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  1. Suspected drunken driver hits school bus

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Saturday, Oct 25 2014 10:06 AM

    A suspected drunken driver struck a school bus Friday on Ming Avenue after the bus had finished loading about 60 students.

    At 3:15 p.m., Cameron Arnold, 20, of Bakersfield, was westbound on Ming Avenue, west of South P Street, when he hit the bus at about 40 mph.

    Arnold admitted to using a cellphone while driving his 2002 Subaru Impreza, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    The driver of the bus, Jorge Hernandez, 44, of Bakersfield, was parked along the north curb of Ming Avenue facing west when he was hit.

    The Subaru veered and collided with the bus, causing Arnold to lose control. Arnold continued traveling west and hit an empty parked vehicle on the north curb of Ming Avenue.

  2. Man arrested for allegedly attempting to kidnap woman

    A Bakersfield man was arrested Friday morning after he attempted to kidnap a woman at knifepoint, fled and hit another vehicle in the process.

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    Police seek four suspects in burglaries

    Bakersfield police are seeking four men wanted for stealing from a Smart & Final Extra store Thursday and who may be tied to a previous burglary.

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    Police seek suspect who stole package off doorstep

    Bakersfield police are seeking the man wanted for allegedly stealing a package off the front porch of a home in the 1700 block of Bradley Avenue.

  5. Kern County inmate died by suicide while in custody Thursday

    A 34-year-old jail inmate was found dead in her cell Thursday after she hanged herself, according to the Kern County coroner.

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    Two dead after plane crash near Randsburg

    The Director of Business Operations at the National Test Pilot School at the Mojave Air and Space Port, was one of two men who died Friday morning in the fatal crash of a T-67 Firefly aerobatic plane during a training flight northwest of Randsburg.

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    Woman wanted for taking renter's deposit check

    Bakersfield police are seeking the woman wanted for taking a resident's rental deposit check after telling the victim she owned the property.

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    Two arrested for alleged connection to chop shop

    After finding a stolen Honda being stripped for its parts in a southeast Bakersfield garage Thursday, Bakersfield police arrested two suspects.

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    Gas line rupture a reminder: 'Call before you dig'

    The rupture of a 30-inch gas transmission line in southwest Bakersfield early Friday morning forced creation of an 8-square-mile exclusion zone and the temporary closure of schools as pressurized gas spewed into the air.

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    Police say three men stole candy from 99 Cent Store

    Three men got a head start on Halloween by stealing candy from a 99 Cent Store in northwest Bakersfield.

  11. Drunken driver sentenced to three years in fatal 2012 crash

    The drunken driver of a vehicle that crashed in late 2012, killing a passenger, was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison.

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    CHP looking for senior volunteers

    The Bakersfield office of the California Highway Patrol is looking for senior volunteers to assist the CHP with various administrative and field duties.

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    One of two defendants charged in 2013 robbery released following sentencing

    One of two men charged in connection with the robbery of a convenience store that led to shots fired at Bakersfield police was sentenced to a year in jail Wednesday after accepting a plea deal.

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