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Video shows Bakersfield officers use force to take down man running through traffic
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Bakersfield police officers responded to a call around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday to check the welfare of an intoxicated man jumping in and out of traffic at 34th Street and Union Avenue.
Bakersfield police officer helps boy raise money to buy Christmas presents for his family.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., - A young boy has received a helping hand for the holidays thanks to a Bakersfield police officer. The Bakersfield Police Department shared the story of Officer Kameron Bailey and Joziah.
'Murray Christmas on the Farm' underway at Murray Family Farms
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – The Christmas festivities have kicked off over at Murray Family Farms. “Murray Christmas on the Farm” will run until the end of December.
Bakersfield police investigate suspicious package
The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a suspicious package near Truxtun Avenue. Officers have an area on Office Park Drive taped off, but nearby Truxtun isn't affected.
Bakersfield man, 21, killed in Santa Maria shooting
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A Bakersfield man was identified as the victim of a deadly shooting in Santa Maria. Officials identified 21-year-old Vicente De Jesus Medina Guerrero of Bakersfield as the man shot and killed in Santa Maria Thursday night.
BPD searching for suspect in attempted burglary
The Bakersfield police department is asking for help finding and identifying him. He’s wanted in connection with an attempted burglary on Nov. 18. The man was caught on a surveillance camera entering a garage on the 800 block of East. 19th Street, near King Street.
Bird electric scooters approved to stay in Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Bird electric scooters are staying in Bakersfield for the next six to twelve months, the Bakersfield's City Manager's office confirmed Wednesday.
Bakersfield's Little Iron Man
Bakersfield, Calif. - Dezmen Licea was born in 2017 with a heart defect so rare only one in 20,000 babies ever have it. He was supposed to die. Today, a year and a half later, Dezi isn't just alive - he's helping raise money for medical equipment that will help save other children just like him.
Bike Bakersfield's Holiday lights Ride through Haggin Oaks
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Although thieves put a damper on one Christmas display in Haggin Oaks, the Christmas spirit is still strong and prevalent in the neighborhood. Tomorrow night, you can enjoy the lights and decorations in the Haggin Oaks neighborhood during Bike Bakersfield's annual "Holiday Ligh
Ask 17: What's going on at Truxtun Lake?
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A 17 News viewer wants to know: What's going on at Truxtun Lake, where he says there were a lot of construction trucks Monday morning. John Ryan with the city of Bakersfield's Water Resources Department says they're doing some well-overdue shoreline maintenance there and the ot
Warrant out for arrest of tax company employee accused of defrauding elderly client
A felony warrant is out for the arrest of a man police say used his position at a local tax company to gain the trust of and defraud an elderly client. Matthew Steven Gardner, 43, is wanted on suspicion of financial crimes, elder abuse and burglary, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.
Wasco man arrested on allegations of armed robbery
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Kern County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man suspected of robbing the House of Fun Smoke Shop in Wasco on Nov. 30. The suspect who robbed the smoke shop wore a mask and used a gun during the crime.
35th annual Bakersfield Toy Run to benefit more than 500 local families
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - More than 6,000 motorcycles flooded the streets for the 35th annual Bakersfield Toy Run, benefiting the Salvation Army. "When we get to distribute the toys, when we get to see these families, these parents that show up, unbeknownst to their kids, they get to give their kids Chr
County braces for increased costs from city's sales tax increase
As word spread that the city of Bakersfield’s tax measure had passed weeks after the election, celebrations occurred at Bakersfield City Hall. But a few blocks down Truxtun Avenue, the reaction was much different.
Bakersfield Toys for Tots short thousands of toys days ahead of deadline
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -A last minute donation of 5,000 toys from Hasbro made its way from Lake Isabella to Bakersfield Monday afternoon. The Toys for Tots Lake Isabella chapter has been sharing their toy donations with Bakersfield, where toys are in short supply.
Couple takes plea deal in death of infant son at Bakersfield motel
A Kansas man has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and his wife to child cruelty in connection with the death of their infant son at a Bakersfield motel 2 1/2 years ago.
Woman facing 82 felony counts of elder abuse
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A woman is being accused of embezzling money and physical abuse against an elderly man. Donna Crick pleaded not guilty Friday to 82 felony counts of elder abuse. She is accused of embezzling money from a 92-year-old man with dementia.
Parents accused of killing two of their babies take a plea deal
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A couple charged with the murder of their infant son, who mysteriously died the same way as the couple's first child, have taken a plea deal. Investigators knew something was very wrong when they learned Gage and Debra Roberts lost a second infant in what appeared to be an unsa
Thousands of motorcyclists take to the streets in 35th Annual Bakersfield Toy Run and Food Drive
Kevin O'Neill took some extra time in front of the mirror Sunday morning. After all, it's not every day he spray-paints his goatee green to match his custom-made Grinch mask and gloves.
Man faked active shooter alert to 'test' police, according to court documents
Following an active shooter alert at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Tuesday, Mario Thompson told police he made the false report to "test" law enforcement readiness, according to court documents obtained Friday.