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Motorcyclist Airlifted After Crash Near O'Neals

O’NEALS – A motorcycle ride with friends and family on a beautiful spring day in the mountains ended with one rider being airlifted to the hospital. Dennis Wayne Bristow, 63, of Tulare, was cruising the back roads from Chukchansi to Table Mountain with his two brothers and a group of friends, when his front wheel caught the dirt on the ...

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Jean Newman Named COP Volunteer Of The Year

MADERA COUNTY – Oakhurst resident Jean Newman was honored Saturday evening when Sheriff John Anderson announced her selection as Citizen On Patrol (COP) Volunteer Of The Year. Newman was recognized for volunteering more than 400 hours of service to the Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of Madera County in 2012. “She demonstrates a strong work ethic, with great enthusiasm,” said ...

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FBI Warns Of Scams & Spam Re: Boston Marathon Explosion

Posted by Robert O’Conner on calfire.blogspot.com On Apr. 15, two explosions occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon causing death and injury to spectators, as well as participants of the marathon. While Americans feel the need to assist or contribute to those affected by this tragedy; criminals see it as way to exploit contributor’s kindness. History has shown ...

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Sheriff Anderson Is "Preschool Teacher For A Day"

MADERA – In honor of the nationally-recognized Week of the Young Child, Madera County Sheriff John Anderson spent Thursday morning at Alpha II Preschool on Stadium Road in Madera reading to students. Participating in what was touted by First 5 as “Preschool Teacher for a Day,” Sheriff Anderson read Eric Carle’s famous children’s book titled, “The Very Busy Spider.”

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PG&E Holds Open House On Dam Failure Procedures

NORTH FORK – There is often a lot of focus on what residents should do in the event of a massive wildfire or destructive storm. But how often do people think about what to do if a dam in the area were to fail? PG&E has scheduled an open house on Monday, Apr. 22, at the North Fork Town Hall, ...

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Passengers Injured As Shuttle Veers Off Highway 41

SUGAR PINE – A southbound shuttle bus transporting 16 passengers from Yosemite National Park veered off the roadway and over the embankment just north of the Sugar Pine turnoff on Highway 41. The driver, Changefeng Liu, of Freemont, was traveling at speeds too fast for the mountain road, and lost control as he came around a tight corner, says CHP ...

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Coarsegold Teen Suspected In Breakins Arrested

Madera County – Sheriff John Anderson announced Friday afternoon the arrest of a Coarsegold boy – believed to be involved in numerous YLP (Yosemite Lakes Park) break-ins. Recovered so far, a handgun, two iPods, and a computer. Sheriff Anderson says the young man’s arrest is the result of collaborative efforts by California Highway Patrol Sergeant Chris Finnegan and Deputy Sheriff ...

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