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Anthony Augustus Jefferson (courtesy Bakersfield PD)

Police: Sexual Battery Suspect Posed As Hollywood Talent Scout

Police say Anthony Augustus Jefferson posed as an employee or talent scout for major TV networks to lure female applicants to interview with him in hotel rooms.


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‘Innocence Of Muslims’ Actress Says Film Has Turned Into ‘Nightmare’

A Bakersfield actress who stars in the “Innocence of Muslims”, a low-budget effort that depicts Islamic prophet Muhammad in a negative light, says she’s horrified the film is sparking protests across Libya.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/12/2012

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Man, 45, Allegedly Lures Women By Posing As TV Talent Scout

A 45-year-old man, who allegedly posed as a talent scout for major television networks to meet women, is wanted for sexual battery.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/11/2012

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3.8-Magnitude Quake Reported Near Barstow

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.8 jolted the east-northeast area near Barstow on Sunday.


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2 Toddlers Die After Kids Accidentally Set Trailer On Fire

Two toddlers were killed Friday in a trailer fire in Central California that was accidentally started by two older children playing with matches, authorities said.


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Revised Plan For High-Speed Rail System Adds Anaheim To Route

The state’s proposed high-speed rail line may once again be back on track with a stop in Anaheim.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/13/2012

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Bakersfield Man Accused Of Decapitating And Eating Housecats

It was the sound of a wailing cat that first caught the neighbor’s attention. When she looked toward the sound she told authorities that she saw her next-door neighbor cutting off the crying feline’s head with a knife.



Driver Cheats Death After Steel Pipe Crashes Through Windshield On Highway 99

A Southland man was feeling more than lucky on Wednesday after what authorities said should have been a fatal accident.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/11/2012


Sole Occupant Of Small Plane Killed In Crash

Authorities say the sole occupant of a small plane is dead from a crash east of Bakersfield.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/11/2011

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Family Sues Kern County After Former NFL Player Killed By Deputies

The family of a one-time NFL running back who was fatally shot by Kern County sheriff’s deputies in a convenience store parking lot is suing the sheriff’s department for alleged civil rights violations.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/16/2011

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Security Tape Shows Store Incident, But Not Former NFL Player’s Killing By Deputy

A security video taken the night a former NFL player was killed by Kern County sheriff’s deputies shows him buying two beers and walking out of the store, but stops short of the shooting.


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Bakersfield Man Pleads Not Guilty To Sexually Assaulting Daughter, 8

A Bakersfield father charged with kidnapping, raping and trying to kill his 8-year-old daughter has pleaded not guilty.


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Cesar Chavez’s Brother, A Leader In Farmworker Movement, Dies At 82

Richard Chavez, a leader in California’s farmworker movement, has died at the age of 82.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/27/2011

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Report Finds Deputy Acted Within Policy In Fatal Shooting Of Former NFL Player

Authorities say a Bakersfield sheriff’s deputy did not violate department policy when he fatally shot a former NFL player after a scuffle at a convenience store.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/18/2011

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Son, Daughter Of Former NFL Player Killed By Deputies Face Charges

The son and daughter of a former NFL player who was killed in a confrontation with California deputies now face criminal charges of their own.