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‘American Pickers’ is Searching For You!

If you’ve got a barn full of old bicycles, or you’re a collector with lots of odd things in your shed, the producers of “American Pickers” are looking for you. The History Channel’s big hit, with Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, is coming to California in search of oddball items, fascinating characters, and interesting historical collections to rummage through in ...

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Valley Woman Dies Of West Nile Virus

An elderly woman died today in a Fresno County hospital from complications of West Nile Virus, according to the Fresno Mosquito and Vector Control District. This is the second death so far, from the 26 cases of the virus reported in California this year, including seven cases in Fresno County, according to Dr. Edward L. Moreno director of the Fresno ...

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Update – Drunk Driver Crashes Near Pines Resort

BASS LAKE — A drunk driver traveling north on Road 274 near Fog Point failed to negotiate a turn and flipped his pickup about 2 miles south of the Pines Resort turnoff. The accident happened about 4:45 pm on Monday, Aug 20, and closed the road in both directions. Travis Coleman, 33, of Cascadel Drive in North Fork was arrested ...

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Hantavirus Believed Contracted In Curry Village

SACRAMENTO – The recent diagnosis of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in two Californians, one of whom died, has prompted Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state public health officer, to remind Californians to take precautions to prevent exposure to the virus that causes HPS at their places of residence, work and recreation.

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Joe Brown Convicted of Terrorist Threats

MADERA – A Madera County Superior Court jury found Joe Brown, 53 of Chowchilla, guilty on Aug. 10 of one felony count of making terrorist threats and of one misdemeanor count of brandishing a weapon, according to Madera County District Attorney Michael R. Keitz.

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High Fire Danger Brings Restrictions On Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – Due to fire indicators, such as temperature and fuels moisture, the Sierra National Forest is implementing fire restrictions beginning Aug. 6 and until further notice. Restrictions are in in place in the High Hazard areas of the Sierra National Forest – from the boundary of the forest in the foothills, to 4,000 feet in elevation in the Sierra ...

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Fatal Crash At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Sheriff John Anderson has learned that the two men killed this morning in a solo vehicle crash may be tied to an auto dealership break-in in Oakhurst over the weekend. 19-year-old Albert Hammond and 20-year-old Dylan Beazley died this morning following the wreck on Road 274 near Bass Lake. Both men were residents of Oakhurst. Based on ...

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No Fireworks Allowed On The Sierra National Forest

Visitors and campers are reminded that the use or possession of all fireworks and pyrotechnic devices is prohibited on all national forests and national grasslands year-round, regardless of weather conditions or holidays. Regulations are enforced, and violation is punishable as a misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment of not more than six months, or both. ...

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Man Pleads Guilty to Indecent Exposure and Battery Charges

June 15, 2012MADERA — Madera County District Attorney Michael Keitz announced today that Bryan Burgdorf, age 42, of Oakhurst, was convicted on June 14, of misdemeanor charges of indecent exposure and battery. Deputy District Attorney Dina Petrushenko presented evidence to a jury that on July 29 2011, the intoxicated Burgdorf accosted a 14-year-old boy on the shore at Bass Lake.

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Young Masters Art Show

The patio at Plaza 41 in Oakhurst was decked out in an array of color this past weekend, as the talented local artist displayed their works in the 8th Annual Young Masters Fine Art Show.

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