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  1. Man sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for gang murder

    A 21-year-old man was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison Friday for shooting and killing a man at a party Jan. 5.

  2. Woman found dead in Lamont with head trauma

    Deputies have opened a homicide investigation after a woman was found dead with major head trauma Thursday morning in Lamont.

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    Men wanted for stealing air conditioning unit from dental office

    Bakersfield police are seeking two men who stole an air conditioning unit from the side of Comfort Dental Kids on July 23.

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    Salinas has eyes on Bakersfield's Blaze; Reds leave as affiliate

    The city of Salinas has announced that Blaze owner D.G. Elmore, who lives in Bloomington, Ind., will present a plan to relocate the team to a new stadium in Salinas in time for the 2016 season. Elmore is studying preliminary plans to build a privately financed stadium in Salinas.

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    Deputies searching for suspect in Shafter burglary

    A suspect is being sought by Kern County Sheriff's Office deputies in connection with an Aug. 28 burglary at Golden Valley Orchard Supply in Shafter.

  6. Commercial building in northeast Bakersfield caught fire Wednesday

    A commercial building in northeast Bakersfield caught fire Wednesday night, resulting in $50,000 in damage.

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    Trial date set for alleged drunken accident involving former BPD officer

    A trial date was set Wednesday for a former Bakersfield police officer accused of crashing his truck into a gas pump and hitting a woman on Merle Haggard Drive.

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    Police seek suspects in newspaper office burglary

    Bakersfield police are seeking help identifying the suspects responsible for burglarizing The Bakersfield Californian's office early Saturday morning.

  9. Judge throws out attempted murder charges from July incident

    Two of the men accused of attempted homicide outside a Bakersfield bar had their charges thrown out Monday by Judge Barry Hammer.

  10. Four arrested, hash oil lab found during probation search

    A probation search Tuesday in southwest Bakersfield by the Kern Narcotics Enforcement Team resulted in four arrests and the seizure of various drugs and paraphernalia.

  11. Men sentenced Monday in area drug dealing cases

    Two men were sentenced to prison Monday for their roles in separate drug dealing cases.

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    Law enforcement to conduct weekend checkpoints

    Local law enforcement will conduct checkpoints Friday and Sunday in the greater Bakersfield area to search for drivers under the influence of alcohol and drugs and those without a valid driver’s license.

  13. Motorcyclist dies Wednesday on Alfred Harrell Highway

    A 26-year-old Bakersfield man died early Wednesday when he crashed his motorcycle while southbound on Alfred Harrell Highway.

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