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Missing Coarsegold Teenager Found Deceased

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COARSEGOLD -  On Wednesday last week, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a missing teenager. Deputies searched several areas where the girl was suspected to be, but [ ... ]


Minor Decoy Operation Results in Two Citations at Local Businesses

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CLOVIS - Clovis Police Officers along with agents of the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) have cited two clerks for selling alcohol to minors on February 24, 2017. The actions were the resu [ ... ]


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Bacon vs. Tacos: The Official Showdown

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FRESNO – The Fresno Tacos (nee, Grizzlies) have had enough. Fed up (pun intended) after months of back and forth on Twitter, the organization announced at a press conference the morning of (Taco) Tu [ ... ]


Fresno State Baseball Hosts "Night to Remember"

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FRESNO - On the evening of Monday, Feb. 20, Fresno State baseball will conclude a four-game series against the Oregon Ducks by honoring Fresno's unique role in Japanese-American baseball history wi [ ... ]


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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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A New Mayor for Madera with a Familiar Name Print E-mail
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Friday, 09 December 2016 12:06
MADERA - Last November the voters of the city of Madera selected just their second elected mayor in the city's history and the last name of the new mayor is a familiar one.

Mayor Andy Medellin, who ran unopposed for the city's top seat, is the son of former Madera mayor and city councilperson Margaret Medellin. When he raised his right hand to be sworn in to office Wednesday night, it was his mother that officiated the oath of office. “If you folks are hearing a boom, boom, boom,” Margaret Medellin said to the audience, “it’s nothing dangerous. It’s my heart.”

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Candice Nicole Ooley Sentenced to 11 Years in State Prison for DUI Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 December 2016 13:09
MADERA – Madera County District Attorney David A. Linn announced that Candice Nicole Ooley, 23, of Clovis, was sentenced in Madera County Superior Court by Presiding Judge Ernest J. LiCalsi. Ms. Ooley, who had pled guilty to charges of felony vehicular manslaughter, felony driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol with injury, and felony driving a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .08 or more with injury, received a sentence of 11 years in State Prison along with various appropriate fines.

District Attorney, David A. Linn, stated, “The maximum penalty she could have received was 13 years. Judge LiCalsi, based upon the probation report and the sentencing memorandums that had been filed, along with the statement of Louisa Pamplona, the wife of the deceased victim, imposed a sentence of 11 years.”

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Three Mendota Men to Face Murder Charges Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 December 2016 12:47
MENDOTA - The three Mendota men Fresno County Sheriff’s homicide detectives arrested last week have been identified as 27 year old Ruben Escobar, 22 year old Carlos Cruz and 18 year old Darwin Gomez. On Tuesday, the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office filed murder charges on each of the suspects.

Around 10:00 pm on December 1st, Mendota Police officers responded to a call of shots fired on Stamoules Street. Officers discovered a woman, later identified as Marty Sepe, lying on the sidewalk in front of a home located on the 500 block of Stamoules Street.
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Madera Auto Center Kicks-Off The Giving Season with Trucks of Hope Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 December 2016 11:03
MADERA - Madera Auto Center, an automotive dealership specializing in new Chevrolet, Toyota and pre-owned vehicle sales and service, announced the exciting return of their Trucks of Hope: Holiday Toy & Food Drive. This year, the program aims to benefit Valley Children’s Hospital and Madera County Food Bank.
 

From now until December 22nd, MAC invites everyone to proudly join them in lighting up a life and will be collecting toys for children of all age groups and food items. With the donation of a new, unwrapped toy or non-perishable food with a minimum $10 value, anyone who donates will receive a $20 voucher good towards a future service visit, installed accessory or complimentary wheel alignment check.

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O’Reilly Auto Parts to Pay $9.86 Million Settlement in Hazardous Waste Disposal Case Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 December 2016 12:51

MADERA - Madera County District Attorney, David A. Linn, along with 50 other California District Attorneys, announced today that Alameda County Superior Court Judge, Brad Seligman, has ordered the Missouri-based O’Reilly Auto Parts to pay $9.86 million as part of a settlement of a civil environmental prosecution alleging the company mishandled hazardous waste.


The consent judgment agreed to by O’Reilly Auto Enterprises, LLC; O'Reilly Automotive, Inc.; O'Reilly Automotive Stores, Inc.; and Ozark Automotive Distributors, Inc., resolves allegations made in a civil enforcement lawsuit filed in Alameda County.

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DUI Enforcement Operations Planned This Weekend Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 December 2016 12:42
FRESNO - Officers from The Fresno Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will deploy this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Saturday, December 10, 2016 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.

In California, this deadly crime led to 867 deaths and over 23,000 serious injuries in 2013 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Nationally, the latest data shows over 10,000 were killed by an impaired driver. From 2013 through 2015, officers have investigated 1,253 DUI collisions which have claimed 26 lives and resulted in another 273 injuries in the City of Fresno.
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Magic of the Seasons Returns to Tulare County Fairgrounds Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 December 2016 19:19

TULARE  – The world’s largest light sculpture display has returned to Tulare, with new lanterns representing  “The Magic of the Seasons,” including a massive new Winter Castle lantern and a new glow-in-the-dark activity area for children.

Global Winter Wonderland, which debuted in Tulare in 2015, opened on Friday, Nov. 25, and will be open select days through Jan. 8. For details and to purchase tickets, visit www.globalwonderland.com.

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