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New Year's Resolutions Are Nothing New

Every year, Americans make resolutions about how they will tackle some perceived personal short-coming in the new year. We wondered how this tradition came to be, and found some interesting history around the web. We also heard from S|N|O readers about what they’ll be up to in 2013. The ancient Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of ...

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Oakhurst Man Escapes Injury In Deadwood Crash

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst man escaped serious injury this morning when his car went off Highway 41 and plunged down a steep embankment on Deadwood. Grady Grant, 38, was traveling southbound on Highway 41 about a mile south of Victoria Lane, when he suffered a blackout, according to CHP Officer Doug Corbett.

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'Silver Alert' System To Launch January 2013

CALIFORNIA – Sheriff John Anderson sees a potential bonus, and an added safety net, for Madera County senior citizens when SB 1047 – “Silver Alert” notification system – goes into effect Jan. 1, 2013 This notification system, signed into law by the governor on Sept. 27, mirrors the already existing Amber Alert. But instead of activating public searches for children, ...

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Click It Every Trip, Every Time

SACRAMENTO – Even though California’s seat belt requirement was put into law more than a quarter-of-a-century ago, there are some drivers and passengers who still resist the few seconds it takes to safely buckle up, or they may not properly secure a child in a car seat. The simple act of not buckling up can have life-changing consequences, such as ...

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Sheriff Warns Beware Of Door-To-Door Salesman

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is warning citizens to beware of a man posing as a sales rep making house calls in Madera County. The suspect identifies himself to his victims as Dennis Small, and claims to represent Air Care Medical out of Clovis.

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Elder Orphans Program Launches Calling Service

MADERA COUNTY – More than a dozen Elder Orphans clients will begin receiving their first telephonic welfare checks today, Dec. 20, says Sheriff John Anderson. Elder Orphans is a program designed by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office to provide older folks living alone with some peace of mind. Clients can rest assured that someone will know if they need help, ...

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North Fork Woman Jailed For Attempted Murder

Woman arrested last summer for car theft back behind bars for attempted murder – NORTH FORK – A 32-year old North Fork woman sits behind bars at this hour facing attempted murder charges. Nirvana Tannehill, is accused of stabbing an Oakhurst woman inside a home in Ahwhanee last night. Tannehill, along with her companion, Jerry Yaugher, 43, of Coarsegold, are ...

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Burglary Arrests Of Notorious Gang Members

MADERA COUNTY – A Madera County resident returned home early on Monday, Dec. 17, only to interrupt a burglary in progress. Four suspects, tied to a major gang operating in Madera County, fled the property in her car, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.

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