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The man believed to have shot and killed Keith Hurst in Oildale on Aug. 16 was arrested Tuesday after 20 minutes of negotiation.
Paul Parra Jr., 34, of Bakersfield, was taken into custody after an arrest warrant was issued and deputies saw him enter a house in the 100 block of 17th Street, Kern County Sheriff's Lt. Lance Grimes said.
When deputies entered the home, Parra had barricaded himself in another room and they began calling him out at 7:08 p.m. He surrendered around 7:25 p.m.
The alleged homicide occurred when Hurst, 44, of Bakersfield, was shot once during an altercation in the 700 block of Woodrow Avenue. Hurst was taken to Kern Medical Center where he died.
Several surrounding homes in the neighborhood were temporarily evacuated Tuesday night as a safety precaution, Grimes said.
Cal State Bakersfield’s men’s and women’s basketball schedules for the upcoming season were announced during Tuesday’s Roadrunner Rundown web cast.
California regulators have shut in two more Kern County oil field disposal wells, bringing the total to 11 facilities idled since the start of July.
A man who tried to steal a hotel desk clerk's cellphone last month got more than he bargained for when she outfought him for it and he fled.
Two babysitters who left a child in a bathtub with scalding water have been sentenced to a year in jail.
Bakersfield police are seeking the people responsible for stealing electronic testing equipment from a truck earlier this month.
A search involving three law enforcement agencies Monday after shots were fired at a truck on Highway 65 in Delano ended in Tulare County with the arrest of two suspects.
Cal State Bakersfield released its men's basketball schedule for 2014-15 today (Tuesday) and it revealed all home games will be played at the on-campus Icardo Center.
The family of Michael Dozer, who was shot and killed by Bakersfield police Aug. 6, has filed a legal claim against the city and the officer involved, saying he was negligent and used unnecessary force.
An arrest has been made in the killing of an 88-year-old Delano man found stuffed in the trunk of his submerged car almost a year ago.
Bakersfield police are seeking a man who has been seen prowling twice in a northwest neighborhood.
The grand opening of a new county fire station in Pine Mountain Club will be Sept. 5 at 10 a.m.
The third and final defendant charged in connection with a fatal gang-related shooting in September 2012 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.