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Three Arrested After Breaking Into Cars Leads To A High-Speed Chase

COARSEGOLD – Vandalism and theft in the parking lot at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino early this morning ended with a 20-minute chase, a crash and three arrests. At 3:17 a.m., Madera County Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of several intoxicated individuals breaking into vehicles at the casino. When deputies arrived at the scene, they encountered five individuals involved ...

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Oakhurst CHP Offers Free Driving Classes For Teens

OAKHURST – As many are aware, there has been a heartbreaking uptick in the number of fatal accidents on our roadways of late. The Oakhurst CHP continues to keep pushing forward to correct unsafe driving. Not only have they been increasing their enforcement activity, but they want to encourage teens who are about to take their driving test to take ...

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Free Driving Class For Seniors At Oakhurst CHP Office

OAKHURST — Driving is a complex skill that may diminish as a person ages, say experts, and the ability to drive safely is affected by changes in one’s physical and mental conditions. Many of these changes take place as we get older, though in different ways and at different times. To address these changes and the challenges they pose, the California ...

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Driver Airlifted After Single-Vehicle Crash On Road 200

NORTH FORK – A single-vehicle crash on Road 200 this morning sent the driver to the hospital and CHP at the scene suspect the driver may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol. At 8:16 a.m., a call came in to 911 that a car had crashed into the embankment just above the Cal Fire Rancheria Fire station ...

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National Night Out In Mariposa, Meet Your First Responders

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office invites everyone to join them and their public safety partners to celebrate National Night Out tonight at 6 p.m., at the Fosters Ace Hardware parking lot in Mariposa. The Sheriff’s Office along with CHP, Cal Fire, Mariposa County Probation, Mariposa Safe Families and Mountain Crisis Services will be hosting this community event. National ...

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Fatal Crash On Highway 49 North Of Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Two people are dead and two others injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 49 in the Goldside area north of Oakhurst. At 1:12 p.m., on July 30, CHP received reports of a head-on collision with injuries and lane blockage just south of Griffin Drive. According to witnesses, a Jeep Cherokee owned by the Forest Service was southbound ...

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Traffic Snarled Following Highway 41 Crash In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – A two-vehicle crash on Highway 41 at Lucky Lane this evening sent one person to the hospital and snarled traffic for about 30 minutes. Just after 6 p.m., a 43-year-old woman from Ahwahnee was northbound on Highway 41 in a red 2006 Mustang approaching Lucky Lane when she failed to recognize that the light had turned red, according ...

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Sleepy Driver Crashes And Rolls On Road 200

NORTH FORK – A driver who says he fell asleep at the wheel escaped without serious injuries in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Road 200 this morning. Just before 9 a.m., a Cal Fire engine on its way to assist Fresno County with a structure fire reported an overturned vehicle just south of the Finegold Creek bridge. When CHP arrived ...

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Woman Killed In Road 222 Crash Has Been Identified

OAKHURST – The woman killed earlier today in two-vehicle accident on Road 222 near Pettitt Road has been identified by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Haroleen Sue Bowlan, 69, of Oakhurst, died when her Kia sedan drifted over the double yellow lines, according to CHP, and collided nearly head-on with an oncoming Hyundai SUV. The accident happened just before 3 ...

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