• BY JASON KOTOWSKI jkotowski@bakersfield.com
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A former Kern County sheriff's deputy accepted a plea agreement on Tuesday in connection with a crash that killed an Oildale woman 21/2years ago.

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A man and woman were found dead in a Tehachapi home Monday after a neighbor reported not seeing one of them for about a week, sheriff's officials said. 

  • BY KELLY ARDIS kardis@bakersfield.com
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The Kern County Museum is back. Not that it ever went anywhere, exactly, but for nine months that Chester Avenue institution was officially Kern Pioneer Village, a decision made in July by then-executive director Zoot Velasco.

  • BY JAMES BURGER jburger@bakersfield.com
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The Alliance for Healthcare Security has launched a round of television ads in the 21st Congressional District pressuring Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, to vote against any repeal of Obamacare.

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Legendary musician Elton John has cancelled his May 6 show at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield after postponing the engagement twice.

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At approximately 10:11 p.m.the Kern County Fire Department received multiple calls for a structure fire in the 1900 Block of Flower Street.

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The Kern County Sheriff's Search and Rescue unit risked the swift, treacherous Kern River on Saturday looking for a rafter last seen a week ago just east of Hart Park, but the hours-long effort on an unusually warm spring day yielded nothing but weary searchers by late afternoon.

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One man's trash is another man's treasure? Sounds good, but more often than not, one man's trash is another man's trash, too.

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The search for a young Bakersfield woman lost in the Tule River in Tulare County has been suspended, the swift flow and frigid waters too dangerous for emergency crews, said a Tulare County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Saturday.

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Responding to a report of vandalism at Beach Park in central Bakersfield, police officers arrested three men Friday night on suspicion of firearms violations, vandalism, gang participation and conspiracy.

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A Dinuba motorist is dead after he was struck by a wheel, rim and drum brake that had hurtled off a passing vehicle on Highway 99, south of Lerdo Highway, Friday afternoon.

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The author of a controversial gas tax bill assured local officials Friday that Kern County won’t be punished because all of its state legislators voted against the legislation.

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  • BY JASON KOTOWSKI jkotowski@bakersfield.com
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A former Kern High School District instructional aide was sentenced Friday to three years' probation for having sex with a 16-year-old boy she met at a therapeutic learning center designed for students with behavioral and emotional issues.

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On Thursday, April 20, also known as "4-20" in cannabis culture, TBC Media explored one local medical cannabis to check out their market of "green" infused products. From ice-cream, to bath bombs - Cannibals Medibles has a wide array of items for every taste. 

  • BY JAMES BURGER jburger@bakersfield.com
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Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood wants to make it crystal clear he will work with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to deport immigrants in the country illegally - as long as he is able.