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People packed the Taft Union High School board meeting Monday night to discuss the recent hazing incidents allegedly at the hand of some varsity football players.  Coach Jarrud Prosser says he immediately reported the misbehavior, however, he was suspended.  Others spoke on Prosser's behalf. No action was taken by the board.


Bakersfield police are searching for clues after a man was found dead in the front yard of a home on Waterbury Drive Monday.  He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.  Investigators say the case is a homicide. 


Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation into the death of a two-month-old girl at an apartment on North Chester in Oildale.  Deputies say there was no electrical power and the conditions inside were substandard.  Five other children were taken into protective custody.


A Clovis man was arrested after he allegedly carjacked a vehicle, then stabbed a local resident after breaking into a home.  The suspect reportedly forced entry into several houses, and was confronted by one homeowner who was stabbed while fighting with the man.  A police K-9 helped to arrest the suspect. The homeowner was not severely hurt.


Kern County agricultural agencies are preparing a treatment plan to battle the Asian Citrus Psyllid.  The program will be carried out on all citrus host plants within 800 meters of the site near Pumpkin Center where the insect was found. A public meeting on the issue will be held Wednesday evening at 5:30 in the Ridgeview High Cafeteria.


The Chevron Weather Center reports it will be hot again Tuesday with highs near 101. Cooler temperatures return Wednesday with highs in the 90s through the rest of the week.



September 17, 2014

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