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Local & Regional PG&E: Kern Power Plant demo to resume PG&E: Kern Power Plant demo to resume
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said Wednesday that the California Public Utilities Commission granted it permission to move forward with the remaining demolition work at the Kern Power Plant site.
Local & Regional Family remembers accidental shooting victim Family remembers accidental shooting victim(Video)
A man was accidentally shot in the head while in the comfort of his family's home. Gerald Perry, 65, was a Vietnam War veteran who survived two diabetic comas. His family is trying to cope with how a bizarre accident killed the man they described as a "fighter."

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Local & Regional PG&E: Kern Power Plant demo to resume
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said Wednesday that the California Public Utilities Commission granted it permission to move forward with the remaining demolition work at the Kern Power Plant site.
Local & Regional Family remembers accidental shooting victim(Video)
A man was accidentally shot in the head while in the comfort of his family's home. Gerald Perry, 65, was a Vietnam War veteran who survived two diabetic comas. His family is trying to cope with how a bizarre accident killed the man they described as a "fighter."

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Offbeat Base jumpers set new world record(New) Base jumpers set new world record(Video)
A pair of base jumpers have set a new world record by leaping 2,717 feet off the tallest building in the world.

Veteran base jumpers Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet plummeted from the top of Dubai's Burj Khalifa tower, about twice the height of the Empire State Building.

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Local & Regional State senators get ethics training after scandals
State senators participated in a two-hour ethics training session Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year that have damaged the Legislature's image.
Local & Regional California mom, TSA settle breast milk lawsuit
A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration.

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National & World New Georgia law allows guns in bars, churches, schools New Georgia law allows guns in bars, churches, schools
Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.
National & World Homeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human
A Minnesota man who killed two teenagers who broke into his home can be heard on an audio recording talking to himself for hours after the shooting and at one point, apparently describing the slain teens as "vermin."
National & World Boy says he sang gospel song, abductor freed him
A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him.

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Sports Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102
Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.
Sports Tech boom presents new wrinkles for Wrigley Field(Photo Gallery)
During a recent game at Wrigley Field, John Weber was using a pencil and scorecard to expertly track the game between his hometown Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 86-year-old retired transit worker figures he is an increasingly rare kind of baseball fan.

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Home Couple marries in front of burned home Couple marries in front of burned home(Video)
A Connecticut couple gets married in an unusual setting. They exchanged vows in front of their home that was destroyed in a fire. Kate Rayner has the story.

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Mornings Watch Aaron's Wednesday's forecast Watch Aaron's Wednesday's forecast(Video)
Aaron Perlman brings you the weather forecast every Monday through Friday. Be sure to watch him from 5-7 a.m. on KBAK CBS and 7-9 a.m. on KBFX Fox.

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Technology Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps(Photo Gallery)
Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps. The new twist on time travel is debuting Wednesday as part of the "Street View" feature in Google's maps, a navigational tool that attracts more than 1 billion visitors each month.

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Business Citrus pest battled near homes, in orchards(Video)
The fight is back in full force against a serious threat to Kern County's important citrus industry. The battle against the Asian citrus psyllid is being waged both around homes and in citrus orchards.
Business Gay small business owners still face challenges
Despite increasing acceptance of homosexuality in the U.S., gay small business owners say they still encounter discrimination from possible customers and investors.
Business European recovery shows signs of strengthening
A closely watched survey has found business activity across the 18-country eurozone running at a three-year high, in perhaps the clearest sign yet that the economic recovery is gaining momentum.

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Health Drug Take-Back Day coming up April 26
This allows the public to surrender expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical drugs to officers for destruction. Only pills, tablets and capsules will be accepted - no injectables or syringes. Illegal drugs also won't be accepted.