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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Jan. 13

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 7 to Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. Oakhurst burglary On Monday, Jan. 7 at 8:24 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of Road 427 in regards to a burglary investigation. Numerous items were stolen from a storage container at ...

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How Will PG&E Bankruptcy Affect Service And Rates?

SAN FRANCISCO – As Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) faces billions of dollars in claims over the California wildfires of 2017 and 2018, the company has announced that they intend to file for bankruptcy. In a statement released today, PG&E says they will file petitions to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on or about Jan. 29. ...

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CHP Investigating People Posing As Disabled Motorists To Scam Money

FRESNO – California Highway Patrol (CHP) Dispatch Centers is warning the public that they have have received several 911 calls since mid-November 2018 of suspicious people posing as disabled motorists in order to receive money from passing drivers. The vehicles have been described as dark colored SUVs, many of which have out of state license plates. If motorists don’t stop, ...

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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County Update Jan. 12

Written by Sarah Bolton – 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. Throughout the life of this project, we have dedicated a lot of time and energy to making sure that our workers and members of ...

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One Transported To Valley Hospital After Oakhurst Crash

OAKHURST — A two-vehicle accident on Highway 41 in Oakhurst sent one driver to the hospital early this afternoon. Shortly before 12:30 p.m., a line of cars was southbound at Hodges Hill Drive when the lead vehicle, which was not involved in the accident, slowed to make a left-hand turn into Best Deal Tire and Wheel on the east side ...

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Fatal Crash On Highway 41 South Of YLP, Victim Identified

COARSEGOLD — One person was killed and another suffered serious injuries in a nearly head-on crash on Highway 41 this morning. According to CHP, a man at the front of a long line of northbound vehicles was slowing to turn right into his driveway, just south of the Black Hawk Lodge. Witnesses told CHP that everyone was traveling at about ...

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Major Delays Due To Fatal Accident On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — One-way traffic control is now in place on Highway 41, which had been temporarily closed between Yosemite Springs Parkway and Road 200, following a fatal accident this morning about a half-mile south of the Black Hawk Lodge. Traffic is currently backed up in both directions as CHP and Caltrans work to clear the scene of the crash, which ...

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Brett Frazier New Chairman Of Madera County Board Of Supervisors

MADERA – The Madera County Board of Supervisors’ chamber was filled with staff and family this morning as new and returning public servants were administered the oath of office. District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler began his fourth four-year term by passing the chairman’s gavel to Brett Frazier, who serves the residents of District 1. Frazier was elected to a second ...

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Sally Moreno Takes Over As Madera County District Attorney

MADERA – When Sally Moreno raised her right hand to take the oath of office as the new Madera County District Attorney, it was to loud and sustained applause from the packed Board of Supervisors’ chamber. Moreno, 51, was sworn in this morning, along with several other County officials who won reelection in the November 2018 general election. After having ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Jan. 6

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 to Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. North Fork burglary On Monday, Dec. 31 at 10:24 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 54000 block of Pinchot Drive in regards to a delayed burglary investigation. A report was taken. Currently there ...

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