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Flames ravage Turlock home

A raging fire of undetermined origins destroyed a Turlock residence Sunday morning and left four individuals displaced, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 12, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


One shot in home invasion robbery

A Turlock resident was shot Monday night in what investigators are describing as a targeted home invasion robbery.

February 08, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Phony deputy deploys phone scam

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is warning residents of a con man pretending to be a deputy and wheedling money out of people by claiming they face arrest for missed jury duty.

February 08, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Art Around Town returns to downtown

The first of four art walks in downtown Turlock is set for Thursday evening, with seven businesses participating in the event.

February 06, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Influenza continues deadly toll nationally, locally

As the current flu season unfolds, health officials locally and nationally continue to see the number of cases and deaths rise, with a level of uncertainty as to if the season has reached its peak.

February 06, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock ‘Glows Red’ for heart health

The take away message for the 200 attendees at the annual Glow Red for Women event in Turlock was that small changes can add up to big benefits for the heart. Whether it be through replacing a steak dinner with salmon, or doing a few yoga stretches during the work day, little variations can make an overall impact on a person's health.

February 02, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock man charged with Ceres shooting

A Turlock man has been taken into custody on allegations he shot a man during an armed robbery in Ceres.

February 02, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Felony charges dropped in fatal Delhi collision

A Delhi man who was behind the wheel in a fatal collision that killed a teenager will not be facing felony charges, according to the Merced County District Attorney's Office.

February 02, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock, Modesto residents busted for grand theft in Sonora

A plan to steal baby formula and alcohol landed a Turlock man and three Modesto residents in jail after they were apprehended Tuesday afternoon by the Sonora Police Department.

January 31, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man robs Hilmar store with gun, sprayer

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect who robbed a Walgreen's store in Hilmar armed with a gun and a sprayer.

January 31, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock woman found guilty for fatal stabbing

A Turlock woman has been convicted of fatally stabbing her neighbor and injuring her daughter and is set for sentencing in March.

January 29, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Intentional collision sends Turlock woman to prison

A Turlock woman is prison bound for intentionally running over a man during a dispute, the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office announced.

January 29, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Driver, passengers escape injury in train collision

A disabled vehicle stuck on the railroad tracks was hit by a train Saturday night, but fortunately there were no injuries reported from the incident.

January 29, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Family, community mourn loss of inspirational student

Kenley Montes, the young Turlock girl who inspired her peers and the community at large by her determination to live a full life despite dealing with a rare genetic disorder, died on Friday. She was 13 years old.

January 26, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Repeat drunk driver strikes, kills Delhi teen

A Delhi teenager was struck down by a suspected drunk driver and died from her injuries Tuesday night, the California Highway Patrol reported.

January 26, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


Flu cases continue, but peak may have passed

The 2017-2018 flu season has been one of the most virulent health officials have seen in a decade and has been responsible for a high ...

February 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock driver suspected of causing fatal DUI crash

A collision between a car and a big rig resulted in the death of a Modesto man and the arrest of a Turlock man suspected ...

February 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman burned by leaky lighter

Fluid leaking from a lighter ignited a fire that severely burned a woman Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman burned by leaky lighter

Fluid leaking from a lighter ignited a fire that severely burned a woman Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Scams abound during tax season

The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers of a quickly growing scam involving erroneous tax refunds being deposited into their bank accounts. The IRS also ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Card game ends with stabbing

A Turlock man took being a sore loser to a new height when he stabbed a man because he was upset with the outcome of ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Armed robbery at Turlock store

The Turlock Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of an Arco AM/PM early Wednesday morning.

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Calls renewed for UC Merced medical school

The on-going doctor shortage that plagues the Central Valley region could move a step toward a solution with a renewed call to fund a medical ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Downtown drive-by leaves two injured in Turlock

The relative peacefulness of Turlock residents going out to dinner, buying their groceries, and taking a stroll through downtown was shattered in the early evening ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


$16,000 signing bonuses for those ready to join TPD

Facing an ongoing shortage of police officers and dispatchers in town, the Turlock City Council took steps Tuesday night to make the city a more ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County reacts with glee at new public safety facility

Mitchell Gruber was pleased to take a tour of the new Re-Entry and Enhanced Alternatives to Custody Training Center, just as he was equally pleased ...

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Armed suspects rob Turlock bank

Two suspects armed with guns held up a Turlock bank Saturday and escaped with a large amount of cash, the Turlock Police Department reported.

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock bicyclist killed on Lander

A Turlock man was struck by multiple vehicles and killed while riding his bicycle on Lander Avenue Monday night.

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Train derails in Hughson

Investigators continue to look into what caused a 30-car train derailment Saturday night in Hughson.

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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