A prescribed burn will be in place in the Kinsman Flat area, directly east of North Fork, for the next one to three days starting tomorrow, Saturday April 22, officials with the Sierra National Forest announced Friday.
Kori Ali Muhammad made his first court appearance Friday, April 21, 2017, since the deadly attacks that left four men dead in Fresno. A criminal complaint accuses Muhammad of the shooting death of Motel 6 security guard Carl Williams III. Zackary Randalls, David Jackson and Mark Gassett died in a shooting rampage Tuesday in central Fresno.
The Fresno Police Department shared a detailed timeline of alleged killer Kori Ali Muhammad’s life from April 13, when he allegedly gunned down a Motel 6 security guard as the man argued with his acquaintance, to the evening hours of April 17, when he walked detectives through the site of “his magic.” His chaotic tale started with a brazen rooftop escape from the first murder scene, several days of hiding out throughout Fresno and the shooting spree that put at least 11 people in mortal danger.
A witness in Bass Lake court on Tuesday testified he managed to escape an alleged attack that killed a woman north of Oakhurst last November, and described the accused murderer’s actions as “cowardly” and “not human.”
Evidence will show whether George Taylor-Windsor was motivated by rage or self-defense when he stabbed two people, one of them fatally, inside a truck north of Oakhurst last November after opening statements and witness testimony were given this week in Bass Lake.
Remember when you were young and everything seemed so obvious. No one should go hungry. We should all be equal to one another. War, what is that? How can that be? Nature is a miracle and it should be cared for no matter the cost. Then you looked out at the world that you inherited and realized that war, famine, inequality, and carelessness were part of the human story. Just as some form of a utopian ideal has always existed so has human folly.
As predicted, the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Club hit a milestone April 22, serving the 250,000th pancake during it’s Pancake Breakfast at the Oakhurst Community Center Pavilion to Lysje Van Dewal, 9, a student at Wasuma Elementary School in Ahwahnee.
The Eastern Madera County spelling bee was held last week at Coarsegold Elementary School. Individual grade winners from Mountain Area schools competed at each school, with the winners competing last Tuesday and Wednesday evening by grade level. Below is the list of winners, schools, and the winning word.