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  1. Deputies searching for suspect in mail, card theft

    Kern County Sheriff's Office deputies are searching for a man suspected of breaking into mailboxes in Lamont and using a stolen ATM card to make withdrawals.

  2. Big rig on Grapevine going 100 mph causes crashes, lane closures

    A tractor trailer traveling as fast as 100 mph northbound down the Grapevine late Tuesday night struck three other rigs before starting a 2-acre brushfire and closing four lanes of Interstate 5 for four hours.

  3. Deputies find explosive device Tuesday near Kelso Creek

    The Kern County Sheriff's bomb squad rendered an explosive device safe Tuesday after it was seen near Kelso Creek.

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    Detentions deputy accused of smuggling contraband into jail accepts plea deal

    A detentions deputy charged with five felonies in connection with smuggling contraband into Lerdo Jail has pleaded no contest to conspiracy.


    Low-cost vaccinations Saturday for city dog owners

    A low-cost vaccination, licensing and microchip clinic for city residents' dogs will be held this Saturday at Silver Creek Park, 7011 Harris Road.

  6. Law enforcement makes 12 prostitution arrests

    A joint law enforcement operation Friday targeting prostitution along Union Avenue in Bakersfield resulted in 12 arrests.

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    Suspected burglar Samuel Marabilla wanted by police

    Bakersfield police are seeking Samuel Marabilla in connection with the alleged thefts of two iPad tablets plus a separate residential theft.

  8. Sunday event to temporarily close downtown road

    From noon to midnight Sunday, one block of downtown Bakersfield will be closed for a rally, police said.

  9. Weldon flood safety meeting to be held Nov. 5

    A community meeting will be held next week to discuss flood preparedness planning for Kelso Creek residents and the surrounding areas of Weldon Valley Ranchos, Valley Estates and Powers Tract.

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    Law enforcement seeks wanted sex offender

    A 19-year-old Bakersfield man on felony probation for burglary is being sought by Kern County probation officers after failing to register as a sex offender.

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    McFarland shootings over the weekend believed gang-related

    McFarland police are investigating two shootings that occurred Friday and Saturday and left two people injured.

  12. Three killed in Delano shooting identified

    Three men shot and killed in a vehicle in Delano Saturday evening have been identified.

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    Motorcyclist dies following crash Saturday

    A 61-year-old motorcyclist died following a crash Saturday evening.

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