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Three Car Accident On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – An accident on Highway 41 today just south of Coarsegold, blocked traffic during the busiest part of the day, and slowed things down for about an hour. All three vehicles involved were driven by Coarsegold residents, and all three were transporting children, according to the CHP.

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Driver Crashes Then Walks Away

NORTH FORK – Shortly after 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, someone rolled a Honda Civic on Road 225 near the Vipassana Center, and then left the scene. Residents in the area heard the crash and called 911. The husband went out to the road, and found the driver, seemingly disoriented, wandering in the roadway near the vehicle.

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Two Vehicle Accident Near Covey Court

OAKHURST – A woman in a flatbed Ford, waiting to turn left off Highway 49 was struck by another vehicle whose driver failed to see that she was stopped, according to the CHP. On Tuesday, May 14, just before 5 p.m., Lahni Albertson, 48, of Ahwahnee, was southbound on Highway 49 in a 1986 Ford F150. She was stopped and ...

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Driver Of Abandoned Jeep Located

NORTH FORK – The driver of a Jeep that was abandoned after a crash on Road 233 on Sunday night was located later that evening by CHP at his home on Cascadel Drive North. Travis Coleman, 34, of North Fork, was headed up the hill on Cascadel Drive sometime after 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, when he allowed his ...

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Bear Hit By SUV On Road 223

NORTH FORK – A bear was struck and killed by a vehicle on Road 223 this afternoon, just south of Taylor Ridge Road. Shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Friday May 10, the bear came out of the brush on the west side of the road and into the path of a Chevy Suburban traveling north on Road 223.

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Deputies Honored For Work On Sting Operation

MADERA COUNTY – Three Madera County Sheriff’s Deputies have received State commendations for their role in an unlicensed contractor’s sting carried out last month in Coarsegold. Seventeen unlicensed contractors, including a registered sex offender, were caught during a two-day sting in which Deputies Roy Broomfield and Gerald Marin, and Sergeant Larry Rich took part.

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Madera County Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony Today

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County will be holding its 6th annual Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday, May 8, at Courthouse Park in Madera at 12 noon. Madera CHP Commander David Paris is hosting the event which will consist of remarks from local law enforcement and government leaders, as well as an honor guard and a 21-gun salute. The assembly ...

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Wreck Backs Up Traffic Near Goldside Drive

OAKHURST – An accident on Highway 49 near Goldside Drive caused traffic backup for nearly an hour as the scene was cleared. Around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, Sean McMahon, 25, of North Fork was pulling out of a driveway on the east side of Highway 49, in a 1996 Jeep towing a trailer, preparing to head south.

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