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GoFundMe account setup for Bakersfield boy who was hit on a bike
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Gun store owners call burglary attempt 'industrial-strength stupid'
A Kern County sheriff's deputy enters Second Amendment Sports on Rosedale Highway Monday afternoon following the arrest of two suspected gang members and a juvenile Sunday morning who, according to officials, were attempting to burglarize the …
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BPD investigating baby's death at motel
At about 9:18 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to the motel after getting a report of a baby not breathing, a Bakersfield Police Department news release said. Officers found a 3-week-old infant not breathing and they and medical personnel performed CPR …
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Parks and Rec Crews Overwhelmed by Easter Weekend Trash

Parks and Rec Crews Overwhelmed by Easter Weekend Trash
Crews from City of Bakersfield Recreation & Parks are dedicating all their resources to clean up after people who left a mess in Bakersfield's parks from over the weekend. This past weekend was a busy one after many people gathered around the parks to …
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Vigil held for high schooler who was shot in east Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A day after he was gunned down in east Bakersfield, a vigil was held for Macieo McCurn. While walking near the intersection of Gage and Knotts on Tuesday morning, 18-year-old Macieo McCurn was shot several times, later dying of …
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Bakersfield Blaze open new season with 'Throwback Thursday' jersey giveaway
It's a big day for the Bakersfield Blaze, Thursday being the first day of the season and it's the team's 75th anniversary. All week the team will be hosting fun activities for fans to come out and celebrate with the team. Bakersfield Blaze will be …
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Bakersfield sound will live on
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Ryan Coulter is the lead singer for Truxton Mile. He grew up listening to Merle Haggard with his grandfather, and said his grandfather's favorite artists, quickly became his favorite artist. "He's a relatable artist. So no matter …
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UVU softball: Utah Valley drops twin bill, series to Bakersfield
Utah Valley University softball's comeback attempt fell short in Saturday's nightcap as UVU dropped both ends of a WAC doubleheader to CSU Bakersfield by scores 7-1 and 4-2 on Saturday afternoon at the Roadrunner Softball Complex in Bakersfield.
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Country Music Legend Merle Haggard dies at 79
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Country music legend, and Oildale native, Merle Haggard has passed away on his birthday. He was 79 years old. A life-long friend of Haggard confirmed the news to 23ABC and added that country music icon passed away Wednesday …
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Woman killed in east Bakersfield shooting
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A woman was killed in a shooting Monday night in east Bakersfield. The shooting happened around 8:40 p.m. near South Tulare and East 7th streets, police said. Officers found a woman suffering from multiple gunshot …
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Garces, BHS and Bakersfield Christian highlight first-round action
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2 enter race for mayor of Bakersfield, more expected to run
Robinson is employed as a technician with AT&T and operates a community faith-based theater company. A graduate of Bakersfield High School, Robinson said he later attended UCLA and graduated from a paralegal program at the school, studying law.
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Regional Mexican artist stops by Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – It's not every day a Grammy award-winning artist stops by Bakersfield. But on Thursday, Regional Mexican Musician, Ramon Ayala, held a meet-and-greet for his fans. He's known as Mexico's "King of the Accordion." "He's the greatest.
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Judge denies motion for mistrial following 'outrageous' conduct by court

Judge denies motion for mistrial following 'outrageous' conduct by court
An attorney representing a woman charged with murder in a nightclub shooting argued for a mistrial Wednesday following what he called “outrageous” conduct, including a joke on whether his client wanted him to continue to represent her, on the part of …
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Saturday crash victim was a Delano basketball standout
Ali Sakr died Saturday afternoon in Bakersfield when his car collided with a big rig on Seventh Standard Road near Cherry Avenue and burst into flames. The 19-year-old was driving back home after refereeing a junior high basketball tournament at …
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Artist paints to a hip-hop beat
The project, from the Dolores Huerta Foundation, Building Healthy Communities and a number of other community partners, is a step toward bringing more representative art to Bakersfield, Guillen said. The work should be unveiled in early March.
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Five arrested on suspicion of illegal marijuana cultivation
Five people were arrested Tuesday after multiple agencies served a search warrant on marijuana greenhouses. Israel Aguilar Mendoza, 54; Salvador Rodriguez, 34; Martin Ramos Valencia, 37; Luiz Angel Rangel Rangel, 20, and Daniel Alcaraz-Morfin, 57, …
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New Bakersfield grocery store holds hiring event Feb. 3

