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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.

  5. Pedestrian struck and killed while crossing Highway 99

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

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    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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Apartment fire causes $25,000 in damage

    Arson investigators are looking into a Bakersfield apartment fire that caused an estimated $25,000 in damage Wednesday morning.

  11. Driver acquitted of vehicular manslaughter in 2013 crash

    A motorist who struck and killed a bicyclist in September 2013 has been acquitted of vehicular manslaughter with ordinary negligence.

  12. Three arrested in connection with shooting near elementary school

    Three people have been arrested in connection with a shooting near an elementary school in west Bakersfield Tuesday afternoon.

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    Masked, armed suspect robs Jack In The Box

    A suspect wearing a white mask and armed with a gun robbed a Jack In The Box in southwest Bakersfield.

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