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DNA Match Convicts Man Of Rape/Murder 13 Years Later

MADERA – When a homeless woman was raped and murdered just off Yosemite Avenue in Madera in Sept. 2000, authorities were unable to identify the victim. Though DNA eveidence from the assailant was discovered during her autopsy, and entered into a national law enforcement database, it wasn’t until 2008 when a positive match was made to Frank Hogan, then living ...

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Audubon To Offer Bird Photography Workshop

Visible, highly active and often colorful and songful, birds bring much joy and inspiration to people’s lives. Birding, or birdwatching, is now perhaps the most popular pastime in the United States. Simple and inexpensive, learning to identify birds or just enjoying their behaviors and interactions is fun and enriching. Learning how important they are to the ecosystem that supports all ...

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Seniors Beware Of Medicare Card Fraud

MADERA COUNTY – The number of complains concerning fraud in Madera County has spiked nearly 250 percent compared to the same time last year, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. “We’ve had 112 complaints so far this year, compared to 45 filed during the same time period last year,” says Sheriff John Anderson.

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Supervisors Vote To Drop Lawsuit Against High Speed Rail

Submitted by District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler Decision to Drop HSR Lawsuit Difficult but Necessary MADERA COUNTY – On Tuesday, the Madera County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to withdraw from the joint lawsuit against the California High Speed Rail Authority. The decision was split with Supervisors Max Rodriguez, Manuel Nevarez and myself moving to drop the suit. High Speed ...

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Brazen Bears Or Pesky Pigs? Call The Expert

NORTH FORK – You may think federal trappers are something out of a bygone era. But Wildlife Specialist Randy Partch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been trapping and dealing with errant animals for the past 24 years and shared some of his knowledge and experiences with residents at a Town Hall meeting in North Fork last week. “A ...

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Cal Fire Thanks Residents For Defensible Space

MARIPOSA – The Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) would like to say thank you to all the residents who have been working on your defensible space projects. While traveling in the Unit we have noticed your hard work in eliminating brush and pruning up trees. We are pleased you are taking advantage ...

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Driver Crashes Into H&L Lumber Parking Lot

OAKHURST – A single vehicle accident in Oakhurst on Sunday night ended in an arrest for DUI. Debra Wilcox, 50, of Oakhurst, was driving a 1999 Chevy Silverado northbound on Highway 41 at about 10 p.m., just north of Golden Oak Loop, at an unknown rate of speed.

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Two Local Women Airlifted After Head-On Crash

COARSEGOLD – Two employees of Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Fresno were involved in a head-on collision near Yosemite Springs Parkway early Easter Sunday morning. At 6:25 a.m. on Mar. 31, Kimberly Moore, 46, of Coarsegold, was southbound on Highway 41 in a 2011 Chevy Equinox, headed to her job as an ER nurse at CRMC.

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