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String Of Fires Along Darrah Road

When the lookout at Shuteye Peak called in a smoke at Darrah Road & Highway 49 just after noon yesterday, Sept. 12, it seemed just another small fire beside the road. But then, the call came in that there was a second smoke on Darrah Road, and then a third and a fourth. The troops were mobilized from Mariposa County ...

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Man Points Gun At Baby During Robbery; Gets 20 Years

Gregory Garcia sentenced for Armed Robbery under “Use a Gun and You Are Done” MADERA – A Madera man who pointed a gun at a seven month baby was convicted by a jury of armed robbery with the use of a firearm on July 31, 2012 was sentenced today in the Madera Superior Court, announced Michael R. Keitz, District Attorney ...

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Coarsegold Area Fire Under Control

A fire that started in vegetation at the intersection of Roads 415 and 416 has been stopped just short of 5 acres. Crews were called out at 12:35 p.m. Sept. 11, to the “Gold Fire,” about 4 miles southwest of Coarsegold. It was burning on a fairly steep slope, but crews got a line around it quickly and helicopter water ...

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Got Mangoes? Read This Before Eating

CDPH Warns Not to Eat Daniella-Brand Mangoes SACRAMENTO – Certain mangoes imported from Mexico may be contaminated with the potentially deadly Salmonella bacteria, and should not be eaten, according to California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman. Chapman last week warned people not to eat recalled Daniella-brand mangoes because of the danger of ...

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North Fork Rancheria Casino Approved

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today concurred with the Department of the Interior’s decisions to allow 305 acres in Madera County to be placed in trust for the North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians for the purpose of establishing a class III gaming facility and signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the ...

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‘American Pickers’ is Searching For You!

If you’ve got a barn full of old bicycles, or you’re a collector with lots of odd things in your shed, the producers of “American Pickers” are looking for you. The History Channel’s big hit, with Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, is coming to California in search of oddball items, fascinating characters, and interesting historical collections to rummage through in ...

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Valley Woman Dies Of West Nile Virus

An elderly woman died today in a Fresno County hospital from complications of West Nile Virus, according to the Fresno Mosquito and Vector Control District. This is the second death so far, from the 26 cases of the virus reported in California this year, including seven cases in Fresno County, according to Dr. Edward L. Moreno director of the Fresno ...

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Update – Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes Near Pines Resort

BASS LAKE — A suspected drunk driver traveling north on Road 274 near Fog Point failed to negotiate a turn and flipped his pickup about 2 miles south of the Pines Resort turnoff. The accident happened about 4:45 pm on Monday, Aug 20, and closed the road in both directions. Travis Coleman, 33, of Cascadel Drive in North Fork was ...

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