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  1. Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run identified

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Wednesday, Jul 23 2014 07:18 PM

    The motorcyclist who died Monday three days after a hit-and-run accident was identified Wednesday at Emanuel Deshawn Hayes of Los Angeles.

    Bakersfield police said Hayes, 43, was hit by an SUV around 6:45 p.m. July 18 in the 2500 block of Akers Road.

    Police are searching for Antwan Marcal Rowel, 24. An arrest warrant has been issued for him for hit-and-run causing injuiry or death.

    The SUV, a 2010 gray Lexus, was found abandoned in the 4700 block of Beechwood Street, about a mile away from the accident.

    Hayes died about 1 p.m. Monday at Kern Medical Center.

  2. Missing Delano man found by Indio police

    A Delano man who was last seen July 16 was located Wednesday by Indio Police Department officers in Riverside County.

  3. Neighbors stop fire from spreading with garden hose

    Neighboring residents armed with a garden hose managed to contain a southwest Bakersfield garage fire until firefighters arrived.

  4. Nicolls Fire 100 percent contained

    Firefighters gained full control of the Nicolls Fire on Saturday, stopping the 1,680-acre wildland blaze.

  5. Suspect in several burglaries, thefts and forgeries arrested at hotel

    A suspected burglar was nabbed Tuesday after an officer noticed a vehicle that appeared to match one in a burglary investigation parked outside a hotel west of downtown Bakersfield.

  6. Suspected car thief leads police on chase

    A suspected car thief was nearly struck by oncoming traffic after she ran across 24th Street in a failed effort to avoid arrest Tuesday evening.

  7. Teen motorist leads police on chase, crashes into tree

    A teen driver in a vehicle with marijuana and $4,000 in cash led police on a short chase Tuesday evening before crashing into a tree.

  8. Seven cats rescued from apartment fire

    Firefighters rescued seven cats from an apartment fire in Shafter Tuesday evening.

  9. Oildale fire causes $80,000 in damage to home

    A Tuesday afternoon fire in Oildale caused $80,000 damage.

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    GET strike continues; board takes no action on union contract proposal

    Golden Empire Transit District’s board of directors failed Tuesday to make a decision on the union’s new proposed contract, dashing any hope of ending the seven-day bus strike.

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    Kern River drowning victim's body found

    The body of a 19-year-old Bakersfield man who drowned Sunday in the Kern River was found Tuesday morning.

  12. Westminster man dies in Highway 99 accident

    A Westminster man was killed Sunday afternoon when his car collided with an SUV on northbound Highway 99 and then veered out of control into a light pole.

  13. Big rig fire near Grapevine Road ignites grass fire, temporarily closes 2 lanes

    A tractor trailer caught fire on Interstate 5 south of Grapevine Road about 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, igniting a grass fire and backing up traffic for two miles until all lanes were opened at 4 p.m.

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