Saturday, 22 November 2014




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Top 20 Scams to Avoid and How to Protect Yourself and Property this Holiday

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MADERAPhone scams, cyber scams, mail scams ... they’re a nuisance and especially menacing during the Holiday season.  Since the beginning of this year, the Madera County Sheriff's Departme [ ... ]

Police Seek Suspect in Restaurant Robbery

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FRESNO - On Saturday, November 1st at about 8:30 p.m., 22 year old Abel Garcia entered the Douggy Fresh Pizza Parlor at 4776 E. Kings Canyon where he robbed the victim of her purse. Garcia enter [ ... ]

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Wyoming's Brian Hill Does in Fresno State Bulldogs 45-17

FRESNO, Calif. - Wyoming running back Brian Hill set a new Mountain West record with 387 all-purpose yards as the Cowboys defeated the Fresno State football team 45-17 Saturday night at Bulldog Stad [ ... ]

Dogs Take On Wyoming Saturday at Home - Salute to Services & Football Family Food Drive

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FRESNO  - Fresno State head coach Tim DeRuyter will be welcoming back three of the best pass catchers in school history at Saturday's game against Wyoming when Davante Adams, Bear Pascoe and Step [ ... ]

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Frosty Queen - Best Location Great Burger

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RESTAURANT REVIEW - Ok, this is getting a little ridicules now. First there was Super King Burger, then the Red Onion opened. Now Frosty Queen has jumped onto the bandwagon. All three of these resta [ ... ]

Fatte Albert's Pizza - A Hanford Must

RESTAURANT REVIEW - I took my family in here last Thursday while we were downtown for the "Paint It Pink" for breast cancer awareness. I did some research before going to Hanford and found this plac [ ... ]

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Opinion / Editorial

It's OK to Vote No on Measure G - MUSD Has Not Earned Our Trust

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EDITORIAL - Yes the Madera Unified School District needs a third high school. There is no doubt that both MUSD high schools are facing overcrowding and deal with the problems that brings. The only th [ ... ]

Does MUSD Trustee Lynn Cogdill Live in Madera?

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EDITORIAL - Where does Madera Unified Trustee Lynn Cogdill really live? He and his wife own houses in both Madera and Bakersfield. His wife hasn't lived here in Madera for years and when Mr. Cogdill h [ ... ]

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Big Valley News & Photo
DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 November 2014 10:12
MADERA – The Madera Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on 11/22/14 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 03:00 a.m.

The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes.  Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.

Southwest Gang Member Arrested For Felony Cruelty To Animals Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 November 2014 14:39

FRESNO - An off duty officer Fresno Police Department was approached by an employee of Fresno Bully Rescue Tuesday about an e-mail the employee received regarding a man that filmed his pitbull dogs attacking a smaller, black, mixed breed dog.

As the man filmed he goaded his dogs to attack and kill the smaller dog until it was dead. In the video the man stated that the same would happen to any dog that got into his yard. The man posted the video to his Facebook page. The reporting party requested an investigation be initiated against the man for animal cruelty. When the officer got to work she wrote a police report and started an investigation.

Stabbing Near Main Entrance to the Fresno County Jail Print E-mail
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Monday, 17 November 2014 08:21

FRESNO - Southwest patrol officers from the Fresno Police Department were dispatched early Saturday evening to a disturbance on M Street just north of the Fresno County Jail main entrance. Upon arrival, officers contacted Vernisha Green, 25 years of age, in the lobby of the main jail.

Ms. Green had stab wounds on her scalp. Her injuries were not life threatening. Green told officers that she was at the jail visiting her boyfriend who is currently serving time at the Fresno County Jail. After visiting her boyfriend Green left the jail and walked to her parked car which was on M Street just south of Merced.

Fresno Woman Stabbed in the Neck at Millbrook/Teague Print E-mail
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Monday, 17 November 2014 15:17

FRESNO - Northeast patrol officers from the Fresno Police Deaprtment were dispatched to Saint Agnes Medical Center Monday morning regarding a female stabbing victim just dropped off at the hospital by her boyfriend that was the suspect. The hospital immediately went on lockdown until officers arrived at the hospital. The suspect vehicle was described as a Prius and the injured victim had stab wounds to her head, neck, hands and upper torso.

Minutes later Northeast patrol officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1100 block of E. Kelso Avenue regarding an adult son at the location trying to kill his mother with a knife. The call detailed that the 41 year old son had his mother cornered and the call taker could hear struggling over the phone.

Arrest of Former Sunnyside High Softball Coach Print E-mail
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Monday, 17 November 2014 07:52
FRESNO - According to the Fresno Police Department, beginning in August of  2013 the former Sunnyside High School softball coach, Christopher Ybarra, began an inappropriate relationship with a Sunnyside High Schol student. The 30 year old coach is being charged with six felony counts of unlawful sex with a minor.

The relationship started with kissing and groping, then he eventually committed the aforementioned sex crimes that he was arrested for on November 11th by Fresno Police Department detectives. In July 2014, the victim stopped seeing the suspect and told other people which resulted in the police being notified in November. This investigation is ongoing and further investigation is being completed by detectives.


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Opal Ann McCurry (94) passed away peacefully on November 16, 2014 at the Oakhurst Healthcare and Wellness Center at the age of 94 years and 10 months. She was born on January 30, 1920 in Sugar Grove [ ... ]

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Juanita Ruiz Scroggins (67), of Madera, CA. passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at her home surrounded by loved ones, following a challenging 5 year battle with cancer. Juanita had a feisty [ ... ]







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