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Kings River Closed to Recreational Users

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FRESNO COUNTY - Effective immediately, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is closing the Kings River from Pine Flat Dam to the Tulare and Kings County lines. Sheriff Margaret Mims has made this orde [ ... ]


A Victory for Digital Privacy: AB 165 Halted in California Assembly

SACRAMENTO - Facing staunch coalition opposition, Assembly Member Jim Cooper has pulled AB 165 from consideration by the Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee. More than 60 leading civi [ ... ]


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Edison's Matt Johnson to Lead Madera South's Football Program

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MADERA - Less than a month after the resignation of Dane Cook, former Madera South High School Varsity Football Coach, the Stallions have a new leader. Matt Johnson, former varsity football coach from [ ... ]


Fresno State Announces New Ticketing Option: The Bulldog Pass

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FRESNO - Fresno State Athletics announced the unveiling of the Bulldog Pass on Monday, a new mobile ticketing option exclusively available for Fresno State Young Alumni and Fresno State Faculty/St [ ... ]


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Entertainment

Massive Cash Jackpot Winner Celebrates Table Mountain's 30th Anniversary With Huge Win!

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FRIANT -- Table Mountain Casino Player's Club member Raymond, of Visalia, is celebrating Table Mountain Casino's 30th Anniversary as the latest winner of Table Mountain Casino's totally rand [ ... ]


Twitter Announces Live Streaming Event for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter today announced it is collaborating with Disney and People to live stream exclusively a special Rogue One: A Star Wars Story event. The live stream, hosted by People, will feat [ ... ]


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Be Safe This Saint Patricks Weekend

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EDITORIAL - St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the nation’s favorite holidays to celebrate and party. Unfortunately, too many people are taking to the roads after drinking, making the holida [ ... ]


Madera County Supervisor takes water war to D.C.

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EDITORIAL - During the annual legislative conference in Washington D.C., Madera County Supervisor David Rogers let lawmakers and supervisors from across the nation know he means business when it comes [ ... ]


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Chowchilla Woman Charged with Manslaughter & Felony Child Abuse Print E-mail
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Monday, 13 February 2017 00:00
MADERA – Madera County District Attorney, David A. Linn, announced today that he had filed a criminal complaint against Erica Bautista, of Chowchilla, California. Ms. Bautista is an employee of California Department of Corrections, working at Valley State Prison in Chowchilla.

In Counts One and Two of the complaint, Ms. Bautista is charged with felony manslaughter for the death of her one year old child, David Curiel, along with felony child abuse, which she committed against David. The child abuse charge includes a special allegation that she willfully harmed and injured her child, resulting in his death.

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KFC Gunshot Victim in Critical Condition Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 February 2017 14:01
FRESNO - On Monday afternoon patrol officers from the Fresno Police Department were dispatched to Dakota/West area of Fresno regarding to shooting victims at the location. Upon arrival at the scene, officers located a Hispanic male adult in his 30s suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body. He was immediately rushed to CRMC for treatment. Other shooting victims were at the location but they were not struck by the gunfire.

According to witnesses the following is a how the shooting occurred. The victim was sitting in the right front passenger's seat of an associates Jeep Cherokee. The owner of the vehicle was sitting in the driver seat and there were other occupants in the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was parked in a lot near the KFC at Dakota and West Avenues. As the victims sat in the parking lot, the suspect vehicle pulled up next to them on the driver side of their vehicle.
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Man Safe Following Swift Water Rescue Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 February 2017 12:02
MIRAMONTE - Around 1:30 pm on Tuesday, Fresno County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers received a call from a woman who said her neighbor was trapped in his pickup truck, which was submerged in water. FSO Deputies, members of Cal Fire, the California Highway Patrol and American Ambulance all responded to the scene located on the 43000 block of Brookside Road in Miramonte. The deputies and firefighters, who are part of their respective department’s boating units, are all swift water rescue certified.

Once on scene, rescuers found the pickup in the middle of Mill Creek, which is about 20 feet wide. The vehicle was stuck in approximately four feet of fast moving water, so FSO responders developed a plan with assisting agencies to try and get the victim safely out of his vehicle. A FSO deputy dressed in swift water rescue gear attached himself to a safety rope that was tethered to the shore and entered the water.
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Ex-Felon Arrested for Possesion of Stolen Handgun Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 February 2017 12:12
FRESNO - Monday evening Southwest Patrol Sergeant Mike Gebhart of the Fresno Police Department was proactively patrolling the area of South Sarah Street & East Florence Avenue an area known and frequented by criminal street gang members, absconding parolees, narcotics dealers, narcotic users, and prostitution activity.

While in the area, Sergeant Gebhart made contact with a suspicious vehicle. The driver was identified as 24 year old Fresno resident, Villa Posse Criminal Street Gang Member Associate, Robert Lockhart. Lockhart was found to be on active California Department of Correction Parole for second degree robbery.
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Ed Gonzales FIRED at Next Meeting: Buy Out Could Cost MUSD $350K Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 February 2017 22:02

MADERA - Last Friday Madera Unified School District Superintendent Ed Gonzales was given the word that at the February 15th meeting the board of trustee's would vote to terminate his contract WITHOUT cause. This afternoon the superintendent met with the district staff in the board room and made the announcement that he was about to be fired. 

We have no confirmed information as to why this is happening at this time. However we have heard a very credible rumor of a riff between MUSD Visual and Performing Arts Director Marcheta Williams and MUSD Assistant Superintendent Victor Villar.

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Thomas Eugene Goodwin (77) was born on August 6, 1939 to Vivian Franklin and Laura Lee Goodwin in East Prairie, Missouri. He passed away peacefully in Fresno, CA on May 24, 2017 at the age of 77. T [ ... ]


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