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A DUI checkpoint Saturday night on Ming Avenue resulted in one arrest.
The checkpoint, in the westbound lanes of the 8600 block of Ming Avenue from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., also found 11 drivers without valid licenses, eight of whom had suspended licenses.
A total of 1,552 vehicles passed through the location; 925 of those were screened.
The checkpoint's funding was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Here is the complete game video from Bakersfield College's 23-10 victory over visiting Chaffey College in the Nov. 22, 2014 Clifford Bradford Insurance Western State Bowl.
A venting natural gas line south of Arvin led to the evacuation of a home and an event at a nearby clubhouse Saturday afternoon but there were no reported injuries or damage, and utility officials said the line presented no danger.
A 27-year-old man was shot and killed in northwest Delano early Saturday afternoon.
Bakersfield College used five field goals by Parker Campbell and a 59-yard touchdown run by Dominic Frasch and downed Chaffey 23-10 in the Western State Bowl Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
The Garces girls water polo team beat Hanford 10-5 for the Central Section Division II championships on Saturday.
A 74-year-old man trying to help his female neighbor shot another man in self-defense Friday when he came upon the woman’s apparent stalker.
During a search in two east Bakersfield homes Friday night, deputies found heroin, methamphetamine, large amounts of cash and evidence of drug sales.
A juvenile detainee was found unconscious in his cell Friday afternoon during a routine check in a detention facility.
The California Highway Patrol of the Buttonwillow area is searching for senior citizens who want to volunteer to support law enforcement duties.
During the search of an Arvin home Friday, police found a 1/2 pound of marijuana, 31 grams of methamphetamine packaged for sale and $628 cash.
The Bakersfield Fire Department is offering a list of cooking tips this week on the best ways to stay safe while frying traditional holiday birds.