Madera

(CBS)

Man, Woman Killed After Ejected From BMW Reported Carjacked In Oakland

A man and woman killed in a car crash in Madera County early Friday morning were driving a BMW reported carjacked in Oakland.

10/13/2014

Chukchansi Resort & Casino

Sierra Foothills Casino Closed After Armed Tribal Standoff Sends Gamblers Fleeing Tables

A federal judge has closed a Central California casino after an armed standoff between tribal factions caused many gamblers to flee with chips left on the tables.

10/11/2014

(CBS)

Crews Bracing For Hotter Weather, Increased Fire Activity In King Wildfire

Crews battling a huge Northern California wildfire are bracing for hotter temperatures and erratic winds.

09/22/2014

Inmate Escapes

Police Capture 4 of 5 Inmates Who Escaped Madera County Jail

Four of five inmates were caught Saturday night, a day after their escape from a central California jail, authorities said. The fifth man remained at large.

09/21/2014

Escapees

Report: 5 Inmates Escape From Madera County Jail

According to one report, as yet unconfirmed, five inmates have escaped from Madera County Department of Corrections in the Central Valley.

09/20/2014

Dried and cracked earth is visible on an unplanted field at a farm on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Farmers Urge Gov. Brown To Veto Legislation That Would Regulate Pumping California’s Groundwater

California Central Valley farmers are urging Gov. Jerry Brown to veto legislation that would regulate the pumping of well water in California for the first time.

09/15/2014

Junction Madera Fire

Firefighters Gain Ground In Wildfire Near Yosemite, Some Evacuees Allowed To Return

Firefighters from throughout California are being dispatched to protect homes that are under threat from a wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park.

08/19/2014

(Madera County Sheriff's Department)

4,000 Pending Evacuations As Second Wildfire Rages Through Entrance To Yosemite National Park

13,000 homes and businesses have been ordered to evacuate as firefighters race to stop a second massive wildfire raging near the entrance to Yosemite National Park.

08/19/2014

Billy Ray Brown Jr., son of the owner of the local B and B Livestock auction, is accused of sending a horse called Lacey out of state to slaughter for human consumption. (Madera County Sheriff / CBS)

Auctioneer 1st Man Charged Under California Law To Protect Horses From Slaughter

They were called Lacey and Squirt, two professional rodeo horses and beloved pets. But they ended up sold for meat on someone’s dinner plate overseas. In a landmark case, a suspect has been charged with delivering at least one of them to slaughter.

06/05/2014

Immigration, generic, illegal immigration, ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Immigrant Raid Rumor Fuels Fear In Central Valley

The rumor spread like wildfire via phone calls, text messages and social media postings and has persisted now for more than three weeks: Immigration agents are rounding up unauthorized workers in Central California farming communities.

05/11/2013

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