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    Man found dead outside courthouse named

    By The Bakersfield Californian
    Monday, Sep 01 2014 06:00 PM

    The Kern County Sheriff's coroner's office, on Monday, released the name of a San Francisco Bay Area man found dead in front of the Kern County Superior Court Building Sunday.

    Christopher Wagstaff, 43, of Clayton was found at 7:05 a.m. Sunday in front of 1415 Truxtun Avenue.

    His name was not released until his family could be notified.

    The Bakersfield Police Department announced Monday that they are investigating the death as a murder.

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    Carr named Raiders starting QB

    ALAMEDA — Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets, becoming the first Raiders quarterback to start the first game of his rookie season.

    Coach Dennis Allen announced Monday that Carr would be the starter for the foreseeable future ahead of Matt Schaub, who struggled in the preseason and has been hampered by a sore elbow.

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    Motorcyclist crashes, dies Monday morning

    A Bakersfield man fell to his death from a freeway overpass Monday morning after taking an offramp at high speed and slamming into a concrete bridge rail. 

  4. Man shot, killed in Bakersfield early Monday

    A man shot Monday morning on V Street died from his wounds. 

  5. Tehachapi man arrested in double homicide investigation

    Two men were discovered dead in a Tehachapi apartment, Monday, and a third man was arrested in connection with their deaths.

  6. 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. 

  8. 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.

  10. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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