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CHP Out In Force New Year’s Weekend

CALIFORNIA — As the season of festivities continues, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is encouraging motorists to resolve to begin the New Year with a safe celebration that includes a designated sober driver. Together, motorists and law enforcement can help make this holiday and every day safe for traveling on California roadways. The CHP will observe the New Year with ...

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CHP Announces Maximum Enforcement Period

SACRAMENTO — The California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants all motorists on the roadways to drive safely during their travel this holiday season. As part of its upcoming Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP), the CHP reminds motorists to buckle up, avoid distracted driving, designate a sober driver, and always travel at a safe speed for conditions. The CHP Christmas MEP will begin ...

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North Fork Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

MADERA — The woman accused in the death of North Fork resident Bonnie Hale pleaded not guilty this afternoon in Madera Superior Court. Mary O’Keefe, 63, also of North Fork, was arrested on Saturday, Dec. 18, after Bobby Hale, Jr., reportedly found his mother deceased on the patio of her home located on Road 225. O’Keefe is charged with first ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 18

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 12 to Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016: North Fork vandalism to mailboxes  On Monday, Dec. 12 at 6:37 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to Road 200 and Wyle Ranch Road regarding a vandalism to a community mailboxes. A report was taken and ...

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Delivery Truck Stolen From Sierra Seafood In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Monday morning at Sierra Seafood has gotten off to a very rough start, as one of their four trucks has been reported stolen from their loading dock at at 40134 Enterprise Drive in Oakhurst. According to owner Joe Sweat, the day began routinely. By about 8:30 a.m. the 2015 Dodge 4500 truck was warming up in the loading dock to get its ...

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Victim Of Last Week’s Fatal Highway 41 Crash Identified

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The name of a Mariposa County man who died as a result of injuries sustained in a three-vehicle collision on Highway 41 last week has been released. Brian Chilcott, 40, passed away after being airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno following a head-on collision on Highway 41 near the Rocky Cut between Roads 208 and ...

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Sheriff’s Detectives Investigate Possible North Fork Homicide

NORTH FORK — On Saturday morning, Dec. 17, Madera County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence on Road 225 near North Fork after a man found his mother deceased on her front porch. According to the MCSO, the initial investigation revealed that the woman had injuries and had apparently been in some type of altercation. At about the same ...

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North Fork Woman Arrested For Murder

NORTH FORK — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the death of Bonnie Hale, 76, of North Fork. Another woman, Mary O’Keefe, is currently behind bars on allegations of murder. According to MCSO Commander Bill Ward, the victim’s son contacted the Sheriff’s Office on Saturday morning, Dec. 17, before 10 a.m. The son, Bobby Hale, Jr., reportedly found his ...

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Highway 41 Blocked Due To Second Head-On Crash

MADERA COUNTY — Highway 41 was blocked for the second time today due to a head-on collision, this time just south of the Rocky Cut and north of the 22 Mile House. Just after 3 p.m., reports came in of the two-vehicle accident between Road 406 and Road 208. The first engine on scene reported two people pinned in their ...

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Man Arrested After Leading Deputies On Chase In Oakhurst

  OAKHURST —  A Coarsegold man is in custody after leading law enforcement on a chase through the Vons parking lot and down into the Fresno River this morning. Kirk Yeterian, 34, was arrested after allegedly climbing up on the roof and vandalizing the United Security Bank and Big 5 building, then fleeing when sheriff’s deputies showed up. Just before ...

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