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Monday, Oct 14 2013 07:54 AM

'First Look': First News for Oct. 14

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Lead stories from "First Look with Scott Cox's" Big 6:

VEHICLE IMPOUNDED: Authorities impounded the vehicle of the husband of a missing Delano woman. Erika Lango, 26, was last seen by her husband t about 10 p.m. Oct. 9 when she left her house to visit a friend. Now police say she took out a restraining order against her husband, Julio, who was arrested Thursday for violating it. Police say the family saw some stains inside the SUV and items including a dark red sweater and a baseball bat. Authorities say it could take up to a month to process the items inside the vehicle. Read the full story here.

WASCO CRIME SWEEP: Kern County Sheriff's deputies took 11 adults and one juvenile into custody in Wasco. It was an operation to stop violent crimes in the northern part of the county, It took place at 5 p.m. Saturday and netted three felony warrant arrests, two felony narcotics arrests, three bail-related arrests and four misdemeanor narcotics arrests. Read the full story here.

FATAL WRECK DEATH: A head-on collision kills a Bakersfield man. It happened about 9:20 p.m. Saturday when two vehicles collided in the 4300 block of Planz Road. Victor Porta, 60, was taken to Kern Medical Center where he later died from his injuries. A passenger in Porta's vehicle and the driver of the second vehicle also were injured and taken to KMC. Police said drugs and alcohol appeared to be factors in the accident. The investigation is continuing. Read the full story here.

ARMED ROBBERY AT PIZZERIA: The Kern County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help solving the case of an armed robbery at a northeast Bakersfield restaurant earlier this month. The robbery happened at 7:44 p.m. Oct. 11 at Little Caesar's, 1009 Columbus St. Two male suspects wearing bandanas on their faces took off before deputies arrived. They were armed with a black handgun. Anyone with information about this robbery is urged to call the Sheriff's Office or Secret Witness. Read the full story here.

SUSPICIOUS DEVICE FOUND IN CANAL: Was it a bomb?-- nobody knows for sure right now as Bakersfield police continue their investigation into a suspicious object found in a local canal. The BPD Bomb Squad pulled the device out of an empty canal at Lake and Owens streets Saturday morning. A passerby reported the device worried that it might be a pipe bomb. The bomb squad rendered the object safe. Still no word on exactly what it is. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Bakersfield police. Read the full story here.

ASSAULT BY SWORD: A woman called the Kern County Sheriff's Office to report her husband had assaulted her with a sword. Deputies arrived at a home in the 600 block of Guinness Street in Bakersfield at 7:20 p.m. Friday. The caller told them the incident began in the 500 block of Dublin Manor a few minutes before the phone call. She and her 29-year-old husband, William Ayala, had begun arguing. She claims Ayala pinned her against a wall and began to strangle her and tried to hit her in the head with the sword. The woman said she was able to avoid the blade and escaped her husband's grasp long enough to get away. Ayala was found nearby, arrested and booked into the Kern County Jail on several charges including suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and domestic violence. Read the full story here.

WHAT'S TRENDING ON BAKERSFIELD.COM

In case you missed it, here are the stories that are trending across bakersfield.com.

POLICE: FATHER HELD CHILD IN ONE HAND WHILE STRANGLING WIFE WITH THE OTHER: Jorge Aceves-Cortes held his two-month-child in one hand while strangling his girlfriend Maria Cortes with the other on the evening of Oct. 6, police said. An autopsy revealed Maria Cortes died as a result of blunt force head trauma. Police found her unresponsive after being called to the couple's apartment in the 700 block of Brundage Lane. Jorge Cortes is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on a charge of murder. Read the full story here.

THIEVES TAPPING KERN'S OIL RICHES: The more Howard Caywood thought about how thieves had stolen almost 100 barrels of crude from his South Belridge lease two months ago, the angrier he got. He has put up $50,000 -- seven times the oil's value -- as a reward for information that would put the culprits behind bars. Law enforcement officials and oilfield veterans say thieves looking to pilfer a few thousand dollars worth of black gold drive vacuum trucks into remote parts of Kern County. There, they hook up to unguarded storage tanks and take oil that may not be missed for weeks, if ever. Read the full story here.

