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Brandon McMillan  - brandon@turlockcitynews.com

Brandon McMillan - brandon@turlockcitynews.com

McMillan is Turlock born and bred. More than that, he's a skilled journalist.

McMillan graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Stanislaus, where he majored in Communication Studies and minored in Journalism.

While at CSU Stanislaus, McMillan was a managing editor, op-ed editor, and staff writer for the student newspaper, The Signal. He also volunteers as an on-air radio DJ for the student radio station, KCSS 91.9FM.

In his spare time, McMillan plays bass guitar and collects records.

McMillan primarily covers breaking news stories for TurlockCityNews.com. 

The Stanislaus County Department of Public Health received a report of a 52-year-old woman that was hospitalized with West Nile Virus (WNV), the first reported case in the county. As of Aug. 7, there have been 18 reported human cases in California, but this is the first in Stanislaus County.
Turlock police arrested a male subject early on Aug. 6 after receiving multiple calls of suspicious people in the area of Crane Avenue. As a result of police responding to the calls, Cash Frost, 36, was arrested for illegal possession of an assault rifle and possession of a large capacity magazine. Frost was not one of the suspicious people.
The City of Turlock is reporting that mismarked underground utilities caused a contractor to hit a gas line, causing the large gas leak last week. The natural gas leak was reported at approximately 9:38 a.m. on Wednesday near the intersection of E. Main Street and Canal Drive after a contractor replacing the water line hit a gas line.
Turlock police Lt. Joey Mercado was recently honored in front of friends, family, and colleagues for his recent promotion from Sergeant. Mercado’s promotion to Lieutenant comes as the final one in slew of changes for the Turlock Police Department after former Captain Carl Nielsen left the department to take over as Police Chief in Centralia, Wash.
Residents throughout Turlock participated in America’s National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday with more block parties than ever before. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and community-police partnerships.
A family dispute led to the arrest of a male subject for criminal threats and battery of a peace officer last week. On Aug. 1, Turlock police responded to the 4000 block of Whisper Place at approximately 8:41 a.m. on the report of a disturbance.
The Turlock Fire Department is reporting that the gas leak that caused a shelter advisory in the area of E. Main Street and Canal Drive has been stopped and area roads have been reopened. On Wednesday morning, construction crews working on E. Main Street hit a gas line, causing a large natural gas leak in the area.
Traffic along Golden State Boulevard between Taylor and Atherstone roads is snarled for a big rig that has overturned in the roadway. As of 1:15 p.m., tow trucks are on scene to help get the big rig out of the roadway.
Residents within a four block radius of E. Main Street and Canal Drive are asked to shelter themselves due to a large natural gas leak. PG&E is currently on scene attempting to control the gas leak and several road closures are in place in the area.
A male subject was arrested early on Tuesday after he intentionally ran over a bicyclist following a confrontation. Turlock police responded to the 1100 block of Pioneer Avenue at approximately 12:38 a.m. after the bicyclist was hit.
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