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Loud concert prompts jurisdictional review of fairgrounds

A summer concert at the Stanislaus County Fair in July raised the ire of hundreds of Turlock residents who called in their noise complaints to the Turlock Police Department, only to be told the police department couldn't do anything about it. It turns out the police department was wrong.

August 12, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Resident digging up tree ruptures gas line

The gas leak that prompted a neighborhood evacuation was caused by a resident operating a bucket loader, according to the Turlock Fire Department.

August 12, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Gas leak reported in Turlock neighborhood

Some Turlock residents were evacuated from their homes while others were told to shelter in place by the Turlock Fire Department as they investigated a gas leak.

August 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock musician to lead Merced College choir

Turlock resident Phillip Smallwood has been selected as the new director of the Merced College Community Chorus.

August 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


PETA seeks chicken memorial for Turlock crash site

A Turlock resident and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants to pay homage to the chickens killed in a solo bog rig accident last week with a memorial along Highway 99 in Turlock.

August 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police chief leaving Turlock

Two days after laying out a set of strategies to combat rising crime in Turlock, the City of Turlock announced the departure of Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson.

August 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Human case of West Nile Virus reported in Stanislaus County

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency confirmed Thursday that a 52-year-old female county resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

August 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stolen vehicle recovered after pursuit

An attempted stop of a car for a vehicle code infraction led to a pursuit, a recovery of a stolen vehicle and an arrest of two men.

August 09, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man killed in suspected DUI crash

A Turlock man was killed in a suspected drunk driving collision and a Modesto man was placed under arrest for the death, according to the California Highway Patrol.

August 09, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Witness describes Turlock’s man death, hiding the remains

Robert Lee Woody, the lone man to put himself at the scene of Korey Kauffman's murder, began his testimony this week in the preliminary hearing for six of the defendants charged in Kauffman's death.

August 09, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock Police Department implements new strategies to fight increasing crime

If current crime trends continue this year Turlock could be looking at an overall increase in crime, according to data from the Turlock Police Department reported at a special Turlock City Council meeting Tuesday.

August 09, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Loaded gun found in stolen car

The observation of a suspicious vehicle in a Turlock neighborhood led to the recovery of a stolen vehicle, a handgun, and the arrest of two men.

August 05, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Law enforcement gear up for run

Most people when setting out for a long-distance run opt for attire that gives them an aerodynamic advantage, but three local law enforcement members are not most people.

August 05, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State sees first West Nile Virus related death

The California Department of Public Health confirmed Friday that the state has recorded its first death this year from West Nile Virus.

August 05, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Chicken truck crash causes freeway closure in Turlock

An accident involving a big rig truck hauling chickens caused a partial closure to Highway 99 in Turlock Friday morning.

August 05, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Fire burns shed, chars Turlock home

Firefighters were able to battle back a blaze that had ignited in a backyard shed before it caused too much damage to a residence.

August 15, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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