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  1. Ford City man surrenders after allegedly assaulting woman Monday evening

    A Ford City man accused of choking a woman and dragging her 20 feet across a yard before throwing her inside a residence surrendered Monday evening following a standoff with deputies.

  2. Man who called in 2009 hospital bomb threat sentenced to four years in prison for spousal abuse

    A 64-year-old Bakersfield man previously spent time in custody for making a bomb threat against Memorial Hospital has been sentenced to four years in prison for spousal abuse.

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    VIDEO: Kern County Economic Summit

    From the Kern County Economic Summit at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bakersfield, video presentations of today's events.

  4. Hit-and-run results in pesticide spill at southwest Bakersfield intersection

    A hit-and-run crash caused an estimated $10,000 in damage to security gates at Ming Avenue and Grand Islands Drive Tuesday afternoon and resulted in a 100-foot spill of a pesticide at the intersection.

  5. Delano man accused of possessing $50,000 in stolen farm and construction equipment

    A Delano man was arrested Monday on suspicion of possessing $50,000 worth of stolen farm and construction equipment from seven separate victims in Kern, Tulare, Kings and Fresno counties.

  6. Charges dismissed against 80-year-old man who was accused of rape

    Prosecutors have dismissed all charges against an 80-year-old Tehachapi man who was accused of holding a woman captive and sexually assaulting her.

  7. Electrical malfunction responsible for fire in apartment building

    An electrical malfunction started a fire in an apartment building south of downtown Bakersfield Tuesday morning.

  8. Train hits big rig towing empty oil tanker

    A train struck a big rig towing an empty oil tanker in Oildale early Tuesday.

  9. Father accused of shooting adult son Monday evening

    A Bakersfield father is under arrest for allegedly shooting his adult son with a shotgun Monday evening.

  10. Two fires intentionally set on Kentucky Street

    Two fires were intentionally set in the 200 block of Kentucky Street Sunday evening, according to Bakersfield firefighters.

  11. Man shot in east Bakersfield Sunday afternoon

    An 18-year-old man was shot in east Bakersfield Sunday afternoon and suffered injuries that aren't considered life-threatening.

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    Man arrested after deadly shooting in southwest Bakersfield

    Police arrested a 28-year-old man following a fatal Friday night shooting in southwest Bakersfield, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

  13. Officer involved in fatal shooting Tuesday identified

    The Bakersfield police officer who fatally shot a 47-year-old man who threatened others with a knife at a downtown hotel Tuesday evening has been identified as Nestor Barajas.

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