Wednesday, 17 September 2014




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Sheriff Anderson Endorses Salvador in November Election

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MADERA - Madera County Undersheriff Michael Salvador officially announced at a press conference in Courthouse Park Tuesday morning that four-term incumbent Sheriff John Anderson, who appointed Mich [ ... ]

Robbery of Cell Phone on FAX Bus

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FRESNO - On September 9, 2014 at approximately 3:30 p.m., a robbery of a cell phone occurred on a FAX city bus after a black male adult got on at Sierra Vista and Butler. The suspect is shown on v [ ... ]

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Nebraska Beats Bulldogs Inside Out and Upside Down - 55-19

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FRESNO - For the Fresno State Bulldog's the "at home winning streak" ends at thirteen. Saturday night the Dogs faced the number 21 ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers and for the third straight week this seas [ ... ]

Bulldog Volleyball Takes Runner Up at Kissler Classic in New York

QUEENS, N.Y. – The Fresno State volleyball team (5-6) wrapped up its busy East Coast swing with a 3-1 win vs. New Hampshire (4-6) and 3-1 loss to host St. John’s (8-3) in final-day action in th [ ... ]

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Real Honky Tonking Music in Chowchilla Thursday

CHOWCHILLA  – Great old time Honky Tonk country music will get your feet a tappin’ this Thursday, August 7 as the Chowchilla Music in the Park Summer Concert Series welcomes the Danny Millsap [ ... ]

Kick off Shark Week with a Slumber Party Like No Other: Six Flag's Discovery Kingdom Sharks in the Dark

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VALLEJO - Does the thought of sleeping under water while sharks circle around you sound like your kind of adventure? How about resting your head against a shark aquarium and then waking up to a lar [ ... ]

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Opinion / Editorial

MUSD Trustee Attacks Big Valley News Over Felon Story

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EDITORIAL - I was made aware of a rather nasty post made about me and this publication by Mr. Lynn Cogdill today. In fact I learned today that Mr. Cogdill got up in front of the Madera Unified School  [ ... ]

What Not to Do in Anti-Gang Programs

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Agencies Willing to Spend Big Money on Programs That Don't Work EDITORIAL - Before my retirement in 2004, I was required to attend another of the many useless administrative meetings imposed by the  [ ... ]

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Big Valley News & Photo
DA Delays Pike Murder Trial Again For Vacation in Mexico Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 September 2014 20:23

MODESTO -  The murder trial of Brittney Navarra has been delayed once again. The case which has been delayed over and over again by the Madera County District Attorney's Office faced another delay this week while the assistant district attorney travels to Mexico for a family vacation and his daughter's birthday.

Navarra, who is facing murder charges for the January 2008 murder of 18 year old Krista Pike, has been sitting in a Madera County Jail cell for the last six and a half years awaiting her day in court. A day which was delayed for numerous reasons, including the removal of Ed Gill, Madera County Deputy District Attorney, for prosecutorial misconduct and forgery charges. Gill ended up pleading his case down to misdemeanor forgery.

Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Handgun Seized Dring Search Warrant Service Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 September 2014 13:26

FRESNO - Fresno County Sheriff’s Narcotics detectives arrested three persons and seized marijuana, methamphetamine, and a semi-automatic handgun during the service of a search warrant this past Thursday. 

Arrested were 37 year old Sompheth Thonethao of Texas, and 29 year old Sangsao Chanthava and 39 year old Tounkeo Vongsananh both of Fresno.

Foot Chase Prompts School Lockdown Print E-mail
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Friday, 12 September 2014 07:35
MADERA COUNTY – A morning search for a man reportedly armed with a weapon, forced one elementary school on temporary lockdown.

At approximately 8:30 AM Thursday morning, Madera County Sheriff’s Deputies issued the lockdown order during a foot pursuit through a neighborhood not far from Berneda School. The incident ended a short time later when deputies captured 42-year David Leslie Sanchez, of Madera.

Nebraska Beats Bulldogs Inside Out and Upside Down - 55-19 Print E-mail
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Saturday, 13 September 2014 23:59
FRESNO - For the Fresno State Bulldog's the "at home winning streak" ends at thirteen. Saturday night the Dogs faced the number 21 ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers and for the third straight week this season came up very short of a victory.

Nebraska scored twice within the first three minutes of the game. The first score came from a 70 yard pass completion to Sophmore Jordan Westerkamp. The second came from a 57 yard rush from senior Ameer Abdullah. Both after-point kicks from freshman Drew Brown were good for a quick 14-0 lead.

15 Month Old Fresno Girl Drowns in Bath Tub Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 September 2014 07:32

FRESNO - Northeast patrol officers from the Fresno Police Department and EMS were dispatched to the Village Apartments early Tuesday evening on East Bulldog Lane regarding a hysterical female reporting that someone was not responsive at the apartment.

Upon arrival, EMS discovered a 15 month old female that was not breathing and non-responsive.  EMS immediately started resuscitation efforts and rushed the child to St Agnes Medical Center but unfortunately the child died. The story provided by the 27 year old mother of the child is that the 15 month old was taking a bath and became fussy so the mother believed the child was hungry.


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James L. Cappelluti (74), passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday August 22, 2014 at Hinds Hospice in Fresno, Ca. after a short battle with cancer. Jim was born on October 17, 1939 at [ ... ]

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Duane A. Imrie (86) was born in Modale, IA on October 12, 1927 and went home on August 19, 2014. He was a resident of Madera for the past 62 years where he worked for the Madera Unified Transporta [ ... ]







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