Coarsegold, CA

Madera mom pleads guilty to murders of her 2 kids

MADERA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A Madera mom has pleaded guilty to the murder of her 2-year-old son and 4-month-old daughter, according to the Madera County District Attorney’s Office. Thaddeus was originally reported missing by his parents in July of 2020. During the search for Thaddeus, community members and...
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California Mom Admits to Brutally Killing Her Two Young Children Five Years Apart

A 31-year-old mother in California faces decades behind bars after admitting to killing her two young children five years apart, prosecutors say. Briseida G. Sran on Monday pleaded guilty to five felonies — including two counts of murder, two counts of child abuse, and one count of mutilation — in the 2015 death of 4-month-old Divina Sran and the 2020 death of special needs 2-year-old Thaddeus Sran.
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Table Mountain’s Huge New Casino/Resort Opens July 21st

Table Mountain’s new hotel resort and casino in Friant, which has been under construction since 2019, finally has an official opening date. Throughout the construction phase, tribal leaders have remained tight-lipped about when the doors will open. However, a promotional video shared on social media on Monday morning by the company says that the casino’s grand opening is July 21.

BAC twice the legal limit

Orignally published as a City of Madera Police Department Facebook post – During the early morning hours, Officer Munoz was flagged down by a citizen who pointed out a vehicle that just collided with his car in a gas station parking lot and then fled. Officer Munoz was able to...

Fun and fellowship at the Gathering of Warbirds Reunion

I noticed the 2022 Gathering of Warbirds Reunion on an airshow events calendar. I decided to take a drive and check it out. The name did seem somewhat redundant though. Isn’t a reunion a gathering of sorts?. In 1972 a warbird fly-in, The Gathering of Warbirds, was organized in...
Raleigh News & Observer

Vitaliy Musiyenko on Conquering Goliath Traverse in 8 Days

I’m just hoping it won’t make me a statistic,” says Vitaliy Musiyenko from across my dinner table in Mariposa, CA, just outside Yosemite National Park. The 35-year-old climber is referring to his voracious passion for doing new routes and ropeless climbs in the nearby Sierra Nevada range, while performing endurance feats and Fastest Known Times (FKTs) that boggle the mind. Musiyenko’s magnum opus is the Goliath Traverse, aka “the Goliath,” an endurance climb so over-the-top that he actually had to coin the name Goliath himself.

MOTG Presents High Country Chimes and The Soul Galaxy

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music on the Green continues free summer concerts this weekend with High Country Chimes on Friday, July 1, and The Soul Galaxy on Saturday, July 2. High Country Chimes are based out of Tuolumne County and embrace California’s acoustic folk revival...
Madera Tribune

Liberty sends another grad to academy

Liberty High School’s Skyler Hartley delivers the valedictorian address during LHS Commencement Ceremonies on May 31. Hartley will next attend the Air Force Academy. Liberty High School is on the brink of starting another annual tradition with its graduates. For the second year in a row, the school will...