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Remembering Memorial Day

OAKHURST – From the Little Church at Oakhill Cemetery, to other churches, parks, parades, homes and cemeteries across the country, many will honor fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. Some will place flowers on the graves of veterans, while others may spend the day off serving warm-weather treats. Any way you prepare the potato salad, it’s a day ...

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DUI Arrest After Driver Crashes Then Hides

BASS LAKE – A single-vehicle crash at Bass Lake on Thursday, May 22, turned into an hour-long search for the driver who bailed, and was followed by an arrest for felony DUI. A group from Fresno was camping at Recreation Point when they decided to take a drive on Road 432 along the north shore of the lake.

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Single Vehicle Crash North Of Cedar Valley

OAKHURST – Traffic was slowed to one lane for nearly 90 minutes this afternoon as a single vehicle accident was cleared from Highway 41 just north of the Cedar Valley turnoff. Just after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, an Ahwahnee man was headed south on Highway 41 in a contractor’s pickup when he says he came around a corner ...

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Woman Convicted Of Animal Cruelty Back Behind Bars

MADERA COUNTY – An Oakhurst woman found guilty of beating a puppy in August of 2012 has been sentenced to two years behind bars. Last week, Janice Mossman Aguilar, 41, of Oakhurst, was sentenced to county jail for violating the terms of her probation, previously ordered by the Sierra Division of the Madera Superior Court at Bass Lake, according to ...

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Million Dollar Pot Bust In O'Neals

O’NEALS – Agents with the Madera County Narcotic Enforcement Team (MADNET) today uncovered a vast illegal marijuana growing operation hidden on 40 acres of private land in the foothills of Eastern Madera County. Greenhouses – some nearly the size of a football field – dotted the landscape. Each garden contained hundreds of fully budded plants, and a nearby shed was ...

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Relay For Life Exceeds Expectations

OAKHURST – Relay for Life returned to its roots at Yosemite High School (YHS) the weekend of May 17-18. The community turned out in droves to support the 24-hour event, raising an unexpected amount of money for such a comparatively small population.

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New Air Tankers On Board For Fire Season

WASHINGTON – In the face of what is shaping up to be a catastrophic fire season in the Southwest, the U.S. Forest Service is adding four additional aircraft to its next-generation firefighting fleet, bringing the total amount of aircraft to 21 large airtankers (with opportunities to add additional aircraft, if needed) and more than 100 helicopters. The new aircraft will ...

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Stolen Horse Sold For Slaughter, Another Arrest Made

MADERA COUNTY – A second arrest has been made in a case of horse theft in Madera County. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office AG Crimes Investigation Unit has been able to confirm that one of the horses allegedly stolen by Summer Tex in 2013 was in fact shipped out of state for slaughter. Billy Ray Brown, Jr., 45, of Madera, ...

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Sheriff Anderson Issues Two Fraud Alerts

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is issuing fraud alerts concerning two scams that continue to prey on Madera County citizens. In one case, a senior citizen lost nearly $5,000. First scam – If you receive a call on your cell phone displaying a series of numbers, sometimes 10 zeroes (0000000000), or a strange combination of numbers, do NOT answer.

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