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Local & Regional Kern Ag officials start probe of Lost Hills pesticide exposure Kern Ag officials start probe of Lost Hills pesticide exposure (Video)
As four patients are being treated for possible pesticide exposure near Lost Hills, the Kern County Agriculture Commissioner's Office starts the job of tracking down exactly what happened. Officials say they're checking into a ground application of an insecticide about a half mile from where dozens of solar plant construction workers were checked over on Friday morning. They're not sure that's the cause, and Ag commission officials say they're not ruling out anything.

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Local & Regional Kern Ag officials start probe of Lost Hills pesticide exposure (Video)
As four patients are being treated for possible pesticide exposure near Lost Hills, the Kern County Agriculture Commissioner's Office starts the job of tracking down exactly what happened. Officials say they're checking into a ground application of an insecticide about a half mile from where dozens of solar plant construction workers were checked over on Friday morning. They're not sure that's the cause, and Ag commission officials say they're not ruling out anything.
Local & Regional Man dead after high-speed pursuit with KCSO deputy
It all started Thursday afternoon when a KCSO patrol deputy followed a vehicle north on Highway 155 near the French Gulch Marina he believed was stolen. The deputy did not activate his emergency lights or sirens, but pulled behind the vehicle to try to read the license plate number.
Local & Regional Woman is safe after an attempted kidnapping
The woman told Bakersfield Police that she was just arriving home on the 200 block of Calderdale Drive and was walking towards her front door, when she was grabbed and dragged to the side of her house. The suspect then covered her mouth and bound her hands, according to BPD.

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YouNews Breckenridge Gets Rain Breckenridge Gets Rain
Last Fridays storm brought little rain to the valley floor but it came down hard in the foothills of Breckenridge. Lightning and isolated showers kept me pinned inside my vehicle in an attempt to wait it out. After the rain let up I barely made it out after almost getting stuck in the mud.

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Sports Linebacker Ahmad Brooks sent home by 49ers
Linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been banished from the San Francisco 49ers after being charged with misdemeanor sexual battery.
Sports Raiders LB Sio Moore fighting for spot on team
Despite being one of Oakland's best defensive players his first two years in the NFL, Sio Moore is just fighting for a spot on the team this season.

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Home Thousands of bats take over school gym Thousands of bats take over school gym (Video)
Halloween is weeks away, but you wouldn't know it at an elementary school in Missouri. Bats -- thousands of bats -- are haunting the attic in the school gym. Kadee Brosseau reports the problem is so bad, students have to take P.E. somewhere else.
Home Grizzly bear has fun rolling down hill Grizzly bear has fun rolling down hill (Video)
Visitors at Denali National Park in Alaska were treated to an unusual sight recently. A grizzly bear was spotted wandering along a hill. As visitors snapped pictures, the bear did something unexpected. It started rolling down the hill.

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Investigations Drag racing, dumping: City promises to step up patrols Drag racing, dumping: City promises to step up patrols (Video)
One week after voicing his complaints, a southeast Bakersfield neighbor says he's getting results. The piles of junk have been cleaned off the roadway, and city officials promise more patrols to clean that up and watch for illegal drag racing on Redbank Road between South Oswell and South Sterling Road.

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Technology What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day
You, your mom, your grandma and elementary school buddy Lawrence might have been some of the billion people who logged in to Facebook on Monday — the first time that has happened in a single day. That's right, one billion people, or one-seventh of the Earth's population.
Technology Pentagon funding new high-tech venture
Defense Secretary Ash Carter will announce Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.
Technology Angry Birds maker Rovio plans layoffs in restructuring
Popular mobile games maker Rovio Entertainment said Wednesday it plans to lay off up to 260 people, or about a third of its workforce, because the company took on "too many things" during the past few years.

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Business The US economy's second quarter went from solid to stellar
The U.S. economy staged a far bigger rebound last quarter than first thought, outpacing the rest of the developed world and bolstering confidence that it will remain sturdy in coming months despite global headwinds.

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Health Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug
Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.