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Community leader, volunteer Tom Truax succumbs to cancer

The Central Valley lost a community leader in Tom Truax on Tuesday. Truax passed away at age 55 after a year-long battle with cancer.

January 16, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hilmar Cheese to open new facility in Turlock

Turlock's economic development efforts just got a big boost today, as Hilmar Cheese announced it will be building a milk processing facility in the Turlock Regional Industrial Park.

January 16, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hit and run victim seeks lost dog

A family is hoping the Turlock community can help reunite a lost dog with her owner, who was critically injured in a hit and run collision that claimed the life of his wife.

January 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Diocese opts for bankruptcy filing

The Diocese of Stockton has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after a series of costly sexual abuse settlements left them financially drained.

January 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Grant provides MedicAlert tracking device for autistic children

MedicAlert is spotlighting a program that helps parents of autistic children locate them quickly if they wander away. The announcement comes in the wake of a 7-year-old autistic boy who went missing for several hours in a wooded area outside Hilmar.

January 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID prepares for dry irrigation season

Concerned farmers and growers packed Tuesday morning's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, as the district prepares to enter one of the driest irrigation seasons on record.

January 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Foster Farms closes Livingston plant, again

After being approved to reopen by the United States Department of Agriculture following a cockroach infestation last week, Foster Farms has voluntarily suspended poultry processing at its Livingston plant to expand USDA-approved manufacturing procedures.

January 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


New cardiac suites expand care in Turlock

Standing in the new cardiac operating room at Emanuel Medical Center, Dr. Noel Conception calls the $7.1 million dollar suite "a field of dreams."

January 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID to give update on upcoming irrigation season

The ongoing drought in California may have serious impacts on the 2014 irrigation season for Turlock Irrigation District.

January 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local church to hold healthcare workshop

As many look for affordable healthcare through Covered California, the state's implementation of the Affordable Care Act, some may not know where to begin.

January 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Foster Farms resumes production at Livingston plant

After a two and half day closure due to cockroach infestation, the Foster Farms Livingston plant is set to resume production Saturday, after being approved by the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Services.

January 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Lack of water, hope for rain remain constant

"Drought" is becoming a far too familiar term in the state of California, where Central Valley farmers are no strangers to the chronic concern as they have felt firsthand the negative effects of a lack of water.

January 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Flu claims two Merced County residents

The influenza virus that has been spreading across the country continues to make its presence felt locally, with Merced County recording two flu-related deaths.

January 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Foster Farms cockroach infestation causes indefinite closure

Despite Foster Farms cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture since a Salmonella outbreak was traced back to three Central Valley plants last October, the outlook remains bleak as processing was indefinitely terminated at the company's Livingston plant on Wednesday due to findings of live cockroaches.

January 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


New store to offer thousands of bulbs and batteries

Businesses specializing in energy-efficient products have boomed over the past several years, as California continues to implement policies directed towards bettering the environment. One of these businesses – Batteries Plus Bulbs – will soon open their doors in Turlock.

January 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


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Turlock Police launch new mobile app

The Turlock Police Department is rolling out a new crime prevention and information tool for the public and it's right at your fingertips.

January 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Report points the way to secure ag future

As the 114th United States Congress settles into session, the Family Farm Alliance aims to guide the steps legislators should take towards securing the agricultural future of family farmers, ranchers, irrigation districts, and allied industries in the 17 Western states.

January 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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