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Prosecution Rests, Murder Defendant Expected To Testify

BASS LAKE — Testimony in the murder trial of George Taylor-Windsor continued today in Bass Lake Superior Court as the prosecution wrapped up its case in chief. Taylor-Windsor, 26, is charged with murder in the death of Jessica Nelson, 23, of Foresthill, Calif., and with attempted murder in the stabbing of Reid Kallenberg. Taylor-Windsor is claiming self-defense after being stabbed ...

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Search For Missing Coarsegold Man

COARSEGOLD – Madera County Sheriff’s deputies and family are currently searching for a missing Coarsegold man. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Keith Allen Bendz, 45, was reported missing on Tuesday, Apr. 25. He was last seen on the morning of Monday, Apr. 24, say family members. Mr. Bendz is described as 5′ 8″ tall, weighing approximately 185 pounds, with a medium ...

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Man Who Survived Stabbing Testifies In Murder Trial

BASS LAKE — In the fifth day of testimony in the George Taylor-Windsor murder trial in Bass Lake Superior Court, the jury heard from the crime scene investigator, one of the detectives who investigated the killing, and the man who survived multiple stab wounds during the attack. Taylor-Windsor, 26, is charged with murder in the death of Jessica Nelson, 23, ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Apr. 30

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 24 to Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017: Coarsegold motor vehicle stop On Monday, Apr. 24 at 2:16 a.m. a deputy made a traffic stop in the area of CA-41 and Lucky Lane regarding false tabs. The driver was cited and the vehicle ...

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Ex-Wife Testifies At Murder Trial In Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Day four of the murder trial of George Taylor-Windsor included testimony from an ex-girlfriend, his ex-wife, and the woman whose home was reportedly entered by the defendant when he ran from the scene after allegedly stabbing two people. Taylor-Windsor is on trial for murder in the stabbing death of Jessica Nelson, 23, of Foresthill, Calif., and with ...

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One-Way Traffic Control on Hwy. 41

MADERA COUNTY — Motorists who travel the Highway 41 corridor in Madera County to and from the foothills can expect intermittent delays of up to 20 minutes on at least a handful of occasions in the coming weeks. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces that one-way traffic control will be in effect for several days over the next two weeks on ...

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Yosemite: Most Water Ever Recorded, Still 100 Inches Of Snow

YOSEMITE — What’s the latest from Yosemite on snow accumulation and precipitation as the season ends? Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski say the water in Tuolumne Meadows was the most ever recorded, and there’s still as much as 100-inches of snow on the ground in some places. Here’s their last blog post of the winter. New snow: 3 ...

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Erosion Control Replacement On Hwy. 41 Near Yosemite

FISH CAMP — While erosion control measures were compromised following heavy rain in the days after Highway 41 was reopened to traffic en route to Yosemite National Park, Caltrans says the road itself remains safe. The roadway just south of the snow play area on Highway 41 suffered collapse and failure requiring closure in late February, and reopened on Mar. 12 ...

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Children’s Blvd. On/Off-Ramp Will Close Temporarily On Hwy. 41

MADERA COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has announced a pair of ramp closures on State Route 41 in Madera County that are scheduled for Friday, Apr.28. Maintenance crews will be paving and slurry sealing during this closure. The following on-ramp and off-ramp closure will be in effect, weather permitting: The Children’s Boulevard on-ramp and off-ramp on southbound State Route ...

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Murder Defendant Pleads “Someone’s Trying To Kill Me!”

BASS LAKE — Testimony continued for the third day in the murder trial of George Taylor-Windsor at Bass Lake Superior Court, as the jury heard from a doctor, a detective, and the couple who got a late-night visit from the defendant. Taylor-Windsor, 26, is charged with murder in the death of Jessica Nelson, 23, of Foresthill, Calif., and with attempted murder in ...

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