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If You Text It, They Will Ticket

Central Valley CHP announces “zero-tolerance” cell phone use campaign CALIFORNIA – The California Highway Patrol is not fooling around with people texting and driving. From Sept. 17 – 21, the CHP intends to send a strong message: If you’re caught using a cell phone or texting while driving, you will be cited. Due to the increase in the number of ...

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Repeat Performance For Walker Grade Fire

NORTH FORK – Lightning may not strike twice, and neither of the fires on Walker Grade this week was lightning-caused, but they did ignite within just a few feet of one another on subsequent days. On Tuesday, Sept. 18, crews responded to a fire on Road 200’s Walker Grade, in the same area of a small spot fire they had ...

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Local Fires Update – Longo & Walker Grade

Two fires in as many days have kept local fire crews hopping. Luckily, both were restricted to burning only in vegetated areas. No structures were threatened by the blazes. The “Longo Fire” was called in at 1:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. It consumed 1.6 acres on Road 415 at Longo Road near Coarsegold. Resources were dispatched from Raymond, Ahwahnee, ...

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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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