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PHOTO GALLERY: Rebuilding Together Kern County, Lennar join forces so Vietnam veteran can be home for holidays
After a year in a care center, Vietnam veteran Hector Madrid wished to spend Christmas at his home with his wife and family. But doctors would not release him unless he had an ADA-compliant bathroom in his home. With the help of Rebuilding Together Kern County and Lennar Home Builders, a new bathroo
California man, previously deported in 2014, goes on 24-hour 'reign of terror' before dying in police chase
A 36-year-old man who had been deported at least once and who owned a lengthy rap sheet died Monday after a day-long "reign of terror" in which he shot and killed someone, carjacked another person and led California police on a dangerous high-speed pursuit.
Arvin man shot dead Monday evening
An Arvin man who was shot dead Monday evening has been identified. Moses Joseph De La Fuente, 32, was found dead at 5:19 p.m. in the 200 block of Langford Drive, according to the coroner's office. An autopsy has been scheduled.
CHP: Woman dies in high-speed motorcycle crash in Mojave
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - CHP officers say a female motorcycle passenger is dead following a high-speed crash over the weekend along Highway 14 in Mojave. The coroner's office identified the woman as 28-year-old Cassandra Ashley Nicholas of Lancaster.
VIDEO: Drunk Assaults Cop, Gets Hit With Running Start Baton Strike
Robert Jimenez was quickly subdued by Bakersfield police on Tuesday morning. Bakersfield, CA – A drunken man led Bakersfield police in a foot pursuit across several lanes of traffic on Tuesday, then dodged in front of a bus before he squared off with officers on a nearby sidewalk (video below).
Arvin High School advances to state finals in We The People competition
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Government students from 10 high school schools in Kern County put their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution to the test Saturday, in the 32nd annual "We the People" competition.
Children's Miracle Network Mediathon: Help enhance medical care for kids in Kern County
Over Twenty-five years of making miracles happen on 34th Street. The annual CMN Mediathon is today. They'll be raising money all day long to enhance medical care for kids in Kern County.17's Jim Scott and Tami Mlcoch are once again hosting today'
Man dies in crash following deadly California rampage
PORTERVILLE, Calif. – A man who went on a deadly shooting, carjacking and robbery rampage in California's Central Valley died Monday during a high-speed highway chase during which he intentionally tried to smash into other cars, authorities said.
Detainee at Mesa Verde Detention Center escapes
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The search continues for a detainee who escaped from the Mesa Verde Immigration Detention Center last Friday. Twenty seven year old Emrah Gocekli is the man officials have confirmed as the escapee who is still at large.
Bakersfield Pair Nabbed on Drug, ID Theft Charges in Newhall
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station arrested a man and woman from Bakersfield on multiple drug and identity theft charges in Newhall early Saturday morning.
Patient claims California plastic surgeon ‘experimented’ on her and altered medical records to hide it
If money was her only goal, Wendy Knecht could have walked away when she settled her lawsuit against a Pasadena plastic surgeon for $1 million. Instead, the Studio City woman is taking her case to the state, encouraging authorities to prosecute Dr. Max Lehfeldt’s for altering her medical records aft
California jewelry store robbery thwarted after owner's nephew pulls out gun
A California jewelry store owner’s nephew pulled a gun on suspects as the two men allegedly tried to rob his uncle’s store, according to reports. The suspects, caught on video, allegedly tried to stab owner Jean Boujekian during the attempted robbery at Vana Watch and Jewelry in South Pasadena on Fr
Two arrested after shots fired in downtown Bakersfield
Police arrested two men early Sunday in connection with shots fired into the air in downtown Bakersfield. Johnny Coronado, 26, was arrested on firearms charges after being stopped in a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description, according to police. A loaded, concealed gun was found.
Despite League opening losses, Warrior squads bounce back
The final stretch of games before the holiday break saw both the Warriors and Lady Warriors squads drop their South Yosemite League openers last week before embarking on an action-packed slate of non-league and tournament games.
WORTH NOTING: Wreaths Across America to take place Saturday
Bakersfield National Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, an annual holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember the nation’s veterans at 8:50 a.m. Saturday at the cemetery assembly area located at 30338 East Bear Mountain Blvd in Arvin.
Motorcyclist killed in crash at Brimhall and Calloway
A man riding a motorcycle was killed after crashing with a car at 1:42 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Brimhall Road and Calloway Drive, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.
Man killed in crash on Calloway and Brimhall
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A man on his motorcycle was killed in a crash at the intersection of Calloway Drive and Brimhall Road Sunday after noon. Police said they arrived and found the man in the intersection suffering from major injuries. The man was pounced dead a short time later, accord
Southwest passenger claims airline forced her to leave pet fish at airport
A California woman is claiming a Southwest Airlines agent forced her to leave her pet fish at the airport last Wednesday. Lanice Powless, a University of Colorado student, was flying to California from Denver International Airport when she said a Southwest Airlines employee informed her that she wou
Man arrested near border for Bakersfield murder
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – A man was arrested near the Mexico border for a 2017 murder in Bakersfield, according to Bakersfield Police Sgt. Brian Holcombe. Michael Rosales is accused in the stabbing death of 23-year-old Miguel Garcia. Police said the stabbing took place at a party in the 2100
Red-light cameras explained: Some protest charges, but police come with evidence
When Miguel Nidever was fined for running a red light in May, he decided to put up a fight. Nidever, a local Spanish-language interpreter and driver, had been returning from the grocery store with some items for his sick wife when one of Bakersfield’s 10 automatic red-light cameras caught him at the