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  1. Fatal hit and run on Mohawk Street leads to arrest

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Saturday, Dec 20 2014 01:38 PM

    A 60-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of hit and run after he allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian late Friday in the 900 block of Mohawk Street then fled the scene, the Bakersfield Police Department reported.

    The accident took place shortly before 11 p.m. Friday when a pickup traveling southbound on Mohawk struck a man walking south on the street, according to a department news release.

    Andres Elizondo was being held on suspicion off felony hit and run, driving on a suspended driver's license and other state vehicle code violations.

    The department said Elizondo was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital, where he died. His name was not released.

  2. Motorist kills bicyclist on New Stine road

    A motorist struck and killed a bicyclist before fleeing the scene early Saturday in the 1700 block of New Stine Road, the Bakersfield Police Department reported.

  3. Man shot when trying to intervene in fight

    Police are seeking the man wanted for shooting someone early Saturday in south Bakersfield.

  4. Mobile home catches fire, $70,000 damage

    A mobile home near Mountain Mesa caught fire Friday night, resulting in $70,000 in damage and the death of a dog.

  5. Woman who injured fiance's child sentenced to six years

    A woman who pleaded no contest to a felony count of child abuse in connection with harming her fiance's 2-year-old child was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday.

  6. Bakersfield woman who died in traffic accident is identified

    The woman who died in a Tuesday accident has been identified as 22-year-old Elizabeth Lopez.

  7. Boy, 16, accused of indecent exposure at Plantation Elementary

    Bakersfield police arrested a 16-year-old boy Thursday who was found with his pants down in front of a computer at Plantation Elementary School.

  8. Missing person located

    Karen Ortiz, who was reported missing Thursday, has been located, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

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    Fire season ends, but vigilance still urged

    Kern County's mountain areas will be able to transition out of fire season Friday thanks to recent rains and cooler temperatures, but residents still need to be vigilant and prevent sparking blazes, the Kern County Fire Department said Thursday.

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    Deputies seek missing person

    The Kern County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating an at-risk missing person.

  11. Police seek Tuesday bicycle thief

    Bakersfield police are searching for the man wanted for stealing a bicycle Tuesday morning.

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    Taft elementary schools superintendent resigns

    Taft City School District Superintendent Ron Bryant resigned his post after pleading no contest to two counts of driving under the influence.

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    Man killed in shooting Wednesday identified

    The man shot and killed in southwest Bakersfield on Wednesday afternoon has been identified as 37-year-old John Cooper.

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