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  1. Motorcyclist injured in hit-and-run; other driver flees

    Police are asking for the community's help in locating two people wanted in relation to a hit-and-run accident Thursday.

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    Second woman in a week found dead in KCSO cell

    For the second time in a week, a female inmate in the custody of the Kern County Sheriff's Office has been found dead in her cell.

  3. Gang member convicted of murder in east Bakersfield shooting

    A jury convicted a 27-year-old gang member of murder and other charges in the shooting death of a man in east Bakersfield last year.

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    Suspect wanted for credit card fraud

    Bakersfield police are asking for the public's help locating a suspect wanted for possession of stolen property, fraudulent use of a credit card, burglary and identity theft.

  5. Three men indicted on federal meth charges

    Three Bakersfield men were indicted Thursday after their arrest on suspicion of conspiring to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine.

  6. Vacant apartment fire causes $70,000 damage

    Two vacant northeast Bakersfield apartments caught fire Thursday morning causing in $70,000 damage.

  7. Three arrested following anonymous call to deputies

    Arrests were made following an anonymous call reporting three men with backpacks trying to break into vehicles in Taft.

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    Teen runaway at risk due to medical condition

    A 17-year-old runway last seen on July 3 is considered at risk because of a medical condition.

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    Coroner identifies pedestrian killed in north Bakersfield

    The 32-year-old pedestrian struck and killed on North Chester Avenue last Thursday night was identified by the county coroner's office Wednesday evening as Travis Wade Shellenberger of Bakersfield.

  10. Man stabbed in southeast Bakersfield

    A man was found stabbed in the 2300 block of Rodney Street in southeast Bakersfield Wednesday night and taken to Kern Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

  11. Leadership Development Class graduates Thursday

    The 2014 class of the Leadership Development Program of the Kern County Network for Children will graduate Thursday.

  12. Marijuana and suspected meth found during search of residence

    Marijuana and suspected methamphetamine were found during the search of a residence east of Highway 99 and south of California Avenue Wednesday morning.

  13. Runaway siblings located and taken into protective custody as investigation continues

    A brother and sister who ran away from home July 3 have been found and placed into protective custody pending an investigation by Sheriff's Office detectives and Child Protective Services.

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