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Kern County

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Woman Sentenced For Nursing Home Death

A woman was sentenced Wednesday to three years in state prison for inappropriately medicating elderly patients at a Kern County nursing home, including several who died, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris said.



Calif. Reports First West Nile Virus Death

State officials say an 88-year-old Kern County woman is the first person to die from the West Nile virus in California this year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/03/2012

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150-Acre Brush Fire In Kern County Now Fully Contained

irefighters say a brush fire that scorched more than 150 acres in Kern County is fully contained.


(credit: CA Family Health Council)

CA Teens Can Now Order Free Condoms Online

Teens in several California counties can now order free condoms by mail.


(courtesy LASD/Palmdale)

Suspected TV Thief Who Posed As Walmart Employee Behind Bars For Drug Charge

Authorities say they’ve nabbed the thief who posed as a Walmart employee and walked out with four flat-screen TVs.


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2 ATV Riders Found Dead In Mojave Desert

Two off-roaders from Santa Barbara, have been found dead in the Mojave Desert.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/23/2011

(credit: Kern County Fire Department)

Lightning Sparks Wildfires Throughout Kern County

Wildfires sparked by lightning strikes are burning near homes in mountainous areas of Kern County, causing some residents to flee.


One of 50 brush fires burning in Kern County as the result of lightning strikes. (credit: CBS)

Lightning Strikes Spark 50+ Brush Fires In Kern County

Authorities in Kern County say lightning strikes have sparked more than 50 brush fires there since Saturday morning and they have declared a Proclamation of Local Emergency.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/10/2011

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Winds Push Tehachapi Fire To 20 Square Miles

A fire threatening 650 homes and a windmill farm was buffeted by erratic winds overnight and grew to more than 20 square miles, firefighters said Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/06/2011

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Small Plane Crash In Tehachapi Sparks 3500-Acre Grass Fire

Residents of at least 100 homes were forced to flee after a small plane crashed and burst into flames, killing two people on board and igniting a fast-moving brush fire that burned early Monday near a California mountain community.


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Artesia Man, Woman And Unborn Baby Killed, 3 Critical In Head-On Crash In Kern County

LOS ANGELES (CBS) Authorities said a man and a woman from Artesia were killed Thursday in a head-on collision with another car on State Route 14 in northern Kern County. The crash occurred about 9:40 […]


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Former Cincinnati Bengals Running Back Shot, Killed By Kern County Deputy

A former running back for the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals was shot and killed Sunday in front of a convenience store after he allegedly hit a police officer with a bag holding two cans of beer.


(credit: Kern County Fire Department)

Pilot Injured After Hard Landing Near Lost Hills

The pilot of a small helicopter used for spray agricultural operations suffered minor injuries after making a hard landing near Lost Hills.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/19/2011

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Kern County Fire Prompts Evacuations As Another Local Blaze Nears End

People were asked to evacuate a campground and a small mountain community after a wildfire broke out in Kern County near Lake Isabella on Sunday, while firefighters to the south in Corona had nearly surrounded a blaze of similar size.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/05/2011

"In God We Trust" became the United States' national motto in 1956. (credit: AP/File)

Kern County To Display ‘In God We Trust’ Motto

Kern County supervisors have decided to display the motto “In God We Trust” in its meeting chambers.