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Past articles by Daniel:

ICE detentions hit Kern

Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Thursday 232 arrests of undocumented immigrants during a four-day ICE operation across California. Many of those arrested are convicted criminals, or felons, but many are not, according to ICE. Organizations and lawyers say many were detained from Kern's Latino communities. → Read More

Shafter principal shuffle for Richland School District

For anxious Shafter parents, the day finally came. Anticipated administrative changes, first reported by 17 News, were announced Thursday morning. → Read More

Will Kern have to redraw county political maps before 2018 elections?

Passionate members of the public arrived at the Kern County Board of Supervisors meeting urging the county to redraw the supervisor district map ahead of the June 2018 elections. → Read More

Judge rules against Kern County in redistricting lawsuit; plaintiffs hope for new map before June

A federal court ruling against the County of Kern says Latino voters in our county have not had an equal opportunity to elect representatives of their choice. → Read More

Judge pleads with both Limon families to unite to care for Limon children

Perhaps one of the most heart wrenching moments of the courtroom drama came from the mouth of judge John Brownlee. A plea for the families to not forget this sentencing decision goes beyond Sabrina Limon, Jonathan Hearn, and Robert Limon. → Read More

New details in murder of 3-year-old Major Sutton

Shocking new details in the murder of three-year-old Major Sutton, the little Bakersfield boy gunned down in his family's apartment. Court documents obtained by 17 News reveal police detained at least one of two suspected shooters the day after the shooting, but it wasn't until shoe prints, cell phone records, and anonymous tips flowed in that murder arrests were made Friday. → Read More

Bullets found at Foothill High after school receives non-credible threat

Students and parents at Foothill High School feared the worst Friday after receiving word Thursday night of a threat made against the school.  And while thankfully no one carried out any attack, bullets were discovered on campus Friday morning. → Read More

After Florida school shooting, is Kern prepared for the worst?

In the wake of another tragic school shooting in our country, is Kern County prepared for the worst? → Read More

Weed Wars: County counsel strikes back

The weed wars raged on Tuesday morning with more mysterious accusations of wrongdoing and the county counsel delivering a full throated defense of supervisors. This, all after allegations of bribery dominated last week's board of supervisors meeting. → Read More

Accusations of bribery, personal threats, and dispensaries at heart of weed wars

The weed wars are flaring up again in Kern County. Accusations of bribery, personal attacks, and marijuana dispensaries all at the heart of this week's county supervisor battle. And it's likely going to heat up. → Read More

No gunman found after hours-long internet cafe standoff

Schools were locked down, the SWAT team was called, and deputies had shotguns drawn for hours in Southeast Bakersfield all after a report of a man with a gun at an internet caf and casino. → Read More

High school students battle Hepatitis A in Public Health drill

What would you do if a deadly outbreak came to Kern? Or better yet, what would our Public Health officials do? → Read More

Battle over Charles Manson's body continues in Kern County court

Notorious murderer and cult leader Charles Manson died in Kern County last fall, but the story is not yet over. → Read More

Remembering Mark Abernathy, local Republican political titan

This weekend Kern lost a titan of local Republican politics. → Read More

Cal City Police raids over a dozen illegal marijuana grows, arrests 9

A high-desert community could become a medical marijuana Mecca....the city welcoming regulated marijuana growth last year. But first, Cal City's law enforcement must bring its illegal marijuana activities under control. → Read More

Settlement reached two years after infant dies in Oildale fire

Speaking to 17 News from the site of the fire two years ago, the attorney of the family who lost an infant daughter said he hopes this large settlement will help prevent tragedies like this in the future. → Read More

Family remembers 15-year-old girl killed by a truck in Oildale

Once again we begin with the tragic hit and run accident that left a young girl dead on the streets of Oildale. → Read More

Fastrip apologizes for employee's 'choice of words' in viral video about homeless people

A viral video inside a Bakersfield Fastrip has touched a nerve with many in our community. → Read More

Supervisor Spar: Maggard stands by Perez accusations

It's hard to believe Kern County third district voters still have over five months before they will cast ballots for their supervisor of choice.  Mainly because the race has already seen verbal jabs and accusations of fraud. → Read More

Bakersfield honors MLK Jr. Day

Community members marched, sang, and prayed Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. → Read More