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Morris Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty

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FRESNO -  Fresno County Deputy District Attorney Lynette Gonzales and Senior Investigator Mario Leal announced yesterday that Jovohanna Morris entered a guilty plea to a felony charge of animal c [ ... ]


Madera Man Arrested After Taking a Vehicle With a Teenager Inside

MADERA - At about 11 PM Tuesday night, Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Western Way, north of Madera, for a vehicle theft and kidnapping. The caller reported that the suspect, [ ... ]


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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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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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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.
 
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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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Tractor Theft Suspect Caught Folowing Foot Chase Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 June 2016 11:29

FRESNO - Fresno Police officers Tim Sullivan and Sean Morris were dispatched to the area of West McKinley and State Route 99 Sunday evening in regards to a suspicious subject, later identified as John Pinto Acevedo 34, sitting in a skid steer, which has a front loading bucket and is tracked.

Before the officers could arrive, Acevedo was able to start the skid steer, and began to drive it off the construction lot. Acevedo began to drive on the street and was being followed by some of the workers who were on the site.

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New Police Unit to Apprehend Domestic Violence Offenders: 25 Arrested in Seven Days Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 June 2016 11:43
FRESNO -  According to Sergeant Michael Manfredi, the supervisor for the Fresno Police Department’s Domestic Violence Apprehension Team, crime analysis showed that there is a recent increase in aggravated felony assaults. A more in-depth look showed that the driving factor were incidents of domestic violence.

Something more troubling was that if the suspect was not quickly arrested there was a higher likelihood of a second, more violent attack, against the victim. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer, after conferring with District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp, instituted the Domestic Violence Apprehension Team. The goal of the unit was to arrest the most recent offending suspects who were at large on domestic violence related cases, with emphasis given to the most violent and the most prolific of those offenders.

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Brandon Pasion Opens Chowchilla Summer Concert Series June 23 Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 June 2016 09:27
Thursday nights brings music to downtown Chowchilla

CHOWCHILLA - Chowchilla’s Sizzlin’ Summer Nights Music in the Park Concerts opens the 2016 season with singer-songwriter Brandon Pasion with his band. Featuring a country-rock music style Brandon and the band will perform in Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Chowchilla on Thursday, June 23.

The FREE concert begins at 7:30pm and is part of a six-week series of outdoor concerts that continues through July 28. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and gather under the shady trees to enjoy some wonderful musical entertainment.

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Margretta Schleich (72), a native of Covina, CA and a resident of Madera, CA for the past 48 years, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at her Madera home. She was a licensed clinical social worker  [ ... ]


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