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Local & Regional Homelessness decreasing in Kern County (New) 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...

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Local & Regional (New) 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...
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.
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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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.
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.

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National & World Black Madam: Amber Rose hired me to plump her posterior
A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer with an illegal buttocks injection name-dropped her way through testimony Friday, saying one of the celebrities who sought her out became "a walking billboard" for her work.

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Sports 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.

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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 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.
Health UN: Limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day 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.

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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 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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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.
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.

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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.