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Traffic Delays After Armored Truck Overturns On Highway 41

OAKHURST — A trip down Highway 41 ended with two people in the hospital today, and traffic north of Oakhurst remains backed up while the vehicle is being recovered. Just after 11 a.m. this morning, a Loomis armored truck was southbound on Highway 41 about a mile north of Cedar Valley, according to CHP at the scene, when it apparently ...

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Over 8,000 Firefighters On The Lines, Thousands Of Homes Lost

CALIFORNIA – Over 8,000 firefighters from throughout the state continue to battle three large wildfires in California. There are currently 1,035 fire engines, 141 dozers, 166 hand crews, 80 water tenders, 42 helicopters and numerous firefighting air tankers assigned to the incidents, and out-of-state resources continue to arrive. The Camp Fire in northern California has claimed the lives of 23 ...

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Free Entrance To Yosemite On Veterans Day, For All

YOSEMITE — In honor of Veterans Day on Sunday, Nov. 11, the entry fee to Yosemite National Park is waived for all visitors. This fee free weekend is offered to all park visitors in honor of current members, retired members, and reserve members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. The National Park Service has honored Veterans Day ...

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Traffic Delays On Highway 140 For Ferguson Fire Repair Work

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is beginning an emergency project to rehabilitate and make repairs to State Route 140 from Briceburg to Yosemite National Park. The work is needed after the Ferguson Fire burned through the region. Work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Nov. 13, and will occur during both day and night hours into April ...

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Over 6,000 Firefighters Battle Major California Fires

CALIFORNIA – Though we are well into the fall season and cooler temperatures, the wildfire season is far from over. Cal Fire reports that over 6,000 firefighters are currently battling six large wildfires in California, the two most dangerous being the Camp Fire in Butte County, and the Hill Fire in Ventura County. These wind-driven fires have destroyed more than ...

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Fatal Crash In A Driveway In Yosemite Lakes Park

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold man is dead after an accident in his driveway yesterday afternoon in Yosemite Lakes Park. Just after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, first responders were called out to reports of a vehicle into a tree off Yosemite Springs Parkway near Road 400. Philip Girmant, 83, had left home in a 2010 Toyota to drive down ...

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Sally Moreno Wins Race For Madera County District Attorney

MADERA COUNTY – After a tough race and a hard-fought campaign, the votes have been counted and Madera County has a new district attorney. Sally Moreno has won out over opponent Paul Hornick, earning 56.17 percent of the vote. “This is a good day for Madera County,” Moreno told Sierra News Online this evening. “I am looking forward to working ...

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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County Update Nov. 7

Written by Sarah Bolton – MADERA COUNTY – Hello Madera County Residents! Welcome to the Tree Mortality Community Column. Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. This week, we are highlighting one of our safety officers, Zak Souders. Zak works to ensure the safety of the tree ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Nov. 4

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 29, to Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. Coarsegold felony warrant arrest On Monday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. a deputy responded to the 44000 block of Road 415 in the attempt to make contact with a male subject who had an outstanding ...

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