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Highway 41 Crash Results In Murder Conviction

MADERA – A horrific head-on collision near the 22-Mile House on Highway 41, claimed the lives of three young women back in August of 2009. Today, a Madera County jury convicted Justin Eugene Rice of three felony counts of second degree murder, three felony counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, one count of felony driving under the influence causing ...

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El Portal Man Dies In Single Vehicle Accident

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A single-vehicle accident on Highway 140 near Cedar Lodge has claimed the life of an El Portal man. Juan Hernandez Montalvo, 25, was killed when his 2003 Volkswagon Jetta crashed onto the banks of the Merced River just after midnight on Sunday, Dec. 30, according to the CHP.

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Oakhurst Man Escapes Injury In Deadwood Crash

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst man escaped serious injury this morning when his car went off Highway 41 and plunged down a steep embankment on Deadwood. Grady Grant, 38, was traveling southbound on Highway 41 about a mile south of Victoria Lane, when he suffered a blackout, according to CHP Officer Doug Corbett.

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'Silver Alert' System To Launch January 2013

CALIFORNIA – Sheriff John Anderson sees a potential bonus, and an added safety net, for Madera County senior citizens when SB 1047 – “Silver Alert” notification system – goes into effect Jan. 1, 2013 This notification system, signed into law by the governor on Sept. 27, mirrors the already existing Amber Alert. But instead of activating public searches for children, ...

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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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