Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Gunman Kills 6 in Bakersfield, Calif., Rampage

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Gunman Kills 6 in Bakersfield, Calif., Rampage

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LOS ANGELES - A gunman in Southern California fatally shot his ex-wife and a man at a trucking company before chasing after another man, killing him, and then driving to a home where he shot dead a father and daughter during a nearly 40-minute rampage, authorities said Thursday.

Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood identified the killer as Javier Casarez during a news conference about the shootings that claimed five victims in Bakersfield, about 90 miles north of Los Angeles.

Casarez, 54, fatally shot himself as a deputy closed in on him shortly after the shooting.

Court records show a divorce between Casarez and his wife, Petra Maribel Bolanos de Casarez, was finalized in April.Ms. Bolanos recently filed for a change involving child support and custody over the couple's two teenage children, and the pair had a hearing set for Oct. 11, court records show.

Cuomo defeats Nixon

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo overcame a primary challenge from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon on Thursday, thwarting her attempt to become the latest insurgent liberal to knock off an establishment Democrat.

Mr. Cuomo, who always led in the polls and outspent his rival more than 8 to 1, seldom mentioned Ms. Nixon by name during an often-nasty campaign, instead touting his experience, achievements in two terms as governor and his work to push back against President Donald Trump.

"You cannot be a progressive if you cannot deliver progress. And a New York progressive is not just a dreamer, but we are doers," Mr. Cuomo said at a campaign rally the night before the vote. "We make things happen."

With registered Democrats outnumbering Republicans more than 2 to 1 in New York, Mr. …

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