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Drivers Escape Serious Injury In Deadwood Head-On Crash

OAKHURST — A two-vehicle accident slowed the commute on Highway 41 just south of Oakhurst this morning. At about 7:10 a.m. a 19-year-old male from Fresno in a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta was headed to work at Emadco. He was traveling northbound approaching Road 425B at the top of Deadwood at a stated speed of 55 – 60 miles per hour, ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through May 21

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 15 to Sunday, May 21, 2017: Coarsegold violation of court order On Monday, May 15 at approximately 9:28 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 45000 Block of Road 415 in regards to a violation of a court order. A report was taken and ...

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Search Continues For Missing Coarsegold Man

COARSEGOLD – Family members and law enforcement continue the search for a Coarsegold man who has been missing for nearly a month. According to the Madera County 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′ ...

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Head-On Crash Claims The Life Of A Mariposa Man

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A head-on collision on Highway 140 in the Catheys Valley area has claimed the life of a Mariposa man. At 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, Dale Giantomasso, 62, of Peotone, Ill., was westbound on Highway 140 just east of Chase Ranch in a 2006 Newmar Ventana motorhome, when for unknown reasons, he drifted across the center ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through May 14

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 8 to Sunday, May 14, 2017: Coarsegold Coroner’s case On Monday, May 8, a deputy responded to a delayed Coroner’s case with the primary physician stipulating to the decedent’s cause of death. This is a natural death case involving only a Coroner’s referral ...

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Jury Returns A Verdict In The Murder Trial Of George Taylor-Windsor

BASS LAKE — After eight days of testimony and two days of deliberation, the jury in the murder and attempted murder trial of George Taylor-Windsor has reached a verdict. Taylor-Windsor, 26, was found guilty of first degree murder in the stabbing death of Jessica Nelson, 23, of Foresthill, Calif., as well as guilty of the special allegation of using a deadly weapon in ...

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Sleepy Driver Causes Single Vehicle Rollover On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — An early-morning crash snarled traffic today on Highway 41 after a Fresno man rolled his SUV near Black Hawk Lodge. According to CHP, the 32-year-old male was southbound on Highway 41 just south of Yosemite Springs Parkway in a Nissan SUV. The accident occurred at approximately 6:10 a.m., when the driver reportedly fell asleep at the wheel. He then traveled across ...

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Victim Of Fatal Crash On Highway 41 Identified

MADERA COUNTY — The victim of a crash that closed Highway 41 for two hours yesterday just south of Road 200 has been identified by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office as 51-year-old Michael Lee Fleming of Madera. According to witnesses, Fleming struck the embankment on the right side of the road, then crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with another ...

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Highway 41 Blocked In Both Directions After Fatal Accident

MADERA COUNTY — Highway 41 is block in both directions just south of Road 200 following a fatal accident. Southbound traffic is being diverted onto Road 200 to Road 211, northbound at Highway 145. According to a witness at scene, Caltrans is setting up a detour, and have been given estimates of two to three hours for law enforcement to ...

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Power Knocked Out To Over 1,100 Homes After Crash

COARSEGOLD — Hundreds of Coarsegold residents were without power for several hours after a pickup hit a power pole on Road 415 near Texas Flat Mine Road. At about 5:40 p.m. this afternoon, calls came in to 911 that a truck had hit a power pole and there were live power lines and a pole across both lanes of Road ...

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