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Police: 1 dead, 1 injured after downtown Turlock fight turns into shooting

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TURLOCK, Calif. — A man is dead and one is recovering at a hospital after a shooting in Turlock early Saturday morning, according to the Turlock Police Department.

Deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Market Street and South Broadway in Downtown Turlock around 2:00 a.m. Saturday.

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40-year-old man wanted for killing his relative, another person in Hilmar

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Two people were murdered in Hilmar on Tuesday night and now there's an urgent search for the suspect."This is the last thing you expect to come out of this community.

It's a very tight knit community," Merced County Sheriff's Office Public Relations Coordinator Michelle Oliver said.

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More heavy rain is expected for Stanislaus County this weekend. When will it end?

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The Northern San Joaquin Valley was looking forward to a dry-out day Thursday before a series of storms continues this weekend.

The Modesto area was expecting a moderate amount of rain Wednesday — a residual to storms that pounded California this week.

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Storm brings rude awakening

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An estimated 413,081 people were jolted out of their sleep early Tuesday when the National Weather Service sent an alarm to Central California cell phones earning of possible tornado activity during a deluge of rain, wind, lightning and thunder.

A heavy storm cell hit Stanislaus County at around 3:43 a.m., bringing with it sheets of rain and rattling homes with lightning and thunder but quickly slipped into a the foothills to the northeast. Some residents reported losing some trees, fences and carports as casualties of the high winds.

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President Joe Biden issues emergency declaration for California following storms

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President Joe Biden Monday issued an emergency declaration for California to help people and local officials coping with the storms that have battered the state, an action that will speed federal help.

Biden’s declaration means that federal agencies will get involved immediately in helping state and local agencies coordinate and relief efforts. Gov. Gavin Newsom had requested the assistance.

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Missing Modesto kid found safe

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MODESTO, Calif. — Law enforcement officials in Stanislaus County have ended their search for a missing kid last seen in Modesto after he was found safe.

According to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office, 10-year-old Zymir Shepard was last seen wearing a green jacket, blue jeans and red shoes in West Modesto.

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Hours-long standoff with teen ends peacefully at Turlock-area center for troubled youth

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For three and a half hours Friday, Stanislaus County sheriff’s deputies were in a standoff with a 17-year-old boy at a residential facility for youth with behavioral issues south of Turlock.

The incident started around 12:30 p.m. at Aspiranet’s Excell Center on Youngstown Road. Lt. Tom Letras said the teen barricaded himself inside one of the residential areas and began vandalizing it.

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Is Modesto becoming more violent? Here’s what the 2022 homicide numbers show

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When a homicide occurs in or around Modesto, a common refrain is that the city has become increasingly dangerous.

People blame politicians and public policy or transplants from the Bay Area and other large cities. Some lament that Modesto “never used to be like this,” while others who’ve moved away chime in to say what a great decision they made.

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Modesto gets 100-plus calls about wind-blown trees. What’s ahead with latest storm?

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The Modesto area awaited its next storm Thursday while cleaning up downed trees and other damage from the last.

The National Weather Service forecast up to half an inch of rain Thursday and up to 2 feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada watershed.

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Turlock gym training next generation of boxers

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The sport of boxing is alive and well in Turlock.

Adrian Palacio — along with his cousin Jeff Tovar and Tom Fernandez — have been training boxers of all ages to compete in the ring at his The Truth Boxing gym in Turlock.

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