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Suspects In Home Invasion Identified

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspects in a home invasion robbery that took place on Dec. 22, 2015. On that date, the Mariposa County Emergency Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a residence in the Mount Bullion area of Mariposa County. The caller reported several men entered their home brandishing a shotgun and ...

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Cal Fire Awards Grants in High Tree Mortality Areas

SACRAMENTO – Three agencies in Madera and Mariposa Counties that are dedicated to fire safety and resource conservation have been awarded over half-a-million dollars in grants for projects designed to address the massive tree mortality across the area. Cal Fire announced Monday it has awarded 19 State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund grants in six counties that have been greatly ...

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Elegant Valentines Dinner & Dance At The Studio

NORTH FORK — Plan now for an elegant evening as the North Fork Studio presents their 4th annual Valentines Dinner & Dance on Sunday, Feb. 14. Don your finest attire, make a date with your valentine, and dance to the music of the Sierra Jazz Band. Everyone is invited to gather at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m., ...

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Woman Found Deceased At Bass Lake Identified

OAKHURST — A woman found deceased at Bass Lake yesterday has been identified by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Initial findings reveal no signs of foul play in the death of Viola Gillespie, 48, of Oakhurst, according to the Sheriff. “The investigation into the circumstances leading up to her death will continue and an autopsy has been scheduled to determine ...

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Mariposa Man Arrested For Possession Of Meth

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A Mariposa man is behind bars after being arrested for possession of methamphetamine and other charges. On Jan. 23, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mariposa County Probation Department, conducted a compliance check on a home in the 4000 block on Ben Hur Road in Mariposa County. During the search, deputies seized approximately a half-pound ...

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Body Found In Bass Lake On Saturday

BASS LAKE — Shortly before 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, Madera County Sheriff’s deputies located the body of a 48-year-old female in Bass Lake near Mallard Drive. The cause of death is under investigation but there is currently no indication of foul play, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Additional details and official information will be released shortly, and we ...

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Shooting Claims Life Of Former Oakhurst Student

FRESNO — A young woman who attended school in the Oakhurst area before moving to Fresno has been identified as one of two people killed during an incident at a house party in Fresno County on Friday night. Kayla DeBorde was at a house in the 7200 block of Orange Ave. in Fresno with an estimated 100-125 other people, when ...

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Man Airlifted After Crash At Oak Room Bar

OAKHURST — A traffic collision in front of the Oak Room bar on Highway 41 last night started with a tense situation for first responders and ended with an airlift to a valley hospital, and several patrons in handcuffs. Just before 7 p.m on Saturday, Jan. 30, a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee was leaving the Oak Room bar, and pulled ...

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Pets Perish In Oakhurst Structure Fire

OAKHURST — Firefighters were called out just after 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, for reports of a residential structure fire on Dorstan Lane, just off Road 222. When crews arrived they found a travel trailer fully engulfed in flames, which were quickly spreading to a nearby storage building. The fire also ignited a large cedar tree next to the ...

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“American Pickers” Wants Your Rusty Treasures

CALIFORNIA — If you have a collection of rusty treasures, or know someone who does, here’s the perfect opportunity to be “picked” by the best! California is excited to welcome Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and Antique Archeology to the area. The team will film episodes of their hit series American Pickers throughout California. Filming is scheduled for March 2016. American ...

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