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Ward 5 Bakersfield City Council candidate Bruce Freeman did not violate any laws — specifically, voter fraud, tax fraud and perjury — as alleged by one of his opponents, Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green announced Tuesday.

A 24-year-old man was arrested Monday on suspicion of firearm and gang charges after a loaded gun was found during a search of his north Bakersfield residence, police said. 

A 32-year-old San Jose man died Saturday morning when his car slammed into a big-rig on Interstate 5 and spun across the freeway and into the path of a Frieghtliner tractor-trailer.

A woman accused of fatally shooting a man in south Bakersfield last week was formally arraigned on a charge of first-degree murder Thursday after refusing to wait a week to allow the Public Defender's office to check for conflicts of interest in representing her.