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Solo-Vehicle Accident On Highway 41 Near Road 406

MADERA COUNTY — Traffic was backed up and a woman was transported to the hospital on Wednesday, July 10, following an accident on Highway 41 south of Road 406 in the O’Neals area. Just before 2 p.m. a Fresno resident, reportedly in her mid-seventies, was traveling south on Highway 41 in a late-model Dodge Journey. The driver experienced the effects ...

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Moye Formally Charged in Lee Homicide, Bail Set At $3.75 Million

MADERA — A 46-year-old North Fork man was formally arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Madera County Superior Court, charged with the Saturday night murder of Gaylen D. Lee, a widely respected Elder in the Mono Indian tribe. Lee, 70, died July 6 after being shot at his home just off Cascadel Drive (Road 233) in North Fork. Robert Eugene Moye, Jr., ...

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O’Keefe Murder Trial Now Set For August 12

MADERA — A formal trial date has finally been scheduled for Mary O’Keefe, accused of murder in the 2016 death of North Fork resident Bonnie Hale. On Tuesday, Madera County Superior Court Judge Dale Blea set O’Keefe’s trial for August 12. At this morning’s proceedings in Department 22, Judge Blea also received a brief update on the long-running case from ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through July 7

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 1 to Sunday, July 7, 2019. Oakhurst coroner’s case On Tuesday, July 2 at 10:56 p.m. a deputy responded to a coroner’s case on Nelder Heights Drive. Man Drowns While Boating On Bass Lake Coarsegold found property On Wednesday, July 3 ...

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Recent Earthquakes And (Lack Of) Rockfalls In Yosemite

By Greg M. Stock — YOSEMITE — Recent earthquakes centered near Ridgecrest, CA, were strongly felt in and around Yosemite Valley. The largest of these, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 8:19 p.m. on Friday, July 5, caused shaking of the floor of Yosemite Valley that lasted ten seconds. Despite this shaking, it seems that there were not any rockfalls triggered ...

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Two Fires Quickly Doused Near Millerton Lake

MADERA COUNTY — Just after 7 p.m. today firefighters were called to the scene of a fire burning near Millerton Lake on Highway 145 near Road 206 in the Friant area. Crews from Cal Fire and Madera County Fire were arriving on scene when another blaze was reported nearby on Road 145 closer to the entrance station to the lake. ...

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Burger King Closes In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — As of this week, Oakhurst is no longer home of the Whopper. Fans of Burger King’s signature sandwich now have to travel out of town to get their favorite burger after the store’s franchisee suddenly closed the doors and ceased operations Sunday evening. At a little after 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, Burger King employees posted a ...

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Man Drowns While Boating On Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – Just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2 the Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) initiated a search and rescue response for a possible drowning in the Bass Lake area. On Wednesday, July 3, the MCSO identified the victim as Kien Phan, 43, from Sachse, Texas. With his family, Mr. Phan had rented a boat from a local ...

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