Man allegedly assaulted firefighter, brandished pellet gun

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A city firefighter was assaulted Sunday in south Bakersfield after being dispatched to a call reporting an overdose, police said. A firefighter engineer was assaulted at a home on Pacheco Road, between South Union Avenue and Eve Street, by 28-year-old John Luna, according to the Bakersfield Police Department. Luna then brandished […]
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Motions hearing scheduled Tuesday for accused killer of Patricia Alatorre

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Inglewood man accused of raping and killing 13-year-old Patricia Alatorre is due in court Tuesday morning for a motions hearing. It’s unclear what will be discussed. At least one motion was filed last week but remains sealed. A gag order issued in the case bars attorneys and investigators, among others, […]

Wendy Howard advocates to hold press conference outside courthouse Tuesday

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Before attorneys present opening statements Tuesday in the murder trial of Tehachapi woman Wendy Howard, her supporters will hold a press conference outside the courthouse asking prosecutors to drop charges. A group calling itself the Wendy Howard Defense Committee has repeatedly called for the case to be dropped, arguing Howard acted […]

BEST EATS: Mexico City sweets

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Last week, I wrote about some of the exemplary tacos I ate during a week’s vacation in Mexico City. Now I’m sharing my thoughts on the sweet treats I had during my time in that wonderful city. Churros are to Mexico what apple pie is to the U.S. Not only does […]

17 News at the 2022 Kern County Fair

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Fair is a special time of the year for people, young and old, to make memories. It could be a ride, the food or spending time with family and friends. These were just some of our favorite moments from the GREAT Kern County Fair.

Very pleasant conditions before a slight warmup later this week

Kern County is in for beautiful temperatures Monday ahead of a slight warm-up. Expect mid-80s in the valley under sunny skies with a slight haze; the Kern River Valley will see high 80s and Tehachapi should be right near 80. A gradual warming trend is on the way; expect highs in the mid-90s by Wednesday […]

FFX Awards – Player of the Week: Zamir Hall

Ridgeview’s Zamir Hall scored five touchdowns and ran for 225 yards in the Wolf Pack’s big overtime win over Frontier on Friday night. Zamir’s performance earns him the Week 7 FFX Player of the Week award.

FFX Week 7: Xpanded Edition

Catch highlights from Week 7 of the 2022 high school football season in Kern County. 17’s Taylor Schaub and BC head football coach R. Todd Littlejohn break down the action of the week’s top games.

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch from Vandenberg SFB set for Monday

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket Monday afternoon from the Vandenberg Space Force Base, and moments after liftoff the rocket may be visible in some parts of Kern County. The launch is set for 4:56 p.m. on Oct. 3. Officials said the Falcon 9 will climb vertically for […]