SUV OF MISSING WOMAN'S HUSBAND IMPOUNDED: Erika Padron Lango has four children, and a job as a dental assistant. What she didn't have was a good marriage. Police said the 26-year-old Delano resident, who has been missing since Wednesday, took out a restraining order against her husband, Julio, who was arrested Thursday for violating it. According to police, Lango was last seen by her husband at 10 p.m. on Oct. 9 when she left their Delano apartment to visit a friend. Friday, Delano Police impounded Julio Lango's SUV after being called by his wife's family. "The family saw some stains inside the vehicle," said Sgt. Peter Lopez, supervisor of investigations at the department. "We don't know what they are. They could be anything." Read the full story here.

DRIVER KILLED IN PLANZ ROAD HEAD-ON WRECK: A head-on collision Saturday night on Planz Road killed a Bakersfield man. The two vehicles collided in the 4300 block of Planz Road about 9:20 p.m., police said. One driver 60- year-old Victor Porta was taken to Kern Medical Center where later died from his injuries. A passenger in Porta's vehicle and the driver of the second vehicle also were injured and taken to KMC. Police said drugs and alcohol appeared to be a factor in the accident. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 327-7111. Read the full story here.

11 ADULTS, 1 MINOR ARRESTED IN WASCO SWEEP: In an operation to blunt violent crimes in the northern part of the county, Kern County Sheriff's deputies Saturday took 11 adults and one juvenile into custody in Wasco. The operation occurred about 5 p.m. and netted three felony warrant arrests, two felony narcotics arrests, three bail-related arrests and four misdemeanor narcotics arrests. Read the full story here.

 

THE TECH REPORT

GOOGLE: Google on Friday announced an update to its terms of service that outlines how it might use your content in advertisements across its network. For those with a Google Account, a Plus-one you give or review you write might be used alongside an advertisement for the business you endorsed. The ads have been dubbed shared endorsements, and will only be displayed to people in your social circle, or those with whom you've opted to share information. If you don't want Google using your information, you can opt out by navigating to the shared endorsement setting, unchecking the box at the bottom, and clicking "Save."

AT&T: New AT&T Inc customers will soon only be able to buy Mobile Share plans, which involve higher data fees, but allow subscribers to share data allowances among multiple devices. The No. 2 U.S. mobile operator said on Friday the elimination of older plans for new customers would take effect on Oct 25. AT&T added that existing customers could keep their current plans, even when they are upgrading to a new device.

 

THE HEALTH REPORT

PEDIALYTE: Scientists may say Sprite is the best hangover remedy out there, but some college students and 20-somethings swear by another trick. Pedialyte, a liquid meant for dehydrated infants suffering from vomiting and diarrhea, but fans say it also works wonders after a long night of partying. But does it actually work? Experts aren't sold. Stanley Goldfarb, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, said that Pedialyte won't cure your post-partying pains. He said there's nothing you can do to remove the alcohol byproducts. They have to be metabolized by your liver, which just takes time.

VITAMIN D: Healthy adults do not need to take vitamin D supplements, suggests a study in The Lancet which found they had no beneficial effect on bone density. University of Auckland researchers analyzed 23 studies involving more than 4-thousand healthy people. The New Zealand research team conducted a meta-analysis of all randomised trials examining the effects of vitamin D supplementation on bone mineral density in healthy adults up to July 2012. The supplements were taken for an average of two years by the study participants. Researchers said most healthy people should be able to absorb enough vitamin D naturally, through sunshine and diet and taking a supplement had no effect on bone density.

 

THE SPORTS REPORT

STOCKDALE'S BLAKE HANEY GETS THIRD WIN OF SEASON: Stockdale senior Blake Haney won his third prestigious cross country meet in as many tries Saturday, clocking 15:02 to take the 5-kilometer Clovis Invitational at Woodward Park in Fresno. Haney, the state champion in the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters in track and field last spring, will return to Woodward on Nov. 21 for the Central Section Championships and then again Nov. 30 for the CIF State Championships. He told The Fresno Bee that he'd like to run under 14:40 at Woodward, which could challenge the course record, 14:24, held by Riverbank's German Fernandez from 2007. Read the full story here.

 

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