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Woman killed after walking on Hwy 99, identified

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Coroner’s Office identified a woman who was killed after walking on Highway 99 on Sunday. Adriana Gamez, 22, was identified as the woman struck by a vehicle on Highway 99 near White Lane, according to the coroner’s office. Gamez was transported to Kern Medical where she was pronounced […]
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Inmate escaped from KCSO custody in Downtown Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — An inmate escaped from custody in Downtown Bakersfield Tuesday morning placing nearby schools on lockout, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The inmate has not been identified and it is unclear whether or not the inmate has been taken into custody. An updated version of this story can be found by clicking […]
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Man killed after car veered off Highway 99, identified

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Coroner’s Office identified a man who died after a crash around 5 a.m. on Aug. 5 on Highway 99. Jose Jesus Macias, 63, was identified as the driver of the vehicle that veered off the roadway on Highway 99 just north of Olive Drive, according to the coroner’s […]
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Two identified in deadly Garces Hwy-Delano crash

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/FOX58) — The two people killed in a crash in Delano on August 6 have been identified by the Kern County Coroner's Office. Just before 2 a.m. Ray Segura, 33, of Bakersfield and Fancy Renee Castro, 30, of Bakersfield were struck by a 17-year-old driver when he failed to stop for the stop sign, hitting them on Highway 155 (Garces Highway) at Melcher Road in Delano, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Woman killed by Hall Ambulance facilities vehicle identified

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/FOX58) — A woman struck and killed by a Hall Ambulance vehicle in July was identified by the Kern County Coroner's Office Tuesday. On July 19, around 4:30 a.m., Elizabeth Jane Vigil, 59, of Bakersfield was struck by a Hall facilities maintenance vehicle in the 1900 block of Truxtun Avenue.
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Woman struck, killed Downtown, identified

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Coroner’s Office identified a woman who was hit by a vehicle on Truxtun Avenue last month. Elizabeth Jane Vigil, 59, was identified as the woman who was hit by a vehicle on July 19 just before 4:30 a.m., according to the coroner’s office. The office said Vigil was […]
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Permanent off-ramp closure from Highway 99 to Stockdale Highway

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The southbound Highway 99 off-ramp to Stockdale Highway will be permanently closed, according to the Thomas Roads Improvement Program. The program said the permanent closure is to begin Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. Motorists traveling southbound are detoured to use the Highway 99 off-ramps at California Avenue or White Lane, according […]
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Southbound Hwy 99's Stockdale Hwy exit to be closed permanently

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/FOX58) — The southbound Highway 99 to Stockdale Highway off-ramp will be closed permanently on Thursday, August 11, according to the City of Bakersfield. The closure is set to begin at 8 p.m. Drivers heading south will need to use the 99 off-ramps at California Avenue or...
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Escaped inmate arrested in Bakersfield: CDCR

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — An escaped inmate from the Male Community Reentry Program in Bakersfield was taken into custody on Monday, according to prison officials. Andres Carrera, 28, was discovered missing from the facilities on Sunday at approximately 10:30 a.m., according to prison officials. On Monday Carrera was taken into custody without incident near a […]
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Attempted murder suspect assaults deputy, escapes custody on F Street

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/FOX58) — DESCRIPTION UPDATE:. Rosales, 34 is described as a Hispanic man, 5'9" tall, 185 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, according to KCSO. He was last seen wearing brown inmate clothing. If anyone has information regarding Rosales' whereabouts, they are urged to call KCSO at...
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Man gets nearly 20 years in deadly shooting

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man who pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in a shooting that occurred last year has been sentenced to 19 years and eight months in prison, according to court records. James Randle, 19, was sentenced Monday after pleading no contest last month to manslaughter and charges of attempted murder and […]
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Update: BHS and Bakersfield Adult School placed on lockout, now lifted

UPDATE: (12:30 p.m.) — The lockouts were due to an inmate escaping custody from Kern County Sheriff’s deputies near Adventist Health in Downtown Bakersfield. UPDATE (11:24 a.m.) — The Kern High School District says the lockout has been lifted. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) —Bakersfield High School and the Bakersfield Adult School have both been placed on […]
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2 killed in a crash after driver runs stop sign, identified

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Coroner’s Office identified two people who were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 155 and Melcher Road on Monday just before 2 a.m. Ray Segura, 33, and Fancy Renee Castro, 30, of Bakersfield were identified as the people who died in the crash, according to the coroner’s […]
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Ralph Bailey assailant sentenced to 2 years

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man who punched radio host Ralph Bailey, shattering his jaw, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison, according to court records. Alexander Vera, 36, pleaded no contest in May to battery with serious bodily injury for assaulting Bailey at KC Steakhouse, repeatedly hitting him and knocking him on his […]
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Early morning Friday crash kills two Bakersfield motorists, after Dodge carrying 2 Delano teens run stop sign at Melcher Road and Garces Highway

California Highway Patrol officials continue to investigate an an early morning Friday crash that killed two Bakersfield motorists, after a Dodge carrying two Delano teens ran a stop sign at Melcher Road and Garces Highway. On Aug. 6, at about 1:59 a.m., the Bakersfield Communication Center received a call of...
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Chance of isolated storms in Mountain, Desert areas

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Some high clouds moved through the area Tuesday morning, but no rain expected. We will see a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms in the Mountain and Desert areas Tuesday afternoon. The main areas to watch will be Ridgecrest and the Kern River Valley. High temps...
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