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  1. Police seek four suspects in stabbing

    A stabbing early Monday near downtown left one man wounded and police searching for four Hispanic suspects believed involved in the assault.

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    Motorist crashes into restaurant on California Avenue

    Patrons of Shogun Palace received an order of teppanyaki terror Saturday evening when a car crashed through the south wall of the California Avenue restaurant.

  3. Police seek suspect in south Bakersfield shooting

    Police continue to search for the person responsible for shooting a man in south Bakersfield on Monday and are asking for the community's help.

  4. Inmate determined to have died from heart disease

    A 51-year-old inmate who died April 19 was determined to have died from "coronary artery atherosclerosis" and the manner of death was natural.

  5. Sunday crash victim identified

    A motorist killed Sunday when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a light pole on Highway 99 has been identified as 45-year-old Westminster resident Minh Pham.

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    Search continues for man reported possibly drowned in Kern River

    Rescuers are continuing the search this morning for a man who was apparently swept away in the Kern River late Sunday afternoon.

  7. Bakersfield firefighters face 3 fires in 6 hours

    A rash of house fires in Bakersfield late Saturday and early Sunday caused nearly $100,000 in damage but no injuries.

  8. Oildale triplex fire Saturday displaces eight

    A Saturday afternoon fire at an Oildale triplex caused $60,000 damage.

  9. Taft house fire causes $50,000 damage, firefighters save $100,000 worth of structure

    Kern County Fire Department crews extinguished a house fire in Taft Saturday morning after receiving reports of flames coming from a residence's roof.

  10. Delano driver killed after striking pole

    A 19-year-old man was killed in Delano Saturday morning when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a pole, according to a coroner's report.

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    Two hospitalized, three arrested after shooting

    Two were hospitalized and three arrested after an altercation led to gunfire in East Bakersfield Friday evening.

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    BPD seeks information in attempted homicide case

    The Bakersfield Police Department is asking the community for help obtaining any information about an attempted homicide that occurred on Friday night, resulting in the arrest of five subjects.

  13. Man arrested on suspicion of stealing farm equipment, ATV

    Investigators seeking to reduce the thefts of farm equipment in rural Kern County placed some in the Shafter area under surveillance.

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