New Bakersfield grocery store holds hiring event Feb. 3
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — In preparation for its new location, grocery chain ALDI will be holding a hiring event 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the Marriott Hotel at 801 Truxtun Ave. ALDI store will be located at 2120 Panama Lane.
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New Drone Racing League takes off
DJI's Phantom 3 Professional drone is displayed at their first flagship store in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China Dec. 20, 2015, two days before the official opening. Chinese drone developers are racking up an impressive list of aerial solutions for …
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Police: Suspects brandished gun during Walmart theft
… and blue jeans. The suspect vehicle is described as a 1990s four-door sedan, gold, with black paper plates. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Detective James Jones at 326-3555 or the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.
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BC baseball features experienced hitters, new pitchers this season

BC baseball features experienced hitters, new pitchers this season
Sophomore Vinnie Manning, a Bakersfield High grad, is a good athlete but has been slowed by a shoulder problem. Harry Tyler from France is also competing in left field. Painton said he has a good bat and has improved defensively. “He's certainly a bat …
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Tom, without hesitation, volunteered to take me to the ER at Bakersfield Memorial for examination and stayed with me for over four hours of X-Rays and MRIs. With no broken bones and only a minor concussion, I was released and Tom returned me to my …
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Funeral services for Jan. 27, 2016
Rev. Billy James Goins, 83, Bakersfield, Jan. 14. Service 11 a.m. Jan. 30, First Assembly of God Church. Mission Family Mortuary. Helen Jean Stennes, 89, Bakersfield, Jan. 25. Visitation 3 to 7 p.m. Jan. 28, Mission Family Mortuary; Service 11 a.m. Jan.
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Wild blanks Kings to end skid

Wild blanks Kings to end skid
Wild left winger Erik Haula celebrates with defenseman Jared Spurgeon his goal scored against the Kings during the third period at Staples Center on Thursday. LOS ANGELES – Goaltender Darcy Kuemper posted his second shutout this season, allowing …
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UTRGV men's basketball loses at CSU Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros men's basketball team fell to the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners 77-58 on Thursday at the Icardo Center. Graduate student Dakota Slaughter led the Vaqueros (6-14, 2-3 WAC) with …
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City of Bakersfield holds stance against pot shops, but pot shops
The city of Bakersfield once again declared medical marijuana dispensaries are not allowed inside city limits, but the city has had that stance for at least 12 years. It's resolution 252-04 approved on September 8, 2004 and it states that medical …
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Low oil prices spur interest in local acquisitions
Despite predictions that geopolitical unrest will raise prices, the cost of a barrel of oil remains about 60 percent below the $ 100 level it maintained until a supply-demand imbalance hit in June 2013. Bakersfield-area oil producer Chad Hathaway said …
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Pediatric center and full-time pediatric cardiologist come to Bakersfield
The Children's Hospital Los Angeles Heart Clinic has come to Bakersfield, and it's brought full-time pediatric cardiologist Dr. Subash Reddy along for the ride. Reddy, who has more than 25 years of experience in the field, says he is excited to …
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Attorney calls Bakersfield Police shooting of suspect an 'execution'
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Police on Monday released surveillance video showing a deadly officer-involved shooting. Jason Lee Alderman, 29, was killed by officer gunfire in early August at a Subway restaurant at Olive Drive and Roberts Lane in …
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Police looking for information regarding New Year's Day shooting victim
A man found shot inside a vehicle east of Bakersfield College on New Year's Day died of his injuries, police said Wednesday. Investigators have been unable to account for the whereabouts of Ernesto Ramirez Jr. before he was found at 2:12 a.m. in the …
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