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Missing Coarsegold Teenager Found Deceased

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COARSEGOLD -  On Wednesday last week, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a missing teenager. Deputies searched several areas where the girl was suspected to be, but [ ... ]

Minor Decoy Operation Results in Two Citations at Local Businesses

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CLOVIS - Clovis Police Officers along with agents of the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) have cited two clerks for selling alcohol to minors on February 24, 2017. The actions were the resu [ ... ]

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Bacon vs. Tacos: The Official Showdown

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FRESNO – The Fresno Tacos (nee, Grizzlies) have had enough. Fed up (pun intended) after months of back and forth on Twitter, the organization announced at a press conference the morning of (Taco) Tu [ ... ]

Fresno State Baseball Hosts "Night to Remember"

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FRESNO - On the evening of Monday, Feb. 20, Fresno State baseball will conclude a four-game series against the Oregon Ducks by honoring Fresno's unique role in Japanese-American baseball history wi [ ... ]

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Massive Cash Jackpot Winner Celebrates Table Mountain's 30th Anniversary With Huge Win!

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FRIANT -- Table Mountain Casino Player's Club member Raymond, of Visalia, is celebrating Table Mountain Casino's 30th Anniversary as the latest winner of Table Mountain Casino's totally rand [ ... ]

Twitter Announces Live Streaming Event for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter today announced it is collaborating with Disney and People to live stream exclusively a special Rogue One: A Star Wars Story event. The live stream, hosted by People, will feat [ ... ]

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Opinion / Editorial

Be Safe This Saint Patricks Weekend

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EDITORIAL - St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the nation’s favorite holidays to celebrate and party. Unfortunately, too many people are taking to the roads after drinking, making the holida [ ... ]

Madera County Supervisor takes water war to D.C.

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EDITORIAL - During the annual legislative conference in Washington D.C., Madera County Supervisor David Rogers let lawmakers and supervisors from across the nation know he means business when it comes [ ... ]

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Edward Gonzalez Arrested in Violent Carjacking Print E-mail
News - Local
Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Thursday, 01 December 2016 13:17

FRESNO - On November 16, 2016, just before 7pm the victim in this case was leaving her place of work, the Elm Dental Care building. She closed the building door and was walking toward her car when she was approached by a young Hispanic male who displayed a black handgun and demanded her car keys. The victim complied, and while handing him her keys the suspect violently snatched them from her hand. The armed male then jumped in her car and drove away.

On November 20, 2016, the California Highway Patrol observed the victims vehicle in Cathedral City California occupied by four males. A traffic stop was conducted and once the vehicle was determined to be stolen out of Fresno all occupants were detained.


Gang Member Arrested For Reckless Discharge of Firearm Print E-mail
News - Local
Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 09:43
FRESNO - Friday evening the Fresno Police Department received multiple 911 calls regarding shots fired in the area of Tyler Avenue and Thesta Street in Central Fresno. The callers stated that a man was shooting a gun from a white Honda type vehicle. In addition, the subject shooting the gun crashed his vehicle into a parked car and then drove off, leaving the broken bumper to his own vehicle behind with the license plate still attached.

Officers from the Central Fresno Policing District responded and began checking the area for the vehicle. Within minutes, officers located the vehicle stopped in the 1200 block of N. Doon Way, which is a short distance away from where the shooting took place. Jesus Espinoza, a 25 year old Fresno resident, was found driving the vehicle.
Traffic Stop Leads to DUI Arrest & Gun Seizure Print E-mail
News - Local
Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 09:26
FRESNO COUNTY - Giovanni Herrera (26) of Fresno has been booked into the Fresno County Jail. He faces felony charges related to gun and ammunition possession as well as misdemeanors for DUI and resisting arrest. Herrera also had an outstanding arrest warrant out of Kern County for drug related charges. He is being held on $100,000 bail.

Around midnight on Saturday, a Fresno County Sheriff’s deputy was patrolling the area of Mountain View and Orange Avenues when he saw a GMC Yukon swerving on the road. The deputy made a traffic stop on the SUV, which was being driven by Giovanni Herrera. The deputy noticed Herrera appeared to have been drinking.
Elaborate Marijuana Operation Busted at Fresno Rental Home Print E-mail
News - Local
Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 13:05
FRESNO - Jesus Nava Rodriguez (50) has been booked into the Fresno County Jail. He faces felony charges of marijuana cultivation, intent to sell marijuana and stealing electricity. Rodriguez also faces other misdemeanors and had outstanding bench warrants. His bail has been set at $147,000.

On Tuesday, members of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program (HIDTA) served a search warrant at a home on the 4600 block of W. Pine Ave. in Fresno. Once officers entered the house, the suspect, Jesus Rodriguez, ran upstairs. Officers later found him hiding in a bathtub, where he used a piece of plywood to cover himself. Several rooms throughout the house were filled with marijuana plants ranging in size from one foot tall to five feet tall.
Alert Citizens Notify Police Resulting in Capture of Residential Burglar Print E-mail
News - Local
Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 09:33
FRESNO - On Friday a citizen observed suspicious activity at her neighbor's residence in the 2800 block of East Pico Avenue near Mariposa Avenue. The neighbor saw a rear bedroom window open with a large duffel bag full of property directly below the open window. The neighbor was aware the resident was away for the day so there should be no reason for the window to be wide open with a duffel bag below the window. The neighbor called the police.

As officers were converging on the area, another neighbor flagged down an officer and conveyed he saw a suspicious male walking away from the victim's residence. The neighbor did not recognize the male but thought it was odd and suspicious the male was carrying a large pickle jar full of coins. The neighbor told officers the suspect was walking through Cary Park.
Fresno State Drops Season Finale 16-14 to San Jose State Print E-mail
News - Sports
Written by Matt Burkholder - Fresno State   
Sunday, 27 November 2016 13:13

FRESNO – A 23-yard field goal by San Jose State in the fourth quarter turned out to be the difference on Saturday afternoon as Fresno State dropped its final game of the season 16-14 to the Spartans at Bulldog Stadium.


The Bulldogs (1-11, 0-8 MW) finished with 245 total yards of offense with 149 coming through the air and 96 on the ground. SJSU (4-8, 3-5 MW) countered with 322 total yards, 211 on the ground and 111 passing.

Long Time Madera Educator Passes: Dr. Duane Furman 89 Print E-mail
Life - Obits
Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Monday, 14 November 2016 16:03

MADERA - Dr. Duane Furman passed away peacefully on November 12, 2016 at the age of 89. He was tended with loving care by his family during the last weeks of his life. Duane, the only child of Clarence and Buena Furman, was born on May 17, 1927, in Dinuba, California. His father was an organic farmer and heavy equipment operator, and his mother was a teacher.

Duane helped his father on the farm, and served in the Army from 1945 to 1947. Duane was an avid fisherman, and loved to hunt jackrabbits in the family vineyard. His lifelong love of cars started with his first car, a 1937 Ford coupe.


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