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String Of Accidents On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY – Three separate accidents on Highway 41 caused traffic backups and kept first responders busy this afternoon. The first call came in at 1:30 p.m. that a car had crashed into a tree just north of the Cedar Valley turnoff. Squad 18 from Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Department was first on the scene. Cindy Sambueso, 52, of Fresno, ...

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Scammers Change Their Game Targeting Seniors

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is warning the public about a new ruse designed to pry personal information out of Senior Citizens. “They’re no longer just saying they represent a Sweepstakes company, now they’re claiming to be a part of that company’s Senior Citizen Unit,” says Sheriff Anderson.

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Mariposa County Sheriff Seeks Second Term

A Message from Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies – I will run for re-election as your Mariposa County Sheriff-Coroner in 2014 and request your continued support. It is my total focus to ensure that Mariposa County receives the finest, most professional law enforcement services. The philosophy of total service continues to be successful in Mariposa County. The Sheriff’s Office understands ...

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Scam Artists Preying On Elderly Again

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is again warning residents about a recent spurt of telephone scams targeting the elderly. In one case, a mountain resident received over 40 calls in a 2-day period from the same telephone number: 876-587-7904, says the Sheriff’s Office. They warn that area code 876 is the local telephone area code of Jamaica.

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Oakhurst Man Guilty Of 16 Felonies

MADERA COUNTY – A Madera County Superior Court jury has found an Oakhurst man guilty of five counts of assault with a firearm on a peace officer, five counts of resisting a peace officer, and six other counts for weapons and ammunition possession and escape.

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CHP Invites Women To Join Their Ranks

FRESNO – The California Highway Patrol is inviting women interested in becoming CHP officers to attend a Women In Law Enforcement seminar on Monday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. “Now more than ever, our female law enforcement officers are respected by their peers as well as the public for their positive attitudes and the calming effect they have on potentially ...

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Head-On Collision Claims Life Of Oakhurst Woman

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst woman was fatally injured last night in a head-on collision on Highway 41 just north of Winding Way. Mary Williams, 82, of Oakhurst was northbound on Highway 41 in a 1999 Toyota Corolla on Monday, Aug, 19, at approximately 8:28 p.m., traveling about 35 mph, when for unknown reasons, she allowed her car to cross over ...

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Rash Of Weekend Thefts Ruins Vacations

OAKHURST – A Coarsegold woman is the latest victim of theft after turning her back on her shopping cart for maybe two minutes in the pet food aisle of Raley’s. At around 11:20 a.m. Saturday morning, the 79-year-old victim briefly turned her back on her cart while reading the ingredients of a bag of pet food. That’s all it took ...

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Deputies Give Back To Their Communities

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Sheriff’s deputies are getting back to basics, preparing to donate much needed school supplies to needy students in rural Madera County. Next week, a team of deputies plans to visit a handful of elementary schools on the valley floor and in the foothills of Eastern Madera County to deliver what most of us take for ...

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