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Inmate Found Dead in Fresno County Jail

FRESNO - On Thursday, 4-10-14, approximately 8:00 pm, an inmate within the Fresno County Main Jail was found deceased in his cell that was shared with a second inmate.  Correctional Officers and  [ ... ]


Fresno Joins Crackdown on Texting and Handheld Cell Use Behind the Wheel

FRESNO – As part of April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, Fresno Police Department will be joining with over 200 other local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway P [ ... ]


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Bulldogs Capture Second-Straight MW Tourney Title

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Fresno State women's basketball team continued its March dominance, winning its fourth-straight conference tournament championship game to secure the programs seventh consecuti [ ... ]


Walk-Off Win Seals Sweep for Fresno State Baseball of No. 18 A&M

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FRESNO – Reigning Mountain West player of the week Taylor Ward provided a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the ninth to give Fresno State a 1-0 win in the Sunday series finale over No. 18 [ ... ]


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Entertainment

Premier Brick Oven Pizza - Best Pizza in Town

A few years ago a friend of mine opened a pizza place in the old Straw Hat location in Madera. Just a few months later he suffered a massive stroke and died. His restaurant closed and I was worried  [ ... ]


Where Not to Find a Hot Dog in Madera

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When they closed the AMPM on Hwy99 at Avenue 12 many of us lost one of the cheapest places in Madera County to buy gas. I was real happy when AMPM opened on Avenue 17 at Hwy99 last year. When I foun [ ... ]


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Did County Auditor Marcia Hall Tell The Truth at Madera Chamber Forum?

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MADERA - Last Monday at the Madera Chamber of Commerce Candidate's Forum appointed Madera County Auditor Marcia Hall was asked two questions regarding her private practice CPA firm and her primary res [ ... ]


Marcia Hall: Full Time County Auditor or Private CPA? - Full Time Madera or Merced Resident?

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MADERA - In January of 2012 Marcia Hall was appointed to complete the term of former Madera County Auditor/Controller Janet Kroeger by a unanimous vote from the Madera County Board of Supervisors. How [ ... ]


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WWII B-17 Bomber & P-51 Fighter Takes Flight over Fresno Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 21:02

PUBLIC RIDES AVAILABLE - CORPORATE AIRCRAFT FBO

FRESNO -
The World War II Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Movie Memphis Belle” and a restored North American P-51 Mustang will take to the skies over Fresno. Public flights will begin in the morning with ground tours in the afternoon.  Hours are from 10am to 5pm each day.

BOEING B-17 “FLYING FORTRESS”

The Liberty Foundation’s B-17 “Memphis Belle” is one of only 14 B-17’s that still fly today. The B-17 dubbed the “Flying Fortress” as a result of her defensive fire power saw action in every theater of operation during WWII. The majority of all WWII B-17’s were operated by the 8th Air force in Europe and participated in countless missions from bases in England deep into enemy territory.

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Former Madera Mayor Buried With Honors at National Cemetery Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 April 2014 14:51

John W Wells Laid To Rest Among Other Heroes

SANTA NELLA - Former Madera mayor and city councilman John W Wells was laid to rest Monday at the San Joaquin National Cemetery in Santa Nella, California.

Wells was the longest serving council member for the city of Madera first running in 1962. He lost that election but two years later the voters of Madera gave him his seat on the council. He held that seat until 1977. During his first stint on the council Wells served as Madera Mayor three times.

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CBS Announces Stephen Colbert As The Next Host Of "THE LATE SHOW" Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 April 2014 21:24
NEW YORK - The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "The Colbert Report," will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment.

Letterman, the legendary, critically acclaimed host of the CBS late night series for 21 years, announced his retirement on his April 3 broadcast. Colbert's premiere date as host of THE LATE SHOW will be announced after Mr. Letterman determines a timetable for his final broadcasts in 2015.

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Merced Police Investigating Latest Murder Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 April 2014 08:24
MERCED - The Merced Police Department dispatch center received a call of shots fired Thursday where a subject had been shot and the responsible vehicle was last seen going eastbound on East Childs Ave. While officers were responding to the area dispatch was on the phone with the victim’s friends and received information that they were transporting him to a local Merced Hospital. While enroute to the hospital the victim’s friends waived down the incoming patrol units and then pulled into the parking lot of Rancho San Miguel shopping center.

The first officers on scene started life saving techniques until emergency personal arrived to take over. The victim is a 23 year old male adult who was later transported to a local hospital. At approximately 5:00 P.M. the Merced Police Department was notified that the victim had died from the gunshot wounds.
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Attempted Murder With Ford Expedition in Southeast Fresno Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 07:18

FRESNO - Early last night Southeast patrol officers Christopher Hinojos and Clifton Macdonald of the Fresno Police Department were traveling westbound on Belmont Avenue when they saw pandemonium taking place at Belmont and Jackson Avenues. The officers saw a Ford Expedition, driven by Suspect Rosa Mendoza, crash into a fence and metal pole surrounding the business lot at 4542 E. Belmont Avenue.

Rosa aimed her Ford at a 39 year old female that was standing on the southwest corner of Belmont/Jackson Avenues but the female took evasive action to get out of the path of the speeding Ford which missed the female victim and then collided with the fence and pole causing major front-end damage to the Ford.

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Robert "Bob" Zewe (60)
15/04/2014

Robert Bob Zewe (60) was born to James and Pauline (Anders) Zewe on July 13th, 1953 in Monongahela, PA and had been a resident of Madera, CA for the past 40 years. Bob passed away on Sunday, April 1 [ ... ]


Betty Schmitz (96): Wife of Former County Supervisor Dies
01/04/2014

Betty Schmitz (96), a member of the pioneer Schmitz Family of Madera County, passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Cedar Creek Retirement Community, at the age of 96. Betty, a native of Washingt [ ... ]


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Sarah Renee Sanders
18/05/2011

Sarah Renee Sanders was born on April 5, 2011 at 5:49pm to Alicia and Michael Sanders. She was 20 in length and weighed 8.2 pds. Her maternal grandparents are Sharon and Mike Stapleton.. Her paternal  [ ... ]


Charles Andrew Love Wildt
18/05/2011

Charles Andrew Love Wildt was born on April 12, 2011 at 10:23pm to Kellie and John Wildt. He was 19 in length and weighed 7.11 pds. His maternal grandparents are Della and Charles Clark.. His pat [ ... ]


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