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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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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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Firefighters Battle Basement Blaze in Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — Area firefighting crews were quick to contain and extinguish a basement fire that sparked Friday afternoon at a home on Meadow Ridge Road near the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino. The alarm was called in at about 2:30 p.m., prompting six engines and two water tankers from Madera County Fire and CAL FIRE to converge at a residence ...

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2019: An Eventful Year for Eastern Madera County

MOUNTAIN AREA — From progress on major new public and commercial projects to prosecution of high-profile criminal cases, 2019 was an eventful year in eastern Madera County. As 2020 dawns, here’s a look back at some of this year’s key stories. North Fork’s new roundabout: After several years of heated debate, Madera County’s first public roundabout was approved by the ...

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Bike Giveaway Draws Hundreds to Coarsegold Community Center

COARSEGOLD — G’Ma and Pappa’s Motorcycle Apparel shop hosted its 4th annual “Christmas in the Mountains Bicycle Giveaway” on Saturday morning outside the Coarsegold Community Center. At the popular event, nearly 300 area underprivileged children — from toddlers to teenagers — got an early Christmas present — a brand new bike. The children and their parents also enjoyed a free ...

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Fire Destroys Mobile Home in Indian Lakes

COARSEGOLD — A fast-moving fire destroyed a mobile home in Coarsegold Sunday afternoon. CAL FIRE responded to multiple reports from the Indian Lakes Estates area of the fire shortly after 2 p.m. The incident happened on private property off Road 417 on Cheyenne Road. The residents were not at home when the fire broke out and no one was injured. ...

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End of an Era: Fleming Out as Madera County CAO

MADERA — Madera County’s chief administrative officer resigned Friday amid escalating accusations by County employees of a hostile work environment at the County Government Center. Fleming’s resignation was announced Friday afternoon following a closed session of Madera County’s board of supervisors, which Fleming did not attend. “The board has approved Eric Fleming’s resignation agreement and release,” said Board Chair Brett ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log for the Week Ending December 9, 2019

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Tuesday, December 3, to Monday, December 9, 2019. Coarsegold Narcotics Found On Tuesday, December 3, at 5:19 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to Lucky Lane in the County of Madera regarding found narcotics. Narcotics were collected and submitted for destruction and report was written. ...

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Coarsegold Man Dies in 3-Vehicle Accident on Hwy 41

O’NEALS — A Coarsegold man died Sunday in a fatal traffic accident at Koko Drive near the 22 Mile House Valero gas station. The incident, which occurred shortly before noon, temporarily closed Highway 41 Sunday afternoon as emergency personnel responded to the scene. The accident involved three vehicles — a gray Toyota pickup, blue Ford Fusion and and a red ...

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Rollover Accident in Coarsegold Leads to DUI Arrest

COARSEGOLD — A single-vehicle rollover accident Friday night on Road 415 resulted in the arrest of a 31-year-old female driver on suspicion of DUI. The accident, which happened around 9:30 p.m., resulted in extensive damage to a red Dodge 1500 truck. Both the driver and a male passenger reportedly suffered minor injuries in the wreck, which resulted in the temporary ...

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