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Local & Regional (New) KCSO on SWAT callout near I-5
The Kern County Sheriff's Office says deputies are on scene of SWAT callout in the area of Interstate 5 and Valpredo Avenue, north of the I-5 junction with Highway 99.
Local & Regional Firefighters disciplined over sexual behavior near academy Firefighters disciplined over sexual behavior near academy (Video)
An assistant state fire chief was demoted for using a state cellphone and vehicle to arrange sex with escorts, and a firefighter was fired for sexually harassing a civilian at a graduation celebration near the state's fire academy, according to documents made public Monday.
Local & Regional Delano residents fight water rate hikes Delano residents fight water rate hikes (Video)
The Delano Guardians Committee has filed a lawsuit against the city of Delano for raising utility rates. The rates will increase customer payments by an average of 75 percent for a little over three more years.
Local & Regional GOP vote to endorse gay group is momentous but incremental
Delegates voted 861-293 to charter the 240-member California Log Cabin Republicans — a move that gave official party designation to the group that supports gay rights and sent a signal about the direction of the party that has struggled for a unified vision.
Local & Regional Lawmakers tinker with crime measure recently OK'd by voters Lawmakers tinker with crime measure recently OK'd by voters
Four months after California voters lowered penalties for certain crimes, state lawmakers and law enforcement officials are lining up with proposals to repeal portions of the new law that they say have created unintended consequences, such as reducing the number of DNA samples taken from suspects.
Local & Regional CHP issues Silver Alert for missing woman CHP issues Silver Alert for missing woman (Video)
The Kern County Sheriff's Office said Jackson is from Georgia but had been in California visiting relatives. She also has relatives in the Apple Valley area, and may have traveled to the Long Beach area or back to her home in Georgia.