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Join Local CHP Officers For Coffee With A Cop

OAKHURST – Join your local CHP officers at the Cool Bean Cafe on Wednesday, June 20, from 7 to 9:30 a.m. for “Coffee With A Cop.” Coffee With A Cop is as simple as it sounds – an opportunity to share a cup of coffee and some conversation with your local officers. There’s no agenda at this event, just a ...

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What Would You Do If You Saw This?

COARSEGOLD — For the third time in 18 months, traveling on Highway 41 in Madera County, Jennifer Christensen desperately needed a fire extinguisher. Coming home from Community Regional Medical Center, where she’s a registered nurse in the Emergency Department, Jennifer spotted black smoke pouring from a vehicle parked at Black Hawk Lodge. She saw flames coming from the hood. Immediately, ...

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DUI/Driver License Checkpoint In Oakhurst Area This Weekend

OAKHURST – Oakhurst Area of the California Highway Patrol will be conducting a DUI/Driver License Safety Checkpoint on Saturday, June 16, within an unincorporated area of Madera County. The CHP notes that the deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is “a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that ...

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Driver Transported For Unrelated Medical Issue After Accident

OAKHURST – An accident blocked the northbound lane of Highway 41 in Oakhurst for a short time this morning, and one driver was transported to a Valley hospital. At about 8:30 a.m., a 37-year-old Oakhurst man was northbound in a 2004 Dodge pickup, just passing Denny’s Restaurant on his way to work. A 79-year-old woman, also from Oakhurst, was southbound ...

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Coarsegold Women Suffer Major Injuries In Fresno Crash

FRESNO – Two Coarsegold women suffered major injuries in a multi-vehicle accident in Fresno over the weekend, when one stopped to assist the other after a crash on a busy freeway. On June 9 at approximately 10:16 a.m., Hilary Anne Rak, 50, was riding a 2002 Harley Davidson eastbound on SR-180 near Peach Avenue in the number 2 lane. Ms. ...

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Driver Airlifted After Crash On Road 274 Near Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – A evening drive down to Bass Lake ended with a serious accident and three young people being transported to the hospital. Last evening, a group of teens who are spending the summer working at the Sugar Pine Christian Camp left that location to head down to the lake. They were eastbound on Road 274 just after 10 ...

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Car Into Power Pole Closes Highway 49 For Over Two Hours

OAKHURST — A single-vehicle accident involving a power pole closed Highway 49 in both directions just south of Goldside for over two hours this evening. At 8:45 p.m., a resident in the area called 911 to report they had heard a crash. When first responders arrived at the scene, they found a car upside down on the west side of ...

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Beep For Bill: WWII Veteran Is The Man By The Flags

OAKHURST — You may have seen him, the man who sits by the flags. He’s there early, just about every morning, sitting in front of the CHP on Highway 49. Central Valley native, WWII veteran, business owner, father, Bud Light drinker, world traveler — Bill is now nearly 92 years old. He gets up every day and walks from his ...

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DUI Arrest After Man Runs Over A Woman In YLP

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after running over a woman while backing out of a driveway on Corral Drive in Yosemite Lakes Park last night, according to CHP. On Thursday, May 31, at approximately 9 p.m., Jake Curtis, 23, was backing his Jeep Compass onto the main road in the 30000 block of Corral ...

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