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North Fork Mourns The Loss Of Artie Hernandez

NORTH FORK — Friends, family and an entire community are mourning the loss of Arthur “Artie” Hernandez, 65, who lost his life lost yesterday in a tragic accident on Bonnie B Road in North Fork. A GoFundMe account has been set up by Sandy Dew to help the family, including Artie’s beloved wife Rachel and his two sons, as they deal ...

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Cameras Capture Image Of Suspect In North Fork Break-In

NORTH FORK — Do you recognize this man? That’s the question being asked by North Fork resident Bob McKee after his home was broken into on Wednesday. Fortunately, his surveillance cameras captured the man’s image. “Amazingly I have found nothing missing except some outdated Vicodin,” says Bob. “It appeared the culprit was aware of my surveillance camera system or he ...

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Fatal Accident Involving Motorcycle In North Fork

NORTH FORK — An accident involving a vehicle and a motorcycle has left one person deceased this afternoon. Just after 2:30 p.m. a North Fork resident was northbound on Bonnie B Road in a Ford Edge, approaching Wilcox Drive, according to CHP.  At the same time, a motorcycle rider from North Fork was southbound approaching the same location. The driver ...

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Minimal Snowpack Reported At Tuolumne Meadows

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski report in this week’s blog that the snowpack in their beautiful corner of Yosemite National Park is rather dismal. Here is their post on Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions for Jan. 31, 2018: New snow: 9 inches Total settled snow depth: 12 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 54°F (January 29) Low ...

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Driver Injured In Crash And Arrested After Pursuit On Hwy 41

MADERA COUNTY — A 22-year-old woman is behind bars after a 50-mile, high-speed chase along Highway 41 in the early morning hours. Shortly after midnight this morning, a Fresno County Sheriff’s deputy was patrolling the area of Highway 168 and Ashlan Ave. when he saw what appeared to be a drug deal going down. The suspect’s car, a black Honda, ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Jan. 28

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 22 to Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. North Fork harassing phone calls On Monday, Jan. 22 at 11:21 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to investigate ongoing harassing calls. During the investigation, the suspect was identified and contacted. A report was taken for documentation. ...

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Prescribed Burning Ops Continue On Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Prescribed burning operations have been started along Forest Road 5s12 east of Ponderosa Basin up to Sonny Meadows. These are piles of road hazard trees felled and piled over the last year, says SNF Battalion Chief Burt Stalter. “We have approx 200 acres of burn piles to complete around the west side of Sonny Meadows and ...

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2017: A Record Year For Rockfall In Yosemite

By Greg M. Stock — YOSEMITE — There were many large and consequential rockfalls in Yosemite in 2017, with a record 85 events (including rockfalls, rockslides, and debris flows) documented. The cumulative volume of these events was about 36,800 cubic meters. Although this is not the largest annual volume recorded, greater volumes in previous years were typically dominated by one ...

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Hornick Challenges His Boss For Madera Co. District Attorney

MADERA COUNTY — The race for Madera County District Attorney heats up as a third candidate announces his intentions to run in the June 5th primary election. Paul J. Hornick, Senior Deputy District Attorney, says the D.A.’s office continues to struggle with leadership and leadership-related issues under incumbent David Linn. “As a veteran and former Platoon Leader, it was no ...

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Suspect Charged With Assault With A Deadly Weapon In Random Shootings

FRESNO — Detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Division (SID) have arrested 42-year-old Jorge Javier Gracia of Kerman. He has been booked into the Fresno County Jail and his bail is set at $1.2 million. Gracia is facing the following felony charges: Assault with a deadly weapon Brandishing of a firearm Being a felon in possession of a ...

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