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  1. Suspect in K-Mart robbery identified

    The suspect in a robbery at a Bakersfield area K-Mart has been identified, police said Friday.

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    Police: Suspects stole purse from unlocked vehicle

    Two suspects stole a purse from an unlocked vehicle parked by a convenience store on South Chester Avenue.

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    Suspect wanted for burglary

    A suspect broke into a vehicle parked at a tire store last month and stole several items.

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    Woman injured trying to save neighbor's dogs from fire

    A Johannesburg woman suffered smoke inhalation burns Thursday afternoon after she tried to rescue a neighbor’s dogs from his burning home.

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    Woman suffering from dementia and missing since Wednesday found

    A 78-year-old Bakersfield woman with dementia and poor short-term memory missing since Wednesday morning was found Thursday afternoon at the base of the Grapevine in good condition.

  6. Man who allegedly entered several homes taken into custody

    A man who allegedly entered and tried entering a number of residences Wednesday and in one instance kissed a 15-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of burglary, aggravated trespassing and molesting a juvenile.

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    DUI checkpoint scheduled for Saturday

    A DUI checkpoint will be held Saturday in the Bakersfield area in an effort to help prevent DUI-related crashes.

  8. One-car crash on Hwy 46 seriously injures Bakersfield man

    A single-car accident Wednesday afternoon on Highway 46 seriously injured the driver and forced the closure of the road for about 90 minutes.

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    Suspicious man enters home near Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park

    A man entered an unlocked residence Tuesday morning and spoke to a female inside as if they knew each other, placing his arms around her waist.

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    Motorist killed in head-on collision

    A motorist died Tuesday evening after crossing over a raised center median on Weedpatch Highway and colliding head-on with a big rig.

  11. Arvin man sentenced for filing false tax claims

    An Arvin man was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for filing false claims with the Internal Revenue Service to obtain tax refunds.

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    Free bike lights available Thursday

    Bike Bakersfield's sixth "Project Light Up" will give away free taillights and headlights to bicyclists Thursday at five locations.

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    State chancellor's office recommends BC offer four-year degree

    Bakersfield College is on the cusp of becoming one of the first 15 community colleges in California to offer a bachelor’s degree — in industrial automation — as part of a temporary, pilot program.

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