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Highway 41 Blocked Due To Second Head-On Crash

MADERA COUNTY — Highway 41 was blocked for the second time today due to a head-on collision, this time just south of the Rocky Cut and north of the 22 Mile House. Just after 3 p.m., reports came in of the two-vehicle accident between Road 406 and Road 208. The first engine on scene reported two people pinned in their ...

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Man Arrested After Leading Deputies On Chase In Oakhurst

  OAKHURST —  A Coarsegold man is in custody after leading law enforcement on a chase through the Vons parking lot and down into the Fresno River this morning. Kirk Yeterian, 34, was arrested after allegedly climbing up on the roof and vandalizing the United Security Bank and Big 5 building, then fleeing when sheriff’s deputies showed up. Just before ...

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Crash Blocks Highway 41 Near 22 Mile House

MADERA COUNTY — First responders are on scene of a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 41 just south of the 22 Mile House. At 9:45 a.m., reports came in of an accident involving up to four vehicles, with one rolled over on its side, and blockage in both lanes. A caller reported someone with a head injury and one with a ...

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Coarsegold Man Arrested As SWAT Executes Search Warrant

COARSEGOLD — A Coarsegold man is behind bars after being arrested during the serving of a search warrant in the Indian Lakes area this morning. At about 8 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a residence in the 32000 block of Big Sandy looking for evidence in a burglary at an unrelated residence in Coarsegold. Daniel Holt, ...

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Winter Storm, Flash Flood Warnings

MOUNTAIN AREA — It’s looking wet and wild for the next couple of days, with a winter storm warning for the high country and flash flood warnings in the lower elevations. A Pacific storm system will make its way over central California on Thursday, Dec. 15 and stay through Friday, Dec. 16., according to the National Weather Service in Hanford. Rain ...

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Murder Trial Date Set For Suspect In Oakhurst Stabbing Death

MADERA COUNTY – The man accused of the stabbing death of a young woman in Oakhurst on Nov. 15 was arraigned today in Bass Lake Superior Court and pleaded not guilty on all charges. George Taylor-Windsor, 26, faces 30 years to life in prison if convicted on the charges of first degree murder and attempted murder. Taylor-Windsor is charged in ...

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Full Moon And Meteors Peak Under Cloudy Skies

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Maybe you’ll feel it even if you can’t see it. The third and final supermoon of the year will rise today, while the Geminids meteor shower peaks, tonight. Rain is expected for late Wednesday and overnight through Thursday, with heavy snow anticipated in the high country. Known as the Cold Moon, the December moon is full on ...

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Head-On Crash And Fire On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — A two-vehicle crash blocked the southbound lane of Highway 41 this morning just before sunrise. At 5:49 a.m., reports came in of a head-on collision just north of Road 417. The caller also advised that one vehicle was smoking. The first fire engine on scene reported a Ford F350 utility van fully engulfed in flames. According to CHP ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 11

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 5 to Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016: Oakhurst narcotics On Monday, Dec. 5 at 10:29 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of Road 426 regarding a subject wearing a lime green shirt walking towards the college with a knife. The ...

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Sierra National Forest Holds OHV Grant Review Open House

CLOVIS — The Sierra National Forest will host an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at the Sierra National Forest Supervisors Office located at 1600 Tollhouse Road in Clovis from 6 to 8 p.m., to provide the public an opportunity to review and comment on the Forest’s preliminary OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) 2016/2017 grant cycle application. Public feedback from ...

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