Officer-involved shooting in Chowchillla | The Fresno Bee

The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting by law enforcement officials in Chowchilla on Thursday that killed a man. The shooting, which involved Chowchilla and California Highway Patrol officers, took place after a man charged officers with a knife, according to Lt. Bill Ward of the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating.…

Officer-involved shooting in Chowchilla leaves suspect dead | abc30.com

CHOWCHLLA, Calif. (KFSN) — An officer-involved shooting in Chowchilla left a suspect dead late Thursday night. The shooting happened near Fourth and Alameda Avenues at around 11 p.m. Authorities say an officer spotted a man intentionally starting a fire in the area and confronted him. Witnesses say Chowchilla Police Department and California Highway Patrol officers…

ACLU accuses Madera County of violating open meeting law and changing immigration policy behind closed doors – LA Times

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Madera County Board of Supervisors on Monday, alleging that it violated California’s open meetings law when it changed an immigration-related policy behind closed doors. In March, the supervisors increased cooperation between the county’s jail and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In a March 30 press release, Madera County…

Patients are being turned away from Horison Unlimited health clinic without explanation. Patients speak out | Merced Sun-Star

A Merced-area health clinic, which serves thousands of people, remains open during bankruptcy. But patients say they can’t see doctors or get their medical records. The mystery surrounding the nonprofit Horisons Unlimited Health Care clinic includes reports from patients that clinics are closing, doctors have disappeared, staff has been laid off and dental services have…