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Vehicle Overturns, Briefly Blocking Traffic on Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – An overturned vehicle briefly blocked traffic on Highway 41 this afternoon. Just after 1:30 p.m., CHP and EMS responded to reports of a vehicle accident near Highway 41 and Road 406, a few miles north of the Valero gas station near Rocky cut. According to CHP, the woman, age and name unknown, suddenly drove off the road and ...

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Realtor: Area Home Prices Rise Average 43% Since 2010

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Real estate prices in and around eastern Madera County have continued their slow but steady climb over the past decade, according to Ed Bailey of Ed Bailey Realty in Oakhurst. Between 2010 and 2019, the overall gain in the median price of an area home rose 43 percent, Bailey reported this week. The price tag on properties ...

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Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino to Close Friday

COARSEGOLD — Chukchansi Economic Development Authority (CEDA) and the management team at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino have announced the property will temporarily close on Friday (March 20) at 6 p.m. The closure will be in effect through March 31, 2020, according to a press release issued by tribal officials. Tabe Mountain Casino in Friant closed temporarily due to COVID-19 ...

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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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Hometown Hero: Soldier Welcomed Back from Afghanistan

FRESNO — Deputies from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office were among a contingent of well wishers greeting Army Specialist Ella Campbell at Fresno Yosemite International Airport as she returned home Thursday night from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. SPC Campbell is from Coarsegold and previously attended school at Yosemite High. “It was a privilege to help welcome you home ...

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Coarsegold Woman Sentenced in Double Fatal 2018 DUI Crash

MADERA — A Coarsegold woman who pled guilty to manslaughter in a 2018 DUI crash that killed two and injured two others has been sentenced to more than 9 years in state prison. Sasha Marie Watson entered guilty pleas in Madera County Superior Court last week (Feb. 11) to a number of charges including gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Watson ...

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Update: Authorities ID Two Killed Early Sunday in Crash on Hwy 41

COARSEGOLD — A single-vehicle traffic accident on Highway 41 claimed two lives early Sunday morning. The driver of a 2001 Honda Civic, Layna Ronette Marquez, 48, of Coarsegold, died in the incident, which reportedly happened after Marquez over-corrected on a turn and hit a tree. A passenger in the vehicle, Chana-ne Botchon Reid, 25, from Coarsegold, was also killed in ...

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Update: Purloined Pump Recovered; Suspect ID’d, Still At-Large

COARSEGOLD — An antique water pump stolen a week ago from outside the Coarsegold Historic Museum has been recovered, according to an update issued today by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect in the theft also has been identified as Robert Hagen of Fresno. As of Saturday afternoon, Hagen remained at-large. Surveillance footage from outside the museum as well ...

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MCSO Searching for Unidentified Suspect, Purloined Pump

COARSEGOLD — Madera County Sheriff’s Detectives are searching for a thief who stole a valuable, antique water pump from outside the Coarsegold Historical Museum. MCSO investigators believe that the man pictured here was involved in the burglary, which they believe took place on Sunday (Jan. 26). The suspect was captured on surveillance video walking around on the museum property during ...

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Authorities Identify Man Killed While Walking on Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — A man who was struck by a vehicle and killed Monday night (Jan. 13) while walking along Highway 41 has been identified. Cory Wade, 32, a Coarsegold resident, died after he was hit by a car about a mile north of the Black Hawk Lodge, according to an update issued Tuesday by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. The ...

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Coarsegold Traffic Stop Results in Felony Drug, Weapons Arrests

COARSEGOLD — A Clovis man and an Oakhurst woman were arrested earlier this week on multiple felony firearms and drug charges, including committing a felony while out on felony bail, being a felon in possession of a firearm and being a prohibited person in possession of ammunition. The arrest followed a routine traffic stop in Coarsegold by a Madera County ...

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