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Federal prosecutors have charged a man from Mexico with causing the Cedar Fire, which burned about 29,000 acres of national forest land and at least six residences in Kern and Tulare counties, it was announced Thursday.

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TBC First News has the latest weather update, how many tickets there are left to the 2016 Bakersfield Business Conference and where you can catch assemblywoman Grove.

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Owners of two hookah lounges squared off with opponents of the late-night, communal smoking clubs at City Hall on Wednesday over changes to the city’s cabaret ordinance that could limit their hours.

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Bakersfield City School District teachers are calling on administrators to review their faculty investigation policies, alleging the district has been violating due process rules when placing staff members on administrative leave.

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The tents are going up at Cal State Bakersfield and the tickets are just about gone, no surprise considering the Bakersfield Business Conference is a once-in-six-years extravaganza put together by George Martin, the city’s impresario of impresarios.

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TBC First News has a preview of Lois Henry's latest column, the latest on Bakersfield's inaugural marathon and Kern County Museum's NEW LOGO: 

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Following a nearly two-month trial, a Kern County jury Tuesday acquitted Robert Garrett on charges of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder in connection with a 2014 shooting. 

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Nearly 1,000 runners from 55 cities, nine states and Canada have pre-registered for what’s believed to be Bakersfield’s first foray into hosting a marathon, one that will take runners from the southwest to the northeast and even possibly qualify some for the Boston Marathon.

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A 28-year-old man killed in a hit-and-run crash in Lamont on Saturday has been identified as Alejandro Moreno, a coroner's office release said.

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Someone broke into mayoral candidate Karen Goh’s work office over the weekend and stole a laptop computer and several information storage drives, she said Monday.

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Trailblazer Jean Shepard, who recorded what is considered the first hit of the Bakersfield Sound era, died Sunday. The Country Music Hall of Fame member, who was a member of the Grand Ole Opry for more than 60 years and one of traditional country music’s greatest, feistiest advocates, was 82.

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Two men who are convicted felons were arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of multiple felony charges after they were discovered near the scene of an injury shooting outside a northwest hookah lounge.

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A 26-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run crash Saturday that sent his vehicle careening into a big rig, authorities said.

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Golf legend Arnold Palmer died in Pittsburgh at the age of 87 on Sunday. The news was first reported by Golfweek and was later confirmed by the United Stated Golf Association. 

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OAKLAND, Calif., — A surgical procedure recommended to reduce the future risk of ovarian cancer has been successfully implemented throughout Kaiser Permanente in Northern California without a change in surgical outcomes, according to research published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Fall is often a busy time of year for many of us. School is back in session. After-school and after-work activities pick up pace. And many homes and businesses are bustling with activity again after a nice summer lull.