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Romo Enters Pleas to 11 Counts of Felony Animal Cruelty for Neglected Horses

FRESNO - On August 27, 2015, Jose Francisco Romo entered pleas to eleven (11) felony counts of Penal Code §597(b), animal cruelty, relating to horses that were found neglected and malnourished on his [ ... ]


Fresno SO Recovers Large Cache of Stolen Guns

SANGER - Alejandro Rosales, 29, of Sanger has been booked into the Fresno County Jail. He is facing felony charges of receiving stolen property and possession of marijuana for sale. He is being held o [ ... ]


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Fresno State Swimmer Heads to All-Africa Games in Congo

FRESNO - Fresno State will have a presence next week at the All-Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo, which take place Sept. 4-19, as junior swimmer Tarryn Rennie will compete in six events for Zimba [ ... ]


Cordevalle to Host 2016 U.S. Woman's Open Golf Championship

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FAR HILLS, N.J. – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced CordeValle, in San Martin, Calif., as the host of the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open Championship. The championship, which will  [ ... ]


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The Magic of Frank Thurston at the Madera Fair

MADERA - Frank Thurston started his professional career as a Magician at the age of 18. At the age of 20 he was awarded the 1986 Pacific Coast Association of Magicians (PCAM) Award by his peers, for B [ ... ]


Everything You Need to Know About the 2015 Madera Fair

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The Madera Fair will be here soon and it’s “Shear Excitement,” for family fun, September 10-13th!  Gates open at 5pm on Thursday and Friday and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

MADERA - The Ta [ ... ]


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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 [ ... ]


Supervisor Rogers Loves Millionaire Developers & FunnelsThousands of Campaign Dollars to His Family

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WHO OWNS THE MADERA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS?  EDITORIAL - Who does the Madera County Board of Supervisors serve? You might think the answer should be all of the county citizens or at the ve [ ... ]


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They're Out in Golden Valley: Ranchos Trustee Recall Successful Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 September 2015 09:42
MADERA RANCHOS - In what may prove to be a lesson for all school boards in the Central Valley, three Golden Valley Unified School District Trustees have been removed from office. The recall movement in the Madera Ranchos that started when the school board fired a popular superintendent, Andy Alvarado,  resulted in an over-whelming percentage of the voters saying goodbye three members.

Board president Kathleen Crumpton, John Mosley and Carla Neal were sent packing last night as nearly 90% of the voters said their voices will be heard. On February 3rd of this year nearly 400 citizens crowded the Liberty High School Theater for a board meeting. These parents defended the actions of then Superintendent Andy Alvarado but at the end of the night these three board members went against the parents and removed the superintendent from his position.

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Arrest for Animal Cruelty & Weapons Charges Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 September 2015 10:52

FRESNO - Officers working the Northwest Policing District of the Fresno Police Department assigned to the extra patrol shift operation; who are tasked with specifically addressing recent violent crime increases, were patrolling the 2500 block of West Fairmont Avenue when they were flagged down by citizens who reside in the area.

These citizens related to the officers that a Black male adult, later identified as Lovell Jefferson (47) and resident of Fresno, had shot their kitten with a bb gun in the head while it was playing outside. Officers contacted additional witnesses and located the residence belonging to Jefferson.

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Fresno Stabbing Suspect Arrested Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 August 2015 07:14
FRESNO - Last night a 14-year-old girl called 911 to report her family members were fighting in the 3700 block of East Alta Avenue. The girl said someone was stabbed during the fight. Officers arrived and found the victim, a 31-year-old male, had four lacerations to his face and head. Fresno Fire Department and American Ambulance personnel treated the victim at the scene and transported him to the hospital. His injuries were not life-threatening.

According to the victim and witnesses, the victim befriended a female he met at work. The female’s husband is in Mexico. The husband’s cousin, 31-year-old Hedilberto Ventura Cruz, confronted the victim a couple of times recently and told him to stop talking to his cousin’s wife.

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Felon Arrested with Firearm Near Friant Road Print E-mail
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Monday, 31 August 2015 00:00

FRESNO - On 8-28-15 officers were dispatched to the Sportsman’s Warehouse on North Fresno Avenue at Friant Road, in regard to a suspicious subject. The subject, later identified as Adam Armstrong, had just been inside the store and purchased an air rifle. The clerk felt Armstrong was possibly under the influence of something and called Fresno Police. Armstrong went to his car and began to load the air rifle he had just purchased. He then drove away a few minutes later.

Officers responded and located Armstrong near the intersection of Champlain and Perrin. They conducted an investigative stop on Armstrong and noted that he was displaying some symptoms of being under the influence of a narcotic.

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Geneva Street Gang Member Get's a BANG Out of Fruity Pebbles Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 August 2015 07:06
FRESNO - On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at about 9:41 pm, the Fresno Police Department received a call regarding a disturbance involving a male armed with a gun in the area of Alamos and Recreation. A description of the male suspect was provided by the Reporting Party.

Northeast Violent Crime Impact Team officers responded to the area and began searching for the male. They located a matching suspect at a nearby apartment complex and were able to detain him. During a subsequent search of the male’s apartment, officers located a loaded Glock .40 caliber handgun hidden in a box of breakfast cereal in the kitchen. The handgun was found to have been stolen in a Fresno residential burglary on August 8, 2015.

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Jerry Pruett (79)
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Jerry Richard Pruett (79) passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at his daughter Jeans home at the age of 79. He was born in Bessie, Oklahoma, March 18, 1936 to his parents, Richard and Al [ ... ]


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Webster "Web" Benard (81), a native of Keota, OK and a resident of Madera, CA for 77 years passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015 at a Fresno hospital. He was a retired U.S. Postal Clerk where he  [ ... ]


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