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Suspect Found Dead After Manhunt Near Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – The subject of an all-out manhunt this afternoon was found dead behind a barn where he apparently hid his truck after attempting to run down a Madera County Sheriff’s Deputy. George Walter Rosenberg, 41, of Mariposa, was wanted on a no bail warrant for narcotics charges when a deputy spotted his vehicle in the Coarsegold area of Wells ...

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Manhunt Causes Lockdown At Coarsegold Elementary

COARSEGOLD – The Coarsegold school was locked down this afternoon from shortly after 3 p.m. until about 4:45 p.m. while a manhunt was underway for George Walter Rosenberg, 41, of Mariposa. Rosenberg was wanted on a no bail warrant for narcotics charges when a deputy spotted his vehicle in the Coarsegold area near Road 415, and attempted to make contact.

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Oakhurst Women Plead Guilty To Attempted Carjacking

MADERA – Jessica Tancredi, 18, and Channa Hammond, 18, both of Oakhurst, pled guilty yesterday, Jan. 17, to felony attempted carjacking with special allegations for using deadly weapons. Tancredi also pled guilty to felonious assault with a deadly weapon, according to Madera County District Attorney Michael R. Keitz.

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Coarsegold Area Arsonist Found Guilty

MADERA COUNTY – A Madera County Superior Court jury took less than 20 minutes on Wednesday, Jan. 16, to find Tad Patrick Moore, 49, guilty of two felony counts of arson, and an additional misdemeanor count of resisting arrest, according to Madera County District Attorney Michael R. Keitz. Moore was convicted of setting at least two fires along Highway 41 ...

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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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