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Syphilis cases on the rise in California

The rate of women diagnosed with syphilis in California is on the rise and has alarmed health officials, especially with an increase of cases involving pregnant woman and newborns.

July 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Feed company’s donation keeping livestock cool and comfortable

Denair FFA members Tristan Haile and Kendra Womack may have been feeling the effects of the rising temperatures Friday as they went about their work of cleaning out the pig pens, but thanks to some new upgrades in the Stanislaus County Fair's livestock area, the pigs and all the other animals had it made in the shade.

July 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment reaches new low in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued a steady decline, with the area recording its lowest rate since climbing out of a hole of unemployment in the wake of the Great Recession.

July 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Vehicle fire threatens Turlock home

A fire that ignited inside the engine compartment of a vehicle was quickly contained by Turlock fire fighters Tuesday night, keeping the blaze from the residence.

July 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Collision critically injures Hilmar motorcyclist

A Hilmar man sustained severe injuries when his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle Wednesday night on Lander Avenue.

July 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New trial set for deadly Turlock beating

A new trial has been set in the case of a Turlock man accused of beating a man to death in an alleged incidence of road rage.

July 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Authorities investigate vehicle fire

Investigators suspect vandals were behind a fire that charred a delivery van belonging to the Turlock Unified School District.

July 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bomb squad called to CSUS

What was deemed a suspicious device found outside the police department at the California State University, Stanislaus prompted a call to the county bomb squad, but turned out to be just an electronics device.

July 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary suspect nabbed on rooftop

A burglary suspect was caught by Turlock police officers early Tuesday morning after being spotted on a store rooftop via video surveillance.

July 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


West Nile virus activity on the rise

The California Department of Public Health is warning residents to take precautions when going outside as the level of West Nile virus activity in the state continues to increase.

July 09, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


National Night Out set for Aug. 4

Individuals hoping to join in Turlock's observation of National Night Out have until July 17 to register with the Turlock Police Department.

July 09, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Robbery victim cut by suspects

A man out for a walk around Donnelly Park Friday night was cut with a knife when two men robbed him, according to the Turlock Police Department.

July 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fourth keeps fire department busy

The Turlock Fire Department reported a busy Fourth of July as they responded to multiple fires and reports of illegal fireworks being ignited.

July 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two arrested after vehicle pursuit

A fight reported at a Turlock bar led to a vehicle pursuit that ended with a crash and the arrest of two men.

July 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man robbed and beaten

A man was confronted by two men known to him, who proceeded to beat him with a crowbar and then steal his backpack, according to the Turlock Police Department.

July 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


Theft suspect spotted leaving store

A man attempting to steal hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from a Turlock store ended up under arrest when a police officer saw him leaving the store.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Grant will help workers displaced by drought

The Department of Labor is allocating millions of dollars to California to put workers forced into unemployment because of the ongoing drought back to work, albeit in temporary positions.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Campaign aims to raise $2.5 million for homeless shelter

The inside of the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round shelter maybe just a maze of unfinished walls and doorways, but in Chris Kiriakou's mind's eye it is a fully functioning facility offering the services and security needed by the homeless community. Now it's just a matter of making it a reality.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Suspect arrested after pushing officer

A 61-year-old man was facing charges of battery after pushing a police officer who had come to speak to him about harassing customers as they left a Turlock salon.

July 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Off-duty officers stop thief

A Turlock man is facing criminal charges after having the misfortune of attempting to break into a vehicle in front of several off-duty police officers.

July 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens charged with Donnelly park robbery

An 18-year-old man and two teenagers were taken into custody Tuesday on allegations they attacked and robbed three people, including a couple at a Turlock park.

July 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gustine father arrested for child’s death

A 26-year-old Gustine man was arrested by the Merced County Sheriff's Department on Monday on allegations he killed his 9-month-old son.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock doctor among Modesto homicide victims

The Modesto Police Department has taken a suspect into custody for the death of five people, including a Turlock doctor and her young children.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


California records first West Nile death of the year

A senior citizen residing in Nevada City is the first confirmed death of 2015 from West Nile Virus, reported the California Department of Public Health.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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