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  1. Electrical short causes SE Bakersfield apartment fire

    An electrical short Monday morning in a southeast Bakersfield apartment caused $25,000 damage but no injuries.

  2. Buttonwillow traffic stop takes down Canadian coke conspiracy

    A traffic stop a year ago in the Buttonwillow area led to a Canadian's guilty plea Monday in federal court for conspiracy to distribute and possess to distribute cocaine.

  3. Head of Bakersfield meth distribution network pleads guilty

    A Bakersfield man pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute nearly 10 pounds of methamphetamine.

  4. Bakersfield man, 33, pleads guilty to being a felon with a firearm

    A Bakersfield man pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

  5. Pedestrian killed on 24th Street

    A pedestrian crossing 24th Street early Monday morning outside the crosswalk was struck and killed in the 3200 block.

  6. Victim of Sunday shooting identified

    A man shot Sunday in the 3200 block of Jewett Street has died.

  7. Body found in east Bakersfield early Monday

    A body found in east Bakersfield early Monday morning showed indications of trauma and sheriff's deputies have begun a homicide investigation.

  8. KCSO deputies in Wasco to be issued body-worn cameras

    Kern County Sheriff's Office deputies working in Wasco will soon be issued body-worn cameras.

  9. Shooting in central Bakersfield leaves 1 hurt

    Bakersfield police responded Sunday afternoon to a shooting at 33rd Street and Jewett Avenue and found a man with a gunshot wound.


    BPD checkpoint Saturday night nets 3 DUIs

    A Bakersfield police checkpoint Saturday night resulted in three arrests of suspected drunk drivers.

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    Shooting suspect kills self after leading deputies on chase

    A suspect who allegedly shot a man Saturday night before leading deputies on a car chase through east Bakersfield, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after his vehicle crashed on Highway 99.

  12. Man arrested Saturday in Derby Acres shooting

    Sheriff's deputies arrested a 33-year-old man Saturday in connection with the shooting of a man in Derby Acres.

  13. Manner of death for 1-month-old baby remains unknown

    The death of a 1-month-old baby last month was due to sudden unexpected infant death syndrome, according to the Kern County coroner.

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