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Taft Chamber Trout Fishing Derby

Taft Chamber Trout Fishing Derby, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Buena Vista Lake Webb, 13601 Ironbark Road, Taft. $10 children, $20 adults. Arrive to Buena Vista Lake Webb early to claim your spot. The heaviest trout caught, wins $1,000 with prizes in all categories. Register at the Taft Chamber of Commerce,

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN - 2017-11-18 14:00:00

Motorist found guilty of murder in fiery Rosedale crash that killed two women

A jury on Thursday convicted a 33-year-old Bakersfield man of all charges, including murder and driving under the influence, in a fiery crash on Rosedale Highway that killed two women. As the verdicts were read, Dontrell Collins yelled and was removed from the courtroom. He faces at least 30 years t


Police asking for help in solving deaths of two young boys killed in separate shootings

Police are asking the public for information in the deaths of two young boys who were shot and killed in separate incidents this past year. Last Friday, Major Sutton, 3, was fatally shot at about 11:45 p.m. by a gunman or gunmen who forced their way inside a residence in the 800 block of Pershing St


Police seize guns, drugs during home search

The Kern County Sheriff's Office seized several guns and drugs while conducting a search warrant on Friday. The department said that at around 6 p.m., deputies served a search warrant at a residence in the 500 block of Wisteria Street. During the search, deputies found one-and-a-half pounds of metha

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN - 2017-11-18 20:29:00

Body discovered near bridge on Chester Avenue, police on scene

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield police are near the bridge on Chester Avenue where a body was discovered this morning. Fire officials originally said there was not enough water there for it to be a drowning. As of yet, we have not heard whether the death is being considered suspicious. 17 News pho

KERNGOLDENEMPIRE - 2017-11-17 20:01:39

Two arrested, a dozen suspended in North High fight this week

More than a dozen students were suspended, and at least two were arrested and sent to Juvenile Hall this week after a brawl broke out at North High, school officials confirmed to The Californian. The fight Wednesday was one of at least seven that took place at both Centennial and North high schools

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN - 2017-11-18 00:56:00

Reports: Man and woman charged with murder in northeast Bakersfield stabbing each accused the other during police interviews

Upon leaving an Oildale bar last month, Mary Holmes, Dyllan Denna and another woman gave a man a ride and began traveling to northeast Bakersfield when their pickup ran out of gas, according to court documents. While waiting for help to arrive, Holmes, 39, and the other woman "made out," the newly

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN - 2017-11-17 20:02:00

New report on gang violence in Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield Police Chief Lyle Martin released a report on the Special Enforcement Unit through the month of September. According to the report, there have been eight gang related homicides so far this year. There were 10 during the same period last year and six in 2015. The num

KERNGOLDENEMPIRE - 2017-11-19 00:26:59

Skimmers have struck again in Watertown.

City police believe that skimmers, which illegally collect credit card information, were placed on a gas pump or pumps at a Watertown business or businesses sometime in late October of early November. Any business name hit by the skimmers can't be revealed due to Marcy's Law. According to Sgt. Chad

WATERTOWN PUBLIC OPINION - 2017-11-17 22:01:00

Tipsters leading to more drug arrests

Project Stand Up is being used for all the right reasons, according to Watertown Police Department Detective Chad Stahl. The project, where citizens can anonymously report illegal drug activity, was initiated by S.D. Attorney General Marty Jackley in May. The Watertown Kick-Off was held Oct. 17 duri

WATERTOWN PUBLIC OPINION - 2017-11-18 08:30:00

Watertown police dog retires after cancer diagnosis

WATERTOWN - After seven years of hard work, Thera-Dakota is finally taking it easy. The Watertown Police Department's narcotics-detection dog retired in October when it was discovered the 9-year-old Belgian Maltese likely has bone cancer. She now lives with her handler, Watertown police Sgt. Kirk El


'Community Voices' should be heard

We are a community living in a confusing, challenging world. Our ancestors who busted sod on the Great Plains to create shelter, gave us the skills to settle this land. Hard work, education, and a good dose of the arts and literature. Such was the overlapping story told recently at two separate even

WATERTOWN PUBLIC OPINION - 2017-11-17 23:00:00

Hlavacek leaving United Way for LATI

As foundation director, the well-spoken Hlavacek, an LATI alumna and Florence native, will use her natural people skills to solicit donations from fellow LATI alumni and other individuals as well as industry and business partners. Those donations will go toward financing many education endeavors and

WATERTOWN PUBLIC OPINION - 2017-11-17 15:20:00

More revisions proposed for city's sign code

Over two months after the Watertown City Council adopted revised ordinances to the city sign code, the Watertown Plan Commission recommended a revision to those revisions Thursday afternoon. In a 4-1 decision, the commission approved a revision allowing signs displaying messages such as public infor

WATERTOWN PUBLIC OPINION - 2017-11-17 15:10:00

Volunteers needed at local businesses

Watertown Banquet is in need of volunteers to help set tables, do dishes and clean up every Monday at Grace Lutheran Church from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Call Char at 886-5270 for more information. Help is also needed in the pastoral care area of the hospital. Volunteers are needed to sit with patients/family

WATERTOWN PUBLIC OPINION - 2017-11-17 18:15:00

Friday's Editorial - Quick Hits - Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thera-Dakota has been an intricate part of the Watertown Police Department over the past seven years. The German Shepherd has helped capture and convict drug dealers as part of the department's K-9 unit. But now, health problems have forced her into retirement. She'll spend the rest of her days at t

WATERTOWN PUBLIC OPINION - 2017-11-17 13:45:00

Sentinel & Enterprise files formal request with Leominster for information about city firefighter placed on leave or suspended

LEOMINSTER -- The Sun and Sentinel & Enterprise have filed a records request with the city to seek further information about a member of the Fire Department who has either been placed on leave or suspended. The newspapers learned of the situation involving an officer of the department last week. Se

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-11-17 17:02:24

Mazzarella calls for Leominster schools audit over budget crisis

LEOMINSTER -- The mayor requested a comprehensive audit this week of the last two school district budgets, a process he said Wednesday will illuminate why the School Department this year required infusions of free cash and stabilization account money and still suffered layoffs. While the city audit

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-17 11:33:04

Leominster vet's firefighting dream faces age obstacle

LEOMINSTER -- U.S. Army Sgt. Dana Seminoff is a decorated veteran who served his country for 14 years with multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait and an assignment in South Korea. The Leominster native, currently an emergency medical technician with MedStar Ambulance, also spent time

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-17 11:32:46

Leominster resident Renee Dube to dance in 'The Nutcracker'

WORCESTER -- Ballet Arts Worcester and The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts Conservatory present Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker", Friday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 26. The production will feature a full-sized live orchestra, Boston Ballet principal dancers Ashley Ellis and Yurl Yanowsky an