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Town Hall Meeting On Arson Investigation

COARSEGOLD – District Attorney Michael Keitz will hold a Town Hall meeting to discuss with residents the investigation and prosecution of the recently concluded arson case. Two Coarsegold residents, Kenneth Jackson and Alice Waterman, were found guilty on Thursday, May 8, of 27 counts of arson committed during May and June of 2013.

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Agents Bust Huge Pot Grow Near Raymond

MADERA COUNTY – Nearly 23,000 marijuana plants have been destroyed and two growers are behind bars after a nearly two-hour foot pursuit through extremely rugged and steep terrain in the foothills of Eastern Madera County. Just before dawn on Thursday, May 8, agents moved in on a marijuana garden on private land located above Raymond.

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Man Wanted For Attempted Murder Captured In Vegas

MADERA COUNTY – One of two men wanted for robbery and attempted murder in Coarsegold last month has been arrested, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. A second suspect is still at large. Robert Lee Huber, 20, of Oakhurst, was captured late Wednesday, May 7, by Metro Police in Las Vegas. He remains behinds bars awaiting extradition.

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Students Win District With Mental Health Video

MADERA – The Madera County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday proclaimed the month of May as Mental Health Month, with various activities designed to help educate people about mental illness and raise awareness about mental health conditions. Students from Madera South High School presented a video they made to raise awareness about mental health and the challenge to overcome the ...

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Man Featured In Crime Stoppers Captured

NORTH FORK – A 20-year-old man featured in Crimes Stopper’s Most Wanted last month is behind bars after being captured this afternoon in North Fork. Kyle Thomas Clarkson was among six fugitives featured on Crime Stoppers in March. He was wanted for possession of a controlled substance and making terrorist threats.

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Woman Survives Crash With Witness's Help

BASS LAKE -The quick action of three passing motorists may have saved the life of a North Fork woman who crashed into the Willow Creek canyon this morning. At about 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6, Sophia Ruiz, 18, was westbound on Road 274 approaching the bridge at Willow Creek when she lost control on the wet road.

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Wildfire Is Coming – Are You Ready?

SACRAMENTO – Drought conditions have led to a significant increase in wildfire activity and to ensure Californians are ready, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. has declared May 4 -10 as “Wildfire Awareness Week.” CAL FIRE is reminding residents during Wildfire Awareness Week of the dangers posed by wildfires and the simple steps that should be followed to prepare for and ...

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Firefighters Fill The Boot For Muscular Dystrophy

MADERA COUNTY — Oakhurst and Coarsegold Firefighters Cal Fire Local 2881 will hold a “Fill-the-Boot” to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Central California Chapter. Firefighters will Fill the Boot Saturday, May 24, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Highway 41 & 49 intersection in Oakhurst, and and Highway 41 & Road 415 intersection in Coarsegold. ...

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Outdoor School Is Cool For Kids

FISH CAMP – For the second year in a row, students of the Bass Lake Unified School District got the chance to attend a special field science camp at the Jack L. Boyd outdoor school, Camp Green Meadows. The weather was chilly in late March, but hearts were warmed by the new alliances formed between kids, educators, and mother Earth.

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Trial Date Set In Molestation Case

MADERA COUNTY – A North Fork man accused of unlawful sexual contact with a minor was back in count today for a bail review hearing and to set the date for trial. Ed Lyons, 85, was arrested on Feb. 28 and was held to answer on 9 counts of child molestation after a preliminary hearing on Mar. 14. An amended ...

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