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    KCSO offers unused prescription, OTC drug return

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Monday, Sep 22 2014 04:08 PM

    As part of the national Drug Take-Back Day set for Saturday, the Kern County Sheriff's Office is offering six locations where residents can turn in expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceuticals and other medications.

    It's the eighth year the KCSO has partnered with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to collect potentially dangerous medications.

    The free and anonymous collection will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations:

    * Sheriff's Office headquarters, 1350 Norris Road;

    * Buttonwillow substation, 181 E. First St., Buttonwillow;

  2. Fishering Drive gunshot victim identified

    A man found shot to death in central Bakersfield on Sunday has been identified by authorities.

  3. Shots fired at apartment, gang member arrested

    Bakersfield police arrested a gang member late Saturday night after he allegedly fired shots into an apartment and a witness was able to provide his description.

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    DUI/driver's license checkpoints net 4 arrests

    Two Sunday DUI/Driver's License Checkpoints along South Union Avenue resulted in four DUI arrests and 106 drivers with suspended or invalid licenses.

  5. Citizen Volunteer Unit graduation Monday night

    A graduation ceremony for the Citizen Volunteer Unit that will assist the Bakersfield Police Department in a variety of police-related functions, will be Monday evening at 6 p.m.

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    Boy, 12, reported missing earlier, is located

    Dominic Perkins, a 12-year-old boy missing since 4 p.m. Sunday was found Monday at his school, Bakersfield police said.

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    Police searching for two sex offenders

    The Bakersfield Police Department is seeking the community's assistance in locating two high-risk sex offenders who failed to report to their respective parole officers upon their release from jail.

  8. Bakersfield man shot, killed at Fishering Drive home

    A 43-year-old Bakersfield man was shot and killed at a central Bakersfield home Sunday evening.

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    Two-truck collision near Foothill HS injures 2

    Two trucks collided early Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Morning and Mills drives near Foothill High School, sending one man to the hospital with serious injuries.

  10. I-15 off-ramp shooting could be gangs

    RIVERSIDE -- Homicide detectives are investigating a potential gang-related Southern California shooting on a freeway off-ramp Saturday that left one person dead and two others injured.

  11. Authorities catch 4 of 5 CA jail escapees

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Four of five inmates have been recaptured a day after their escape from a central California jail, authorities said.

  12. Delano teen, 16, shot and killed

    A 16-year-old Delano boy died late Saturday after being shot near a middle school.

  13. Sunday Shafter shooting kills man, 34

    A Shafter man was shot and killed early Sunday and police believe it may be related to an altercation earlier that night.

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