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Local & Regional State regulators probe oil wastewater ponds in Kern oil fields State regulators probe oil wastewater ponds in Kern oil fields (Video)
State regulators are taking a hard look at waste water disposal in Kern County's oil fields. Officials say they've found more than 200 active "produced water" ponds with no permits. Local oil representatives say they've used the ponds for decades with no problems, and thought they were following all the rules.
Local & Regional Homelessness decreasing in Kern County Homelessness decreasing in Kern County (Video)
The Kern County Homeless Collaborative released the 2015 Homelessness Census.

This year, 953 individuals were determined to be homeless which is a 4 percent decline from 2014 and a 38 percent decline since 2007.

"These aren't numbers in the census...
National & World Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open
Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.

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Local & Regional State regulators probe oil wastewater ponds in Kern oil fields (Video)
State regulators are taking a hard look at waste water disposal in Kern County's oil fields. Officials say they've found more than 200 active "produced water" ponds with no permits. Local oil representatives say they've used the ponds for decades with no problems, and thought they were following all the rules.
Local & Regional Homelessness decreasing in Kern County (Video)
The Kern County Homeless Collaborative released the 2015 Homelessness Census.

This year, 953 individuals were determined to be homeless which is a 4 percent decline from 2014 and a 38 percent decline since 2007.

"These aren't numbers in the census...
National & World Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open
Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.
Local & Regional Kern's District Attorney vows to help prevent bullying (Video)
Kern County's District Attorney says she and her staff will join a local school program that aims to prevent bullying. DA Lisa Green made the announcement within hours of the sentencing of Bryan Oliver, the teen shooter at Taft Union High School who said he had been bullied by classmates. The DA says she and members of her staff will volunteer their time for the "Safe School Ambassador" program.

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Entertainment Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million
Will Smith's caper "Focus" dethroned "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.

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Local & Regional California railroads getting $141 million boost
TEHACHAPI, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – Train company BNSF has announced that they are pouring $141 million into California railroads.

Last November, the company announced the largest planned capital expenditure in its history, $6 billion.
Local & Regional Highway 184 flooding sparks concerns (Video)
LAMONT, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – A viewer called our tipline concerned about flooding along Highway 184 in Lamont.

The stretch of road near DiGiorgio Road floods whenever there’s rain.

Lamont resident Raul Rocha is tired of it.

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National & World Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her
A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease.
National & World New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery
Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.
National & World Lawmakers tinker with crime measure recently OK'd by voters
Four months after California voters lowered penalties for certain crimes, state lawmakers and law enforcement officials are lining up with proposals to repeal portions of the new law that they say have created unintended consequences, such as reducing the number of DNA samples taken from suspects.
National & World (Updated) 30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe
Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said "I am not afraid," tens of thousands of people somberly marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition.

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Sports Major league baseball's 1st black Latino star Minoso dies Major league baseball's 1st black Latino star Minoso dies
Minnie Minoso, the seemingly ageless Cuban slugger who broke into the majors just two years after Jackie Robinson and turned into the game's first black Latino star, has died, a medical examiner in Illinois said Sunday.
Sports Process gets underway to carve up $60 million Sandusky fine
Now that a settlement has cleared the way for $60 million from Penn State to be spent in Pennsylvania to address child sexual abuse, potential recipients are starting to think about how that money might be put to use.
Sports Stolen NASCAR race car found in suburban Atlanta
The No. 44 race car returned to its NASCAR shop in North Carolina on Saturday after it was recovered along a remote road in suburban Atlanta, apparently abandoned by the thieves who stole it from a hotel parking lot.

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Home Ouch! Robber uses head in convenience store break-in Ouch! Robber uses head in convenience store break-in (Video)
A thief in Florida used his head -- literally-- to get his hands on a potential jackpot thousands of dollars worth of scratch-off lottery tickets. But, in the end, he only ended up with a headache. Bob Kealing has more on what the merchant did to keep the robber from cashing in.

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Business Buffett reflects on his firm's success and strength Buffett reflects on his firm's success and strength
Investor Warren Buffett believes his company, Berkshire Hathaway, will continue to thrive for decades thanks to its vast and varied collection of "remarkable businesses" and investments, which will help it withstand challenges in any one sector.
Business As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises
Major companies are testing whether it would pay to tuck away their world famous logos in favor of more hipster guises: PepsiCo, for instance, introduced a craft soda called Caleb's last year and McDonald's opened a cafe that lists lentils and eggplant on its menu.

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Technology Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

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Entertainment Spock's ears: A pointy trademark for Leonard Nimoy (Photo Gallery)
Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, likely had the most famous lobes in Hollywood. As the logical half-human, half-alien Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," his pointy Vulcan appendages became a signature - and a nuisance - for the actor. Here's a few facts about those iconic ears:

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Business Cuban cigar makers anticipate big bucks from U.S. travelers
Cuban cigar makers are licking their chops over new U.S. rules, announced in December as part of a partial detente, allowing more Americans to travel to the island and legally bring back small quantities of the coveted stogies for the first time in decades.
Business No thanks! Companies reject 'Shark Tank' deals, still thrive
Entrepreneurs may be all smiles when they get an offer on the show, but the deals aren't set in stone. Negotiations start soon after episodes are taped. Contestants can walk away if they don't like the terms.

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Health UN: Limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day
People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday.
Health California congressman wants hearing on superbug outbreak (Video)
Congress should launch an investigation into what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is doing to prevent additional superbug infections after a deadly outbreak at a Los Angeles hospital linked to tainted medical scopes, a lawmaker said Monday.