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  1. Man dies after crashing into tree along Highway 99

    Saturday, Apr 25 2015 05:06 PM

    A Bakersfield man died Friday afternoon after losing control of his vehicle and hitting a tree along northbound Highway 99.

    The Kern County Sheriff's Office reported Saturday that the man, 41-year-old Luis Antonio Mercado, died at 3:47 p.m. at the scene of the accident north of Bear Mountain Boulevard.

  2. KCFD: Fire alarm saves Rosamond family

    Firefighters credited a residential fire alarm for saving the lives of people whose Rosamond home caught fire early Saturday.

  3. Lake Isabella assault leaves man critically injured

    A Lake Isabella man suffered major injuries Friday night during an assault possibly committed by his younger roommate, the Kern County Sheriff's Office reported Saturday.

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    Person of interest sought in connection with burglary

    Police are searching for a man who may have information regarding a burglary that occurred in east Bakersfield.

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    Suspects wanted in connection with residential burglary

    Two suspects are wanted in connection with entering a residence in south Bakersfield and stealing property.

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    Fire destroys vacant two-story building used by transients

    A vacant two-story building in east Bakersfield with a history of transient use and fires started in it was completely destroyed in a new fire Friday.

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    911 tape released in deaths of Shawn, Diane Carroll

    The Bakersfield Police Department released a 911 tape Friday from the March 10 deaths of Stockdale Estates residents Shawn and Diane Carroll, indicating the deaths of the couple in their 50s are still believed to be a murder-suicide -- but "many questions (are) yet to be answered."

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    Suspect threatened Smart & Final employee

    A man threatened an employee at the Smart & Final store on Stockdale Highway with bodily harm earlier this month.

  9. Pedestrian struck and killed while crossing Highway 99

    A pedestrian was struck and killed Wednesday evening while crossing Highway 99 south of Highway 155.


    DUI checkpoint scheduled for Saturday

    Law enforcement is holding a DUI/driver's license checkpoint in Bakersfield on Saturday.

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    Inmate shot and killed at Kern Valley State Prison identified

    An inmate fatally shot while attacking another inmate Wednesday at Kern Valley State Prison has been identified as 27-year-old Jose E. Herrera.

  12. Body of man who fell into Delano canal recovered Wednesday

    The body of a man who fell into a Delano area canal was recovered late Wednesday afternoon.

  13. Police: No evidence elementary school was targeted in shooing

    There's no evidence Quailwood Elementary School was the intended target of a shooting that occurred nearby, police said Wednesday.

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