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Bill Cosby Postpones Comedy Performance In Bakersfield

Bill Cosby has postponed a comedy performance in Bakersfield, California, amid allegations of sexual abuse of women.


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2 Teens Arrested For Allegedly Feeding Live Cat To 2 Dogs

Two teenagers who allegedly fed a live cat to two dogs, videotaped the attack and posted it online have been arrested in Kern County on suspicion of cruelty to an animal.


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Political Candidate In Central Valley Who Died Leads Race

A candidate for a seat on a Central California board may win his race, despite having died last month in a small plane crash.


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2 Americans, Including Bakersfield Man, Held In North Korea Whisked Back Home

Two Americans held by North Korea were on their way home Saturday after their release was secured through a secret mission by the top U.S. intelligence official to the reclusive Communist country.


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Bakersfield Woman Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Killing 2-Year-Old Niece

A woman accused of driving around for hours with the body of her 2-year-old niece in the back seat has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison in California.


One of the creepy clowns, as posted to the Wasco Clown Facebook page.

After-Dark Clown Sightings Trouble California City

People dressed as clowns are causing a stir in the southern San Joaquin Valley.


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Bakersfield Vice Principal Arrested After Bringing Gun On Junior High School Campus

Sgt. Joe Grubbs of the Bakersfield Police Department said Thursday that 51-year-old Kent Williams was booked into jail and placed on administrative leave. Williams cooperated with officials and police say the school day went uninterrupted.


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Masked Men Storm California Apartment, Kill 3

Investigators are trying to determine a motive after multiple men in masks stormed a Central California apartment and opened fire, killing three men and wounding another.


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Tons Of Pot Seized From U-Haul After Traffic Stop

Police in Central California said Thursday they seized more than 3 tons of packaged marijuana after pulling over a U-Haul driver who ran a red light.


Pit bull puppy got stuck in a rim.  (credit: Kern County Fire Department)

California Firefighters Free Puppy From Auto Wheel

Firefighters in Bakersfield, California, had to rescue a pit bull from a tight spot.


WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 18:  House Majority Whip-elect Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during a news conference with fellow Republican leaders at the U.S. Capitol November 18, 2010 in Washington, DC. This was the first news conference following the House GOP leadership elections in the wake of the November's midterm elections.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Bakersfield’s Kevin McCarthy Elected House Majority Leader

House Republicans have made the first change in their leadership since Majority Leader Eric Cantor unexpectedly lost a primary election last week. They’ve elected California Rep. Kevin McCarthy to replace him in the No. 2 job.


Fire Near Bakersfield

Wildfire Threatens 500 Homes Northeast Of Bakersfield

Firefighters were racing to control a wildfire that threatened more than 500 homes in central California before hotter, drier weather sets in later in the week.