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It’s been hot in the Mother Lode and in Central Sierra high country, hot enough that search-and-rescue staff in Yosemite National Park have responded to several recent heat-related incidents involving day-hikers on Half Dome and the Mist Trail that leads to the Half Dome cables.

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The arraignment in adult court for Gage Stokes, one of the two teenage defendants accused of first-degree murder in the August 2019 killing of Dionecia Valencia, was pushed back two weeks Wednesday to Aug. 26.

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A fire sparked by lightning more than two weeks ago east of Dodge Ridge in the Emigrant Wilderness had burned an estimated 10.5 acres as of Sunday evening, Stanislaus National Forest staff said.

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A vegetation fire broke out Friday off Highway 120 near Sawmill Mountain Road, about halfway between Rainbow Pool and the northwest entrance to Yosemite National Park, communications staff with the Stanislaus National Forest said.

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The California Department of Public Health won’t be adding or removing counties from its so-called COVID-19 monitoring list until technical glitches with the state’s data reporting system are fixed, officials confirmed on Thursday.

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A man who was believed to be missing since he went fishing Tuesday near Camp Wolfeboro, 20 miles east of Calaveras Big Trees, was found safe and healthy before 9 a.m. Wednesday near the confluence of the North Fork Stanislaus River and its primary tributary, Highland Creek, a Calaveras Count…

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Planners with the City of Sonora and Tuolumne County are seeking public input on two projects intended to expand safe walking and bicycling opportunities in Sonora and Jamestown. They are hosting two community workshops online Thursday afternoon to try to get feedback from residents about wh…

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One of more than 20 recent lightning-strike fires in the Stanislaus National Forest continued burning Tuesday about five miles east of Dodge Ridge in the Emigrant Wilderness, Forest Service staff said Tuesday afternoon.

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A woman from Hughson was hospitalized Tuesday with moderate injuries she suffered when she lost control of her Camaro and crashed into an oak tree on Highway 108 just west of La Grange Road in Tuolumne County, a California Highway Patrol spokesperson said.

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Three new coronavirus cases in Tuolumne County were reported on Monday as the California Public Health Department was “urgently working” to resolve delays in the state’s reporting system.

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A Tuolumne County Superior Court judge rejected a plea deal Monday in the sex abuse case involving Amy Denise Emerald, a former Sonora High School varsity girls basketball coach, saying the minimum duration of the negotiated sentence would have been inadequate.

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Businesses in the unincorporated area of Tuolumne County are now eligible to be reimbursed for up to $2,000 for purchases of personal protective equipment for the coronavirus pandemic made after March 1, as long as they still have the receipts.

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One person died and a fire broke out on Friday when a sports utility vehicle tried to pass a big rig hauling a trailer on eastbound Highway 108 east of Knights Ferry, partially blocking the eastbound lanes, personnel with Cal Fire and the California Highway Patrol said.

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Thursday is the last day for the public to submit comments on the draft environmental impact report for a sprawling resort proposed by a Southern California developer on 64 acres between Groveland and Yosemite National Park.

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Sonora police are seeking information on the whereabouts of a 30-year-old man who is suspected of stabbing another man Saturday in the parking lot of a motel on Stockton Road.

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This summer’s fire season is continuing to heat up in the Mother Lode, the Stanislaus National Forest, and up and down California with more fires and more acreage burned statewide so far this year compared to last year, a spokesperson for Cal Fire said Monday.

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Sonora police were searching Monday for a man suspected of stabbing another man multiple times in the torso during a verbal altercation about 1 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Sonora Gold Lodge on Stockton Road.