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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 Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of an unidentified male who was found near Turlock railroad tracks Saturday morning. Officers responded to a report of a body located near the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, along Golden State Boulevard north of Fulkerth Road, at approximately 8:18 a.m.
After 25 years, the remains of a woman found in Florida in 1990 has been identified as a person reported missing in Turlock in 1992. On the morning of April 3, 1990, the deceased remains of a female were discovered by a prison crew in Collier County, Fla.
The City of Turlock will have several road closures in effect throughout Downtown on Aug. 8 for the first annual Turlock Criterium Bike Race. The TEA Solar Cycling Classic will take place Aug. 8 beginning around 1:30 p.m. through the streets of beautiful Downtown Turlock.
The Turlock Public Library has a month full of fun, free crafts, and activities for all ages throughout August. The fun will kick-off on Aug. 4 at 4 p.m. with a popsicle party for children. Popsicles will be available while supplies last. Colored popsicle sticks will be available for purposeful play, such as sorting the popsicle sticks by color and creating patterns.
As West Nile Virus (WNV) activity continues to rise throughout the state, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has reported the first human death caused by the virus. The deceased person was a senior citizen from Nevada County.
Turlock police arrested a drunk driver early on Sunday after he reportedly crashed into a parked vehicle, injuring one passenger. Edwin Escalante, 25, was arrested and booked for felony DUI.
The Turlock City Council unanimously approved to move forward with the first step in what could mean slight increases in garbage collection costs in the City of Turlock. City of Turlock staff will now send out notifications to property owners, who will get the opportunity to protest the rate hike. If the majority of property owners — 50 percent plus one — protest the rate hike, it cannot be implemented.
The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors will host a dedication event for the new Day Reporting Center at the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on Aug. 13. The new Day Reporting Center is part of a $113 million jail expansion at the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center.
Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder Lee Lundrigan is advising the public that birth, death, and marriage certificates may soon be in short supply. These vital records require a secure level of both paper and printer security features to protect them from counterfeiting. 
The Turlock Police Department has been awarded a $69,000 grant from the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) that will allow local law enforcement to crackdown on alcohol impaired drivers. The grant, which was awarded under the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP), is intended to be used for enforcement and education programs that specifically target and reduce the number of people killed or injured in alcohol related collisions.