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Moye Formally Charged in Lee Homicide, Bail Set At $3.75 Million

MADERA — A 46-year-old North Fork man was formally arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Madera County Superior Court, charged with the Saturday night murder of Gaylen D. Lee, a widely respected Elder in the Mono Indian tribe. Lee, 70, died July 6 after being shot at his home just off Cascadel Drive (Road 233) in North Fork. Robert Eugene Moye, Jr., ...

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They Plan To Close Our Courthouse, People Are Pushing Back

MADERA COUNTY – Mountain area residents have recently learned that the Madera Superior Court plans to close the Bass Lake Courthouse as of Nov. 30. Needless to say, people are not happy and they are making their objections known. The Eastern Madera County Bar Association has scheduled a Town Hall meeting for Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Oakhurst Community Center ...

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YLP Arsonists Win Partial Appeals Victory, One Released From Prison

FRESNO – The couple convicted of starting numerous fires in the Yosemite Lakes Park (YLP) community and surrounding area in 2013 has won a partial victory as some of their convictions have been reversed on appeal. However, Alice Waterman was released from prison on June 9, according to District Attorney David Linn, because she had served her time. Kenneth Jackson ...

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Former Bank Manager Charged With Embezzlement Released From Jail

BASS LAKE – The former Yosemite Bank manager who has been charged with 32 counts of embezzlement was released from jail today on his own recognizance. Donald Eaves, 53, is accused of embezzling $115,000 from the Oakhurst bank over a 2-year period. He has been behind bars on an $800,000 bond since his arrest on May 15, and appeared in ...

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Open Letter From Superior Court Judge Candidate Carol Moses

My name is Carol Moses and I’m running for Madera County Superior Court Judge on the June 5th ballot. I would appreciate your vote. I’m running on my record as a practicing attorney in this area for 25 years, my service to our country as a Federal law enforcement officer for 20 years and my service to our county as ...

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Parole Denied For Second Yosemite Lakes Park Arsonist

MADERA COUNTY — The Coarsegold woman convicted in 2014 of arson and conspiracy for a string of fires in the Yosemite Lakes Park area has been denied parole. On Sept. 1, the Madera County District Attorney’s Office filed an opposition to the pending parole release of Alice Waterman, age 50, from the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla. Waterman was ...

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Will The YLP Arsonist Be Released From Prison?

MADERA COUNTY  – With the man convicted of 21 counts of arson in the Yosemite Lakes Park area about to go before the Board of Parole Hearings, Madera County District Attorney, David A. Linn, says there “appears to be significant confusion” as to any pending release. Kenneth Alan Jackson was convicted in 2014 and sentenced to 30 years in prison ...

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YLP Arsonist May Be Eligible For Release From Prison

MADERA COUNTY — After less than three years behind bars, Kenneth Jackson, who was convicted in 2014 of setting dozens of fires in the Yosemite Lakes Park area, has been referred to the Board of Parole Hearings for a parole review. Jackson, now 44, of Coarsegold, was convicted on May 1, 2014, of 21 counts of arson and 1 count ...

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Murder Defendant Pleads “Someone’s Trying To Kill Me!”

BASS LAKE — Testimony continued for the third day in the murder trial of George Taylor-Windsor at Bass Lake Superior Court, as the jury heard from a doctor, a detective, and the couple who got a late-night visit from the defendant. Taylor-Windsor, 26, is charged with murder in the death of Jessica Nelson, 23, of Foresthill, Calif., and with attempted murder in ...

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