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Man Killed In Millerton Lake Manhunt Identified

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff-Coroner has determined the identity of the man killed during an officer involved shooting on Thursday near Millerton Lake as 61-year-old Gilbert Jake Vanderburgh. Detectives have also learned through their investigation that the man who fled the scene and remains on the loose is 29-year-old Kyle Patrick Snipes. Snipes is described as a white ...

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Drones Ground Aircraft On SoCal Fires

CALIFORNIA – Firefighters were faced with a major challenge on the Lake Fire in San Bernardino County on Wednesday as a hobby drone, or (UAS) unmanned aircraft system, was spotted in the fire area where airtankers were flying. Just before 6 p.m. in the Onyx Summit area an airtanker spotted the drone in the area where the firefighting aircraft were ...

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Free Patriotic Concert

OAKHURST – Get ready to bust out the stars and stripes, as it’s time for the Oakhurst Community Band’s summertime Patriotic Concert, with music celebrating the USA and its veterans. The free concert takes place on Sunday, June 28, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Mountain Christian Center. Songs will include: This Is My Country Small Town Sketches Let Freedom Ring ...

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No Fireworks Allowed In Eastern Madera County

COUNTY – In light of potentially dangerous conditions caused by the ongoing drought, Madera County Sheriff Jay Varney wants to remind everyone that no fireworks are allowed in Eastern Madera County; not even “Safe and Sane” fireworks are permitted north/east of the Madera Canal. Fire safety officials also urge that everyone in the community do their part to keep the ...

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Update On Triangle Fire Friday 10AM

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Triangle Fire, which started on Thursday, June 18, at 12:03 p.m. on Triangle Road near Buckingham Mountain, is now estimated at 60 acres with 60 percent containment. All roads in the area have been reopened, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. Most of the resources from this incident have been committed to other larger fires ...

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Fires On Deadwood Started By A Towel

OAKHURST – A series of small fires on Highway 41 just north of Road 425B at the top of Deadwood, temporarily closed the highway in both directions this evening. The incident, dubbed the Bug Fire, was reported just before 7 p.m., and began simply enough when a Madera man and his family were enjoying the day at Bass Lake.

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Christmas In July At Grace Community Church

NORTH FORK – Strains of Christmas music will draw locals and visitors alike to Grace Community Church on Saturday, July 18, where booths inside Grace Hall and outside the church, will offer crafts, art, jewelry, clothing, baked goods and other great surprises. The event starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. at 56442 Road 200 just south of ...

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Town Hall Meeting In North Fork Thursday

NORTH FORK – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host the next in his series of Town Hall meetings on Thursday, June 18, at the North Fork Rancheria Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m. The meeting will include presentations from Cal Fire Battalion Chief Chris Christopherson, Madera County Firewise Coordinator Roger Maybee, and Emadco Recycling Operations Manager Ashley Smith. ...

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