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  1. Fire destroys abandoned southwest Bakersfield house

    A southwest Bakersfield fire destroyed an abandoned house Sunday afternoon and its cause remains under investigation.

  2. Police: Online threats regarding Highland High 'not credible'

    Authorities say online threats related to Highland High School were investigated over the weekend and it was determined "no credible threat existed nor exists."

  3. Suspected arsonist arrested in connection with Rosamond fire

    A suspected arsonist was arrested early Sunday morning in connection with a vehicle set ablaze near the gas pumps by a convenience store off Highway 14 in Rosamond.

  4. Delano house fire Sunday displaces five

    Crews at the Kern County Fire Department's Delano Station 34 were training outside the station Sunday morning when a bystander alerted them to a house fire.

  5. BPD traffic checkpoint nets 4 DUI arrests

    Four people were arrested Saturday night and early Sunday morning as part of a Bakersfield police DUI/Driver License checkpoint in the 900 block of Old River Road.

  6. Suspect robs bank inside grocery store

    A Chase Bank inside a west Bakersfield grocery store was robbed Saturday morning by a man who handed a teller a note saying he was armed.

  7. McFarland woman suffers minor injuries in Porterville crash

    A McFarland woman suffered minor injuries after crashing into a big rig that pulled in front of her on Avenue 128 at Road 208 in Porterville.

  8. Motorist arrested on suspicion of DUI after hitting school bus

    A man allegedly driving under the influence of drugs backed his van into a school bus Friday evening in the parking lot of Foothill High School.

  9. Rosamond fire causes $150,000 in damage

    An abandoned multi-family housing unit in Rosamond caught fire early Saturday and, due to limited water supply in the area, fire engines were forced to transport water from more than a quarter mile from the burning structure.

  10. Electrical short causes mobile home blaze

    An electrical short in a bedroom caused a fire in a double-wide mobile home in southeast Bakersfield.

  11. Attic fire causes $15,000 in damage

    An attic fire started by a faulty exhaust fan caused an estimated $15,000 in damage to a residence south of Wilson Road and west of South H Street.

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    Man wearing Superman cap allegedly stole surveillance camera

    The suspect who stole a surveillance camera from a pharmacy on Panama Lane gave investigators a good look at his face, Superman cap and all.

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    Police: Woman shoplifted from Kmart

    A woman shoplifted from the Kmart in the 3600 block of Wilson Road earlier this month.

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