Update at 10:30 pm: CAL Fire reports the containment on the Gaines Fire has jumped to 60-percent and the acreage remains at 1,300. Mariposa County Sheriff’s officials relay that all fire advisements and road closures have been lifted. Motorists are asked to slow down and drive with caution as thereRead More →

Caltrans road work will delay travel in several areas in the Mother Lode this week. The project involving drilling work related to monitoring a well installation near Sonora High School plans to be completed by Friday. The work will impact North Washington Street and nearby Highway 49 through Friday, AugustRead More →

Raymond Blanco, 84, is a retired academic administrator and football coach at the University of Louisiana Lafayette. He was married to Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, the former Governor of Louisiana who tragically passed away on Sunday from cancer. Kathleen Blanco was elected as Governor in 2004 and served until 2008. SheRead More →

Alexander Curry-Fishtorn, a 22-year-old St. John, Indiana, man who was previously charged with stalking teen Madison Eddlemon, was apprehended on Sunday, August 18, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Madison, a 16-year-old from Crown Point, Indiana, was found unharmed with Curry-Fishtorn, police said. Although authorities initially did not name the suspect takenRead More →

Gina Lopez, a well-known Filipino philanthropist and environmentalist, has died. After battling brain cancer, she died of multiple organ failure, according to ABS-CBN. Lopez was known for her tireless work across the globe. In her own country, she was particularly focused on cracking down on the coal industry and cleaningRead More →

Nancy Magana was a 24-year-old schoolteacher who was found fatally shot in a San Bernadino park on Friday evening. Magana’s sister, Maria Magana, told The San Bernadino Sun that her sister was with her boyfriend and five-year-old son at the time that the gunfire began. Police have confirmed a murder investigation isRead More →

Mariposa County, CA — Crews made progress today working to contain a 1,300 acre fire burning in Mariposa County. We reported earlier that the Gaines Fire ignited at 1pm on Friday in the area of Mount Gaines Road and Bear Valley Road in the Bear Valley Community. It is nowRead More →

Groveland, CA — The Bear Mountain Prescribed Burn on the Stanislaus National Forest will be ignited for a second night along Highway 120. The burn is on the Groveland Ranger District situated about 22 miles east of Groveland along Forest Road 1S03 in the vicinity of Ackerson and Bear Mountain,Read More →