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  • 041214-kfsn-6pm-bako-gas-tanker-fire-vid
  • Highways 99 and 65 near Bakersfield are back open after a fiery gas tanker crash forced them to shut down Saturday morning.
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accident, bakersfield, kern county, local
  • Cesar Chavez film screened for 1000 farmworkers
  • Cesar Chavez, the man regularly celebrated in the Central Valley, has been depicted in a Hollywood movie.
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delano, kern county, local, rick montanez
  • HanfordFluShots
  • The Kings County Department of Public Health department confirmed its third death from the H1N1 flu virus.
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hanford, kern county, local, jessica peres
  • Bad Air
  • Unhealthy air is taking a toll on many Central Valley residents and putting some sporting events on hold.
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air quality, clovis unified school district, fresno county, kings county, tulare county, kern county, local, anthony pura
  • BadAirQuality
  • The worst type of advisory from the San Joaquin Valley Air District is air deemed, "Very Unhealthy."
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kern county, fresno county, central valley, air quality, local, anthony pura
  • The Asian citrus psyllid quarantine area has expanded by 234 square miles in Tulare and Kern Counties after more pests were found.
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ag report, asian citrus psyllid, tulare county, kern county, exeter, lemon cove, porterville, california department of food and agriculture, ag watch
  • Debate over fracking heats up in Fresno
  • Oil wells have been pumping in Fresno County for more than 100 years.
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kern county, north valley, oil, agriculture, politics, gene haagenson
  • Authorities in Delano are looking for a missing woman who hasn't been seen in days.
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delano, kern county, missing person, state
  • Asian citrus psyllid
  • The California Department of Food and Agriculture announced Tuesday an additional portion of Tulare County and a portion of Kern County have been placed under quarantine for the Asian citrus psyllid
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asian citrus psyllid, tulare county, kern county, porterville, ag watch
  • Kern County animal shelter to relocate, debunking mass-killing rumor
  • Kern County animal shelter plans to move hundreds of animals
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kern county, bakersfield, animal, state, mariana jacob
  • Avenal nurse suspected of misconduct during checkups
  • Bail was set Friday for Jeffery Sabino at $1.8 million.
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kern county, avenal, local, sontaya rose
  • First case of measles in nearly 10 years appears in Kern County
  • The first measles case in nearly ten years was confirmed in Kern County.
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kern county, local
  • Senator Andy Vidak sworn into office
  • Newly elected Senator Andy Vidak was sworn into office Saturday morning.
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fresno county, election day, andy vidak, leticia perez, tulare county, kings county, kern county, politics
  • One of the most unusual political contests in California history could be decided tomorrow.
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fresno county, kern county, kings county, local
  • Firefighters are working to put out a fire in Kern County along Interstate 5 through the Grapevine.
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kern county, widlfire, state
  • 16th District: Leticia Perez 46.0% | Andy Vidak 54.0% -- 100.0% of precincts reporting
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election day, andy vidak, leticia perez, fresno county, tulare county, kings county, kern county, politics, linda mumma
  • One of the most unusual political contests in California history could be decided Tuesday.
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kings county, kern county, fresno county, local, gene haagenson
  • Tuesday, voters will decide who fills the vacant Senate District 16 seat.
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tulare county, fresno county, kern county, kings county, election day, politics, rick montanez
  • Tuesday, voters will decide who fills the vacant Senate District 16 seat.
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fresno county, kern county, kings river, politics
  • Tuesday, voters will decide who fills the vacant Senate District 16 seat.
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fresno county, tulare county, kern county, kings county, election day, politics
  • An 18-month-old child has died in a Kern County house fire Wednesday night.
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kern county, fire, state
  • A picture snapped by a Taco Bell worker in Kern County has a lot of people grossed out. The picture shows an employee licking a stack of taco shells.
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kern county, bizarre
  • Overnight the humidity was up and the winds were calm helping the 1 thousand firefighters, including some from Tulare County, try and get a handle on a wildfire near Frazier Park in Kern County.
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tulare county, kern county, fire, widlfire, local, jessica peres
  • Some South Valley firefighters are returning from the Springs Fire in Southern California.
