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Jonathan McCorkell - jonathan@turlockcitynews.com

Jonathan McCorkell - jonathan@turlockcitynews.com

McCorkell is an experienced journalist with a strong dedication to community news.

He began his journalism career in 2005 with the U.S. Navy, graduating from the Department of Defense Information School in Fort Meade, Maryland. He served three additional years as a Navy Journalist Petty Officer 3rd Class at Navy Region Southwest in San Diego.

Following his enlistment he has worked at several newspapers and covered a variety of beats including education, city government, sports, agriculture and human interest.

McCorkell graduated magna cum laude from Fresno Pacific University and holds his bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts.

McCorkell and his wife Elizabeth were both raised in the Sacramento area. They have three children: Caitlyn, 8, and twins Grace and Nolan, both 7.

Retail giant Target is offering a way for schools across the country to make money through a social media-driven fundraiser known as “Give with Target”. All Turlock schools (public and private) are on the website https://givewith.target.com/.
A vengeful social media act known as “revenge porn” could soon become a misdemeanor crime, punishable by up to one year in jail or a fine of $1,000. Revenge porn is created when an angry, revenge-fueled ex of a former partner, spouse or boy/ girl friend posts or sells illicit photos or videos of their ex online, or distributes them through other forms of social media such as texting. The intent of revenge porn is to humiliate or cause emotional distress to the victim.
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 00:11

Turlock Lions Club Donates to Schools

The Turlock Lions club made a king-sized donation to Turlock Unified School District elementary schools and Chatom Elementary School yesterday. In total, Lions members delivered 7,723 individual notebooks to each K-6 school – enough for every student in each school. Also, each school received on average 30 cases of printer paper, the equivalent of 300 reams.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:13

Minor Injuries in Messy Big Rig Accident

Only minor injuries were caused by yesterday's massive highway accident and big rig fire, according to the California Highway Patrol. The incident, which occurred at 4:48 p.m. on Highway 99 between Bradbury Road and Golden State Boulevard, involved five vehicles and snarled traffic for hours.
The family of Turlock native Stephen Gugel, 19, who passed away last Friday morning following a freak bike accident Thursday at the Patterson skate park, is thankful for the outpouring of support from the Turlock and Patterson communities. “We are taking his death day-by-day, and he meant the world to us so it has been hard,” said his sister Amber Rose Gugel.
The Turlock Express have big plans for the upcoming Professional Arena Soccer League season. Co-owner and coach Art Pulido reports that the team is waiting on final city approval to expand bleacher seating to hold 800 fans at the Turlock Indoor Soccer Arena, and add a new set of restroom facilities.
Monday, 26 August 2013 16:20

Fire Burns Jackson Court Home

A Turlock home, located at 2020 Jackson Ct., was torched by an attic fire on Sunday night. A neighbor smelled smoke coming from the house and called 911, leading to a Turlock Fire Department response at about 7:30 p.m.
Two alleged burglars who unsuccessfully attempted to break into Envy Fine Clothing’s Downtown Turlock store have been apprehended, thanks to surveillance footage and the power of social media. Following the failed break-in at the Turlock store, which occurred at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, the criminals then went to the Modesto Envy location and broke in, stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise.
Turlock native Stephen Gugel, 19, a 2012 Pitman High School graduate, passed away early yesterday morning following a Thursday accident at the Patterson bike park.
Turlockers traveling to the Bay Area be advised: the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will be closed from 8 p.m., Aug. 28 to 5 a.m., Sept. 3, as workers take the bridge’s original East Span out of service and open a new Bay Bridge to traffic.