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Homicide Investigation in Oakhurst Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 12:59
OAKHURST - Shortly before midnight on Tuesday, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a suspicious male loudly knocking on a door and yelling for help. At about the same time, there were reports of a vehicle crash on Highway 41 between Oakhurst and the Bass Lake turn off.

Deputies and California Highway Patrol arrived on scene and found a pickup had collided with a rock embankment, an injured adult male was found near the pickup and a deceased adult female was found inside the pickup. The injured male was transported to a hospital in Fresno where he is being treated for stab wounds.

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It's Official: Jeff Tedford Named Fresno State Head Football Coach Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Burkholder - Fresno State   
Friday, 11 November 2016 00:00
FRESNO, Calif.Jeff Tedford, 55, has been named the next Fresno State head football coach, as announced by Director of Athletics Jim Bartko on Thursday. Tedford is a Fresno State alum and was most recently an offensive consultant for the Washington Huskies.

Tedford will assume the role as the acting head coach at the conclusion of the 2016 season. Interim head coach Eric Kiesau will continue to carry out his duties for the remaining two games.

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Madera County Assistant DA to Recieve Patriot Award Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Thursday, 10 November 2016 14:37
MADERA. – Madera County District Attorney, David A. Linn, announced that Madera County Assistant District Attorney, Angela J. Hill, wasl be awarded the “Patriot Award”, from the United States Department of Defense, Office of Employers in Support of the Guard and Reserve.

The “Patriot Award” is a selective award given to supervisors who show extraordinary support of employees participating in reserve service. The award will be presented at the Historic Madera Courthouse by Colonel, Jack Davidson, U.S. Army (ret), on behalf of the Department of Defense of the United States of America.
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Measure K, Rodriguez, Arredondo and Siebert Have Easy Election Night Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 11:19

MADERA - While the future of our country maybe in question to nearly fifty percent of the voters after last night's Presidential election, the future of Madera is on track for continued success and safety. Measure K, a half cent sales tax increase that will benefit police and fire protection, easily passed with over 80% of the voters approval. It took the lead from the absentee ballots reported at 8:30pm all the way to the final count at 11:25pm.

It was the same for the status quo on the Madera Unified School District's Board of Trustees, with Ray Siebert and Ric Arredondo easily winning their reelection. And after a lot of hard work with his campaign walking door to door meeting the voters of Madera's district 2, Jose Rodriguez had a fairly easy election night that resulted winning his own seat.

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2016 Pomegranate Festival Finds New Home Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 00:00

MADERA - Over 10,000 people made their way to the Madera Fair Grounds Saturday for the annual Madera Pomegranate Festival. The FREE festival which has been held at the Madera Airport for the last few years moved to the fairgrounds to meet the need for more space as the event has grown bigger and better every year.

This years event had twice as many booth spaces and twice as many food vendors as in years past. The worry of food vendors being able to compete and make enough money were soon dismissed after the gates were open. Debi Bray of the Madera Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the event, says that this year vendors set records on sales with nearly all selling out of the products by the end of the day.

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