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Burglaries top crimes reported in August

The Turlock Police Department's August crime analyst numbers show a drop in some of the calls to the police department for the month, but Acting Police Chief Nino Amirfar cautioned the numbers don't necessarily reflect an actual drop in crime.

October 07, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

'Creepy clown' scare comes to Turlock

The "creepy clown" craze that has sparked concern across the country has come to Turlock. Two girls were knocked down in a Turlock corn maze on Friday and scared by individuals wearing clown masks and a student's 'creepy clown' threat resulted in suspension.

October 07, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Thrift store spared from flames

The Turlock Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that charred an outside storage unit at a local thrift shop.

October 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Man barges into home; confronted by armed resident

A Turlock elementary school was placed on a brief lockdown Thursday afternoon after a man ran into a home and was confronted by an armed resident who proceeded to chase and detain the suspect in the neighborhood.

October 04, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Denair collision kills one, injures another

A collision Tuesday morning between two vehicles on a rural Denair road resulted in the death of one man and hospitalized another.

October 04, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock firefighters ready to show their pink pride

The popular and successful fundraising effort by Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 for breast cancer research is back for another run at turning the town pink.

October 04, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

‘The Addams Family’ moves into Merced

Playhouse Merced is getting into the spirit of all things creepy, spooky, mysterious, and kooky with their upcoming production of "The Addams Family."

September 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE

Turlock man arrested for child pornography

The Turlock Police Department has taken a local man into custody on allegations he was trafficking in child pornography.

September 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

DUI charges send Turlock man to prison

A Turlock man is prison bound after being found guilty of two felony driving under the influence charges.

September 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Stanislaus County resident dies from West Nile Virus

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is reporting a 90-year-old man died from the West Nile Virus, marking him as the first fatality the county has recorded from the virus in two years.

September 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

MedicAlert offering free services for autistic children

The MedicAlert Foundation and the Carlos Vierra Foundation are expanding a concept started in 2014 that will help families protect their autistic children with tendencies to wander.

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Diocese of Stockton submits bankruptcy plan

The Diocese of Stockton has filed a reorganization plan with the bankruptcy court that, if approved, will allocate $15 million to the more than two dozen victims of sexual abuse that have come forward since 2014.

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Two men charged with impersonating police officers

Two men were arrested in Turlock on Thursday night on allegations they were impersonating police officers.

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Generosity of spirit lives on after Turlock man’s passing

Adrian Martinez believes her brother made his exit from this world in the same fashion that he lived his life: giving to others.

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Bicyclist shot in drive-by

A man riding his bicycle early Saturday morning was shot by an unknown assailant in Turlock.

September 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

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Collision west of Turlock leaves one dead

The California Highway Patrol is seeking witnesses to a fatal head-on collision that occurred Wednesday out on a rural stretch of road west of Turlock.

October 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Denair Gaslight hopes to revive theatre tradition with 'Sleepy Hollow's Legend'

On Friday the curtain will once again rise up at the historic Denair theater, with organizers hoping it is the start of a new era ...

October 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Update on collision outside Turlock school

A student hit by a vehicle outside Turlock Junior High School Friday afternoon sustained a serious though non-life threatening injury and is said to be ...

October 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Town hall to discuss library future

The Stanislaus County library system is casting an eye toward the future and what role the 13 branches will play in the lives of the ...

October 14, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Report shows decline in crime at Stanislaus State

The Stanislaus State campus remains a relatively safe place for students, faculty, and staff alike, as the annual crime report showed drops in several crimes.

October 14, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Child injured near junior high

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a collision that sent a child to a hospital.

October 14, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Son attacks father, family dog

A Turlock man is facing felony criminal charges after attacking his father with a broom handle and hitting a small dog.

October 14, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Grant will aid traffic safety, enforcement in Turlock

The effort to improve the overall safety while driving in Turlock is getting a boost from a newly acquired traffic grant for the Turlock Police ...

October 13, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Staged wrecks result in conviction for Modesto man

A scheme to defraud insurance companies out of thousands of dollars by staging auto accidents has resulted in a conviction for a Modesto man, while ...

October 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Pedestrian struck crossing Golden State

A man attempting to cross Golden State Boulevard Sunday night was struck by a vehicle and hospitalized.

October 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Police seek suspect from pursuit

A Turlock man is wanted on a variety of criminal charges after eluding arrest during a vehicle pursuit Thursday night.

October 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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