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5 things to watch when the Cowboys play the 49ers in the Divisional Round of the playoffs

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“Nothing would be finer than to be a 49er!”

That is the arrangement of letters placed on a giant sign of a local muffler shop that 10-year Danny Phantom had to walk past as he went to school on a cold morning day in Turlock, California right after the San Francisco 49ers had just defeated the Dallas Cowboys in the 1981 NFC Championship game. Needless to say, it wasn’t a fun way to start the morning.

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‘A game-changer’: San Joaquin Valley farmers help replenish groundwater by flooding their fields

in Community/Environment/News

For farmers throughout California, dealing with drought is one of many stressors.

San Joaquin County almond farmer Christine Gemperle says it's something she thinks about every single day.

"I guess I've had anxiety over it, sometimes despair," Gemperle said.

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Turlock Police to increase patrols downtown following deadly weekend

in Community/crime/News

TURLOCK, Calif. — Law enforcement officials in Stanislaus County are increasing patrols this weekend in downtown Turlock following a violent two days last weekend that left two people dead and one person injured in two separate downtown shootings.

In a Facebook post Friday, the Turlock Police Department said that they will be increasing patrols in the downtown corridor and surrounding areas Saturday and Sunday. 

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Aircraft Emergency Investigation Closes Mitchell Bridge

in Accident/Community/News

An investigation into an aircraft emergency closed the northbound lanes of the Mitchell Road Bridge Wednesday afternoon.

At about 1:00pm emergency crews were dispatched to the fields east of the Mitchell Road Bridge north of the Tuolumne River for a report of a plane crash.

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Victims of Hilmar double homicide identified. They were ages 74 and 69, coroner says

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The victims of a double homicide in Hilmar have been identified by the Merced County Sheriff Coroner’s Office as Lionel Alcantar Bazan, 74, and Juanita C. Lopez, 69, both of Hilmar, according to Deputy Alexandra Britton.

Deputies responded shortly before 9 p.m. on Jan. 10 to a home in the 19000 block of American Avenue in Hilmar for a possible homicide, according to authorities.

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15 Free Things to Do in Turlock, CA

in Community/Fun/News

Turlock is a bustling city in Stanislaus County in northeastern California’s Central Valley Region.

It’s one of the most densely populated cities in the county, making it a hotbed for all sorts of city attractions and things to do.

Turlock has a lot in store if you plan to make an itinerary of free activities.

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Fatal Bicycle Accident on Almond Avenue and Elm Avenue in Modesto

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Fatal Bicycle Collision on Almond Avenue

On the afternoon of Tuesday, January 10, 2023, CHP traffic officers reported a fatal vehicle versus bicycle collision on Almond Avenue in the Modesto area. The incident occurred on Almond Avenue in the vicinity of Elm Avenue at approximately 3:20 p.m. and involved a Chevrolet sedan, officials said.

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Stanislaus County launches property damage reporting tool for residents hit by the storm

in Community/News/Weather

You can help Stanislaus County and the state coordinate disaster relief efforts by filling out a survey to report property damage caused by flooding, mud and debris flow, according to a news release from the county Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Services Division.

The Storm Damage Survey asks you to mark on a map where the incident took place, to describe it and upload pictures and basic information about yourself. The survey is not a report for insurance claims, according to the release.

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24 hours and hundreds of feet apart, 2 killings in downtown Turlock. ‘We will not tolerate’

in Community/crime/News

Less than 24 hours after, and just around the corner from, a fatal shooting early Saturday, another deadly shooting took place early Sunday in downtown Turlock. It’s the city’s second homicide of the year, police say.

The Turlock Police Department got a 911 at 1:38 a.m. Sunday reporting a shooting behind the Udder Place and Grand Cru in downtown.

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Evacuation warning issued for parts of Stanislaus County

in Community/Environment/News

An evacuation warning was issued for parts of Stanislaus County on Friday afternoon, according to the Stanislaus County Office of Emergency Services.

The warning is in place for rural Patterson and the Grayson area along the San Joaquin River.

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