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Highway 145 Closed Briefly For Felony Arrest After Pursuit

MADERA COUNTY — A search for an erratic driver that began in the Coarsegold area ended with a short road closure and a felony arrest on Highway 145 near Road 31 this afternoon. Just after 1:30 p.m., a motorist reported a northbound driver near the 22 Mile House, passing over double yellow lines, swerving all over the road and endangering ...

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Drivers Escape Serious Injury In Deadwood Head-On Crash

OAKHURST — A two-vehicle accident slowed the commute on Highway 41 just south of Oakhurst this morning. At about 7:10 a.m. a 19-year-old male from Fresno in a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta was headed to work at Emadco. He was traveling northbound approaching Road 425B at the top of Deadwood at a stated speed of 55 – 60 miles per hour, ...

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Head-On Crash Claims The Life Of A Mariposa Man

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A head-on collision on Highway 140 in the Catheys Valley area has claimed the life of a Mariposa man. At 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, Dale Giantomasso, 62, of Peotone, Ill., was westbound on Highway 140 just east of Chase Ranch in a 2006 Newmar Ventana motorhome, when for unknown reasons, he drifted across the center ...

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Search For Missing Coarsegold Man

COARSEGOLD – Madera County Sheriff’s deputies and family are currently searching for a missing Coarsegold man. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Keith Allen Bendz, 45, was reported missing on Tuesday, Apr. 25. He was last seen on the morning of Monday, Apr. 24, say family members. Mr. Bendz is described as 5′ 8″ tall, weighing approximately 185 pounds, with a medium ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Apr. 30

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 24 to Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017: Coarsegold motor vehicle stop On Monday, Apr. 24 at 2:16 a.m. a deputy made a traffic stop in the area of CA-41 and Lucky Lane regarding false tabs. The driver was cited and the vehicle ...

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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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Murder Trial In Bass Lake – Passenger Explains Why He Ran

BASS LAKE — Day two of the murder trial of George Taylor-Windsor got underway this morning at Bass Lake Superior Court with testimony from the first people on the scene, and from the fourth man in the vehicle at the time of the incident. Taylor-Windsor, 26, is charged in the Nov. 15, 2016, death of Jessica Nelson, 23, of Foresthill, ...

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Murder Trial Begins In Bass Lake Superior Court

BASS LAKE — The murder trial of George Taylor-Windsor got underway this afternoon in Bass Lake Superior Court. Taylor Windsor, 26, who recently moved to the area from Wyoming, is charged in the Nov. 15, 2016, death of Jessica Nelson, 23, of Foresthill, Calif. He is also charged with stabbing Reid Kallenberg, the driver of the pickup in which they ...

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Murder Trial In Bass Lake Stalled Due To Juror Shortage

BASS LAKE — The first murder trial to take place at the Bass Lake courthouse in several years was delayed today due to a lack of jurors. Jury selection began yesterday in Bass Lake Superior Court in the murder and attempted murder trial of George Taylor-Windsor, 26, who moved to California recently from Wyoming. He faces 30 years to life ...

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