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Auto theft suspects apprehended

A man and a woman are facing a litany of criminal charges after they were caught in a stolen vehicle Monday in Turlock.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Road trip ends with robbery

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery after he allegedly stole the belongings of a friend who had just given him a ride from Sacramento to Turlock, the Turlock Police Department reported.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect nabbed after jumping from moving car

A 28-year-old man was arrested by the Turlock Police Department after leading officers on a vehicle pursuit and then trying to make his final bid for freedom by jumping out of the still moving car.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Homicide victim’s identity confirmed

A DNA analysis has confirmed the identity of a man found dead with another man in the trunk of a burned vehicle left in a Denair orchard in October 2014.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police department seeks grant for traffic safety

In the wake of the high number of fatalities on Turlock roadways last year, the Turlock Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit has applied for a grant in the hopes additional funding will curb the deadly incidents.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Foggy collision injures Turlock man

A head-on collision on a foggy Turlock road Tuesday morning sent one man to the hospital with major injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One fatality reported in Denair collision

A 52-year-old Modesto man was killed in a solo vehicle collision Monday afternoon when his truck struck a boulder in Denair.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hughson woman dies in solo crash

An early morning collision Friday on Santa Fe Avenue between a vehicle and concrete barrier claimed the life of a 60-year-old Hughson woman, the California Highway Patrol reported.

January 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Peak flu season is approaching

The new year is also heralding in the prime time for seasonal flu cases as health officials brace for what is expected to be a particularly virulent season and encourage people to get vaccinated.

January 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New year’s popular time to steal cars, report finds

If you wake up New Year's Day to find your vehicle has been stolen, chances are you're not alone.

December 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Christmas Eve armed robbery

The Turlock Police Department is investigating an armed robbery involving four men on Christmas Eve.

December 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Officer injured during arrest

A Turlock Police officer attempting to take into custody an man with an arrest warrant sustained an injury to his eye, the Turlock Police Department reported.

December 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man taken into custody on drug warrant

A report of a suspicious man believed to have hidden a firearm in some bushes led to the arrest of a Turlock man on a drug warrant and the recovery of a knife.

December 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Leave the curling iron, take the booze

A man is wanted for robbery for stealing a bottle of alcohol from a Turlock store after fighting with a loss prevention agent. During the struggle the thief dropped a curling iron he was also trying to abscond with, the Turlock Police Department reported.

December 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cold days, nights ahead for Valley

Father Time is ushering out the year with a guest: Old Man Winter.

December 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Art exhibit

The First Street Gallery and Frame Company in Turlock is hosting the exhibit "Varying Views," featuring the works of Central Valley artists Katherine Crinklaw and Marilyn Rose.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Townsend Opera rolls into 2015 with ‘Streetcar’

The operatic version of Tennessee Williams' classic play, "A Streetcar Named Desire," will open the Townsend Opera's 2015 season, with a renowned director at the helm.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


‘Pirates’ land at Playhouse Merced

Playhouse Merced will usher in their 2015 season with a production of the comedic opera "The Pirates of Penzance," beginning tonight and running through the next three weeks.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Taser used to end domestic disturbance

A domestic disturbance at a Turlock home led to a man being arrested for a weapons violation, after he was shocked with a Taser by a Turlock Police officer.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bluegrass Series returns to West Side stage

The popular Bluegrass Series is returning to the West Side Theater with the opening performance featuring Red Dog Ash and headliners Front Country Saturday night.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Theatre at Carnegie

The Carnegie Arts Center continues their Family Friday series with a live performance of the B Street Theatre staging "Kings & Queens, Jokers & Jacks" at 7 p.m. tonight.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


RV fire threatens Turlock business

A fifth wheel caught on fire Wednesday morning and erupted into a blaze that threatened to ignite the commercial buildings it was parked next to, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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