Friday, 27 May 2016




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Fresno County Sheriff’s Correctional Officer Chosen for Optimist Hero Award

FRESNO -  The Optimist International Greater Fresno chapter will present an award to its 2016 Law Enforcement Optimist Hero. The recipient is Fresno County Sheriff’s Correctional Officer Wendel [ ... ]

2016 Bass Lake Boat Registration Stickers Available at Three Local Businesses

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BASS LAKE - The 2016 boat registration stickers for Bass Lake are not being sold at the Sheriff’s “Island” Office this year, they are now available for purchase at three new locations. Bass La [ ... ]

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Bob Bennett Honored and Dogs Pull Off Win in Extra Innings

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FRESNO - On an historic night in Fresno State baseball history that saw the Bulldogs stadium dedicated to legendary former head coach Bob Bennett, the Bulldogs used some magic to pull out a 1-0 walk [ ... ]

Bullpen Lift Grizzlies to 5-2 Win in Salt Lake Series Opener

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SALT LAK CITY, UT - After the ultimate rarity of back-to-back rainouts in Las Vegas, the Fresno Grizzlies were anxious to get back at it on Monday in Salt Lake City, the first of a four-game series [ ... ]

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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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Opinion / Editorial

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. [ ... ]

EDITORIAL: Remember Alison Parker & Adam Ward, Not the Killer

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EDITORIAL - WDBJ-TV Virginia television reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward were executed while doing their jobs. They were good people who were successful at what they did and loved their work. The [ ... ]

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Bail Raised on Pregnant Woman Accused of DUI Homicide Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Friday, 27 May 2016 07:34

MADERA -  A pregnant woman is sitting in the Madera County Department of Corrections awaiting trial for multiple drunken driving charges for a crash in Central California that left a man dead and three others injured.

The California Highway Patrol says Candice Ooley (23) was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter after the crash Friday night on Highway 41 in Madera County foothills.

Armed Ex-Felon, Violent Gang Member Leads Officers in Pursuit After Discharging a Firearm Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Friday, 27 May 2016 06:52

FRESNO - Mid-morning Wednesday, shortly before 10:00AM, the Fresno Police Department received reports of shots being fired in the area of Chestnut Avenue and Holland Ave in Northeast Fresno.  The caller reported seeing three males entering an older model, burgundy Toyota Corolla and dronueve southbound Chestnut Ave.  

Members of the SVS Tac Team located the Corolla near HWY 168 and Ashland Avenue. The Fresno Police Department helicopter, Air 1, arrived quickly and worked with the SVS Tac Team to follow the suspect vehicle as it travelled on the freeway towards downtown Fresno.

Police Respond to Reported Chat-line Kidnapping Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Monday, 23 May 2016 13:43
FRESNO - Southeast patrol officers from the Fresno Police Deaprtment responded Monday morning to the Chevron station at Shields and Armstrong avenues regarding a reported kidnapping. When officers arrived at the station, they contacted the 14-year-old female victim. She told officers she was waiting for a bus in the Tower District when she was approached by the suspect and was forced into the suspect vehicle and placed in the trunk.

The victim then told officers she was driven to an unknown apartment by Fresno State where she was slapped and forced into a closet. Later, the victim said the suspect drove her to the area of Armstrong and Floradora Avenue where the suspect vehicle ran out of gas. The victim claimed she then ran from the vehicle to the Chevron station where she called the police.

Stolen Vehicle Stop Nets Two to Jail Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 May 2016 14:32

FRESNO - Detectives from the Fresno Police Department’s Career Criminal Auto Theft Team (CCATT) assisted FPD traffic officers Yuesday afternoon with a stop of an occupied stolen vehicle at Pacific and Belmont.

Traffic officers stopped a gray, 1991, Toyota, Camry for not having a front license plate. During the stop, it was learned that the Toyota was a reported stolen vehicle out of NW Fresno. The driver and passenger were detained and CCATT detectives took over the investigation.

Deceased Woman Found in Canal at Chestnut /Jensen Print E-mail
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Sunday, 22 May 2016 00:00
FRESNO - On Thursday, May 19th, at 7:08 am, Southeast patrol officers from the Fresno Police Department were dispatched to Jensen /Chestnut avenues to investigate the report of a body found in an irrigation canal. Fresno County Sheriff deputies were already arrived on scene.

An irrigation worker was using a trash fork tool to remove debris from the canal and he discovered a body near the debris and under the water. The worker immediately notified law enforcement. The decedent was an 84 year old Asian female and was removed from the water by the Fresno County Sheriffs Department Boat and Dive Team.

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Former Madera Online Columnist Leon Emo Dies at 67

MADERA - Former columnist for several Madera newspapers, Leon Emo, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fresno, at the age of 67. He was born May 26, 1948, in Los Angeles, b [ ... ]

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Jean Macaluso Whitaker (68), beloved mother, grandmother and sister, was born on May 22, 1947 in San Jose, CA. She passed away on May 9, 2016 with her family by her side in Madera, CA where she was  [ ... ]


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