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Elder Orphans Program Launches Calling Service

MADERA COUNTY – More than a dozen Elder Orphans clients will begin receiving their first telephonic welfare checks today, Dec. 20, says Sheriff John Anderson. Elder Orphans is a program designed by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office to provide older folks living alone with some peace of mind. Clients can rest assured that someone will know if they need help, ...

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North Fork Woman Jailed For Attempted Murder

Woman arrested last summer for car theft back behind bars for attempted murder – NORTH FORK – A 32-year old North Fork woman sits behind bars at this hour facing attempted murder charges. Nirvana Tannehill, is accused of stabbing an Oakhurst woman inside a home in Ahwhanee last night. Tannehill, along with her companion, Jerry Yaugher, 43, of Coarsegold, are ...

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Burglary Arrests Of Notorious Gang Members

MADERA COUNTY – A Madera County resident returned home early on Monday, Dec. 17, only to interrupt a burglary in progress. Four suspects, tied to a major gang operating in Madera County, fled the property in her car, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.

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Three Car Accident On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY – A driver drifting across the double yellow lines on Highway 41 caused a chain reaction that resulted in damage to three vehicles in front of the Blackhawk Lodge on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 11:34 a.m. David Wu, of Clovis, and his wife were traveling north on Highway 41, just north of the Road 200 turnoff, in a ...

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Santa Bandit Holdup Caught On Tape

MADERA COUNTY – An armed man wearing a Santa hat robbed two convenience stores Saturday night, Dec. 15, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. The armed robber first held up a store in the city, then moved on to rob a second outside of town. One of those stores captured the crook on video. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office ...

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Talking To Kids About Tragedy In The News

As events were being reported today from Connecticut, and people began posting on social media, it became apparent that the tragic realities of this story will not be limited to those who want to watch the news. The news of this unfathomable event will be broadcast extensively on television and online for days and weeks to come, and will be ...

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Wreck Involves Two Pickups And A Big Rig

OAKHURST – A truck driver turning into the parking lot at the Grocery Discount Center had his morning disrupted when a pickup ran into the side of his trailer. The truck driver, Richard Lamberson of Upland, Ca., said he was headed east on Road 426, making a left turn into the parking lot at the Fresno Flats Center at Road ...

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