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Wednesday, May 15 2013 07:37 AM

'First Look': First News for May 15

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    By Alex Horvath /The Californian

    Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood holds a news conference at the Norris Road headquarters regarding his request that the FBI analyze the two cell phones seized in connection with the in-custody death of David Silva. Specifically, Youngblood requested the FBI conduct a forensic analysis of the contents of the cell phones. He's also asked the FBI to more generally investigate the circumstances surrounding Silva's death.

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    By Michael Fagans / The Californian

    Bakersfield College President Sonya Christian reads from a written statement at a press conference held on campus to announce sanctions against the football team.

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Take a look at your First News for Wednesday, May 15.

Responding to what he called a case that "has consumed the media and our community," Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said Tuesday he has asked the FBI to conduct a "parallel" investigation into the death of Bakersfield father of four David Sal Silva, who died May 8 after he was beaten by deputies.

Youngblood's call to the FBI -- he termed it "unprecedented" -- was made after it was discovered that video evidence expected to be found on one of two cell phones confiscated last week from witnesses was not present on the phone.

And Bakersfield College will vacate its 2012 state football championship and forfeit its regular-season wins from the 2011 and 2012 seasons because of California Community College Athletic Association rules violations. The football program has also been placed on probation for the 2013 and 2014 seasons, and the team will be ineligible for postseason play in 2013.

All this and more. Watch this morning's news on "First Look with Scott Cox."



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