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County leaders are considering declaring a fiscal emergency. The County Administrative Office will make that request at next week's Board of Supervisors meeting. Kern County is looking at a projected tax revenue decrease of $61 million because of drastically lower property values in the oil and gas industry.

man who allegedly entered or tried entering a number of residences Wednesday has been arrested on suspicion of burglary, aggravated trespassing and molesting a juvenile. Police said the suspect was found Thursday in a car near Wilson Road and Edgemont Drive.


The teenaged girl accused of robbing a Bakersfield pot shop during which two people were killed pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of murder. The plea deal was made in exchange for her testifying against a co-defendant in his upcoming capital murder trial.


The demolition of the Hosking Avenue overpass of Highway 99 is now back on track. Crews will be closing all northbound lanes of 99 between Taft Highway and Panama Lane this Sunday and Monday from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Work on the southbound lanes will be on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.


The Chevron Weather Center reports it will be mostly sunny and warmer this weekend. Friday’s highs will be in the upper 50s and in the 60s Saturday and Sunday.



January 25, 2015

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