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Local & Regional Body found in East Bakersfield alley Body found in East Bakersfield alley
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Bakersfield Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in an East Bakersfield alley.

Police say the decomposed body was found Friday just after 10:00 a.m. near 900 Eureka Street. They are calling the death suspicious.
Local & Regional NOR bans fireworks at parks, blames drought NOR bans fireworks at parks, blames drought (Video)
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - North of the River Recreation and Park District (NOR) is banning fireworks at its parks, saying they're too dangerous this year due to the drought.

NOR made the announcement Friday morning.

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Local & Regional Body found in East Bakersfield alley
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Bakersfield Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in an East Bakersfield alley.

Police say the decomposed body was found Friday just after 10:00 a.m. near 900 Eureka Street. They are calling the death suspicious.
Local & Regional NOR bans fireworks at parks, blames drought (Video)
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - North of the River Recreation and Park District (NOR) is banning fireworks at its parks, saying they're too dangerous this year due to the drought.

NOR made the announcement Friday morning.
Local & Regional Driver killed at Famoso Raceway (Video)
MCFARLAND, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- A man killed in a drag racing crash over the weekend at Famoso Raceway has left people wondering what happened on the track.



Now, new video shows some of the last moments of 69-year-old Roger Garten's life.

He called his car "War Horse.

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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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Home Meet Quasi Modo, the 'World's Ugliest Dog' Meet Quasi Modo, the 'World's Ugliest Dog' (Video)
The newly crowned "World's Ugliest Dog" was dogged by fans snapping photos as she took a victory lap around New York City. Not only has she become a media darling, but as Jeanne Moos reports, the ugliest mutt has a makeover in her future.

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Investigations Famous Bakersfield sign to be refurbished Famous Bakersfield sign to be refurbished (Video)
It’s been about 15 years since the famous Bakersfield sign on Union Avenue was moved to its present home on Buck Owens Boulevard, and one Eyewitness News viewer says it’s been in need of a good refurbishment for many of those years.

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Technology Google's new app blunders by calling black people 'gorillas'
Google's new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even the most intelligent machines still have lot to learn about human sensitivity.
Technology Audio overkill? Some question benefits of 'high-res' music
Some recording-technology experts say this super high-res format — known by its 192 kHz, 24-bit technical specs — is pricy digital overkill, an oversized "bit bucket" that contains sounds only dogs or dolphins can truly enjoy.
Technology Need to hit friends up for cash? There's an app for that
Person-to-person mobile payment services like PayPal-owned Venmo are catching on as a way to bypass searching for an ATM or splitting a bill on multiple cards when the dinner check comes. And they're particularly popular among millennials.

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Business U.S. airline probe would need proof beyond business as usual
As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other.
Business Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $35 billion deal
Aetna will spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul.
Business Let's make a deal: Mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy
Companies around the world announced mergers and acquisitions worth $2.3 trillion, according to figures from data provider Dealogic, the second-best half-year total on record and the highest amount since 2007, when $2.6 trillion of deals were announced.
Business U.S. unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat
U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge.

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Health Cooling centers open in Kern County amid triple-digit heat
During summertime, senior citizens and others at risk from heat can find relief at cooling centers across Kern County. Residents using the centers should bring their own books, puzzles or games to pass the time. Water and snacks will be provided.