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Body Found In Fresno River In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Shortly after 8 a.m. on Monday, June 30, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a body in the Fresno River north of the bridge on Road 426. According to the Sheriff’s Office, they do not suspect foul play at this juncture, and no further details will be released unless it is determined that a crime has been ...

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Few Delays, No Arrests At DUI Checkpoint

COARSEGOLD – The officers of the Oakhurst area CHP kept traffic moving at a good pace during their DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, June 27 in Coarsegold. Officers set up near the Shell Station on the north end of town, and at about 7:30 p.m., began stopping southbound drivers to check for valid driver’s licenses and signs of impairment.

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Another Illegal Pot Grow Busted Near Mariposa

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Sheriff Doug Binnewies and the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office continue their campaign to rid their county of illegal drug activity. On Thursday afternoon, June 26, detectives from the Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a parcel located on Wild Horse Lane, located about 15 miles south of the town of Mariposa.

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Victim Of Fatal Crash Identified

MADERA COUNTY – The woman who died in a head-on collision on Highway 145 on Thursday has been identified as 61-year-old Charlotte Louis Boatright of Coarsegold. Boatright was eastbound on Highway 145 from Highway 41 in a 2009 Chevrolet at approximately 40 mph, according to CHP, when for unknown reasons, she veered into the path of a westbound tour bus.

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Woman Dies In Head-On Crash On Highway 145

MADERA COUNTY – A head-on collision on Highway 145 just east of Highway 41 has claimed the life of a Coarsegold woman and her dog. Just after 5 p.m. this afternoon a tour bus filled with passengers was hit head-on when a small sedan, driven by a woman who has yet to be identified, veered into its lane, according to ...

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Fire Restrictions On Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest will be implementing forest-wide fire restrictions. Higher fuel temperature, dry fuel conditions, severe drought, and an increase in fire activity on the forest and nationwide has led to this decision. Restrictions are in place in all areas on the Sierra National Forest, including the wilderness. Campfires and barbecues are only allowed in developed campgrounds ...

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DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint This Friday

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Area of the California Highway Patrol will be conducting a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint on Friday, June 27, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., somewhere within Madera County. In addition, specially assigned officers will patrol the surrounding area searching for DUI drivers.

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Miller Sworn In As Auditor Controller

MADERA COUNTY – Todd Miller was sworn in today as Madera County Auditor Controller during the regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Miller defeated incumbent Marcia Hall in the June 3rd primary election, and Hall tendered her resignation the next day, declining to serve out the balance of her term.

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Missing Oakhurst Woman Located By Police

MADERA COUNTY – Christina Romero, who disappeared Sunday, June 22, after her release from a hospital early that morning has been found, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. The 43-year-old Oakhurst resident was located Monday night by officers with the Madera Police Department near Gateway and 1st Street.

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Mountain Area Man Tied To Major Drug Trafficking Operation

MADERA COUNTY – A two year-long investigation, led by the Madera County Narcotic Enforcement Team (MADNET), has dealt a local blow to what is reportedly a multi-state drug trafficking ring. Lawrence Alexander Tidwell, 31, a mountain area resident who is a convicted felon, is accused of cultivation of marijuana, possessing marijuana for distribution, and felon in possession of a firearm.

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