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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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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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10 Year Old Boy Caught Pointing Laser at FSO Aircraft Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Friday, 10 March 2017 14:27

PARLIER - On the evening of March 7th, members of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit were operating E.A.G.L.E. 3, our fixed-wing airplane, on a call for service.

While flying over the city of Parlier at an altitude of 5,000 feet, our crew was distracted by a bright green laser light that was repeatedly flashing throughout the cockpit. Using the plane’s onboard camera system, our tactical flight officer was able locate a person outside a home who was aiming a laser pointer at the airplane.

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Chowchilla Man Convicted on 10 Counts of Rape, Incest and Aggravated Sexual Assault Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 March 2017 09:38
MADERA – Madera County District Attorney, David A. Linn, announced that yesterday, Mark Garner, of Chowchilla, was found guilty on all counts, following a four week trial in Department 21 of the Madera Superior Court, before Judge, Joseph Soldani.

Garner was found guilty of one count of rape, and one count of incest, which occurred between October 2003 and 2004. Mr. Garner was also found guilty of eight counts of aggravated sexual assault upon a child under the age of fourteen, occurring between November 1995 and November 1997.
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FSO Civil Unit to Assist with Homeless Encampment Cleanup Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 March 2017 09:31
FRESNO - On Monday, March 6th, deputies with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Civil Unit will assist Fresno County Public Works and Environmental Health with a homeless encampment cleanup operation. It will occur on two pieces of property located near the intersection of W. Dennett Ave. and N. Lafayette Ave. in Fresno.

The encampment has been growing during the last year and the Sheriff’s Office has received many complaints from local residents and the property owner. There are approximately a dozen people illegally occupying the properties at any given time.
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Emmy Awarding Winning Actor Ed Asner Visits Madera South Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 11:04
MADERA -  "Hollywood legend Ed Asner, co-star of the Mary Tyler Moore show, winner of five Golden Globes, Seven Primetime Emmy Awards and a slew of various TV and feature film roles paid a visit to the Madera South High School last Friday to promote and discuss his REELZ Channel Docudrama, “Titanic: Sinking The Myths;” portions of which were filmed in Madera County.

After a lunch at the Vineyard Restaurant with city, county and school district leaders, Mr. Asner met with drama students from Madera South who wish to pursue an acting and entertainment career. He took questions from teachers and students and shared stories from his 60 plus year career in acting.

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Detectives Arrest 17 Year Old Boy for Murdering His Great Grandmother Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Thursday, 09 March 2017 09:35
FRESNO - Homicide detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office have booked a 17 ½ year old boy into the Juvenile Justice Center on a charge of murder. His name and photo are not being released due to the fact he is a minor. The District Attorney’s Office will determine if the suspect is to be charged as an adult.

On Sunday, March 5th, at around 7:40 pm, Fresno County Sheriff deputies responded to the 2000 block of N. Polk Ave. in Fresno regarding a disturbance. The caller reported a stabbing had occurred at a home. Upon arrival, deputies located 74 year old Lupe Suarez at the home. She had injuries consistent with being stabbed and was unconscious.
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Madera County Supervisor takes water war to D.C. Print E-mail
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Written by Glenna Jarvis   
Friday, 03 March 2017 12:09
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 to fighting for water storage.

“There is no water shortage,” Rogers said when addressing attendees of the National Association of Counties (NACo) this week. “There is a shortage of water storage, and certainly a shortage of common sense water policy.

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Two Arrested for Armed Robbery Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 00:00

FRESNO - Early Monday morning Southwest District Midnight Officer John Swanson of the Fresno Police Deaprtment responded to a call of a robbery at the Sands Motel, 1441 N. Golden State. The victim had gone to the Motel with a female and upon entering the room a male exited the bathroom with an AK47 style rifle, demanding his money, taking $300 in cash. Once he did this the victim was allowed to leave, whereupon he contacted the Fresno Police Department, advising of the weapon seen.

Officers arrived and utilizing precautionary measures, surrounded the motel room and called out the potential suspects, detaining them without incident. The victim was able to provide officers with descriptive detail of the weapon and suspects that led to the arrest of the suspects.

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Robert Dayne “Bobby” Creamer (63) was born to Willis and Marguerite Cremean Creamer in Madera on January 26, 1954 and passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 17, 2017. Bobby was a lifelong res [ ... ]


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