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Victim Of Ahwahnee Murder Identified

AHWAHNEE — The victim of Friday’s homicide in Ahwahnee has been identified by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Dennis Dolan, 68, of Ahwahnee was found unresponsive at his residence in the 41000 block of Road 600 near Highway 49 in Ahwahnee, at around 1:30 a.m. on Friday morning. Craig Anthony Fetty, 28, of Oakhurst and Tiffany Dambrino, 20, also from ...

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Sheriff Makes Arrest In Ahwahnee Homicide

AHWAHNEE — Sheriff Varney announced this evening that two arrests have been made in connection to yesterday’s murder in Ahwahnee. Craig Anthony Fetty, 28, of Oakhurst and Tiffany Dambrino, 20, also from Oakhurst were arrested late Saturday afternoon. Detectives are continuing the investigation, but at this point Fetty has been arrested for murder and Dambrino has been arrested on another ...

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Small Vegetation Fire Near Hensley Lake

MADERA COUNTY – Crews are on scene of a small vegetation fire burning just north of Hensley Lake. Just after 11 a.m., firefighters responded to reports of a fire along Road 400 just north of Road 603, southwest of Yosemite Lakes Park. A full wildland dispatch was called out, including eight Cal Fire and Madera County engines, two crews out ...

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Household Surveys Conducted In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY — On Oct. 25, 26, and 27, the Mariposa County Health Department, in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health, will be conducting household surveys in several areas in Mariposa County. Survey teams will conduct random surveys between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to assess the ...

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Pregnant Woman Who Caused Fatal Crash Pleads Guilty

MADERA — The Clovis woman charged with causing the death of Frederico Nunez Silva while driving intoxicated pleaded guilty today in a Madera Superior Court, to all charges filed by the District Attorney’s Office, including Gross Vehicular Manslaughter, and D.U.I. Causing Injury. Candice Nicole Ooley, 23, was arrested on Friday, May 20, after she crashed into the back of a ...

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Meeting On Grass-Fed Beef And Niche Marketing

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The University of California Cooperative Extension Mariposa County will host a Niche Marketing/Grass-Fed Beef meeting on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at McCay Hall in Catheys Valley. Tara Schiff, Mariposa County Community Development / Grant Coordinator, will give a presentation about lessons learned from the “Made in Mariposa” campaign and discuss how a similar ...

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Deputies Investigate Possible Homicide In Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE — Madera County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a 68-year-old man in Ahwahnee. On Friday, Oct. 21, at approximately 1:08 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the 41000 block of Road 600 regarding a possible homicide. Deputies arrived and found the Ahwahnee resident dead outside his home. They quickly contained the crime scene and requested detectives and the ...

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Prescribed Fire Continues In Mariposa Grove

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning to continue ignitions of the Mariposa Grove prescribed fire project on Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23. An estimated 7 to 10 days of active burn down is anticipated, with the focus in the upper grove for a total of 55 acres. Fire managers have already successfully completed 75 acres ...

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Have You Received Your Property Tax Bill?

MADERA COUNTY – Over 56,000 tax bills are being mailed out this week, representing over $160 million in property taxes. The various bond charges and direct charges are included on the tax bills. “It’s that time of year again,” reports Tracy Kennedy, Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector. “We have just begun the printing and mailing process of our property tax bills. ...

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Motorhome Accident On Highway 41

O’NEALS — Emergency responders are at scene of an accident on Highway 41 just south of Road 200. Just before 12:30 p.m. reports of the crash began coming in. When CHP arrived at the scene, they reported that a motorhome had been towing an SUV, when for unknown reasons, it crashed off the roadway, overturning both vehicles. Madera County Fire ...

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