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    Death of prisoner due to heart disease

    The death of a 48-year-old Wasco State Prison inmate on Friday was due to heart disease, an autopsy determined.

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    Realtor, 'Sizzlin Single' to make bail following Tuesday hearing

    The parents of a Realtor accused of renting out vacant properties she didn't represent are putting up the collateral to secure their daughter's release from jail.

  3. People in Monday I-5 crash identified

    Police have identified the people involved in the Monday crash of a big rig on Interstate 5 north of Highway 99 that closed portions of the connector for more than two hours.

  4. Verizon service restored in Taft, McFarland, Glennville

    Verizon customers with landline phones in Taft, McFarland and Glennville were without phone service Tuesday for several -- including 911 service -- and the Kern County Sheriff's Office had to handle all emergency and nonemergency calls for the McFarland Police Department.

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    Truck runs onto sidewalk, kills pedestrian

    Bakersfield resident Jesus Apolinar Rios-Gallegos was possibly out for a walk or a jog in southwest Bakersfield when he was struck and killed Tuesday morning by a truck that ran onto a sidewalk.

  6. Police warn public about scams

    Bakersfield police have been receiving numerous calls regarding a variety of scams and are urging the public to be careful.

  7. Marijuana operation results in 46-month sentence

    Jose Luis Garcia Villa, 22, of Michoacán, Mexico, has been sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison for his involvement in a toxic marijuana cultivation operation in the Sequoia National Forest.

  8. Arvin man pleads guilty to filing false income tax returns

    Federico Garcia Garcia, 45, of Arvin, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of filing false claims with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in connection with a scheme to obtain tax refunds.

  9. Crash closes I-5 connector for couple hours Monday afternoon

    A big rig was involved in an injury crash on Interstate 5 and went off the roadway and into an oil pumping rig Monday afternoon.

  10. Q Street fire damages storage shed, 3 cars

    A Monday afternoon storage shed fire south of downtown that spread to three cars was controlled by Bakersfield firefighters before it could damage two nearby homes.

  11. Kern County firefighters assisting in battling Northern California blaze

    A group of Kern County firefighters spent 24 hours straight battling the Sand Fire in Northern California before getting a rest Monday.

  12. Three arrested following alleged gang-related shooting

    Police arrested three people following a gang-related shooting Sunday afternoon south of downtown.

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    Inmate goes missing at Taft Correctional Institution

    An inmate convicted of cocaine possession with intent to distribute went missing from Taft Correctional Institution over the weekend.

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