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National Night Out Is A ‘Community Block Party’ On The Courthouse Lawn

MARIPOSA — Friends and family throughout the foothills are invited to join over 38 million neighbors across approximately 16 thousand communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide to participate in the National Night Out. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), Dietz and Watson, Ring, Associa, Package Guard and co-sponsored ...

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CHP Says Local Cattle Drive Expected This Weekend

MOUNTAIN AREA — It’s that time of year again (if perhaps a little later than usual) when local ranchers start moving their cattle up to the high country and summer pasture. This weekend, crews will be driving about 350 head of cattle through the Ahwahnee area, on through Fish Camp and up to the Long Meadow area where they’ll enjoy ...

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Hometown Hero Grabs Gold At U.S. Police & Fire Games

MARIPOSA — California Highway Patrol Officer Adrian Perez won a chestful of medals at The United States Police & Fire Championships, held June 22-29 in San Diego. Perez, 43, is an 18-year CHP veteran based out of Mariposa. For almost a decade, he’s also been one of the country’s fastest first responders — literally — bringing home to Mariposa nearly ...

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DUI Arrest After Crash On Road 274, Driver’s Dog Located

BASS LAKE – A mountain area man was arrested for DUI after crashing his SUV on a sharp corner on Road 274 this afternoon. Herbert Rogers, 68, with addresses listed in both Oakhurst and Fresno, was westbound on Road 274 in a Ford SUV approaching the curve near Fawn Point. Tracks at the scene show that he drove straight off ...

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Graphic Program Shows Minarets Students Horrors Of Drunk Driving

O’NEALS – The Grim Reaper helped deliver a sobering message Wednesday at Minarets High School as part of the ‘Every 15 Minutes’ program, in which students and first responders reenact the aftermath of a horrific car crash caused by a drunk driver. The Reaper and his gallery of “walking dead” students stood silently on the sidelines as the drama unfolded, ...

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St. Patrick’s Day Safety Takes Planning, Says CHP

SACRAMENTO – The celebrations and parties that may highlight St. Patrick’s Day often lead to tragedy when impaired drivers take to the roads. On Mar. 17, 2018, 1 person was killed and 48 were injured in collisions caused by driving under the influence (DUI) in California, according to CHP officials. Statewide, 131 people were involved in DUI collisions on St. ...

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Victim Of Fatal Crash On Highway 49 Identified

AHWAHNEE – The woman who died in a crash on Highway 49 yesterday morning has been identified by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Heather Dame, 43, of Ahwahnee, died when her pickup apparently skidded on black ice and veered into oncoming traffic. The accident happened at 9:34 a.m. just north of Oakhurst near Vista Del Rio Drive. The investigation is ...

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Mariposa Man Killed Tuesday In Highway 49 Crash Identified

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the man killed in yesterday’s head-on collision on Highway 49. Kenneth Keuning, 82, of Mariposa, died when his vehicle crashed into a large truck near Wass Road in the Bootjack area of Mariposa County. The accident happened just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

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