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Madera County Still Processing Ballots, Two Very Tight Races

MADERA COUNTY – Ballots for the June 5 primary are still being processed at the Madera County Elections Division. The new totals released today did not change the outcome of the unofficial results from Tuesday night (see updated totals below) but everyone is keeping an eye on two very tight races. Incumbent District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler still holds onto ...

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Meet The Sierra National Forest OHV Teams, Bring The Kids

CLOVIS —The Bass Lake and High Sierra Ranger Districts of the Sierra National Forest will be offering several opportunities this summer for people to learn about OHV use on the National Forest; how to safely recreate, protect the natural resources, and maximize the enjoyment of Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) recreation. Free educational material will be available, and there will be fun ...

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Two Plead “No Contest” In Violent Home Invasion Robbery

BASS LAKE – Two men charged in the robbery and beating of a 77-year-old woman and her disabled adult son in the Bass Lake Annex in November 2017 pleaded “no contest” today in Bass Lake Superior Court. Ray Coleman, 24, and Alvin McDonald III, 19, both of North Fork, accepted plea deals for their crimes, which took place on Nov. ...

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District Attorney David Linn Concedes The Election

MADERA COUNTY – A hard-fought race for Madera County District Attorney has ended with incumbent David Linn losing out to his two challengers. Former Madera County Senior Deputy District Attorney Sally Moreno captured over 44 percent of the vote, followed by the current holder of that position, Paul Hornick, with just over 33 percent. D.A. Linn, who has been caught ...

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Missing At-Risk Man Safely Located Thanks To Citizen Tip

MADERA COUNTY — A missing at-risk man has been located thanks to a tip from an alert citizen, says the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Earlier in the day, the office requested the public’s help in located the man. Mr. Montejano, 41, was last seen on foot around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, in the area of Avenue 14 and Road ...

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Cal Fire Seizes Massive Trove Of Illegal Fireworks

SACRAMENTO – With the Fourth of July holiday just around the corner, Cal Fire announced one of the largest seizures of illegal fireworks in state history today. Following a months long investigation, CCal Fire law enforcement officers arrested seven individuals and seized over 49,000 pounds of fireworks over the past two weeks in connection to a large-scale illegal firework ring. ...

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Sheriff’s Office Seeks Help Locating Missing At-Risk Man

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m. “Thanks to a tip from an alert citizen, missing at risk adult Juan Luis Montejano has been safely located by Madera County Sheriff’s Detectives. He is being reunited with his family in Chowchilla. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for their assistance and widespread sharing of information to bring attention to this ...

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Madera County Election Results June 2018

MADERA COUNTY – One hundred percent of the precincts have reported in Madera County and the votes have been counted. Here are the results: MADERA COUNTY OFFICIALS District Attorney David Linn                              22.29%     3,744 Paul Hornick                          33.29%     5,592 Sally Moreno                          44.34%     7,449 District 5 Supervisor H. Nokomis Hernandez           3.55%          257 Marc Sobel                             45.69%      3,308 ...

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Former Bank Manager Charged With Embezzlement Released From Jail

BASS LAKE – The former Yosemite Bank manager who has been charged with 32 counts of embezzlement was released from jail today on his own recognizance. Donald Eaves, 53, is accused of embezzling $115,000 from the Oakhurst bank over a 2-year period. He has been behind bars on an $800,000 bond since his arrest on May 15, and appeared in ...

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Firefighters Make Good Progress On O’Neals Fire

O’NEALS – Crews made excellent progress on the O’Neals Fire today, now reported to be holding at 300 acres with 60 percent containment. (UPDATE: Wednesday, June 6, fire is 80 percent contained.) The fire is burning in the Hildreth area off Road 210 on the Mitchell and Topping Ranches. Very little smoke was visible across the fire perimeter today. There ...

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