Making incremental progress, firefighters have contained 65 percent of the wildfire known as the Aspen Fire, which had burned about 20,000 acres as of Sunday.
Excerpts of news published in The Madera Tribune newspaper.
An 8-month-old baby kidnapped in Corcoran was recovered uninjured Friday morning on State Route 99, just south of Avenue 18 1/2, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A Chinese immigrant in Madera for less than 10 days was arrested at a massage parlor earlier this week when an undercover officer caught her accepting money for sexual acts, police said.
Officials say situation is improving
A Hanford man convicted in Madera of felony battery on a domestic partner and causing great bodily injury to her will face 14 years in prison for his crimes.
One entry showed a variety of superheroes from Batman to Wonder Woman united in the stand against crime.
Two gang members accused of viciously beating a 31-year-old Madera man nearly to death were arraigned in Madera Superior Court on Friday morning and await their next court dates.