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Oakhurst Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

OAKHURST — An Oakhurst man is behind bars following his arrest Thursday for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography. After the Madera County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division received a tip from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children regarding internet child pornography activity in Madera County, an investigation was conducted that identified a residence in the 48000 block of ...

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Yosemite High Closed Friday for ‘Deep Cleaning’

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District Superintendent Glen Billington announced late Thursday that Yosemite High will be closed Friday (March 13) after a school employee developed flu-like symptoms. Billington said the closure would likely last just “one day” and explained the action was being taken “out of an abundance of caution.” “Based on information received today and a recommendation from ...

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Speedy Response by Sheriff’s Office Saves Local Man’s Life

OAKHURST — A swift, skilled response by a deputy and corporal from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office saved the life of a local diner Wednesday night. Around 7 p.m. last night, Madera County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an Oakhurst restaurant to assist a male subject complaining of chest pain. MCSO Corporal Chris Williams and Deputy Ryan Vermeulen responded to ...

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Supervisor Wheeler to Host Town Hall Tonight in Raymond

RAYMOND — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler invites the mountain community to join him at Raymond-Knowles Elementary School on Thursday (March 12) from 6 to 8 p.m. for a Town Hall Meeting. Raymond-Knowles Elementary is located at 31828 Rd 600, Raymond, CA 93653. County staff and representatives from the Sheriff’s Office, Madera CAL FIRE and California Highway Patrol will be ...

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3 Juveniles Arrested for Smoke Shop Burglary

COARSEGOLD — Three juveniles are in custody following an investigation into a recent commercial burglary at the Coarsegold Smoke Shop. On March 1, 2020 shortly after 1 a.m., the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call for service in the 36000 block of Highway 41 in Coarsegold regarding an active alarm at a commercial property. Deputy Aurelio Romero responded ...

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Is COVID-19 Outbreak Already Impacting Local Economy?

OAKHURST — The coronavirus has quickly become a major concern for area businesses. As COVID-19 continues to spread, some local merchants say they are starting to see business slide as more and more people opt to stay close to home. The drop off in activity appears to be hitting area hotels and motels hardest. In the past two weeks, some ...

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Celebration of Life for Edward William Gigliotti, Jr.

Picture of Edward William Gigliotti, Jr.

Edward W. Gigliotti, Jr., of Coarsegold, passed away in his home on February 16, 2020, at the age of 64. He was born February 25, 1955, in Massachusetts. Edward was survived by his son Edward Gigliotti, 41, of San Diego and his daughter Tara Gigliotti, 39, of Oakhurst. He is also survived by grandsons Riley McKinney, 14, and Skyler McKinney, ...

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Celebration of Life for Lloyd ‘Richard’ Kendrick

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Lloyd “Richard” Kendrick, born September 11, 1937, in Minco, Oklahoma, passed away on February 12, 2020, in Oakhurst. Richard was 82 years old and had lived a long and enjoyable life. Richard was a long-time resident of Coarsegold. He was a retired painter and sandblaster. Richard spent many happy times fishing and loved to take his boat out and relax. ...

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