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O’Reilly Auto Parts to Pay $9.86 Million Settlement in Hazardous Waste Disposal Case Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 December 2016 12:51

MADERA - Madera County District Attorney, David A. Linn, along with 50 other California District Attorneys, announced today that Alameda County Superior Court Judge, Brad Seligman, has ordered the Missouri-based O’Reilly Auto Parts to pay $9.86 million as part of a settlement of a civil environmental prosecution alleging the company mishandled hazardous waste.

The consent judgment agreed to by O’Reilly Auto Enterprises, LLC; O'Reilly Automotive, Inc.; O'Reilly Automotive Stores, Inc.; and Ozark Automotive Distributors, Inc., resolves allegations made in a civil enforcement lawsuit filed in Alameda County.

Three Mendota Men to Face Murder Charges Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 December 2016 12:47
MENDOTA - The three Mendota men Fresno County Sheriff’s homicide detectives arrested last week have been identified as 27 year old Ruben Escobar, 22 year old Carlos Cruz and 18 year old Darwin Gomez. On Tuesday, the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office filed murder charges on each of the suspects.

Around 10:00 pm on December 1st, Mendota Police officers responded to a call of shots fired on Stamoules Street. Officers discovered a woman, later identified as Marty Sepe, lying on the sidewalk in front of a home located on the 500 block of Stamoules Street.
Madera Auto Center Kicks-Off The Giving Season with Trucks of Hope Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 December 2016 11:03
MADERA - Madera Auto Center, an automotive dealership specializing in new Chevrolet, Toyota and pre-owned vehicle sales and service, announced the exciting return of their Trucks of Hope: Holiday Toy & Food Drive. This year, the program aims to benefit Valley Children’s Hospital and Madera County Food Bank.

From now until December 22nd, MAC invites everyone to proudly join them in lighting up a life and will be collecting toys for children of all age groups and food items. With the donation of a new, unwrapped toy or non-perishable food with a minimum $10 value, anyone who donates will receive a $20 voucher good towards a future service visit, installed accessory or complimentary wheel alignment check.

DUI Enforcement Operations Planned This Weekend Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 December 2016 12:42
FRESNO - Officers from The Fresno Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will deploy this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Saturday, December 10, 2016 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.

In California, this deadly crime led to 867 deaths and over 23,000 serious injuries in 2013 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Nationally, the latest data shows over 10,000 were killed by an impaired driver. From 2013 through 2015, officers have investigated 1,253 DUI collisions which have claimed 26 lives and resulted in another 273 injuries in the City of Fresno.
Edward Gonzalez Arrested in Violent Carjacking Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 December 2016 13:17

FRESNO - On November 16, 2016, just before 7pm the victim in this case was leaving her place of work, the Elm Dental Care building. She closed the building door and was walking toward her car when she was approached by a young Hispanic male who displayed a black handgun and demanded her car keys. The victim complied, and while handing him her keys the suspect violently snatched them from her hand. The armed male then jumped in her car and drove away.

On November 20, 2016, the California Highway Patrol observed the victims vehicle in Cathedral City California occupied by four males. A traffic stop was conducted and once the vehicle was determined to be stolen out of Fresno all occupants were detained.



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