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  1. Man accused of sexually abusing four children

    A 57-year-old Bakersfield man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexually abusing four children.

  2. Killer to return to prison after pleading no contest to gun charges

    Released from prison last year for a brutal murder he committed when just 13 years old, Trayvale Gentry-Carlson is again headed for a stint behind bars.

  3. Defendant pleads no contest to voluntary manslaughter in 2011 stabbing

    A 23-year-old man pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter Friday in connection with the 2011 stabbing of a man who'd been trying to break up a fight.

  4. Series of lane closures scheduled for Interstate 5 construction

    Caltrans will be implementing a series of closures from April 20-26 on Interstate 5 between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line for a construction project.

  5. Governor issues pardons, including two from Kern County

    Gov. Jerry Brown announced 63 pardons Friday, including two for crimes that were committed in Kern County.

  6. Seven dogs removed from Stallion Springs property

    Seven dogs living in "inhumane conditions" in what appeared to be an abandoned home in Stallion Springs were removed from the property after Animal Control officers served a search warrant Thursday morning.

  7. Stolen vehicle removed from canal

    A stolen vehicle was removed from a canal northwest of Wasco Thursday afternoon.

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    Police raid Internet cafe on Oak Street

    Bakersfield police Thursday afternoon served a search warrant at the Hot Spot Cyber Center Internet cafe, leaving with several baggies full of U.S. currency and confiscating nearly four dozen computers and several servers.

  9. Man arrested after downtown stabbing

    Bakersfield police arrested a man early Thursday in connection with a stabbing at a downtown bar.

  10. Drunken driver sentenced to 2 years, 8 months in crash that killed pedestrian

    A man convicted of manslaughter in a crash that killed a pedestrian was sentenced Thursday to two years, eight months in prison.

  11. Man arrested in connection with attempted firebombing

    A Bakersfield man was arrested on six counts of attempted murder early Wednesday in the throwing of a Molotov cocktail through the front window of a southwest home occupied by two adults and four children.

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    Motorcyclist on Highway 178 suffers major injuries in crash

    A 56-year-old motorcyclist sustained several broken bones and abrasions Wednesday when he lost control and crashed on Highway 178.

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    Motorist identified in hit-and-run crash that injured motorcyclist

    Investigators have identified the driver of the van that witnesses say ran a stop sign and struck a 90-year-old motorcyclist as Juan Armando Cortez.

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