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Storage fire poses threat to Turlock apartment complex

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a large blaze at an outside storage unit that was rapidly threatening to spread to the adjoining apartment.

June 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dryer fire starts blaze in garage

A fire that started in a clothes dryer ignited a detached garage and was threatening to spread to the residence before Turlock firefighters were able to bring it under control.

June 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tree ignites into tower of flame from firework

A firework sparked a fire in a tall tree Wednesday night that sent embers drifting in the breeze for blocks and threatened to ignite the homes in the surrounding neighborhood.

June 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced County Fair offers family fun, entertainment

The Merced County Fair opened its gates Wednesday for the 126th year of the annual festival. The fair will continue its run through Sunday.

June 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Suicidal man saved from plunge off overpass

A man contemplating jumping from an overpass in Turlock was brought back from the brink by two Good Samaritans and a team of Turlock Police officers trained in crisis negotiations.

June 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Vehicle fire found burning near apartments

The Turlock Fire Department is investigating a fire that engulfed an unoccupied vehicle and threatened a nearby apartment complex.

June 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cut oxygen hose sparks fire in Turlock business

A severed oxygen hose ignited a blaze inside a commercial structure in Turlock Monday afternoon.

June 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Voters will see library funding renewal effort on ballot

Come November Stanislaus County voters will have an opportunity to show their support for the county's 13 library branches when Measure S appears on the ballot.

June 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fiery crash along highway in Turlock injures Delhi teen

A Delhi teenager suffered extensive burns and injuries in a solo vehicle crash on Highway 99 Sunday night in Turlock.

June 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mystery comes to Denair stage

The Denair Gaslight Community Conservatory is staging a spin on the classic murder mystery tale in their latest original production. It could be described as being light on the "murder" part and heavy on the laughs.

June 02, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


Turlock promotes a familiar face to sergeant

If things had gone differently, Ramon Godoy might have found himself teaching the quadratic equation, rather than placing someone in handcuffs, but for the newly promoted Turlock Police sergeant, the choice couldn't have been easier.

June 02, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock police grabbed the attention of multiple distracted drivers in April

The crackdown on distracted driving in April resulted in the Turlock Police Department handing out 61 citations to motorists whose attention were on things other than the road, with the most prevalent distraction being cell phone calls and texts.

June 01, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock resident, officer honored for heroic deeds

The Turlock Police Department bestowed commendation awards to a police officer and a citizen for their quick actions taken during moments of great crisis.

May 30, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Police catch repeat sex offender

A Turlock Police detective's curiosity led to the arrest of an unregistered sex offender, who just a day before had been verbally accosting women at a Turlock park.

May 30, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Collision claims life of Turlock man

A Turlock man died at the scene of a collision with a power pole Thursday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol reported.

May 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


Grant will help TGM open doors

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expecting its year-round shelter to be open and operating by the time the temperature drops for winter, thanks to an ...

June 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Swimming in canal proves deadly for area resident

A Turlock man died Monday night after being found trapped underwater in a canal in a rural area of Turlock.

June 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two die in collision outside Denair

Two men were killed in a head-on collision just east of Denair on Saturday morning.

June 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Unemployment continues to drop in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County fell again, posting a new low for the area not seen in recent years.

June 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fatal shooting in Turlock leaves one dead

Detectives are investigating the death of a man found in a dirt lot Thursday morning in Turlock.

June 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police nab suspected serial robber stalking downtown Turlock

The Turlock Police Department believes they have captured the people responsible for multiple armed robberies in the downtown area over the last week.

June 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Local men caught with stolen big rig

A Turlock man and two men from Hughson were taken into custody Tuesday after they were caught driving a big rig truck reported stolen out ...

June 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police search for man attempting to steal cash from ATM

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a man suspected of trying to break into multiple ATMs around town.

June 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fatal shooting in Turlock

Detectives are investigating a murder that occurred early Thursday morning in Turlock.

June 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Car used as a weapon in assault

A Turlock man was arrested on assault charges after using his car to ram another vehicle that his girlfriend was in at the time.

June 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gun brandished at cell phone user

A man who believed someone was taking his photo with a cell phone was arrested on weapon-related charges after brandishing a gun at the person.

June 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Area takes fourth spot for auto thefts

The Modesto metropolitan region, which includes Turlock and the surrounding area, has fallen from the top spot in the nation for auto thefts. However, it ...

June 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police probe downtown Turlock robberies

The Turlock Police Department is investigating two similar downtown armed robberies in which the targets were couples outside of local nightlife spots.

June 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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