The Madera Rescue Mission has been awarded a $20,000 grant by the Fresno Regional Foundation through the Bennett Family Foundation.
Probation officers, working with a parenting program, aimed to make a merrier Christmas for their probationers and their families by providing gifts, activities and a lunch.
For the first time in his life, 6-year-old James Riché will be able to verbally tell his family “Merry Christmas” on the special day.
A 32-year old North Fork woman and her male companion face various charges in the stabbing of an Oakhurst woman, said Erica Stuart, spokeswoman for the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.
A Madera County resident interrupted a burglary in progress at her home, according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Erica Stuart.
The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has asked the public to help locate relatives of a 50-year old Madera man who died Dec. 5.
An armed man wearing a Santa hat robbed two convenience stores Saturday night, one in the city and one in the county, according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Erica Stuart.