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Heavy Rainfall Predicted With Threat Of Flooding

MOUNTAIN AREA — Hazardous weather conditions are in the forecast for the foothills and mountains in our region, as heavy rainfall and a threat of flooding is likely over parts of the central California interior this week. While the atmospheric river forecast is considered strong for any time of year, the fact that it’s coming in April is highly unusual. ...

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Current Conditions In Yosemite’s Tuolumne Meadows

YOSEMITE – Winter Rangers Rob and Laura Pilewski share the latest on conditions in Tuolumne Meadows as of Apr. 4. New snow: None Total settled snow depth: 30 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 54°F (April 1) Low temperature: 19°F (April 2) Ski Conditions and Weather This week was dominated by spring weather and ski conditions. High temperatures were in ...

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Sheriff Upgrades Equipment And Technology To Better Serve

OAKHURST – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office says they have made great strides toward assuring that deputies have everything they need to provide the best service possible. Over the past three years, Sheriff Jay Varney has implemented several major upgrades, which were outlined by Commander Tyson Pogue to the Board of Supervisors at their “on the road” meeting in Oakhurst ...

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No Charges Will Be Filed At This Time In Coarsegold Shooting

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has announced that no charges will be filed at this time in the shooting that occurred on Friday, Mar. 30 in Coarsegold. Jacob Burdett, 25, of Coarsegold was arrested on Mar. 31 and charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder in the shooting of Ryan Prosser, 41, ...

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Construction And Traffic Delays In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Snow removal, paving, parking changes, construction and storm damage repair are among the current causes of traffic delays and detours in Yosemite National Park, say park officials. Here’s the latest update: Glacier Point Road Road crews will begin snow removal operations on the Glacier Point Road beyond Badger Pass. The gate at Chinquapin is now closed and locked ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Apr. 1

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 26 to Sunday, Apr. 1, 2018. Coarsegold warrant arrest On Monday, Mar. 26 at 5:35 a.m. a deputy checked on a broken down vehicle in the area of CA 41 and Road 416. The registered owner had a warrant for his arrest. ...

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Victim Of Coarsegold Homicide Identified

COARSEGOLD – The man who was killed in a family dispute on Little John Drive last Friday has been identified by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Ryan Prosser, 41, has been identified as the deceased victim in the Mar. 30 homicide in Coarsegold. Jacob Burdett, 25, of Coarsegold was arrested the following day and charged with one count of murder ...

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Arrest Made In Coarsegold Homicide

COARSEGOLD – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the homicide that occurred on Friday, Mar. 30, on Little John Drive in Coarsegold. The male subject detained last night for questioning by detectives has been taken into custody. Jacob Burdett, 25, of Coarsegold has been arrested and charged with one count of murder and one count of ...

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One Dead, One Injured In Coarsegold, Investigation Continues

COARSEGOLD – A man was detained in Coarsegold yesterday after an altercation left his mother with a gunshot wound, and her significant other dead, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. On Friday, Mar. 30, shortly before 7:30 p.m., Madera County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Road 416 and Robin Hood Drive in Coarsegold for reports of a ...

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Juvenile Arrested After Threat To “Shoot Up” North Fork School

NORTH FORK – A threat made on social media this morning had parents and students at the North Fork School in fear of returning to their classrooms after spring break. This morning, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a student from North Fork Elementary School used social media to post a threat of a school shooting. One ...

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