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Highway 99 was shut down for hours Thursday after a pedestrian Bakersfield Police later identified as Frank Javier Ruelas, 50, was spotted hanging off the eastbound White Lane overpass at about 10:45 a.m. The situation was peacefully resolved, BPD said, at about 2:45 p.m. when Ruelas came do…

School may have started but summer is still in full swing as the Tehachapi Mountain Festival takes over this weekend. In its 55th year, the annual gathering features well-loved activities, including a carnival, parade and, of course, the rodeo.

Those looking to add to their back-to-school looks can head to Valley Plaza Mall Friday for the opening of the Privé Revaux kiosk. The eyewear brand favored by celebrities — Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and actresses Hailee Steinfeld and Ashley Benson are brand partners — will now be sold at the …

Black cats don't have the best reputations. But if anyone learned anything from "Sabrina the Teenage Witch," black cats are the best.  

Kern County firefighters late Thursday afternoon reported a vegetation fire near the unincorporated community of Woody, which is west of Glennville.

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In 1972, Pope Paul VI warned that "the smoke of Satan has entered the Church of God." We see that smoke throughout the report from a Pennsylvania grand jury, which alleges that more than 300 priests abused more than 1,000 children in six Pennsylvania dioceses -- including 99 priests from the…