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North Fork Scouts Christmas Tree Sale At The Library

NORTH FORK — The North Fork Scout Fund’s annual Christmas Tree sale will begin on Saturday, Dec. 2 in the parking lot at the North Fork Library. Fresh, locally grown, red fir (silver tip) in a variety of sizes through at least 16 ft. will be available. Tree sales will begin at 9 a.m. on Dec. 2, and continue daily ...

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Second Suspect In Bass Lake Home Invasion Now Behind Bars

NORTH FORK — The second suspect wanted in connection with a home invasion robbery and assault in Bass Lake is now in custody. Ray Coleman, 23, of North Fork, is now behind bars after having eluded deputies for more than three days following a violent break-in at a home in the Bass Lake Annex on Nov. 18. Shortly after midnight ...

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District Attorney Denies “Vague Allegations” Of Abusive Conduct

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County District Attorney David Linn says he was “shocked and saddened” by the County’s accusations of workplace misconduct. Linn says the County issued a press release immediately after he left a brief meeting with the Board of Supervisors this morning. “I had been told for over a month that I was not a subject for investigation ...

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Madera County District Attorney Accused Of Abusive Conduct

MADERA  – The Madera County Board of Supervisors has released a statement saying they have recently been made aware of allegations of serious workplace misconduct made against District Attorney David Linn. “Several employees of the District Attorney’s Office allege that since assuming his office in early 2015, District Attorney Linn has engaged in a pattern of harassing and abusive conduct ...

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Sheriff Searching For Ray Coleman In Bass Lake Home Invasion

BASS LAKE — Madera County Sheriff’s Office investigators are searching for one of the two men suspected in the home invasion robbery and assault in Bass Lake Annex on Saturday, Nov. 18. One arrest has been made, but deputies are still looking for Ray Coleman, 23, of North Fork. Coleman has been arrested five times since 2011 on charges of ...

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Sierra National Forest Lifts Campfire Restrictions

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — With the recent change in weather conditions the Sierra National Forest is ending the 2017 Fire Season and lifting campfire restrictions. Visitors are now permitted to have campfires using wood and charcoal in the Sierra National Forest. As fall and winter arrive most campgrounds are closed for the season. However, campfires will be permitted outside of ...

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Arrest Made In Bass Lake Home Invasion And Assault

BASS LAKE — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has one man in custody in connection with a home invasion and assault in Bass Lake Annex on Saturday night. Sheriff Jay Varney announced today that one of the suspects has been arrested. Alvin McDonald III, 18, of North Fork, was arrested shortly before 11 a.m. this morning. Sheriff’s personnel are continuing ...

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CHP And CVS Invite You To “Be A Santa To A Senior”

OAKHURST — Though we often think about making Christmas merry for kids, the Oakhurst Area CHP and CVS store remind everyone of the seniors who may need some special attention this holiday season. There are special Christmas trees at both locations where you can select an ornament from the tree and then purchase one of the listed gift items. Place ...

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Sheriff Continues Search For Suspects In Bass Lake Home Invasion

BASS LAKE — Madera County Sheriff’s investigators continue their search for two suspects who robbed and beat a woman in her home in the Bass Lake Annex on Saturday evening. At about 7:30 p.m., the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a home invasion robbery in the 36000 block of Cedar Lane near Bass Lake. When deputies arrived ...

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Home Invasion Robbery In Bass Lake, Woman Assaulted

BASS LAKE — A woman is in the hospital and reportedly on life support after being assaulted during a home invasion robbery in Bass Lake. Details of the crime are slim at this time, but according to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to reports of two men entering a home in the 36000 block of Cedar Lane at about 7:30 ...

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