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    Highway 41 reopened to traffic

    As of approximately 3 p.m., Tuesday afternoon, Highway 41 at the Road 426 junction, 425A. and all roads on the west side of Highway 41 (except 620) in Oakhurst were reopened to through traffic. These roads were closed yesterday afternoon when the Junction Fire crossed Highway 41, threatening area...

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    Junction Fire update

    As of 10 p.m. Monday evening the Junction Fire in Oakhurst reached 1,200 acres and continues to grow with 0% containment.

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    Oakhurst area schools closed due to Junction Fire

    Yosemite Unified School District has announced the following schools will be closed tomorrow due to the Oakhurst Fire:

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    Fast-burning fire in Oakhurst

    Just before 2 p.m. this afternoon, fire crews responded to a fire located behind the Oakhurst Sears store, off Highway 49.

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    Competency questions halt Harry Baker molestation trial

    The long-running criminal molestation case against former Madera County Supervisor Harry Baker is on hold again after one of his attorneys said Thursday that the 86-year-old defendant is mentally unable to assist in his own defense.

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    Candlelight vigil for Harkenrider Sunday

    A candlelight vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. this Sunday at the Yosemite High School varsity baseball field to honor the life of 2007 YHS graduate, Matthew Harkenrider, who was tragically killed in a car accident in Fresno on Thursday.

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    Bag with possible grenade found outside market

    Madera County sheriff’s deputies were called out to the Bass Fork Mini Mart in North Fork late Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 13) with reports that a shoulder bag filled with ammunition, magazines, and possibly a grenade had been dropped off outside the market, located off Road 200.

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    Fresno man dies in solo vehicle accident

    A man who died in a solo vehicle wreck on Highway 41 near Road 406, has been identified as 27-year old Edgar Farias of Fresno.


    Nancy Elaine Carpenter

    Nancy Elaine Carpenter died on Aug. 5, 2014 at the age of 78.

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    Sheriff endorsements

    Both candidates running for Madera County Sheriff in the Nov. 2 general election have announced recent endorsements.

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