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Learn About Another Culture – Host A Foreign Exchange Student

ST. PAUL, MINN. – U.S. representatives of an international student exchange network are seeking qualified for local families willing to host young people from overseas, for a period of 5 to10 months, beginning in the fall. Applications for hosting are available now through Nacel Open Door, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to international understanding and language education. Nacel Open Door ...

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Drunk Driver Gets 35 Years To Life

MADERA – A drunk driver who killed two Madera women and seriously injured another passenger, was sentenced today to 35 years to life in state prison. Richard Farias, 57, of Madera, was sentenced on Wednesday, Jan.16, for his conviction on two felony counts of gross vehicular manslaughter, and a separate felony count of driving under the influence and injuring another.

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Fire Crews Save House From Total Loss

OAKHURST – A collection of treasured items gathered over many years went up in flames, or suffered water or smoke damage when a home on Road 425B caught fire last night. At 8:27 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, fire crews were dispatched to the house where fire was spreading through the garage and the attic.

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First Death From Flu In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY – Public Health Director Van Do-Reynoso is reporting that one person has died in Madera County due to the flu, and encourages everyone to take precautions and get vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta say that this is one of the worst flu seasons ever. The best protection against the flu is a flu ...

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Bass Lake Crash Could Have Been So Much Worse

BASS LAKE – What was already a terrible accident could have turned into a tragedy, had it not been for the keen eyes and smart decision of two Bass Lake Water Company employees. Eric Shearer and Shanti Rogers were on duty for the water company this morning, Jan. 15, headed down Road 274 near Bass Lake.

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Credit Card Skimmers Strike Again At 22-Mile House

MADERA COUNTY – Credit card skimmers strike Madera County again. For the second time in four months, victims are calling the Sheriff’s Office after discovering unauthorized charges. At least 15 card holders report their cards were compromised after pumping gas at the 22-Mile House on Highway 41.

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String Of Burglaries Tied To One Truck

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson credits a keen-eyed witness for helping the Sheriff’s Office make three arrests — ultimately clearing half a dozen burglaries and even a robbery. All the crimes are believed to be tied to a single truck.

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