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A Bakersfield man has been arrested following an alleged drunk driving accident yesterday afternoon.  Police say Keith Majusiak was under the influence when his van hit a car at the intersection of Calloway Drive and Marby Grange Way just before 3pm.  The driver of the car was taken to to the hospital with major injuries.  Majusiak remained at the scene and was taken into custody for DUI causing great bodily injury.  

 

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You may not have to look at that pile of rubble at the old Kern Power Plant at Coffee and Rosedale much longer.  The State Public Utilities commission has given PG&E the go ahead to remove the mess left in the demolition of two boiler towers.  Several people were hurt, one seriously, when the towers were brought down last August. Completion of the demolition was stopped while officials investigated the accident. Crews will be using heavy equipment to dismantle the remaining debris which should take about ten weeks.  After that, soil remediation will begin which will likely take several years. 

 

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The man accused in the drunk driving accident that killed a pregnant woman in January was back in court yesterday.  Bail was increased to two-million dollars for Joseph after he was arrested again.  Investigators say Maine was taken into custody for spousal abuse while he was out on bail.  That led to the increase in his bond.  Maine faces several charges from the deadly crash, including two counts of second degree murder.  Maine is now back in jail, with his next court date set for April 28th.

 

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Bakersfield police say they caught a burglary suspect red handed as he tried to steal items from a dental office on Brundage Lane.  Officers say they found a woman in a car, with the engine running in a rear parking lot. At about the same time, police say they spotted Anthony Miranda climbing out a window carrying two computer keyboards.  He and Cynthia Munoz were arrested without incident.  A search of their vehicle allegedly turned up four computer monitors, a printer, and drugs. 

 

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Bakersfield police say a silent alarm tipped them off to a burglary in progress at Prince Cigarettes on Stine Road yesterday.  Officers say a front window to the business had been smashed, and two men had apparently used bolt cutters to remove the lock to the interior steel gate.  Investigators say both men ran when police arrived, however, officers tracked them to the 46-hundred block of Beechwood Street where Mickey Pulley and Chaves Stills were taken into custody on several charges.

 

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Local victims of sexual assault now have a new, more private place to go for examinations.  The new Kern County Sexual Assault Response Team is now located at San Joaquin Community Hospital.  The D-A's program provides victims of assault, domestic violence and crimes against children with an experienced forensic nurse to conduct the evidence gathering exams in a private room. 

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The 25th annual Bakersfield Women's Business Conference is going on today at the Rabobank Theater and Convention Center.  This year's theme is "The Next 25 Years!"  The keynote speaker will be Randi Zuckerberg, CEO of Zuckerberg Media. In addition, there will be over 30 workshops, hundreds of exhibits.  The conference runs until 4:30 this afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 


Date

April 24, 2014

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