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Health officials warn summer travelers to be wary of Zika virus

With more cases of the Zika virus being confirmed as locally transmitted in Florida and travelers returning home from the Olympics, the California Department of Public Health is urging residents to take precautions upon return to help prevent the spread of the virus in California. While the virus is primarily transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, it can also pass from one person to another during sex.

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Grant will help Turlock Fire mitigate emergencies

A newly awarded grant from the Department of Homeland Security will help the Turlock Fire Department train and prepare for emergencies that might arise in the expanding retail and industrial developments in the city.

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock inmate sentenced for tax fraud

A Turlock man serving a prison sentence for burglary has been given additional time behind bars for fraudulent tax refunds, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carnegie welcomes local artist to discuss work

The Carnegie Arts Center is bringing the artist of "The Infinity Boxes" to town on Sunday for a presentation on his creation.

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Fine Arts


Unemployment moves slightly downward in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County took a slight dip in July and remains below the year-ago estimates, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Delhi gas station robbed by masked men

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is investigating an armed robbery at a Delhi gas station early Friday.

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man arrested for assault at Turlock Sikh Temple

The Turlock Police Department took a man into custody Thursday for allegedly assaulting two men outside the Sikh Temple.

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Chris Isaak to open TCT season

The Turlock Community Theatre will open their 2016-17 season with a performance from Stockton native and rock musician Chris Isaak on Sept. 11.

August 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Afternoon shooting injures one in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured one man Thursday afternoon.

August 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Yielding too far causes collision

A Turlock resident and his neighbor escaped a potential tragedy Tuesday morning when they were nearly run over by a sports utility vehicle pulling over for an emergency vehicle.

August 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police investigate carjacking

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a carjacking that occurred in the early hours of Monday.

August 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Poor hygiene causing diarrheal infection in Stanislaus County

A rise in a bacterial infection that is causing residents to become ill, particularly with diarrhea is prompting Stanislaus County health officials to remind the community of basic hygiene habits.

August 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers’ market feud over drone leads to arrest

A drone flying over vendors at the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market Saturday sparked an altercation that led to the market manager being placed under citizen's arrest by the owner of Turlock City News.

August 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


Denair native finds calling in television production

Growing up in Denair, Emily Wynn had an early interest in live theatre and earned her college degree in business administration, so it may have ...

August 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mail theft on the rise

People often take steps to deter thieves from their homes and vehicles, but sometimes the most sought after items are sitting unprotected in a mailbox ...

August 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man guilty of sex crimes in Los Banos

A Turlock man has pled no contest to a variety of criminal charges stemming from unlawful sexual relationships he had with students while teaching in ...

August 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Modesto man killed in collision with Turlock big rig

A Turlock truck driver escaped serious injury from a fiery collision that claimed the life of a Modesto man Wednesday morning.

August 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Birth rate among teens falls in county, state

The teen birth rate in California and in Stanislaus County continue to decline, according to recent data from the California Department of Public Health.

August 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Grant to expand We Care shelter availability

We Care in Turlock has been awarded a state grant that will allow the organization to open the emergency shelter earlier and stay open longer ...

August 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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