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Distracted Driving Starts Chain Reaction Crash In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – A three-vehicle crash on Highway 41 snarled traffic for a little over an hour this morning in the Coarsegold area. Just before 10 a.m., first responders were called out to reports of a multi-vehicle accident at the intersection at Lucky Lane. According to CHP at the scene, a Sierra Tel service truck, a Nissan Pathfinder and a Dodge ...

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Report Of Tragedy On Christmas Day In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Outside Online is reporting that a man died in Yosemite National Park on Christmas Day after falling into the river, three days into the government shutdown that began at midnight EST on Saturday, Dec. 22. Outside Online reporter Wes Siler says the tragedy, which took place on the afternoon of Dec. 25, was confirmed yesterday by the supervisory public ...

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Sheriff’s Office Searching For Suspect In Sullivan Tire Break-In

OAKHURST – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect (or suspects) in connection with a break-in at Sullivan’s Tire Pros on Christmas Day. At about 1:45 p.m. on Dec. 25, deputies responded to an alarm call on the north end of the Enterprise Center on Highway 49 in Oakhurst. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that the front door ...

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Oakhurst Man Accused Of Embezzlement Considers Plea Deal

MADERA – An Oakhurst man accused of embezzlement, grand theft, and contracting without a license was back in Madera Superior Court today to consider a deal from prosecutors. Marc Demasters, 38, was arrested on Nov. 29, following a months-long investigation by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives received several reports of fraud as far back as August 2018 regarding well ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Dec. 16

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 10, to Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. Oakhurst assault On Monday, Dec. 10 at 12:41 a.m. deputies were dispatched to Victoria Lane regarding a possible verbal domestic. Upon arrival it was determined a male and female engaged in a verbal argument when ...

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Two-Vehicle Crash At Tight Corner On Road 426

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst woman was transported to a Valley hospital after her SUV was struck by another vehicle on Road 426 this morning. At 11:45 a.m., just as officers were clearing the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on Deadwood (Highway 41 south of Oakhurst), reports came in of another accident, this one on Road 426. According to CHP at ...

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Two Separate Crashes Snarl Traffic Near Black Hawk Lodge

COARSEGOLD – Three vehicles were involved in two separate accidents that brought traffic to a stop on Highway 41 just south of Yosemite Springs Parkway this afternoon. Just after 2:30 p.m., a northbound Toyota Highlander, driven by a resident of Mariposa, slowed to make a left turn onto Road 207. That vehicle was rear-ended by a Scion hatchback driven by ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Dec. 9

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 3, to Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. Coarsegold narcotics found in traffic stop On Monday, Dec. 3 at 5:33 a.m. a deputy conducted a traffic stop in the area of Road 415 and Mill Creek Way for a vehicle that passed another ...

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Oakhurst Schools On Lockdown As Deputies Locate And Arrest Teen Suspect

OAKHURST – A teenage boy was taken into custody after an incident that prompted a lockdown on three Oakhurst school campuses this afternoon. At about 12:30 p.m., School Resource Deputy Melanie Hopper was advised by staff at Yosemite High School of a disgruntled male student on campus who may be armed with a weapon. Deputy Hopper responded to the student’s ...

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