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Gang members: to North Dakota and back again

Talk about a tangled web. A reputed Bakersfield gang member is shot to death March 2, 2013, while traveling on Highway 58 near Real Road. Four months later, a man’s esophagus is severed — though he survives — when he is shot through an apartment window in Minot, N.D. Then in January 2014, officials in that state announce the arrests ...

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Suspect in North Dakota case jailed in California for murder


BISMARCK, N.D. — One of the suspects charged in a widespread drug investigation in the North Dakota oil patch was arrested earlier this month in California on murder and other charges. Twenty-four-year-old Spencer Rogers was among 22 people arrested in a North Dakota case dubbed Operation Pipe Cleaner. He is facing five counts, including drug conspiracy and weapons charges. Documents ...

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