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Friday, May 17 2013 07:27 AM

'First Look': First News for May 17

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    By Alex Horvath / The Californian

    Kern County Sheriff's deputies and detectives work the site of a Sheriff officer involved shooting on 100 block of Woodrow Ave.

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    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Near Frazier Mountain High School, Kern County Fire Department Public Information Officers Corey Wilford, right, and Ken Scott, in truck, get updates on the Grand Fire burning in the mountains behind them.

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    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Smoke from the Grand Fire rises in the area of the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreational Area.

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    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    A Ventura County Sheriff Fire Support helicopter flies toward the Grand Fire near Lebec.

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    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    A Cal Fire truck drives down Falcon Way in Lebec after leaving Frazier Mountain High School as the Grand Fire burns in the mountains behind.

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Take a look at your First News for Friday, May 17.

The Sheriff's Department says a man suspected of stabbing another man in Oildale was shot and killed by a Kern County Sheriff's Office deputy Thursday. The suspect, 33-year-old Caleb Wade Blackburn, died after being taken to Kern Medical Center. The man who was stabbed was taken to a local hospital with major injuries, spokesman Ray Pruitt said.

And the Grand Fire southeast of Frazier Park is now at 4,100 acres, and 35 percent contained as of Friday morning. There are nearly 1,500 personnel working on putting out the fire that began Wednesday. The fire appears to have changed course and moved away from the mountain town.

All this and more. Watch your First News on "First Look with Scott Cox."

Sports report:

Ridgeview’s girls softball team pulled a stunner Thursday afternoon by upsetting No. 1 seeded Sanger 3-2 in the CIF Division II playoffs.

Garces also advanced in the Division II playoffs with a 2-1 win over Tulare Western.

Garces will host Ridgeview in the semifinals on Tuesday night -- the same day as Garces graduation.

Taft’s girls advanced in the Division IV playoffs with a 18-0 win over Mira Monte.

Other than that, it was a tough day for Kern County softball teams. Stockdale and Frontier were both eliminated from the Division I playoffs.

Rounding out sports for the day …
The Blaze fell 14-4 to the Stockton Ports in minor league baseball action Thursday in Stockton. The Blaze are now 11-29 on the season.

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