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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.

11/11/2014

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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.

11/08/2014

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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.

11/07/2014

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.

10/12/2014

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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.

08/28/2014

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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.

08/08/2014

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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.

07/10/2014

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.

06/24/2014

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.

06/19/2014

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.

06/16/2014

View of the fire and the smoke it is putting off. (Credit: Kern River Valley Fire Info/Richard Cayia Rowe)

Fire Near Bakersfield Prompts Hundreds To Evacuate

A smoky wildfire burning in southern California forced calls for the evacuation of some 500 homes, authorities said.

06/15/2014

A view of central California from an Osprey aircraft February 14, 2014 in Fresno, California. US President Barack Obama is visiting the Fresno area where he will speak with members of the community and tour drought effected areas. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Central Valley Cities Dominate Dirty-Air Rankings

Cities in California’s Central Valley dominate the American Lung Association’s annual rankings of the nation’s worst air pollution, though traditional dirty-air leader Los Angeles still tops key categories.

04/30/2014

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