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Prison Escapee Captured In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY – A Chowchilla woman wanted for prison escape in Nebraska is back behind bars after being captured in north Madera last night. Connie Torres, 23, aka Connie Marquez, was taken into custody shortly before 10 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 11, following a traffic stop near Sonora and Adell Streets.

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Search & Rescue At The Tenaya Lodge

FISH CAMP – An afternoon hike from the Tenaya Lodge could have ended badly, but thanks to the efforts of the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and Search and Rescue, a father and son were returned safely after getting lost in the forest. On Friday, Mar. 8, at about 8 p.m. the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an overdue ...

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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

MARIPOSA – On Saturday night, Mar. 9, Californians will be turning their clocks forward for Daylight Saving Time. And when they do, The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) is reminding them to replace the batteries in all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. This minimal effort could mean the difference between life and ...

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Morning Commute Turns To Short Pursuit

MADERA COUNTY – Two Madera men are facing grand theft and drug charges after a Madera County Sheriff’s Leiutenant catches the pair stealing roughly 125 feet of copper wire during rush hour near Highway 99. Lt. Patrick Majeski was driving to work in an unmarked sheriff’s vehicle, when he witnessed Jimmy Costa, 38, and Pablo Gutierrez, 28, snatch a spool ...

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Fatal Crash On Highway 49

Ahwahnee – Two vehicles were involved in a fatal accident today just north of the Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park on Highway 49. The name of the victim is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin. A truck from Total Waste Systems of Mariposa and a small SUV collided head-on in a dangerous 25 mph corner, ...

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Local Middle Schools Participate In Math Tournament

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County’s middle school students will be putting their minds to the test at this year’s 2013 Math Tournament. Students will take three tests: Individual Endurance, Circuit Training and Relay Race on Friday, Mar. 8, at the Madera Center. During the Circuit Training teams will be given 20 questions and 2 ½ minutes per question moving through ...

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