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Breaking News

Latest crime, courts and fire news.

City Beat

The latest scoop on City Hall.

Condors Talk

Sports reporter Mike Griffith on Bakersfield's hockey team.

Evans On Sports

Sports writer Jeff Evans tackles local and national sports.

The Health Beat

Californian reporters blog on health and wellness issues in Kern.

It's A Wheel Thing

From dirt tracks, to drag strips, salt flats, to paved bullrings, staff writer Mike Griffith weighs in with thoughts, news, and maybe even a little insight.

Kern Gusher

News for Kern County's oil industry.

Quirks of the County

County reporter James Burger on Kern news.

B Varsity

News and notes from Bakersfield, Kern County and California high school sports.

The Grade

The ins and outs of K-12 and college education in Kern County.

Topp Stories

Bits and pieces from one of Kern's news geeks.

Recent Blogs

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    Man arrested after alleged drunken driving accident injures one

    Wednesday, Apr 23 2014 07:37 PM

    One man was seriously injured Wednesday in a two-car accident at the intersection of Calloway Drive and Marby Grange Way, and Bakersfield police said alcohol was a factor.

    The 2:54 p.m. accident occurred when Keith Majusiak, 30, was traveling north on Calloway Drive in his white Chevrolet van. His vehicle struck a silver Toyota sedan headed west on Marby Grange Way, according to a BPD news release.

    The driver of the sedan was transported to a local hospital.

    Majusiak remained at the scene and was arrested for driving under the influence causing injury and great bodily injury. The investigation is ongoing.

    Anyone with information on the accident is asked to contact Officer Jared Diederich at 326-3967.

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    THE GRADE: Diplomas, competitions and awards

    California ranks 23rd nationally in college attainment, according to a report released Tuesday by the Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation.

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    Police seek man, woman in Circle K robbery

    Bakersfield police are seeking two people suspected in the April 2 armed robbery at the Circle K store at 5600 Auburn St.

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    Two men sought for allegedly using gun in cellphone robberies

    Bakersfield police are seeking two men wanted on suspicion of three armed robberies Wednesday morning.

  5. Bail upped to $2 million for man for violating terms of release

    The Bakersfield man facing two second-degree murder charges for allegedly killing a woman and her 8-month-old fetus in a drunken motor vehicle accident had his bail raised Wednesday to $2 million after he was arrested last week for felony spousal abuse.

  6. Two arrested in alleged attempted burglary of cigarette shop

    Two people were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of burglarizing Prince Cigarettes, at 3416 Stine Road, after they activated a silent burglar alarm.

  7. Two arrested after allegedly stealing computers from dental office

    Two Bakersfield residents were arrested Tuesday after allegedly stealing four computer monitors and a printer from a local dental office.

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    Man wanted for alleged Wal-Mart robbery

    A man wanted on suspicion of robbery Friday at the Wal-Mart at 8400 Rosedale Highway is being sought by Bakersfield police.

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    Safety ambassadors pilot bullying app in seven schools

    Six Kern County school districts are piloting anti-bullying software that allows trained student ambassadors to electronically report incidents of bullying.

  10. Police seek three in alleged Target thefts

    Bakersfield police are seeking help identifying and locating three people wanted on suspicion of an April 17 robbery and theft from the Target store at 2901 Ming Ave.

  11. Train derails on tracks along Highway 58

    Seven railcars of a Union Pacific freight train derailed Wednesday morning west of Keene, blocking all traffic along the crucial rail line.

  12. Pedestrian struck by SUV on China Grade Loop

    A pedestrian wearing dark clothing and walking in the middle of a roadway in Oildale was struck by an SUV early Wednesday morning.

  13. Burglary suspect found hiding underneath desk in bank offices

    A burglary suspect was caught hiding under a desk on the second floor of a bank on California Avenue early Tuesday morning. Daily Deal!

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