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  • CHP: Woman intentionally drove into sign, tried injuring herself

    A Carlsbad woman was arrested Thursday after officers say she intentionally drove her car into a sign at the entrance to the Cache Creek Platform Scale. Mojave California Highway Patrol officers apprehended Erica Davis, 26, after she tried running onto Highway 58 following the crash, a CHP release

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    One killed in shooting at park

    A person was shot dead at Lowell Park Thursday afternoon, police said. Officers responded at 1:39 p.m. to calls of a shooting at the park in the 800 block of 4th Street. They found a male victim who was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said one of the shots fired entered a second floor window

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    Two arrested in separate incidents involving 'spice,' police say

    Police arrested two people in separate incidents Thursday who armed themselves with cutting weapons and were believed to be under the influence of “spice,” a synthetic drug linked to violent behavior. In the first incident, police responded to the intersection of 30th and F streets at 7:50 a.m.

  • Kern County Fire Department firefighters from Bear Valley Springs cover the worker who was crushed beneath a tree.

    Man killed while logging in Bear Valley Springs

    A man was killed Wednesday morning in Bear Valley Springs while logging, according to police and fire officials. It happened at about 8:30 a.m. near Deertrail Drive and Surrey Way, according to BVS Police Chief Jeff Kermode. “It sounds like a tree fell on (the victim) in the process of a logging

  • Burglary suspect.

    Burglar stole $3,000 in items from vehicle

    Police say a burglar stole items valued at $3,000 from a vehicle in west Bakersfield. The suspect stole the undisclosed items from a vehicle in the 700 block of Spirit Lake Drive at 2:45 a.m. Monday, police said. He then fled in a vehicle described as a light-colored two-door import passenger car.

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    Arrest made at massage parlor

    An arrest was made at a Bakersfield massage parlor after a customer alleged he was groped at the business. Ying-Chun Lou, 53, was arrested Tuesday at Gold Massage Parlor on Oak Street on suspicion of soliciting prostitution, police said. The building was deemed unsafe due to fire hazards and

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    Police to patrol in force during Cinco de Mayo

    Bakersfield police will be out in force and on the lookout for drunken drivers Thursday during Cinco de Mayo celebrations.  Police said the patrols are an effort to reduce deaths and injuries from drunken driving crashes. Anyone who sees a suspected impaired driver is asked to call 911.

  • David Sal Silva and three of his four children. Silva, 33, died in May 2013 after deputies say he fought with them and CHP officers who'd responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated man outside Kern Medical.

    County settles David Sal Silva case for $3.4 million

    A lawsuit against Kern County involving allegations of wrongful death and excessive force in the death of Bakersfield resident David Sal Silva was settled Wednesday for $3.4 million, according to the law firm of Chain Cohn Stiles.  The settlement brings an end to legal wrangling in the death

  • John Nilon, county administrative officer.

    Doubling of county cuts could mean 'multiple dozens' of layoffs

    Kern County supervisors gave the nod Tuesday to a county plan that doubles the size of the proposed budget cuts that county departments will face next year. That move could result, County Administrative Officer John Nilon said, in several dozen layoffs. Nilon called Tuesday’s discussion a

  • Kern health officials confirm first whooping cough death of 2016

    Pertussis, better known as whooping cough, has claimed the life of an infant in Kern County. It’s the first death from whooping cough confirmed in Kern this year, and the first death from the disease in Kern County since 2009, county health officials said in a news release

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    Fifth suspect apprehended in December shooting

    A fifth suspect accused in the shooting of a man in Wasco in December was apprehended last week after fleeing to Mexico and pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges including murder and gang participation. Omar Araujo, 23, is being held without bail in the killing of Ismael Ramirez, who was shot at

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    Arvin woman sentenced to nine years in prison in fatal crash

    An Arvin woman was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison for a drunken driving crash in central Bakersfield that killed a pedestrian. Dulce Jasmine Miranda, 28, pleaded no contest March 18 to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Felony DUI and hit-and-run charges were dismissed

  • Derek Connell, accused of killing his mother and stepfather, hides his face as he stands next to Deputy Public Defender Paul Cadman in court Tuesday.

    Arraignment postponed for man charged with murdering mother, stepfather

    A 29-year-old man charged Tuesday with two counts of murder in the killing of his mother and stepfather in northwest Bakersfield was ordered held without bail after his arraignment was postponed to May 11. Derek Connell wore paper clothing in court, an indication he is on suicide watch. He held up

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    Pedestrian struck and killed in southeast Bakersfield

    A 67-year-old woman was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday evening in southeast Bakersfield. Marie Meza Aguirre was hit at 8:08 p.m. in the 3500 block of Cottonwood Road and pronounced dead about 30 minutes later at Kern Medical Center, a coroner’s office release said.  Police said