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Pill found in burrito, KCSO & Del Taco investigating

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/FOX58) — UPDATE (5:1 5 p.m.) The sheriff's department said a person found an unknown type pill in a burrito that they had bought at the Merle Haggard Del Taco location on June 25. The person who bought the burrito said they picked up the food and...
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Man found dead after crash by Westside Parkway identified

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man found dead in a vehicle that left the roadway and crashed in the Friant Kern Canal has been identified. Scott James Ray, 64, of Bakersfield was the driver of the vehicle that came to rest in the canal near the 7800 block of Westside Parkway, according to coroner’s officials. […]
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KSCO investigating pill allegedly found in Del Taco burrito

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a pill was allegedly found in a burrito at a Del Taco restaurant on Merle Haggard Drive, according to a press release by KCSO. No other information was given in the press release. According to a different press release by KCSO, the reporting […]
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Coroner identifies woman who died in overturned vehicle

The Kern County coroner’s office identified a woman who died in a car that overturned during an accident. Modesto resident Khamlounh Thammaaly, 63, died 9:47 p.m. Sunday on northbound Interstate 5 at Grapevine Road in Arvin. Thammaaly was a passenger in a car that left the roadway and overturned, according to the coroner.
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1 dead in 3-vehicle crash along I-5 at Grapevine Road

FORT TEJON, Calif. (KGET) — At least one person has died in a crash south along Interstate 5 Sunday night south of Bakersfield. The crash was reported at around 9:47 p.m. in northbound lanes of I-5 just south of Grapevine Road. A vehicle went off the roadway and about 100 feet down an embankment. At […]
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Man ordered to trial in southeast Bakersfield homicide

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man charged with murder in the shooting death of a man in southeast Bakersfield has been bound over for trial. Dashaun Hunter, 34, is due back in court July 7, where a trial date will be set. A judge Monday determined there is enough evidence against Hunter for the case […]
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BEST EATS: Ben Paca Mexican Grill

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Filled to nearly bursting, the burritos at Ben Paca Mexican Grill could serve as dumbbells for your next workout. The owners should ship them to the Midwest for tornado season: hang on to one and nothing will budge you. And they’re truly delicious, too. I had one Friday stuffed with long-stewed […]
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Motorcyclist identified in deadly Hwy 178 crash

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Kern County Coroner's Office identified the man killed in a head-on crash on Highway 178 last week. Mario Lewis Carrete, 64, of Bakersfield was identified as that rider killed Thursday. Around 6:27 p.m. Carrete was riding a 2002 Harley-Davidson motorcycle on eastbound 178, at...
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Bakersfield College bomb threat found unsubstantiated

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield College received a bomb threat around 1:20 p.m. Monday. As of 2:55 p.m. the bomb threat was called unsubstantiated, according to a press release by Heise Media. The release says, after a full campus search was conducted by the Bakersfield Police Department and Bakersfield...
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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash on Highway 119 in Old River

The California Highway Patrol is looking for the driver of a Honda Accord who struck and killed a man on Highway 119 on Old River early Saturday morning. The CHP said the victim, whose name and age have not been released, was walking on the highway partially in the westbound lanes about 3:30 a.m. when he was struck by the westbound Honda.
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