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Local & Regional Kern's District Attorney vows to help prevent bullying (New) 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.
Local & Regional California railroads getting $141 million boost (New) 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 (New) 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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Local & Regional (New) 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.
Local & Regional (New) 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 (New) 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.
Local & Regional What's next for laid off oil workers? (Video)
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Multiple major oil companies laid off a large number of their employees recently due to dropping oil prices.

Now those employees, like Brian Damon who is the sole financial provider for his family, are left looking for a backup plan.
Local & Regional One dead in Southwest Bakersfield crash
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – One person was killed in a Southwest Bakersfield crash early Thursday morning.

Bakersfield police say for some reason a car ran off the road in the 7500 block of Panama Lane and hit a power pole just before 2 a.m.

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Entertainment Bill Cosby: 'I am far from finished' Bill Cosby: 'I am far from finished'
Comedian Bill Cosby has issued a new statement as women continue to add their names to the list of sexual abuse and inappropriate behavior accusers speaking out about alleged trysts with the funnyman

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Local & Regional Two dead in crash on Highway 99 (Video)
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Two people were killed when a car crashed on Highway 99 on the Olive Drive offramp Wednesday morning.

The California Highway Patrol says the car changed lanes and hit the front of a big rig at 10:40 a.m.. The car then spun out of control and hit a metal guardrail.
Local & Regional Police searching for three robbery suspects (Video)
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Bakersfield Police are searching for three people wanted for two robberies and a shooting.

Police say two men and one woman robbed the El Fogon restaurant on E. Brundage Lane at 3:00 a.m Wednesday.

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Sports Inglewood celebrates stadium deal, awaits NFL Inglewood celebrates stadium deal, awaits NFL
The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved a $2 billion stadium plan backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke that clears a path for the NFL to return to the Los Angeles area for the first time in two decades.
Sports 2 prep coaches suspended for encouraging teams to lose game
Two Tennessee girls basketball high school coaches have been suspended for trying to get their teams to lose a game in an attempt to avoid the top-ranked squad and improve their chances of advancing in the state tournament.
Sports Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement
A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated, ruling that an NFL arbitrator "failed to meet his duty" in a child abuse case that shook the league.

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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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Technology Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers 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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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.
Business Make me a match: Fidelity to match some IRA contributions
Fidelity is taking a page out of the 401(k) playbook to try to make it happen for your individual retirement account. The company will begin offering a match on contributions that some savers make to their IRA.
Business Orders for U.S. durable goods up 2.8 percent in January
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in January, rising by the largest amount in six months, although much of the strength came from a big jump in airplane orders.

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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.