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Victim identified in central Bakersfield shooting: KCSO
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The victim in a central Bakersfield shooting that occurred on Sunday, Sept. 24 has been identified, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. According to BPD, officers responded to reports of a man down after shots were fired in the 1000 block of 6th Street at around 2:05 p.m. on Sunday. […]
Parole denied for Kern County woman convicted of 2004 brutal murder, torture case
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer announced the California Board of Parole Hearings denied release from prison to a woman convicted of beating and torturing a person for over six hours before being suffocated to death and found inside a barrel. The Kern County District Attorney’s Office...
Video shows shootout involving off-duty LAPD reserve officer and gunman in Bakersfield
The Los Angeles Police Department released surveillance video of a shooting involving an off-duty LAPD officer and a gunman in Bakersfield.
Smokin’ Armadillos lead singer dies at 53
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The lead singer of the local band the Smokin’ Armadillos has died at the age of 53, according to a family friend. The family friend told 17 News that singer Rick Russell had been struggling with health issues and his family confirmed he died Friday night. The band wrote, “He brought […]
Man dies from apparent gunshot wounds Sunday on Sixth Street
A man died from injuries he suffered in an apparent shooting in the 1000 block of Sixth Street on Sunday afternoon, Bakersfield police reported. A news release from the Bakersfield Police Department said officers responded at about 2:05 p.m. to 911 calls and a ShotSpotter activation in the area. They...
Three Robbery Suspects Arrested Following Pursuit and Crash
Deputies successfully apprehended three robbery suspects following a short vehicle pursuit that ended in a traffic collision. On Friday, September 22, 2023, deputies responded to Domino’s Pizza in the 3400-block of Orcutt Road for a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. The suspects were described as two males wearing ski masks and armed with handguns. The suspects fled the scene prior to deputies’ arrival in a white Toyota Camry.
6th annual car show for charity to be hosted in downtown
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The 6th Annual Streets of Bakersfield Cruzin Shine Car Show is scheduled to be hosted in downtown Bakersfield from Oct. 5 to 7. Event organizers say all the proceeds from the event will benefit the California Highway Patrolman Widows and Orphans Trust Fund. The charity assists families of CHP officers in […]
Karim Reyad to remain out of custody for physical therapy
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Karim Reyad, the one-armed motorist who allegedly drove impaired and at high speeds in a deadly April crash, will remain out of custody for at least another month while he receives physical therapy for injuries to his leg. But his time outside Lerdo Jail is rapidly closing, Judge John Oglesby said […]
Kern County Fair hits its midway point, featuring Taft FFA's livestock
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Kern County Fair is halfway through its 12 days of fun, and if you haven't made it out to the fair, there's still time for you to indulge in your favorite fair foods like funnel cakes and corndogs. While there, you'll also want to...
BPD searching for missing at-risk woman with down syndrome last seen at Kern County Fair
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Bakersfield Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in locating an at-risk missing adult. According to BPD, Victoria Sandra Barrera was last seen on Friday, Sept. 22 leaving the Kern County Fair on foot, located at 1142 South P St. Barrera is considered at-risk due to being a first-time missing […]
Bakersfield Police Investigate Deadly Hit-and-Run on 34th Street
The Bakersfield Police Department (BPD) is currently conducting an investigation into a deadly hit-and-run accident. The event happened in the early hours of Sunday morning, around 12:58 a.m., on 34th Street in Central Bakersfield.
Cooler Weather Anticipated for Kern County Fair
The Kern County Fair is in full swing and cooler temperatures are making it more pleasant than the previous year. The fair experienced a high of 98° last year, while this year's temperatures have yet to reach the 90s.
Bakersfield's Sandwich Scene: The 3 Unforgettable Bites You Need to Try
--- This piece presents a trio of must-try sandwiches unique to Bakersfield. Have any of these delicacies graced your palate yet? If they have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Bakersfield Police Seek Public's Help to Identify Alleged Car Thieves
The Bakersfield Police Department is requesting public help to identify two suspects of car theft. The incident occured on September 8, near 11 p.m. on Alden Court's 4700 block. The vehicle's internal cameras captured the entire event.
DUI-related Car Crash in Northwest Bakersfield Injures Two Kids Critically
In an incident in Northwest Bakersfield, two children were critically injured when a vehicle crashed into their home. The accident occurred around 7:35 pm on Phairfield Street.
Falcon 9 rocket successfully launches from Vandenberg SFB Monday
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A Falcon 9 rocket, carrying 21 satellites, successfully launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base Monday morning according to a recent SpaceX press release. On Sept. 25, SpaceX launched a rocket holding at least 21 satellites on it, sending them into low-Earth orbit. The launch happened at 1:48 a.m., on Monday morning. […]
Bakersfield PAL to host fundraising event
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Bakersfield Police Activities League is scheduled to host a dinner and auction fundraiser on Oct. 12. The Hometown Heroes Benefit Dinner and Auction is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. at the Luigi’s Warehouse. PAL Officer Sidney Wicks joined 17 News with details on the event.
KCFD: Training burns planned for Highway 178 & Highway 184
Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Kern County Fire Department has planned training burns set for East Bakersfield. The "Valley Training Burn" will consist of live fire exercises in dry grass. The drills are designed to help newer firefighters. The burns will also help eliminate dead and dry grass that...
Googoo without the gaga: 2 year-olds and under learning sign language to communicate
What if there was a way that babies could speak to you before they even talk?
Prizes up for grabs during CommuteKern’s Rideshare Week
BAKERSFIELF, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern Council of Governments is reminding community members to seek alternative means of transportation to work or school during CommuteKern Rideshare Week in October, organizers said in a news release. To celebrate Rideshare Week, CommuteKern has teamed up with GET Bus and Kern Transit to host Transit Tuesday on Oct. […]