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Ridgecrest Police arrest 20, seize meth during probation compliance checks

RIDGECREST, Calif. — On Thursday, April 18 the Ridgecrest Police Department conducted a compliance check on individuals who were either Active Parole, Probation or under Post Release Community Supervision in the city.


Dana Point Bank Robbery Suspect Found Dead After Pursuit to Rancho Santa Margarita May Be the ‘Leatherface Bandit’: FBI

A suspect in a Dana Point bank robbery who was found dead in a vehicle at the end of a SWAT standoff after leading deputies on a pursuit to Rancho Santa Margarita may be the "Leatherface Bandit" serial robber, linked to three prior heists in Orange County, officials said.


Three Kern County schools receive Distinguished School banner

Three Kern County schools had a lot to celebrate this week as they were recognized for their commitment to education. Delano and Cesar E. Chavez high schools and Rosedale Middle School received a 2019 Distinguished School banner from California Casualty.


Kern County Fire responds to fire in East Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kern County Fire responded to a fire in East Bakersfield in the area of Clyde Street. 23ABC has a crew on the scene and will update as more information comes in.


Turpins get 25 years to life for torturing and imprisoning their children

Standing at a lectern in a Riverside courtroom, just feet away from her parents and their defense attorneys, the woman identified only as Jane Doe No. 4, looked frail. Her sweater seemed too big for her thin body. She shook and cried even before she began to speak. But the message she delivered spok


Detectives Announce Arrest Of Suspect In Murder Of Beloved Skating Rink Owner

GRAND TERRACE (CBSLA) — Homicide detectives in Grand Terrace on Friday announced the arrest of a suspect wanted for the murder of a beloved skating rink owner last month. Detectives said they arrested Tre’elle Potts, 25, on Wednesday for the murder of 43-year-old Ryan Harsany.


Next Year’s 4/20 Celebrations In California Will Look A Lot More Legal

Next to the lemonade and gyros, California festival goers will soon be able to buy legal pot—a potential sales bonanza for local dispensaries and a boost to state tax revenues. But they’ll have to wait until next year’s 4/20, the informal holiday for cannabis enthusiasts, to buy weed outdoors.


Fire breaks out on Ridgecrest Boulevard

At around 2:05 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon the Kern County Fire Department was called out to 711 E. Ridgecrest Blvd. after a fire had broken out on the second story of an apartment.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Missing California teen believed to be with murder suspects

Investigators in California are searching for a missing teenage girl believed to be with her mother and a man, both of whom are murder suspects. Alora Benitez, 15, was last seen Wednesday morning in Torrance, California, getting into a white BMW with Roman Cerratos and Maricela Mercado, according to


Glendale triple shooting: Victims identified as shooter remains at large

GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Authorities on Friday released the names of the three men killed in a shooting at a home in Glendale. Gunfire was reported at 12:17 a.m. Thursday in the 1300 block of Columbia Drive in the Adams Hill neighborhood, where Glendale police officers made the gruesome discovery.


Court Rules Against Trump’s Attempt to Block California Law Limiting Law Enforcement’s Cooperation With Immigration Authorities

A federal appeals court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to block a California law that limits cooperation between law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.


Bobcat survives deadly wildfire, has 4 kittens in California

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Wildlife officials say a young bobcat captured, collared and released a day before a massive, deadly wildfire has given birth to four kittens. Officials with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said Friday that biologists recently found the bobcat's den in den


Southern California forecast: Light drizzle expected Saturday morning

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Easter weekend will start off cool on Saturday, with light drizzle in some parts of Southern California. Los Angeles and Orange counties should get light rain in the morning before conditions turn to partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 60s.


You’ll never guess the most expensive and affordable theme parks in California

A new survey by a vacation planning website has found that Universal Studios Hollywood is the most expensive theme park in California and Knott’s Berry Farm is the most affordable — but not for the reasons you might expect.


ABC7 has all the details on Professional Business Women of California Conference

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Professional Business Women of California is one of the largest women's organizations which is a community of businesswomen, mentors, and thought-leaders that all gather together next week to inspire, expand, and develop women's professional careers. Serenity Thompson, a P


Burbank students walk out, stage gun violence rally

BURBANK, Calif. (KABC) -- In Burbank on Friday, dozens of students walked out of class to protest the lack of gun control. It's been 20 years since America witnessed in real time one of its worst schools shootings. Twelve students and one teacher were gunned down at Columbine High School.


California employers added jobs in March, with construction in the lead

California added jobs at a modest rate in March, reflecting an economy that is close to full employment after 108 months of expansion, one of the longest runs since World War II.


'I still have nightmares': Children share powerful messages to Calif. parents convicted of torture

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Several children of a California couple convicted of torturing and abusing them inside their home gave emotional statements at a hearing Friday before their parents were handed a life sentence with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Kern County unemployment reached 10.1 percent in March

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- Kern County's unemployment rate remains high compared to the state and the rest of the country, according to the latest data. New numbers show the unemployment rate in Kern was 10.1 percent last month.