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Vegetation Fire Burning South Of Eastman Lake

RAYMOND – Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire burning just south of Eastman Lake in the Raymond area. At 3:42 p.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a smoke column on Road 29 near Road 607. The first unit at scene reported the fire burning in grass range land with a moderate rate of spread. The incident commander ...

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Highway 140 To Close During The Day This Weekend, Plan Ahead

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park announces that there will be a temporary closure on the El Portal Road (Highway 140) inside Yosemite National Park from the Parkline in El Portal to the El Portal Road/Big Oak Flat Road Junction (Highway 140/Highway 120 junction). This closure will be in effect each day between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24, ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through August 19

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Aug. 13, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. Oakhurst possession of controlled substance On Monday, Aug. 13 at 2:17 a.m. a vehicle stop on Highway 41 resulted in the arrest and cited release of a local woman for possession of a controlled substance ...

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D.A. Linn Files Lawsuit, Blames Supervisors For Election Loss

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County District Attorney David Linn, who lost the June primary when he garnered just 22.29 percent of the vote, has filed suit against the County of Madera, the Board of Supervisors, the County’s Chief Administrative Officer and two contracted County attorneys. Linn is accusing them of trying to stop his investigation into government corruption by conspiring ...

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Search Continues For Suspect In Oakhurst Stabbing

OAKHURST — One man is being sought by sheriff’s deputies and another was transported to a valley hospital following a stabbing in Oakhurst today. At about 10:34 a.m., a CHP officer was flagged down by a subject reporting that a man near the Royal Oaks Apartments was bleeding and in need of medical treatment. CHP located the male, age 24, ...

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Remains Of Missing Hiker Found In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park officials say they have located the remains of a hiker missing for nearly a month. The remains of Scott Tenczar, 48, were discovered on Saturday, Aug. 18, in the far northeastern portion of the park above Tuolumne Meadows. According to Scott Gediman, director of media relations for Yosemite National Park, a hiking party came upon ...

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Ferguson Fire Is Now 100 Percent Contained

YOSEMITE – It has been 37 days since the Ferguson Fire began burning in the Merced River Canyon near Savage Trading Post, and today officials have announced that the fire is 100 percent contained at 96,904 acres. The fire has scorched land on the Sierra and Stanislaus National Forests, inside Yosemite National Park, on BLM holdings, and in Cal Fire’s ...

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Missing Yosemite Park Ranger Found Deceased

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have announced that Ranger John Blevins Cogdell, III, an employee of the National Park Service, has been found deceased. No further details are available pending completion of an investigation, say officials in an update to the Missing Person post made yesterday on their Facebook page. “Our deepest condolences go out to his family and ...

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