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Man Who Died Yesterday In Tractor Accident Identified

COARSEGOLD – The man who died in a tractor accident at a property along Road 400 yesterday has been identified by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Paul Ruell, 65, of Ahwahnee, was operating a tractor on a property just west of Yosemite Lakes Park when, it appears he fell off, possibly while going down an embankment, according to the Sheriff’s ...

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Dogs Shot And Killed While Attacking Horses In North Fork

NORTH FORK — A pair of horses were attacked by two stray dogs in Madera County moments before a North Fork man shot both dogs to death. It happened outside a home on Road 221 (Crane Valley Road) late Saturday afternoon in a rural part of Madera County, according to a report by Justin Lum of KSEE24 News. KSEE24 reports ...

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Fatal Tractor Accident On Coarsegold Property

COARSEGOLD — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that a man has died as a result of a tractor accident in the 31000 block of Road 400 just south of Yosemite Springs Parkway. Just after 9 a.m., calls came in to 911 and Madera County Sheriff’s deputies, Cal Fire and Madera County Fire all responded to the scene, along ...

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Significant Progress Reported On Big Oak Flat Road Repair

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park reports that significant progress has been made on repairs to the Big Oak Flat road. Road crews have hit the bottom of an underground spring that caused soils to erode, and are working to stabilize and rebuild the road. The park pledges to announce an opening date for the Big Oak Flat road as soon ...

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Heavy Rains, Isolated Thunderstorms

CENTRAL SIERRA — A Winter Storm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Sierra Nevada above 7,000 feet, from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare and Kings county line. The watch is in effect from late Friday morning, Apr. 7 through 11 a.m. Saturday morning, Apr. 8. Hazards may include snow and blowing snow, with accumulations of ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Apr. 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 27 to Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017: Oakhurst found property On Monday, Mar. 27 at 10:13 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to Road 427 regarding a report of found property. During the investigation the found property was collected and later logged for safe ...

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Ahwahnee Man Dies In Single Vehicle Accident

RAYMOND – An Ahwahnee man lost his life in a single-vehicle accident on Road 600 on Saturday night. The CHP has identified the man as 25-year-old Jason Scott Miller. Just before 9:30 p.m., on Apr. 1, Miller was northbound on Road 600 near Road 415 in a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500. For unknown reasons, he allowed the vehicle to veer ...

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DUI Arrest After Crash On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — Just before 2:30 p.m. this afternoon, reports came in of a pursuit and crash on Highway 41 in the Coarsegold area. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was stopped at the red light northbound on Highway 41 at Road 417. He was the first car at the light. A white Dodge Ram was westbound on Road 417 ...

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Driver Passes Out, Hits Concrete Wall In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Traffic was slowed in Oakhurst this morning after a pickup pulling a trailer left the roadway and hit the concrete retaining wall at the construction site of the new hotels on Highway 41. Just after 10:30 a.m., a 46-year-old male, driving a flatbed Chevy 3500 out of Atwater, was northbound on SR-41 approaching Winding Way when, for unknown ...

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Woman Topples Off ATV On Highway 41, DUI Arrest

COARSEGOLD — An ATV accident sent a Coarsegold woman to the hospital last night, and ended in an arrest for suspicion of DUI after she rolled the quad on Highway 41. Just before 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 31, Mary Jane Lomier, 78, was southbound on Highway 41 just south of Road 416 on a 2016 Kawasaki quad — a ...

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