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  1. Bakersfield woman who died in traffic accident is identified

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Friday, Dec 19 2014 05:16 PM

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

    Lopez, of Bakersfield, lost control of her vehicle in the 8100 block of Camino Media, according to the Kern County coroner.

    Bakersfield police said her vehicle struck the wall of an apartment building.

    The coroner said her vehicle struck a tree.

    She was transported to Kern Medical Center where she died 11:04 p.m.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  6. 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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    Three men indicted after law enforcement finds 12 pounds heroin

    A grand jury indicted three men Thursday who were reportedly found in possession of 12 pounds of heroin.

  10. Central Bakersfield fire causes $50,000 in damage to home

    A house fire in central Bakersfield left one home with $50,000 in damage Wednesday evening.

  11. Cause of Gage Street fire considered suspicious

    Bakersfield fire crews responded to a Wednesday evening blaze that resulted in $35,000 in damage to a single-story home.

  12. Shooting kills one in southwest Bakersfield

    One person was killed Wednesday afternoon in a shooting in southwest Bakersfield.

  13. Motorcyclist, 19, injured last week, dies

    A motorcyclist injured Dec. 10 in a collision in Lamont, died Tuesday at Kern Medical Center.

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