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  1. Man shot, killed in Bakersfield early Monday

    By The Bakersfield Californian
    Monday, Sep 01 2014 01:49 PM

    A man died Monday morning on V Street and a vehicle described as a mid-sized sedan was seen leaving the area where he was shot right after gunshots were heard.

    Bakersfield Police Department officers described the suspect in the shooting as simple "male."

    According to a news release police officers were called out to the 700 block of V Street -- a residential neighborhood one block west of Union Avenue south of California Avenue -- at approximately 1:30 a.m. Monday to investigate reports of gunshots being fired.

    They located a man suffering from gunshot wounds and transported him to a local hospital where he died.

    Police are seeking the community's help in investigating the crime and members of the public with information about the shooting can call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.

  2. Double homicide in Tehachapi under investigation

    The Kern County Sheriff's Department has taken over a double homicide investigation from the Tehachapi Police Department, according to the Tehachapi News.

  3. Saturday night DUI checkpoint nets seven arrests

    A DUI/driver's license checkpoint Saturday night on north- and southbound Union Avenue resulted in seven arrests for driving under the influence.

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    Man found dead outside courthouse

    A man was found dead outside the Kern County Superior Court Sunday. 

  5. Taft woman arrested on suspicion of drug possession

    Taft police arrested a 52-year-old woman in possession of 400 grams of suspected methamphetamine and $1,600 in cash during a traffic stop Saturday.

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    Interim vice principal assigned to school following administrator's arrest

    An interim vice principal will begin working at Tevis Junior High on Sept. 8 following the arrest of Vice Principal Kent Williams for bringing a gun on campus.

  7. Pedestrian struck and killed by train Friday evening

    A train struck a pedestrian Friday evening on tracks by State Road and Airport Drive.

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    Reward of up to $5,000 offered in correctional officer's killing

    A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and filing of a criminal complaint against the suspect responsible for the killing of a correctional officer at his home in southwest Bakersfield.

  9. Two Delano residents injured in crash

    Two Delano residents suffered minor injuries when an improperly secured load fell off a truck passing their car, causing the car's driver to lose control and crash into two almond trees.

  10. Burn victim who died following Aug. 14 blaze identified

    A man who died from Tuesday from injuries suffered in a residential fire on Aug. 14 has been identified as 56-year-old Robert Hernandez.

  11. Suspect in custody nabbed for theft of hay

    When deputies went to arrest a suspect in connection with the theft of 60 bales of hay from near Buttonwillow, they didn't have far to go.

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    Suspects stole cash register from store

    Bakersfield police are asking for the public's help identifying two suspects who burglarized a business south of Ming Avenue and west of Highway 99.

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    DUI/driver's license checkpoint Saturday in Bakersfield

    A DUI/driver's license checkpoint will be conducted in the greater Bakersfield area Saturday night.

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