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Sheriff's Office Investigating Double Stabbing

Two remain hospitalized after stabbing on Sunday night – MADERA COUNTY – The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a double stabbing near the corner of Avenue 15 ½ and Watson Street, just east of the city of Madera. Sunday night, Oct. 21, Madera County sheriff’s deputies were called to a fight that broke out between an estimated 10 to 15 ...

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Body of Chowchilla Teen Found in Corn Field

Authorities believe it was murder MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson has launched a murder investigation after a teenager’s body was discovered in a corn field near Chowchilla. The remains of a decomposing body were found Monday, Oct. 15, in a field just off Avenue 14 near Road 9 in southwest Madera County. The victim was identified as Pete Rios ...

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Danger Ahead: Fire Season Is Not Over Yet

Fire season in the Sierra foothills – and even at higher elevations – is not over just yet. Because of dry conditions, pile burning restrictions remain in effect throughout Yosemite National Park, according to a news release from Yosemite Fire Marshall Don Coffman. “Park firefighters continue to respond to escaped campfires, discarded cigarettes or hot ashes from careless smokers, and ...

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Children's Museum Hosts a Halloween Festival

OAKHURST – Children will get the chance to learn pumpkin-carving skills, make Halloween decorations and more at a special event at the Children’s Museum of the Sierra on Saturday, Oct 27. Members of the Sierra Woodcarvers and will be on hand to help kids make some truly unique creations during this Halloween Festival.

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Town Hall Meeting In Coarsegold Thursday

COARSEGOLD — Madera County Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host the latest in his series of town hall meetings on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coarsegold Community Center. This is your opportunity to talk to your representative on the Madera County Board of Supervisors and let him know what matters to you. Discussion topics include:

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Will Fish Camp Lose Its Post Office?

Does Fish Camp need a post office? If so, how many hours a day should it be open? The results of a recent survey of residents who use the Fish Camp Post Office will be shared by United States Postal Service (USPS) managers at a public meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 4:30 p.m., at the Tenaya Lodge in Fish ...

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Madera County Is Looking For COPs

MADERA COUNTY — Madera County’s hugely popular Citizens On Patrol (COPs) is looking for volunteers to join the county’s team of citizens in law enforcement. JoAnn Evans, community service officer for the Madera County Sheriff’s Department, addressed the North Fork Chamber of Commerce at a recent meeting, on just what these volunteers do. COPs have a variety of duties, and ...

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Give The Gift Of Life – Give Blood

All donors receive a free vintage T-shirt BASS LAKE – Everyone is encouraged to help save lives by donating blood when the bloodmobile from the Central California Blood Center comes to park outside Bass Lake Realty between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26.

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Deputies Capture 3 Suspected Fuel Thieves

MADERA – A trio of suspected thieves from Fresno are now behind bars in Madera County. Bail has been set at $10,000 for each suspect, according to a Madera County Sheriff’s Department press release. Sheriff John Anderson believes the two men and a woman are connected to a fuel theft ring.

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