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Four Year Old Left Behind At Restaurant, Reunited With Family Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 March 2012 06:26

PRATHER - This past Thursday night, deputies responded to the Pizza Factory restaurant in Prather regarding a 4 year old child who had accidentally been left behind by his family. Shortly before 7:00pm, deputies arrived at the restaurant and contacted staff that were watching over the child.

Deputies learned that the child’s family, including the two parents and 9 children, had been having dinner at the restaurant and left at approximately 6:30pm.  Shortly afterwards, staff noticed the little boy seated by himself.

Inmate Tutors Help Inmate Students to Read Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 March 2012 07:34
CHOWCHILLA - Two dozen inmates at Valley State Prison for Women (VSPW) meet every Monday morning with Ms. Cindy Greer, Literacy Coordinator, to get their work assignments for the week.  In a way, they are teachers, too.

The 24 inmates are literacy tutors for 300 other VSPW inmates who are voluntarily taking classes to become better readers and successfully complete General Education Degree (GED) requirements and tests.

First State of the Judiciary Address to Legislature Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 March 2012 07:20

SACRAMENTO - In her inaugural “State of Judiciary Address,” Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye described to a joint session of the state Legislature the “fresh approach to the governance” of the judicial branch that she has taken during her first year in office. 

“That means a new and different leadership, greater transparency and greater accountability, collaboration, and communication.” she said.

Merced PD Investigating Double Robbery Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 March 2012 07:12
Merced - Police investigated two armed robberies in the south Merced area today. The first robbery occurred at the recycling center next to the Best Buy Market. In the first robbery the suspect was described as a black male adult wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with a bandana covering his face along with dark sunglasses.

The suspect brandished a handgun at the clerk and demanded money. The clerk than give the suspect an undisclosed amount of money and the suspect fled the area on foot.
Another Shooting in Madera - Second This Week Print E-mail
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Sunday, 18 March 2012 14:23

Madera -  Shots rang out for the second time this week in Madera and a victim is recoving in a hospital. The Madera Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place at Casey's Iron Horse Bar & Grill (formerly Skeekos) early Sunday morning. 


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