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  1. Two claims filed against Kern County in connection with alleged sexual assaults at Juvenile Hall

    Attorneys at Chain | Cohn | Stiles have filed two claims against Kern County on behalf of girls who were allegedly sexually assaulted by correctional officers in separate incidents at Juvenile Hall.

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    Suspects used stolen credit card to make purchases

    Two suspects used a stolen credit card to purchase items at the Office Max on Ming Avenue earlier this month.


    DUI checkpoint scheduled for Saturday

    A DUI and driver's license checkpoint will be held in Bakersfield Saturday.

  4. Students to present community service projects during 'Dream Builders' event

    Four teams of local students will present community service projects and compete for awards tonight at the Bakersfield Museum of Art as part of Jim Burke Education Foundation's "Dream Builders" program.

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    Murder trial in alleged drunken driving crash that killed Princess Almonidovar postponed to May

    The trial of accused drunken driver Alex Rubio on charges including second-degree murder has been postponed to May 11 as his attorney is seeking more information in connection with toxicology reports and crime scene reconstruction.


    DUI checkpoint scheduled for Friday

    The California Highway Patrol will be conducting a DUI and driver's license checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday in an unincorporated area of Bakersfield.


    New trial date set for man whose murder conviction was overturned due to prosecutor error

    A new trial date has been set for a Bakersfield man whose murder conviction was overturned after the trial judge ruled the prosecutor in the case violated a court order by playing a 911 tape indicating the defendant was released from prison shortly before the killing.

  8. Sylmar man found in Tehachapi died of multiple gunshot wounds

    An autopsy performed on the body of a Sylmar man found in February on Tehachapi Willow Springs Road determined he died of multiple gunshot wounds and his death was a homicide.

  9. Ford City man surrenders after allegedly assaulting woman Monday evening

    A Ford City man accused of choking a woman and dragging her 20 feet across a yard before throwing her inside a residence surrendered Monday evening following a standoff with deputies.

  10. Man who called in 2009 hospital bomb threat sentenced to four years in prison for spousal abuse

    A 64-year-old Bakersfield man previously spent time in custody for making a bomb threat against Memorial Hospital has been sentenced to four years in prison for spousal abuse.

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    VIDEO: Kern County Economic Summit

    From the Kern County Economic Summit at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bakersfield, video presentations of today's events.

  12. Hit-and-run results in pesticide spill at southwest Bakersfield intersection

    A hit-and-run crash caused an estimated $10,000 in damage to security gates at Ming Avenue and Grand Islands Drive Tuesday afternoon and resulted in a 100-foot spill of a pesticide at the intersection.

  13. Delano man accused of possessing $50,000 in stolen farm and construction equipment

    A Delano man was arrested Monday on suspicion of possessing $50,000 worth of stolen farm and construction equipment from seven separate victims in Kern, Tulare, Kings and Fresno counties.

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