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Local & Regional KCSO warns of Bakersfield phone scam
Deputies say multiple people have reported a scam where a caller is pretending to be a member of the sheriff's office and tells victims they have a warrant because they didn't show up to court
Local & Regional Taking items from blue recycle bins: Is it illegal? (Video)
"Technically, it's a theft for anyone to remove other people's items from the blue recycle bin," Bakersfield Police Sgt. Gary Carruesco told Eyewitness News. "If they remove the items when the bin is still on the person's property, then that person is the victim of the crime." He says in that situation, trespassing was also committed.

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Local & Regional Cold air mass brings freeze warnings to California
Overnight temperatures did not dip quite as low as forecast, said National Weather Service meteorologist David Spector, though much of the southern San Joaquin Valley was just below freezing during Friday's early hours.

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Sports Amari Cooper's big season with Raiders slowed by drops
"Any time you have multiple drops, it's a big deal," Cooper said Wednesday. "It's definitely a big deal. When you're a receiver you're supposed to catch the ball. I just have to go back to the drawing board, eliminate the drops and move forward."

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Home Anchor Tom Murphy's dad becomes morning reporter Anchor Tom Murphy's dad becomes morning reporter (Video)
Noon anchor Tom Murphy came in early to report on traffic for the busiest traffic day of the year. He brought his dad to give his view of the traffic and to be our honorary traffic reporter on the scene.

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Business Ferrari hometown overwhelmed by roar of test-driving fans Ferrari hometown overwhelmed by roar of test-driving fans (Photo Gallery)
In the streets of Maranello, the hometown of Ferrari, the roar of the famed sports car is no longer the occasional bragging right of a proud new owner, but a constant backdrop as a number of test-drive businesses give would-be Schumachers the chance to rev up and peel out.
Business Local free community college plans may be template for US Local free community college plans may be template for US
An economic engine. A jumpstart for lower-income students. A partnership with businesses to groom a workforce. The idea of free community college has been touted as all these, by President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidates, and some Republicans.


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Technology Smartphones overtake desktops for holiday shopping
For the first time, there's expected to be more people visiting retailers' web sites through their smartphones than on desktop computers or tablets during the first weekend of the holiday shopping season that begins on Thanksgiving Day.
Technology Target profit climbs as customer traffic increases
Target says its sales rose 1.9 percent at established locations in the third quarter as it worked to revive its business by strengthening flagship categories like clothing and children's products.


Entertainment Poland will not extradite Roman Polanski to the U.S.
Poland will not extradite Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski to the U.S. in an almost 40-year-old case after prosecutors declined to challenge a court ruling against the extradition request.

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Business Costco E. coli outbreak: Testing points to California food wholesaler
Costco officials say testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in the company's chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states.

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Health 3 men file lawsuits after e-cigarette batteries explode
He says Bakersfield resident Gregory Phillips Jr. suffered second-degree burns to his leg when a battery exploded in his pocket and Vincente Garza, of Bakersfield, suffered injuries to his mouth and tongue and shattered his teeth when a e-cigarette exploded.