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Bakersfield man sentenced to 13 years in prison in roommate's 2013 killing
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- A Bakersfield man who was previously serving a life term behind bars was sentenced Tuesday to 13 years in prison after his murder conviction was overturned.
Man arrested after allegedly threatening girlfriend with 24-inch machete
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A Bakersfield man was arrested this week, accused of threatening his girlfriend with a 24-inch machete and stealing her cell phone. James Karanja, 38, was arrested Monday on first-degree robbery, threatening bodily injury on a spouse or cohabitant charges -- both felonies -- an
Five Below coming to Bakersfield in May
Five Below bills itself as a place where tweens and teens and beyond can get the "coolest stuff for $5 or less". And now, residents in Bakersfield will be able to take advantage of those deals.
'The Sheriff's App': KCSO launches free mobile service
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — KCSO has gone mobile with their launch of The Sheriff's App. The new mobile app's purpose is to make information readily available for the public at the touch of a finger, according to a news release.
Coachella Woman Suspected of Dumping 7 Newborn Puppies in Trash Bin Had 38 Dogs at Home: Officials
A woman who faces multiple felony counts of animal cruelty after allegedly being captured on video dumping seven newborn puppies in a trash bin last week was found to have 38 other dogs at her home in Coachella, authorities said Tuesday.
Bakersfield College holds summer hiring series
BAKERSFIELD, CA. — If you're interested in a summer job, Bakersfield College is hosting a summer hiring series starting today at 11 a.m. Nike, Sunglass Hut, and Starbucks are some of the companies that will be looking to hire.
Cal State Bakersfield mourns student killed by vehicle in northeast Bakersfield
Jason Quinn Kelly had a plan when he began his studies at CSUB: He would major in biology and become a veterinarian. But then, as so often happens, he met a professor who opened his eyes to other possibilities, and everything changed.
Kern County Sheriff's app now availible
The Kern County Sheriff's Office released its mobile application today. The app is available for download in the App Store for iPhones and Google Play for Androids. To find the app just search "Kern County Sheriff."
Bakersfield Moms to help first-time home buyers
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Are you looking to buy your first home? This workshop could be for you. The local moms' group Bakersfield Moms is partnering up with a local real estate team to help first-time home buyers purchase their first home.
Still no arrests made 13 years after Wendale Davis was killed
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Tuesday marks the 13th anniversary of the death of Bakersfield teenager Wendale Davis. The 16-year-old was shot and killed on April 23, 2006. Wendale was in his car with a friend when another vehicle rolled up and one of the occupants opened fire, hitting and killing the 16-yea
Defense remains unready in cold case murder trial, another hearing set for Wednesday
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- The attorney representing accused killer Prentice Foreman in connection with a killing that occurred 40 years ago said during a brief court hearing Tuesday he remains unready for trial.
Controversial housing project officially dead
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A potential housing project in Southwest Bakersfield is effectively dead after developers did not file an appeal in time. The proposed project would have seen apartments built on the corner of Stockdale Highway and Coffee Road.
Few Details Emerge After Woman, Man Are Found Dead in Newport Beach Apartment
Few answers have emerged two days after a man and a woman were discovered dead inside an apartment in Newport Beach on Sunday night. The roommate of Darren Partch, 38, reported finding him and a woman the caller didn't know inside their residence at the Villa Siena complex around 9:30 p.m., accordin
Bakersfield ranked as most livable city for minimum wage, study says
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Guess what?!. Bakersfield is the MOST livable city in the United States for minimum wage workers, that's according to a recent study by Move.org. The website compiled a list of popular American cities and ranked them based on how easily someone on minimum wage could live there.
WANTED: KCSO searching for man with active felony warrants
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Sheriff's Office is looking for a wanted man who is considered armed and dangerous. According to officials, 52-year-old Lionel Gonzalez has three active felony arrest warrants for various charges, including illegally possessing firearms and ammunition, selling i
DOCS: Records show BPD officer sent sexually explicit text messages while on duty
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Sexually explicit text messages and sex on the job, newly released records are revealing sustained findings of sexual assault by officers in the Bakersfield Police Department.
Seven shot in Bakersfield over Easter weekend
Easter weekend was a violent one in Bakersfield with the Kern Coutny Sheriff's Office reporting that seven people were shot in five incident — including three separate shootings within three hours on Saturday.
Dunkin' Donuts coming to downtown Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Another Dunkin' Donuts is opening in Kern County. The signs for a Dunkin' Donuts popped up in downtown Bakersfield Tuesday morning.. The new doughnut shop is located at 1800 23rd Street, next door to the McDonalds.
Possible course correction for Bird scooters in Bakersfield market
The Bird scooter service that took Bakersfield by storm in December is adjusting its local fleet in a way that appears to have reduced, at least temporarily, the number of vehicles available for use.
CHP Searching for suspect involved in deadly hit and run
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE (April 22 at 1:11 p.m.) KCSO says 22-year-old Ariana Nicole Treece is the female passenger who died in a hit and run over the weekend. ____________________________________________________________