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Crash On Road 400 Takes Out Two Power Poles

COARSEGOLD – Power was knocked out to a swath of homes along Road 400 near Yosemite Lakes Park on Saturday, Feb. 23, when a pickup crashed into two power poles. Tamara Gurgel, 50, of North Fork, was driving a Ford Ranger pickup north on Road 400 at what is presumed by CHP to be an unsafe speed. For unknown reasons, ...

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Madera Man Convicted Of Attempted Murder

MADERA – A Madera man is facing 59 years to life in state prison after being convicted of attempted murder. Carlos Gene Maldonado, 37, of Madera, was convicted on Feb. 14 by a Madera County jury of one felony count of attempted first degree murder, and three additional felony counts of assault with a firearm, according to District Attorney Michael ...

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Three Vehicle Accident On Road 426

OAKHURST – A three vehicle accident on Road 426, just west of Oakridge Drive near the Llama Ranch, slowed traffic and damaged all vehicles, but no one was seriously injured in the crash. At 12:35 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, a 2004 Lexus, driven by Amanda Keller, 21, of Simi Valley, was headed westbound toward Oakhurst when the driver lost ...

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Suspect In String Of Burglaries Being Sought By Sheriff

MADERA COUNTY – The Sheriff’s Office is asking for public’s help in locating a Madera man wanted for a series of residential burglaries and drug possession. Manuel Valdez, 30, is 5’10” tall, weighs approximately 170 pounds, has short cropped hair, and sports a close shaved moustache and beard.

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Child Predator Back Behind Bars

MADERA COUNTY – A convicted sex offender out on parole is back behind bars this morning, accused of possessing and manufacturing child pornography, even with a monitor strapped to his ankle. Frank Charles Reddell, 38, of Madera, was captured after a lengthy investigation involving several agencies, and is being held without bail.

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Off-Roaders Near North Fork Require Search & Rescue

NORTH FORK – It took three sheriff’s deputies and five Search & Rescue volunteers nearly six hours to rescue four people who found themselves stranded in unfamiliar terrain after veering off a designated trail while riding their Off Highway Vehicles (OHV). Nathan Kelly Brown, 37, of North Fork and Jacob Southers, 42, of Clovis, and two juveniles phoned 911 for ...

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Shaver Lake Woman Arrested For DUI And Vehicular Manslaughter

SHAVER LAKE – A Shaver Lake woman has been arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter and DUI after a hit-and-run on Highway 168 on Sunday, Feb. 17. Morgan Brown, 20, was driving her 2010 Hyundai westbound on SR168 west of Shaver Forest Road sometime after 2:30 a.m. when she allegedly struck and killed Jaysen Wright, 30, of Tollhouse, who was ...

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And Everyone Walks Away Without A Scratch

SUGAR PINE – A Fresno family headed home from a day of biking and sightseeing in Yosemite had their trip interupted when their car went off the road just south of Sugar Pine on Highway 41 on Sunday, Feb. 17. All eight occupants of the southbound Chevy Suburban escaped injury when, according to the CHP, the driver dozed off and ...

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