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Local & Regional Bakersfield police improve 9-1-1 response times (Video)
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – In a police emergency, every second counts during the response.

"It could be the difference between life and death, between catching a suspect and not catching a suspect,” Bakersfield Police Sgt. Joe Grubbs said.

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Entertainment Wife, children of Robin Williams try to avoid court battle Wife, children of Robin Williams try to avoid court battle
The wife and adult children of Robin Williams agreed Monday to meet outside court to try to resolve their dispute over a tuxedo he was married in, photographs taken on his 60th birthday and other items belonging to the late actor.


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Local & Regional Federal agents charged with stealing digital currency
Two former federal agents were charged with fraud in the theft of digital currency during an investigation into an online black market known as Silk Road that let users buy and sell drugs and other illegal items, authorities said Monday.

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National & World Prosecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber Prosecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber
Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by the three people who died in the 2013 terror attack.


Sports Falcons fined, lose draft pick for pumping in fake noise
The NFL has fined the Atlanta Falcons, stripped the organization of a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league's Competition Committee beginning April 1 following the team's use of fake noise at home games.

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Business US consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February US consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February
U.S. consumers spent just slightly more in February even though their income rose by a healthy amount. But economists hope bigger paychecks will give spending a bigger boost in the coming months.


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Technology Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure
Because Internet service is largely unregulated by the federal government and the states, decisions about network reliability are left to the service providers. Industry analysts say these companies generally do not build alternative routes, or redundancies.


Entertainment Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!' (Photo Gallery)
Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.

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Business California table grapes set crop value record
The crop set a new record for value at $1.76 billion. California's table grape growers harvested their second largest crop ever: 110 million 19-pound boxes of grapes.

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Health Brain injury awareness: Q&A (Video)
We spoke with an expert from the Center for Neuro Skills, as well as a family affected by the complications of brain injury.