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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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Felony DUI Arrest in Chowchilla Print E-mail
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Friday, 03 February 2017 11:15
CHOWCHILLA - During the early morning hours of Saturday officers of the Chowchilla Police Department were dispatched to the 100 block of north 15th Street in the City of Chowchilla. Callers in the area were reporting a vehicle had just run into a travel trailer which was parked in the driveway of a residence.

Officers arrived on scene and contacted the driver of the vehicle which had struck the travel trailer. They also contacted the occupants of the trailer who had been inside of it sleeping. They were resting for the funeral of a family member that morning.
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Sexual Assault Charges Filed Against Former Bulldog Mascot Deandre JeanPierre Print E-mail
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Friday, 03 February 2017 10:57

FRESNO - The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office has filed a Misdemeanor Criminal Complaint against Fresno State student that was also a Bulldog Mascot for a series of sexual gropings last year near the Fresno State Campus.

Deandre JeanPierre has been charged with five (5) misdemeanor counts of Sexual Battery [Penal Code section 243.4(e)] involving five (5) different victims over a period of three (3) months. If convicted of the charges, Mr. JeanPierre faces local jail time, as well as being required to register as a sexual offender.

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Armed Suspect Dies Following Officer Involved Shooting Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 15:53
FRESNO - Early Monday morning, a man (later identified as the suspect) made a 911 call to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office to report a group of ten unknown people were inside his home. Sheriff’s deputies responded the house located on the 3400 block of East Terrace Avenue in Fresno. Deputies went to the front door and made contact with 45 year old Refugio Alvarez, the man who had called.

Alvarez answered the door holding a handgun and a machete. deputies ordered Alvarez to drop his weapons, but he refused to do so. A deputy deployed their Taser and struck the suspect, but it was ineffective. Alvarez advanced toward deputies while still holding the machete.
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Agriland Farming Company & CEO Charged with Stealing Water from MID Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 15:27
MADERA - Madera County District Attorney, David A. Linn, announced today that Agriland Farming Company, Inc. and its Chief Executive Officer have been charged with violations of sections 592(a), 498(b), and 602(k) of the Penal Code of the State of California, in a complaint filed January 30, 2017.

The complaint alleges that between March 2, 2016, and March 10, 2016, Agriland Farming Company and its Chief Executive Officer unlawfully trespassed on lands owned and occupied by the Madera Irrigation District and diverted water from a canal owned by the District without authorization and without paying compensation.

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