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Final rounds of county high school mock trial competition wrap up

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – The final two rounds of the Kern County Mock Trial Competition took place Saturday at the Kern County Superior Court in downtown Bakersfield followed by an awards ceremony. A total of 16 schools competed in a series of mock trial rounds where students had the opportunity to participate as prosecution attorneys, […] → Read More

Caltrans and CHP’s ‘Operation Snowflake’ aims to protect drivers amid heavy snowfall

LOS ANGELES, Calif., (KGET) – Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol are working together to protect drivers when heavy snow blocks the I-5 on the Grapevine in “Operation Snowflake.” This winter season Caltrans added a new tool, a median gate on the I-5 at Castaic in Los Angeles County for drivers to turn around northbound […] → Read More

KCSO: Foothill High School threat deemed ‘not credible’

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – There will be an increased police presence at Foothill High School Thursday amid recent threats circling social media to the school. The Kern County Sheriff’s Department tells KGET they are aware of rumors circulating on social media about a potential threat to the high school and says the threat is not […] → Read More

Aircraft drops thousands of pounds of food for wildlife in Australia

(CNN) The Australian New South Wales government drops food from helicopter for animals to help them survive the bushfires. Australia’s prime minister is expression some regrets over the handling of his county’s wildlife crisis that has claimed more than two dozen lives. Scott Morrison now admitting that there were things he quote “could’ve handled much […] → Read More

10 years later, family seeks answers in the death of Matthew Romero

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — For most families, Dec. 20th is just another day of the holiday season, but for the Romero family, this date marks their tragedy. In 2009, just five days before Christmas, they found out their beloved son, and brother, Matthew Anthony Romero, 19, had been shot to death walking along a street […] → Read More

Woman hit by vehicle Saturday evening has died

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A woman hit by a vehicle Saturday night has died of her injuries, according to the Bakersfield Police Department. Bakersfield police responded to the crash in the 2800 block of Columbus Street on Saturday, just before midnight. Officers found an adult female pedestrian on the center median suffering from major injuries. […] → Read More

49ers suspend announcer Tim Ryan for comment about Jackson

The San Francisco 49ers have suspended radio analyst Tim Ryan for one game for remarks he made about Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson during a radio interview. Ryan apologized for the comments but the team says he won’t broadcast this week’s game. The 49ers also said they apologized to the Ravens. Ryan played four seasons in […] → Read More

Family of man found shot and killed on Breckenridge Road speaks out

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A son and father known for his upbeat personality leaves behind a son and many loved ones. On Sunday, KCSO got a call about a body that had been found on the side of the road on Breckenridge Road near Pepper Street. The victim was Angel Melendez, 27, suffering from multiple […] → Read More

BCHS coach get into twitter fued with NFL player

Bakersfield Christian High School may be on Thanksgiving break but the football team isn’t. Head football coach Darren Carr is spending the break preparing his team for the Division 3 Central Section Championship against Central Valley Christian on Friday. Carr, however, has come across a different opponent. On Sunday Carr took to Twitter after his […] → Read More

Stockdale Highway/Stine Road intersection lanes closed Monday

Maintenance on the southbound State Route 99 will require nighttime lane closures that will take place on Monday and Tuesday. Inside and outside lanes along the freeway will be closed between State Route 58 and Ming Avenue. Lane closures will take place between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. each night. Starting Dec. 2, the south […] → Read More

Hit and run leaves one dead early Sunday

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man is dead early Sunday morning following a hit and run crash. Around 2:46 a.m. Sunday, Bakersfield Police responded to a call about a man in the roadway at the 2500 block of Hosking Avenue. When officers arrived the man was pronounced dead at the scene. As officers investigated the […] → Read More

BPD asking public’s assistance locating shooting suspect

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Bakersfield Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating a shooting suspect. At around 7:47 p.m. Saturday, BPD responded to a shooting at the 500 block of South Tulare Street. According to BPD an adult man was standing outside his home when an unknown man approached him on foot. […] → Read More

KCSO needs public’s assistance locating shooting suspect

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to locate the suspect responsible for a shooting in Lamont Thursday night. KCSO responded to a victim of a shooting in the 1000 block of Kenmore Avenue. The victim was taken to a local hospital where they are expected to survive. The investigation is ongoing; we […] → Read More

More than 100 reportedly killed in Iran as millions are without access to internet

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani has claimed victory the recent clash between the government and its citizens over the spike in gas prices. On Friday the government announced the price of gas will go up 50% from 15,000 Iranian rials to 30,000 Iranian rials (the unofficial market exchange rate is $0.12) per liter. In a […] → Read More

Office1 returns to Bakersfield roots

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — One of the nation’s largest office technology providers is returning to Bakersfield. Office1 based out of Las Vegas announced its partnership with Turk’s Kern Copy. Office1 President Todd Rogers is a Central California native and is eager to contribute to the city that launched his career, according to a press release […] → Read More

Delano Joint Union High School District is ’embarrassed’ after brawl breaks out at football game

DELANO, Calif. (KGET) — A fight at a high school football game between Mission Oaks High School and Delano High School players last week has gone viral. Heading into Friday night’s game, the Delano Tigers had not won a game all season, as their visiting opponent in Mission Oaks were headed to the playoffs. In […] → Read More

Man sentenced to eight years in prison for raping drugged teen girl

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man who pleaded no contest to drugging and raping a teen girl was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison. Jeffery Firkins, 39, gave alcohol and marijuana to the girl in March then raped her, according to court documents. The girl told police she pretended to be asleep during the […] → Read More

McFarland PD confirms shooting victim has died

MCFARLAND, Calif. (KGET) — A man who was shot in McFarland on Monday afternoon has died. The man’s identity has not been released as McFarland PD continues to investigate. The shooting took place on 3rd Street and Lockwood Avenue at around 1:25 p.m. He sustained multiple gunshots and was immediately airlifted to Kern Medical. McFarland […] → Read More

Man stole child’s bike at RV park, police say

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man stole a child’s bicycle last month at an RV park, according to police. The theft occurred Sept. 22 at the River Run RV Park at 3715 Burr St., police said. The man is described as white, 40 to 50 years old, slim build and was wearing a green hooded […] → Read More

BPD looking for vehicle possibly linked to woman found dead behind Tommy’s Liquors

The death of the woman found behind Tommy’s Liquor’s on South Chester Avenue Saturday morning is being considered a homicide. The Bakersfield Police Department is asking help from the community in finding a vehicle linked to what they are investigating as a homicide of 38-year-old Sara Marie Bustamante. The vehicle is described as a 2011-2016 […] → Read More