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Two Bakersfield massage facilities closed following undercover sting operation on Tuesday

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Two Bakersfield massage facilities were shut down on Tuesday following an undercover sting operation. Additionally, two women were cited and released for misdemeanor county ordinance violations or solicitation of prostitution after undercover sting operation involving two massa

BAKERSFIELD CHANNEL - 2018-03-21 21:13:12

Man ejected in off road motorcycle collision dies

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol was investigating a fatal off road motorcycle collision on Sunday that left one man dead. Troy C. Polton, 44, was riding his 2006 Honda TRX 400 Quad on the dirt portion of Bowman road just west of Brown Road at an unknown speed. The right front tir

BAKERSFIELD CHANNEL - 2018-03-21 19:47:52

Bakersfield police investigating officer-involved shooting in Northwest Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Northwest Bakersfield Wednesday evening. Officers are in the 8700 block of Rosedale Highway. Avoid the area. 17 News has a crew on the way. We will update this story as we learn more information.

KERNGOLDENEMPIRE - 2018-03-22 03:28:22

Bakersfield trucking school owner, former DMV employee charged with fraud

The Department of Justice announced Wednesday the arrest of two men for their roles in a conspiracy to sell California driver's licenses to unqualified drivers. Paramjit Singh Mangat and Javier Jesus Hernandez-Herrera, both 54, have been charged with several crimes, including the unlawful productio

BAKERSFIELD NOW - 2018-03-21 18:19:26

Southbound Highway 99 shut down near Earlimart following crash that left a CHP officer injured

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Southbound Highway 99 is shut down for traffic near Earlimart, just north of Kern County, according to Caltrans. According to our sister station ABC30 in Fresno, a crash that left a California Highway Patrol officer injured led to the shut down. The CHP officer was responding

BAKERSFIELD CHANNEL - 2018-03-21 05:04:07

18-year-old arrested for attempted murder after firing shots at Jefferson Park

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - An 18-year-old is behind bars for attempted murder after being accused of firing shots at Jefferson Park in Northeast Bakersfield. Bakersfield police officers arrested Keliaun Renee Walker just before 1 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found him in an alley, No injuries were reported, bu

KERNGOLDENEMPIRE - 2018-03-21 06:06:28

Oakland police search for woman whose cellphone was last 'pinged' in Bakersfield

Police are also looking Wilde's Isuzu SUV. Courtesy Oakland Police Department. She was driving a silver Isuzu Rodeo SUV with California license plate 5FXV616. A friend said Wilde was planning to drive to San Diego to see her dad. Investigators say her cellphone was last pinged in Bakersfield Tuesd

KERNGOLDENEMPIRE - 2018-03-22 01:01:56

3 injured in southwest Bakersfield crash

In this photo taken Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Bakersfield police officers and fire personnel are seen investigating a car crash that involved three cars in Bakersfield, Calif. Three people are in the hospital after a car crash involving three vehicles. The accident happened before midnight at the

BAKERSFIELD NOW - 2018-03-21 11:58:49

Giumarra takes plea deal in fatal hit-and-run crash

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A man facing three misdemeanor charges related to a fatal hit and run from early last year has taken a plea deal. John Giumarra III, a member of a well-known Kern County farming family, was arrested after investigators say he hit and killed a bicyclist while driving under the i

BAKERSFIELD CHANNEL - 2018-03-21 00:22:32

Bakersfield police asking for assistance to identify and locate a robbery suspect

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield police are asking for the community's assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for robbery. Police said on March 11, 2018 at 2:42 p.m., the suspect entered the WSS Shoe Store, located on Chester Avenue near Brundage Lane and brandished a firearm at s

BAKERSFIELD CHANNEL - 2018-03-21 01:55:18

Bakersfield woman sentenced to prison in young son's 2010 death

A Bakersfield woman was sentenced to prison Tuesday in the death of her young son, ending a case that began eight years ago when authorities were dispatched to a travel trailer and found the 4-year-old suffering from blunt force trauma to his head and abdomen. Alexis Dixon, 35, pleaded no contest l

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN - 2018-03-20 15:18:00

Big storm headed to Kern County: How to prepare

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - From Forecaster Kevin Charette and the Pinpoint Weather Center We will be watching our next storm very very carefully. Rain amounts could cause flooding and possible mudslides around the area. It will really ramp up tonight, and the bulk will move into Kern County Wednesday an

KERNGOLDENEMPIRE - 2018-03-20 14:43:15

Asian restaurant in southwest Bakersfield shut down by health department

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Another restaurant was shut down by the Kern County Public Health Department Tuesday, the third restaurant in the last few weeks. Shangri-La Asian Bistro & Bar, located near Ming Ave. and Ashe Road, was closed by the health department after receiving a 65% inspection score, acc

BAKERSFIELD CHANNEL - 2018-03-21 01:24:45

Court documents: Arvin High teacher accused of texting student for sex

Kern High School District website BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - New court documents reveal a Kern High School District teacher has been charged after attempting to start a sexual relationship with an underage student. Johnny Watson, 50, surrendered to authorities March 12 and was arraigned three days later

KERNGOLDENEMPIRE - 2018-03-20 17:20:27

Trial for man accused in death of BPD officer set to begin Wednesday

Julian Hernandez is set to go on trial Wednesday for the death of Bakersfield police officer David Nelson in 2015. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Nine hundred ninety-nine days after a Bakersfield police officer was killed in a pursuit in Northeast Bakersfield, a jury will hear opening arguments against the d

KERNGOLDENEMPIRE - 2018-03-21 02:28:12

Police investigating shooting in central Bakersfield

Bakersfield police officers are investigating a shooting near Chester Avenue and 10th Street on Monday, March 19, 2018. (KBAK/KBFX photo) Police officers are investigating a shooting in central Bakersfield. Officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound around 9:30 p.m. near Chester Avenue and


BPD search for pursuit, carjacking suspect who escaped arrest Tuesday

Donnie Birdwell is wanted by Bakersfield police for carjacking, hit and run and evading. Courtesy Bakersfield Police Department. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield police are searching for a man who they say eluded officers in a pursuit and later carjacked a woman to get away from the scene Tuesday a

KERNGOLDENEMPIRE - 2018-03-21 03:03:13

Bakersfield Police looking for missing "at-risk" teenage girl

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield Police are looking for a 15-year-old girl who went missing over the weekend. Police say that Alisa Aparisio is listed as a first-time runaway, which puts her in the "at-risk" category. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact BPD at (661)327-7111. Copyright


Family identifies 2-year-old struck and killed by car in motel parking lot

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Family members have identified the 2-year-old who was hit and killed by a car on Friday in a motel parking lot. Thaddeus Markell Thomas Jr., also known as TJ, was hit by a suspected high driver in the parking lot of La Mirage motel while riding his scooter, according to his cou


Man accused in deadly drive-by shooting appears in court

Police arrested Anthony Gage on March 11. Gage faces a murder charge for his alleged role in a deadly shooting on East 10th Street on March 9, 2018. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - One of two men suspected of a deadly Bakersfield drive-by shooting was arraigned Monday afternoon. Police arrested Anthony Gage