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How Hard Is It To Fasten That Seat Belt?

SACRAMENTO – For most of us, it’s a habit. You get behind the wheel, you pull that strap over and click your seat belt into place. Over the upcoming holiday weekend, the California Highway Patrol is going to assist us all in reinforcing that habit during a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) where the use of seat belts will be the ...

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Major Injury Accident Closes Highway 41 In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A multi-vehicle accident before noon on Sunday caused major injuries to at least one driver, and closed a portion of Highway 41 for more than two hours. Just after 11 a.m., CHP says Oakhurst resident Forrest Null, 69, was driving a 2010 Ford Fusion northbound on Highway 41, and was stopped at the stoplight at the intersection of ...

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Meet Your Local First Responders At North Fork Fire Dept. BBQ

NORTH FORK – One of the most anticipated events of the spring in North Fork is the annual Tri-tip BBQ, put on by the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. It is scheduled this year for Saturday, Apr. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the North Fork School. This is the major fundraiser for the Auxiliary, who work ...

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Logging Truck Crash On Highway 49 Stops Traffic

AHWAHNEE – A three-vehicle crash on Highway 49 on Thursday stopped traffic in both directions and sent two people to the hospital. Just before 3:30 p.m. on Apr. 19, Corbet Jones, 51, of Fresno was southbound on Highway 49 near Hilltop Lane in a 2015 Kenworth logging truck with an attached trailer. Just as Jones began negotiating a right-hand corner ...

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Arrest Made In Coarsegold Mail Theft Case

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold woman was arrested by Madera County Sheriff’s deputies last week in connection with a rash of mail thefts. Beginning around November of 2017, the Sheriff’s Office received several calls for service in the Coarsegold area regarding thefts from residential mailbox clusters. Due to the recurring nature of these incidents, Madera County Sheriff’s Detectives initiated an investigation, ...

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DUI Arrest After Crash On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – A single-vehicle crash on Highway 41 this evening closed the southbound lane for over an hour and sent one man to jail for DUI. Just before 7 p.m., a CHP officer was southbound about two miles north of Yosemite Springs Parkway when he observed a northbound Volvo traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer u-turned and ...

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Driver Airlifted After Suspected DUI Crash

COARSEGOLD – A Fresno man was arrested for DUI and airlifted to a Valley hospital after crashing on Highway 41 in the early morning hours. At about 3:18 a.m. this morning, CHP officers responded to the scene of an accident on Highway 41 just north of Yosemite Springs Parkway. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a white 2006 Honda Civic ...

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Work Continues On Damaged Roads In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Caltrans District 10 continues to work on the washout on Highway 132, and the CHP reports nearly two-dozen roads closed or affected by the massive rain event a week ago. Floodwater sliced through State Route 132 in northern Mariposa County, during the recent violent storms, creating a 50-foot gap between the two stretches of roadway. The gaping ...

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Flash Flood Warning In Western Mariposa County, Roads Closed

MARIPOSA – CHP, Caltrans, County Roads, Sheriff’s deputies, Cal Fire, PG&E and other first responders are racing to keep up with the rapidly developing situation in Mariposa County as rain continues to fall, and waters continue to rise. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has just issued the following warning: FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR western Mariposa County, including the Detwiler Burn ...

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DUI Arrest After Major Injury Crash Closes Highway 41

O’NEALS – A Coarsegold man was arrested for felony DUI this afternoon after a three-vehicle accident sent two people to the hospital with major injuries. Just before 3 p.m. today, Ross Kelly, 72, was northbound on Highway 41 in a 2007 Ford F350 approaching the traffic signal at Road 200. According to CHP at the scene, Kelly told officers he ...

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