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    Runaway girl, 12, returns home

    A 12-year-old girl missing since Tuesday morning returned home Thursday.

  2. Child, 3, struck by SUV

    A 3-year-old was hit by a car Thursday night in the 1300 block of Sandra Drive.

  3. Probation search in Tehachapi nets 2 arrests, drugs

    Kern County Sheriff's deputies conducting a probation search at a Tehachapi residence Thursday night found a variety of drugs, narcotics and drug paraphernalia.

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    Former county employee pleads no contest to DUI and hit-and-run

    A former Kern County employee pleaded no contest Thursday to DUI and hit and run resulting in property damage in connection with crashing a county vehicle late last month.

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    Police searching for runaway girl, 12

    Bakersfield police are searching for a 12-year-old girl missing since Tuesday.

  6. Wasco car chase with deputies leads to arrest

    When deputies attempted to stop a man they thought responsible for a domestic fight Thursday, they ended up in a car chase after an unrelated suspect.

  7. Man arrested on suspicion of weapons charges Wednesday

    Following a report of illegal shooting, Kern County deputies arrested a 34-year-old man Wednesday after he and four juveniles were found with firearms and ammunition in a vehicle.

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    Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run identified

    The motorcyclist who died Monday three days after a hit-and-run accident was identified Wednesday at Emanuel Deshawn Hayes of Los Angeles.

  9. Missing Delano man found by Indio police

    A Delano man who was last seen July 16 was located Wednesday by Indio Police Department officers in Riverside County.

  10. Neighbors stop fire from spreading with garden hose

    Neighboring residents armed with a garden hose managed to contain a southwest Bakersfield garage fire until firefighters arrived.

  11. Nicolls Fire 100 percent contained

    Firefighters gained full control of the Nicolls Fire on Saturday, stopping the 1,680-acre wildland blaze.

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    Suspect in several burglaries, thefts and forgeries arrested at hotel

    A suspected burglar was nabbed Tuesday after an officer noticed a vehicle that appeared to match one in a burglary investigation parked outside a hotel west of downtown Bakersfield.

  13. Suspected car thief leads police on chase

    A suspected car thief was nearly struck by oncoming traffic after she ran across 24th Street in a failed effort to avoid arrest Tuesday evening.

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