and run injures three

Three people were injured Friday night by a speeding sports utility vehicle that hit their car after they stopped to let a man cross the street.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Neighborhood of family tragedy given grief support

Jessica's House, the non-profit Turlock grief support organization, held a community forum and remembrance ceremony for the Turlock neighborhood shaken by the death of three family members in a hit and run collision.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mountain lion could be hunting in the area

The reports from some rural residents that a mountain lion has been prowling around the area just gained some substantiation with the death of a horse in the Hilmar area.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Effort to care for area’s wildlife marks 30 years

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is celebrating their 30th anniversary by giving residents the chance to get acquainted with the various animals that roam the rivers, skies, and lands in Stanislaus County.

September 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Riverbank murder suspect caught in Turlock

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department apprehended a murder suspect leaving a Turlock store on Wednesday night after a woman recognized him from Crime Stoppers.

September 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder charges filed for fatal crash

The Turlock man believed to have been behind the wheel in a collision that claimed the lives of three people from one family, has officially been charged with murder.

September 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Organization seeks Korean War vets

The Sons in Retirement organization are looking for local Korean War veterans to participate in a service tribute in November.

September 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Robber strikes at downtown Turlock bank

A downtown Turlock bank was robbed by a lone suspect Tuesday morning.

September 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shoplifting suspect caught with ninja stars

A Turlock man stopped for shoplifting arrow tips from Walmart on Monday was found in possession of Shuriken knives, also known as ninja throwing stars, the Turlock Police Department reported.

September 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Elderly woman hit crossing street

A 75-year-old Turlock woman was critically injured Friday night when she was struck by a car while crossing W. Main Street.

September 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hit and run collision claims life of three family members

A family out for an evening stroll around their Turlock neighborhood was struck by a suspected drunken driver who lost control of his speeding vehicle, resulting in three fatalities Saturday night.

September 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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