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Bakersfield, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Jason:

Stabbing victim identified

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Coroner’s officials have identified a woman who was fatally stabbed early Thursday. Angelina Marie Carmen Betz, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene of a traffic collision that occurred as she was being driven to a hospital, according to reports. An autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death, but […] → Read More

Blue October concert rescheduled for December

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Fox Theater has announced the postponed Blue October concert has been rescheduled for Dec. 6. Tickets purchased for the originally scheduled May 31 rock concert are valid for the new date, the theater said in a news release. Those with questions should email info@thebakersfieldfox.com. → Read More

One stabbed in southwest Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A person suffered moderate injuries in a stabbing that happened Monday evening in southwest Bakersfield. Police said they received a call at about 9:42 p.m. reporting shots fired, but when officers arrived to the 4800 block of Buckley Way they found a person who had been stabbed. No suspect information was […] → Read More

Delano police release new badges and patches

DELANO, Calif. (KGET) — The Delano Police Department has debuted a slightly new look as it looks back on its 110-year history. The department over the weekend showed off a badge and patch its officers will wear during the year honoring former members of the force. The Delano Police Department currently has 80 members, including […] → Read More

Blood Drive scheduled for Friday

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — CityServe is teaming up with Houchin Blood Bank for a blood drive on Friday. The blood drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Center on the corner of F Street and Golden State Avenue. CityServe said fewer people have been donating due to the pandemic, and […] → Read More

Sixth suspect arrested in killing of Aaron Porter

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Police announced Thursday that the sixth suspect in the killing of Aaron Porter has been arrested. Anthony English was apprehended in Pennsylvania and will be extradited to Kern County on murder and gang charges, police said. → Read More

Man arrested on murder charge in deadly east Bakersfield stabbing

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Police have arrested a suspect in the stabbing death of a woman early Wednesday in east Bakersfield. Leonard Herring Jr., 46, was arrested on suspicion of murder in the stabbing that happened around 1 a.m. in the 1500 block of Pacific Street, according to the Bakersfield Police Department. He was arrested […] → Read More

Kern Valley State Prison inmate fatally stabbed Thursday, officials say

DELANO, Calif. (KGET) — An inmate was stabbed to death Thursday afternoon at Kern Valley State Prison, officials said. Robert Hargrave, 48, was attacked by two other inmates around 1:30 p.m. and suffered multiple stab wounds to his back, chest and stomach, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He was taken to […] → Read More

Man wanted in connection with three vehicle burglaries

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Police are asking for help identifying a man wanted in connection with three vehicle burglaries. The burglaries occurred March 22 in the 1000 block of Oak Street. Police described the man as Hispanic, in his 30s, 6-foot-1, 230 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. He wore a black T-shirt, jean shorts […] → Read More

Target employee at Mall View Road location tests positive for COVID-19

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — An employee at the Target on Mall View Road has tested positive for the coronavirus, a spokesman said. “We’ve communicated directly with this team member, who went into quarantine and is following all health department guidelines,” the spokesman said. “We’re paying this team member while they’re on leave and our thoughts are with them during this challenging time.”… → Read More

Three arrested in barbershop burglary

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Police arrested three people they say burglarized a barbershop and fled in a stolen vehicle. David Lopez, 32, Anthony Labendeira, 36, and Michael Kayson, 25, were arrested on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy and looting, and Lopez was also arrested on a charge of possession of a stolen vehicle, police said. On […] → Read More

Police: Woman used stolen credit card at convenience store

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A woman used a stolen credit card to make a purchase at a convenience store, police said. The woman, an image of whom was released but who has not yet been identified, used a credit card stolen April 13 from a northwest Bakersfield residence to purchase items at the Dulai Mini […] → Read More

BPD asks for help finding woman missing since October

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Police are asking for help finding a woman who has been missing since October. All leads have been exhausted in the search for 50-year-old Barbara Haynes, police said. She was last seen Oct. 26 in the 1400 block of Basque Street and is considered at-risk because of a medical condition. Haynes […] → Read More

Man arrested on firearm and gang charges in Wasco

WASCO, Calif. (KGET) — Deputies arrested a 31-year-old man and convicted felon on gun and gang charges earlier this week. Jose Garnica was contacted by deputies at about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Oak Avenue and 12th Street. Deputies found him in possession of a loaded gun, ammunition and an additional magazine for […] → Read More

Pelosi: No more virus bailouts without state and local aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted Friday that Congress’ next economic package provide billions for financially reeling state and local governments, foreshadowing a sharp partisa… → Read More

Police: Woman stole wallet at hair salon

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A woman stole a wallet that was left unattended by another patron at a hair salon, police said. The theft occurred Feb. 7 at the Great Clips store at 2200 Panama Lane, according to police. The thief is described as white, 25 to 35 years old, brown hair and medium build. […] → Read More

BPD warns residents of ‘Circle Game’ scam

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Police are warning residents about an old scam that has recently re-emerged. Known as “The Circle Game,” the “Mandala Game,” “Blessing Circle” and other names, it’s a scheme where each person pays an “entry fee” to join and, as more people join, the original members are told they will get payouts […] → Read More

Two employees at Little Caesars restaurants in Bakersfield test positive for coronavirus

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Two employees at Little Caesars restaurants have tested positive for COVID-19. An employee at the Niles Street location tested positive last week, and this week an employee at the South H Street location tested positive, said Chief Operating Officer Johnny Baklini. He said they got the virus from an outside source. […] → Read More

Two Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra musicians to play at 17th Place Townhomes

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A concert from the comfort of your own home? That’s what the management at 17th Place Townhomes had in mind in scheduling two musicians from the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra to perform in its courtyard Saturday evening. Residents will be able to watch and listen from their windows. “During these stressful times […] → Read More

Man caught burglarizing Bakersfield gym, police say

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man was arrested Friday morning after officers caught him burglarizing a gym, police said. Officers dispatched at about 7:42 a.m. to a report of a burglary in progress at the Fit For Life Gym on 19th Street found 30-year-old Mario Corona inside the business, according to Bakersfield Police Department. They […] → Read More