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Coarsegold Man Arrested for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

COARSEGOLD -  Earlier Monday morning Madera County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested 44 year old Travis Wright of Coarsegold for sexually abusing a minor. This arrest was the culmination of se [ ... ]

Madera County Cooling Centers

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MADERA COUNTY - The County of Madera, City of Madera, and City of Chowchilla have established the following locations as Cooling Centers during times of extreme heat. The Centers will be open the days [ ... ]

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Bulldog Football 101 Ladies Night Grows in Year Two

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FRESNO - Fresno State held its Football 101 Ladies Night Tuesday evening at Bulldog Stadium, its second year for head coach Tim DeRuyter, wife Kara and coaching staff running the fun and memorable s [ ... ]

Tim Lincecum Returning to Pitch in Fresno Sunday at Chukchansi Park

FRESNO – The Fresno Grizzlies’ opponent on Sunday, June 12, the Salt Lake Bees, have announced right-handed pitcher Tim Lincecum is the scheduled starting pitcher against Fresno in the finale of t [ ... ]

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Gwen Stefani Set To Launch North American "This Is What The Truth Feels Like Tour"

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LOS ANGELES - Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Gwen Stefani will return to the road this summer as she launches her This Is What the Truth Feels Like 2016 tour on July 12 in Boston, M [ ... ]

Six Flags and Gildan Kickstart the Summer with Sweepstakes Promotion

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company, today announced a new partnership with Gildan USA Inc., cen [ ... ]

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Opinion / Editorial

Big Valley News Endorses Foley and Poythress

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EDITORIAL - Today is election day and there are two important local races that will effect the future of the city of Madera and Madera County. Big Valley News is recommending a vote for  Cece Fol [ ... ]

Cunnings Brother-in-Law & Walk-on Coach Threatens BVN Publisher

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EDITORIAL - In eighteen years of publishing Big Valley News and Madera Online I have received my share of threats. From a junior high school band director's son to even a Madera Police Officer's wife. [ ... ]

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Armed Robbery at Payless Shoes Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 11:43
FRESNO - During the mid-morning hours of Tuesday North East patrol officers from the Fresno Police Department were dispatched to Payless Shoes, 3235 N. 1st St., regarding an armed robbery that just occurred. 

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male adult, in his late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5'7" in height, 240 pounds, and wearing khaki colored medical scrubs with a white shirt underneath them. The suspect was also described as having numerous tattoos on his arms and he was wearing black Nike shoes.
Local Law Enforcement Raises Nearly $7,000 for Special Olympics Athletes Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Monday, 27 June 2016 19:47
FRESNO - Dozens of runners hit the streets of Fresno and Clovis Thursday and completed a 9-mile race as part of the annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. Thus far, Fresno County law enforcement has raised nearly $7,000. Law enforcement as a whole has collected $85,000 for Special Olympics of Northern California.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office and its public safety partners would like to thank its local sponsors for their generosity and participation to make this a successful event. This includes the following people and organizations.
Two Suspects Arrested in Clovis Kidnapping Case; Third Suspect Still Outstanding Print E-mail
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Sunday, 26 June 2016 22:27
FRESNO - Fresno County Sheriff’s Office detectives have booked two suspects into the Fresno County Jail on three felony charges of conspiring to commit a kidnapping for financial gain, torture and making threats to kill the victim. They are Sandra Garcia, 41, of Madera and her son, Mark Anthony Roque, 18, of Madera. A judge had issued arrest warrants for both of them on June 22nd, 2016.
Around 3:00 am on Friday, Hanford Police responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle. Officers contacted Garcia and Roque inside the car and discovered they had outstanding warrants, so they placed them under arrest. Fresno County Sheriff’s detectives responded to the Kings County Jail and transported them to the Fresno County Jail.
Selma Store Clerks Get into Fight with Man Stealing Beer: Suspect in Custody Print E-mail
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Monday, 27 June 2016 14:29

SELMA - Property crimes detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office need the public’s help to locate 19 year old Cody Mathers. He is known to stay in the Dinuba and Fresno areas. Mathers was wanted for robbery. Security cameras captured several angles of his crime.

On May 31st at around 6:30 pm, Mathers walked into Lee’s Market located at 14942 S. Highland Ave. in Selma. He headed to the beverage coolers located in the back of the business and removed two 12 packs of Corona beer. As he walked toward the counter, he ducked down to avoid crossing paths with an employee.

Four Bulldog Gang Members Arrested During Traffic Stop Print E-mail
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Sunday, 26 June 2016 22:17
FRESNO - In response to an increase of violent Hispanic rival gang crime in the Southwest Policing District of Fresno an on-going operation to address this issue has been put into effect. As a result of the operation four Fresno Bulldog Gang Members were arrested by members of the Violent Crime Impact Team after a traffic stop.

Officers locating a hand gun inside the car. Mario Cervantes 19 years of age, Abraham Gonzales 30 years of age, Victor Pineda 20 years of age, and Louie Valdez 31 years of age were contacted during a traffic stop in the area of Lilly Avenue & Church Avenue.

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Lewis Penner (52) passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016. He was born in Madera and has lived the last 20 years in Fresno. Lewis worked at Mercedes Benz of Fresno where he was a Master Mechanic. I [ ... ]

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