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    Kentucky Street fire destroys home

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Wednesday, Jul 30 2014 02:42 PM

    A house fire Wednesday morning east of downtown destroyed a single-story home, and arson investigators said it was the third recent fire at the location.

    The 9 a.m. fire in the vacant house in the 800 block of Kentucky Street caused $125,000 damage.

    Arson investigators detained a person for questioning.

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    Suspect tries to rob customer in fast food drive-thru

    Bakersfield police are seeking a man wanted in connection with the attempted robbery of a person waiting in a fast food restaurant's drive-thru line.

  3. Four arrested in Union Avenue gunfight

    Four suspects -- three men and a woman -- were arrested by police Monday night on suspicion of attempted homicide in connection with a gunfight earlier that day on Union Avenue.

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    Police: Driver fell asleep before pedestrian hit, killed

    Police said Wednesday the driver of the pickup that killed a pedestrian early Tuesday in southwest Bakersfield fell asleep just before the accident.

  5. Kern firefighters attend crude oil safety training

    Eight firefighters from the Kern County Fire Department participated earlier this month in a Union Pacific Railroad training course on crude-by-rail safety.

  6. DA's Victim Services Unit helps 1,800 people

    The Victims Services Unit of the Kern County District Attorney's Office has provided services to more than 1,800 crime victims since Jan. 6.

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    Gunfire exchanged Tuesday at Union, 4th

    No one was injured Tuesday afternoon after gunfire was exchanged near the intersection of 4th Street and Union Avenue.

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    Death of prisoner due to heart disease

    The death of a 48-year-old Wasco State Prison inmate on Friday was due to heart disease, an autopsy determined.

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    Realtor, 'Sizzlin Single' to make bail following Tuesday hearing

    The parents of a Realtor accused of renting out vacant properties she didn't represent are putting up the collateral to secure their daughter's release from jail.

  10. People in Monday I-5 crash identified

    Police have identified the people involved in the Monday crash of a big rig on Interstate 5 north of Highway 99 that closed portions of the connector for more than two hours.

  11. Verizon service restored in Taft, McFarland, Glennville

    Verizon customers with landline phones in Taft, McFarland and Glennville were without phone service Tuesday for several -- including 911 service -- and the Kern County Sheriff's Office had to handle all emergency and nonemergency calls for the McFarland Police Department.

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    Truck runs onto sidewalk, kills pedestrian

    Bakersfield resident Jesus Apolinar Rios-Gallegos was possibly out for a walk or a jog in southwest Bakersfield when he was struck and killed Tuesday morning by a truck that ran onto a sidewalk.

  13. Police warn public about scams

    Bakersfield police have been receiving numerous calls regarding a variety of scams and are urging the public to be careful.

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