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Residents of Arvin who were evacuated from their homes last March returned Friday.  They left due to high levels of toxic fumes from a gas pipeline leak.  Officials say tests show the dwellings are now safe. Some families want more analysis to determine if the soil is still hazardous.


The Kern County Parks and Recreation Commission has endorsed an ordinance to allow swimming at Lake Ming, possibly by spring of next year.  The plan will be considered by supervisors as early as this December.  It's currently a misdemeanor to swim in the lake.


Bakersfield police are investigating a shooting Thursday night in the 3400 block of Horne Street.  Investigators say the suspect, Charleston Weaver, and a victim got into an argument. Weaver apparently fired several shots, but missed.  He was later taken into custody by the SWAT Team at an apartment on Flower Street.  


A stabbing Thursday night sent a man to the hospital in critical condition.  Sheriff's investigators say the victim suffered a single stab wound to his chest.  The search is now on for the suspect who reportedly left the scene before deputies arrived.


Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 a.m. Sunday.  Set clocks back one hour on Saturday night.  Fire officials say itís a good idea to change the batteries in smoke detectors this weekend, too.


The Chevron Weather Center reports a big change in the forecast with rain and cooler temperatures this weekend. Highs will be in the mid-60s Saturday and Sunday.



October 31, 2014

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