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tulare county, kern county, local, rick montanez
  • A record breaking year for almond growers in the Central Valley.
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ag report, almonds, kern county, fresno county, merced county, ag watch
  • Authorities are looking for three female inmates who escaped from the rehabilitative correctional center in Bakersfield.
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kern county, kettleman city, bakersfield, state
  • Annette Funicello, beloved Disney Mouseketeer and iconic teen star , died at age 70, according to Disney's official fan club's Twitter feed.
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disney, bakersfield, kern county, entertainment
  • 18-year-old Sara Jewell did CPR on a one year old girl at Disneyland two weeks ago and saved her life.
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bakersfield, kern county, state
  • Inga Barks, a radio commentator on KMJ AM 580 in Fresno, has been place on administrative leave following an arrest.
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fresno, fresno county, bakersfield, kern county, entertainment
  • Bakersfield Police are now investigating the handling of an independent living facility resident's death after a nurse refused to perform CPR.
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bakersfield, kern county, state, stephanie stone
  • A federal judge is giving the green light to a wind project in California.
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ag report, energy, kern county, bakersfield, environment, ag watch
  • Sheriffs vehicles are seen in Taft, where a student opened fire at Taft High School on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.
  • A 16-year-old boy accused of shooting a classmate at a California high school has been charged as an adult.
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kern county, shooting, court, state
  • Hundreds attended a vigil at a public park on Friday night, in a show of support for the people of Taft, and for the teen who was wounded in Thursday's school shooting.
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crimetracker, shooting, school, kern county, bakersfield, state, stephanie stone
  • Investigators say a teacher helped to stop a student who opened fire with a shotgun on campus at a high school in Kern County.
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crimetracker, shooting, school, kern county, bakersfield, state
  • Taft High School Shooting
  • Officials are investigating a shooting at Taft High School in Kern County.
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bakersfield, kern county, shooting, state
  • Investigators say a teacher helped to stop a student who opened fire with a shotgun on campus at a high school in Kern County.
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kern county, shooting, school, bakersfield, state
  • A Central Valley businessman was killed when his plane crashed Sunday in Kern County.
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kern county, tulare county, porterville, plane crash, terra bella, ducor, richgrove, delano, local, amanda perez
  • The plane crash that killed two people just southeast of Porterville is making a big impact at one of the biggest businesses in the Valley.
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plane crash, fresno county, clovis, fresno, porterville, kern county, tulare county, local, corin hoggard
  • The search for a plane missing in the South Valley will resume Monday morning after fog forced officials to call off the search overnight.
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tulare county, kern county, porterville, plane crash, local
  • Investigators have identified a pilot who died in a helicopter crash in Delano.
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plane crash, delano, kern county, local
  • A South Valley father is sending out a strong message to speeders in his neighborhood.
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bakersfield, kern county, bizarre
  • President Barack Obama on Monday designated the home of Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument, calling Chavez a hero who brought hope to millions of poor, disenfranchised farm workers who otherwise might have remained "invisible" to much of the nation.
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kern county, president barack obama, local
  • President Obama's Valley visit is drawing mixed reviews from voters.
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kern county, president barack obama, united farm workers union, politics, corin hoggard
  • President Obama is coming to the Central Valley weeks before the November election.
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president barack obama, kern county, politics, carlos saucedo
  • A hospital in Delano will pay nearly $1 million to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed by a group of Filipino-American workers.
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lawsuit, delano, kern county, local
  • A South Valley woman has become the first person in California to die this year from the West Nile virus.
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west nile virus, kern county, local
  • A South Valley woman is the first to contract the West Nile virus in California, this year.
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west nile virus, kern county, local
  • The man accused of killing his mother in her own home has been sentenced to 38 years in prison.
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crimetracker, murder, court, fresno county, reedley, kern county, local
  • The CHP said there was an incident between a tour bus and a big rig on northbound Interstate 5 near Twisselman Road in northern Kern County.
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accident, kern county, state
  • Oildale man allegedly cooking and eating cats
  • In a case that has shocked even investigators, an Oildale man is in jail for allegedly cooking and eating cats.
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animal, kern county, bakersfield, oildale, bizarre