taftmidwaydriller.com http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/section/Top%20stories taftmidwaydriller.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:56:06 +0000 Morning Jolt: Mickey Rooney dies at 93 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140407/NEWS/140409765/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Mon, 07 Apr 2014 06:44:01 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140407/NEWS/140409765/-1/Top stories In the news

Legendary actor Mickey Rooney died Sunday, CNN reported. The 93-year-old was a megastar in the 1930s and 1940s, often appearing in films with Judy Garland. Besides his film career, Rooney was known for his size - he was 5 feet, 2 inches - and his many wives. In 1956 he received an Oscar nomination for his work in "The Bold and the Brave. [...]]]> Taft man pleads no contest to two counts of child molesting http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140405/NEWS/140409768/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:25:56 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140405/NEWS/140409768/-1/Top stories Taft Police activity for April 4 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140405/NEWS/140409769/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:18:51 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140405/NEWS/140409769/-1/Top stories Taft Police activity for April 3 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409808/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:36:02 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409808/-1/Top stories Derby Acres boy's death ruled accidental http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140403/NEWS/140409821/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:37:26 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140403/NEWS/140409821/-1/Top stories Taft Police activity for April 2 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140403/NEWS/140409822/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:16:32 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140403/NEWS/140409822/-1/Top stories Taft Police activity for April 1 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140403/NEWS/140409823/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:08:43 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140403/NEWS/140409823/-1/Top stories Today in the News: David Letterman to retire next year http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140403/NEWS/140409828/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140403/NEWS/140409828/-1/Top stories News to know

According to CNN, "The Late Show" host David Letterman will retire in 2015 when his contract runs out. Letterman made the announcement during taping of tonight's show, the report said. Letterman has hosted "The Late Show" since 1993 and will be following one-time rival Jay Leno into retirement.

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" Child's death appears accidental, KCSO says http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140403/NEWS/140409841/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:30:32 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140403/NEWS/140409841/-1/Top stories Morning Jolt: Fort Hood shooter had mental health issues, officials say http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140403/NEWS/140409869/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Thu, 03 Apr 2014 06:44:08 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140403/NEWS/140409869/-1/Top stories In the news

Specialist Ivan Lopez, who went on a shooting spree yesterday at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16, had mental health issues, CNN reported. Lopez had a history of depression, anxiety and other issues, and he was undergoing tests to see if he had post-traumatic stress disorder from his time in Iraq.

Happening [...]]]> Today in the News: Limits lifted on campaign contributions http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409895/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409895/-1/Top stories News to know

The Supreme Court today ruled 5-4 that individuals can donate as much money as they want to political campaigns across the country. However, the individual candidate limit of $5,200 is still in place. Essentially, the ruling means that someone could give $5,200 to as many candidates as he or she wants to during one election cycle. [...]]]> Kern County Sheriff's activity for March 31 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409913/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:40:51 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409913/-1/Top stories Morning Jolt: The Force was with this Powerball winner http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409934/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Wed, 02 Apr 2014 06:54:05 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409934/-1/Top stories In the news

B. Raymond Buxton of California turned in the winning ticket for the $425 million Powerball lottery held six weeks ago. The retiree took the $242.2 million lump sum payment, and he said he wants to start a charity for kids. Buxton claimed his winnings while sporting a T-shirt that had Yoda from "Star Wars" on it, and the words, "Luck of the Jedi I [...]]]> Today in the News: Best April Fools' Internet pranks http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409956/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409956/-1/Top stories News to know

In case you forgot, today is April Fools' Day, and plenty of people and companies had fun playing pranks online. Check out this collection from BuzzFeed of the best Internet pranks of the day. They include Gmail's "Shelfies" add-on, Google Maps filled with Pokemon characters, Google Naps (now that's a really good idea, actually!), HTC's Gluuv, Bill [...]]]> Taft Police activity for March 31 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409945/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:35:18 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409945/-1/Top stories Property tax deadline coming on April 10 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409951/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:53:35 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409951/-1/Top stories Kern County Sheriff's activity for March 30 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409953/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:49:05 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409953/-1/Top stories Morning Jolt: 'Obamacare' likely to hit target of 7 million http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409988/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Tue, 01 Apr 2014 07:03:32 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409988/-1/Top stories In the news

The last day people could sign up for "Obamacare" saw a huge increase in traffic and sign-ups, according to the White House, and the goal of having 7 million people enrolled is likely to be reached. Officials are waiting for official numbers, but 4.8 million people visited HealthCare.gov yesterday, and 2 million people called in. [...]]]> Taft Police activity for March 29 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339950/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:29:04 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339950/-1/Top stories Kern County Sheriff's activity for March 29 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339951/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:20:06 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339951/-1/Top stories