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Victim Of Fatal Bass Lake Crash Identified

BASS LAKE – The woman killed in a single vehicle accident sometime before noon on Saturday, Dec. 6, has been identified as 19-year-old Melana Gaylene Allen of Fresno. The accident happened on Road 274 near Fawn Point Lane, when the Jeep Allen was driving left the roadway and rolled down the steep embankment. The California Highway Patrol is investigating. An ...

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Mariposa County SCOPE Team Honored

Submitted by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office MARIPOSA – At the 14th Annual Law Enforcement Volunteers of California (LEVOC) conference held in October of this year, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office S.C.O.P.E Volunteers were named “Volunteer Team of the Year.” The Mariposa County S.C.O.P.E. (Sheriff’s Community Organized Policing Effort) members volunteer countless hours to the community and to the Sheriff’s ...

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Brazen Burglary In Oakhurst Sears Store

MADERA COUNTY – Authorities are looking for man who burglarized Sears Home Store in Oakhurst. The unidentified man took off with more than $500 worth of stolen merchandise, in a vehicle reported stolen out of Fresno. According to reports, the unknown suspect backed his vehicle – a 1995 red 4-door Honda, license plate 6JEU094 – into a parking stall directly ...

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The Wolf Is At The Door

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s December 20th Festive Holiday Concert will feature a special musical gift to all children aged 4 to 104: Serge Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, narrated from the podium by MSO Founder/Conductor Les Marsden. The story of Peter and a bird, a duck, a cat, a fierce wolf and Peter’s grandfather is one of the most beloved ...

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This Christmas Gift Could Save A Life

MOUNTAIN AREA – Someone you love is suffering chest pains and is in need of immediate medical attention. You call 911 and anxiously await the arrival of paramedics. Every single minute counts, and could be the difference between life and death. But how much precious time could be lost if emergency responders can’t find your house? It may seem a ...

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Yosemite's Waterfalls Booming Due To Recent Storms

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park’s waterfalls are flowing again due to two days of significant rainfall in the Yosemite area. Waterfalls such as Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, and Cascade Fall are going full force due to recent storms. Snow levels remain high and roads leading into Yosemite Valley are open and clear.

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Arrest Made In Courthouse Bomb Scare

BASS LAKE – A Coarsegold man has been arrested in connection with a bomb scare that closed down Road 274 on Monday near Bass Lake. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call just before noon on Dec. 1, that a suspicious device was found in a trash can outside the Bass Lake Courthouse.

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Highway 49 Reopened After Bomb Scare

BOOTJACK – Highway 49 has now been reopened to through traffic after closing down due to a suspicious item in the roadway just after 11 a.m. this morning. The item was found to be a one-foot section of PVC pipe that was capped on either end to store welding rods. The roadway was closed to ensure public safety as the ...

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Road 274 Closed Near Courthouse At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – Road 274 is closed near the Courthouse at Bass Lake due to a suspicious package left near the building, according to CHP. Eastbound traffic is being diverted at Road 222. It is not clear where westbound traffic is being detoured, but taking Road 432 from the Pines will take motorists around the closure. There is no estimated ...

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Highway 49 Closed Due To Possible Pipe Bomb

BOOTJACK – Highway 49 in the Bootjack area is currently closed due to what is suspected may be a pipe bomb in the roadway, according the the Mariposa CHP Office. The road is currently closed between Ashworth Road and Indian Peak Road, as law enforcement awaits the arrival of the Bomb Disposal Unit from Merced Police Department. Motorists are advised ...

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