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    VIDEO: BPD shooting of arson, rape suspect caught on video

    By The Bakersfield Californian
    Saturday, Mar 28 2015 05:09 PM

    A couple passing by the end of a police pursuit captured video late Friday night of Bakersfield Police Department officers shooting a 22-year-old man, who was suspected in a rape and arson earlier in the day. The man died at the scene and was later idendified as Adrian Hernandez, who police say raped a woman and set fire to a home in southwest Bakersfield.

    The couple, who asked not to be identified, said they were heading to their northeast Bakersfield home when they were stopped by the police pursuit, which had ended at the 4000 block of Union Avenue near Garces Memorial High School.

    Here is the video:  

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    Police: Accused rapist sets house on fire in southwest Bakersfield

    A man armed with a gun allegedly raped a woman in southwest Bakersfield Friday morning and then set the house where she lived ablaze, sending smoke visible for miles into the sky. Late Friday afternoon, police identified 22-year-old...

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    Former Realtor, 'Sizzlin' Single' sentenced to year in jail for rental fraud scheme

    Jessica Arranaga was a Realtor who knew the ins and outs of the business, including how to find foreclosed, vacant properties. Featured in a local magazine as a "Sizzlin' Single," she was young, beautiful and convincing when talking to...

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    Keselowski passes Busch, Harvick on final lap to win at Fontana

    FONTANA -- Brad Keselowski led only one lap of the Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, but it was the lap that counted -- the last one. Keselowski, on four new tires, took the lead from Kurt Busch...

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    Harvick win streak snapped, finishes second at Fontana

    Kevin Harvick's winning streak was snapped Sunday after finishing second at the Auto Club 400 at Fontana. After a late restart, Brad Keselowski came through with a victory with Kurt Busch finishing third. Harvick was in contention the...

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    County loses 1,200 oil field jobs

    Employment in Kern County oil fields shrank by 1,200 jobs in January and February, or 10 percent, according to state data released Friday. The layoffs, a result of plummeting oil prices, made up about one-eighth of Kern's 9,900-job...

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    Suspect in Wednesday night shooting, shot following SWAT standoff at hotel, dies

    An alleged marital affair may have sparked a shooting and manhunt Wednesday night that ended with the suspect shot by a SWAT officer after holing up inside a hotel on Stockdale Highway. The suspect, 36-year-old Robert Burdge, used to work...

  8. Man arrested in incident that locked down two schools

    Bakersfield police arrested a suspect accused of trying to steal a bicycle Wednesday outside of Frontier High School Wednesday, an incident that led to 45-minute afternoon lockdowns there and at nearby Veterans Elementary. He was...

  9. Two Bakersfield schools on lockdown

    Frontier High School and Veterans Elementary were placed on lockdown Wednesday after a man armed with a knife jumped a fence onto the Frontier High campus, Bakersfield police reported. Officers are on scene at Frontier High, located at 6401...

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    Taft Union High School District files amended complaint against city in connection with school shooting

    Attorneys representing the Taft Union High School District have filed an amended complaint against the City of Taft in connection with the January 2013 shooting that seriously injured a student at Taft High. The district filed the lawsuit...

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    California tightens water regulations amid long drought

    State water regulators voted Tuesday to outlaw watering the lawn within 48 hours of a rainstorm, the latest effort to spur Californians to conserve as the state enters its fourth year of drought. Facing a dramatic slowdown in voluntary...

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    Couple dead in murder-suicide were divorcing

    After 27 years and six months, the marriage of Stockdale Estates residents Diane and Shawn Carroll was ending. A petition for dissolution of marriage filed in Kern County Superior Court and made public Thursday reveals the late Diane L....

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    Man convicted of murder, dismemberment of woman granted new trial due to prosecutor error

    A Bakersfield man convicted of murdering and dismembering a woman was granted a new trial Thursday after a judge ruled the prosecutor in the case violated a court order by playing a portion of a 911 tape indicating the defendant had been...

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