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Third night of protests over death of George Floyd set to begin in Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Protesters are gathering in Downtown Bakersfield to begin a third night of demonstrations over the death of George Floyd. Protesters have gathered outside the Mechanics Bank Arena to begin Sunday’s protests. On Saturday, protesters gathered briefly outside the arena and police said one of the protesters vandalized the donor plaque at […] → Read More

McFarland Unified School District staff member tests positive for coronavirus

MCFARLAND, Calif. (KGET) — McFarland Unified School District on Monday said a staff member has tested positive for the coronavirus. Staff members who have been in direct contact with that person have been directed to stay home until they have been tested and cleared by medical professionals, according to a message posted on the district’s […] → Read More

Video demonstrates potential dangers of not wearing a mask

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG/CNN) — Many still have questions on whether to wear a mask and when, and this video from the New England Journal of Medicine may help with that decision. COVID-19 is highly contagious and doctors say it can travel through droplets when you cough, sneeze or just talk to someone who’s next to […] → Read More

Deja Vu strip club burglarized

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man was caught on surveillance video burglarizing a strip club, according to police. The burglary occurred at about 6:05 a.m. on Dec. 3 at Deja Vu in the 1500 block of Golden State Avenue, police said. The burglar is described as black, 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, slim build, late […] → Read More

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: dresser falls on three-year-old

A shocking nanny cam video shows a dresser falling on top of a three-year-old girl, the daughter of our chief meteorologist, Alissa Carlson. “The nanny had just put Aris down for a nap, and then after about 10 minutes, there was a large crash,” Carlson said of the eye-opening experience. “What Aris actually did was […] → Read More

Rep. TJ Cox intends to vote in favor of impeaching President Trump

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Congressman TJ Cox (D Fresno) said he intends to vote in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump. Cox released a statement Friday afternoon about articles of impeachment against President Trump approved by the House Judiciary Committee. “The Central Valley sent me to Washington to tackle our toughest issues, like skyrocketing drug […] → Read More

Bakersfield City Council to vote on proposed homeless shelter site on East Brundage Lane

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Bakersfield City Council is hearing from the public Wednesday night about buying property for a new low-barrier homeless shelter. While many applaud the plan, there has been pushback from a local pastor whose church is about a mile from a proposed site. The council chambers are to capacity as residents […] → Read More

Staff sergeant dies in parachute jump at Edwards Air Force Base

MOJAVE, Calif. (KGET) — A staff sergeant died during a parachute jump at Edwards Air Force Base, officials reported. Adam Erickson died Tuesday in a routine military proficiency jump, according to base officials. “We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss,” said Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, commander, 412th Test Wing. “Adam touched many lives […] → Read More

Local activist David Abbasi says he’s running for Bakersfield City Council

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Local activist and attorney David Abbasi says he is looking to run for a seat on the Bakersfield City Council. Abbasi announced his intentions to run for a city council seat next year during Wednesday’s city council meeting. He did not announce which council seat he would campaign for but he […] → Read More

125 years of service: Five citizen volunteers honored for their dedication to Kern County

TEHACHAPI, Calif. (KGET) — Five Kern County community members were honored Tuesday for their 125 years of service. The five volunteers were recognized for donating 86,359 hours of service to Kern County. The five Citizens Service Unit volunteers all started giving back in the Tehachapi area. The volunteers were celebrated with an informal lunch at […] → Read More

County supervisors review efforts to lower suicide rates in Kern

The Kern County Board of Supervisors recognized the month of September as both National Suicide Awareness Month and National Recovery Month as the county seeks ways reduce the suicide rate. Director of Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Bill Walker went over recent efforts to lower Kern County’s suicide rate. More than 6,000 people were […] → Read More

California Meat Company Recalls 24,000 Pounds of Raw Beef

(NBC Los Angeles) – A California meat company was recalling 24,428 pounds of raw meat after it was deemed unfit for consumption. The United States Department of Agriculture reported the recall from Chino, California, company American Beef Packers. The meat was distributed to California and Oregon. No illness had yet been reported. The USDA said […] → Read More

55-day closures in effect at Highway 99 ramps in Central Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Work continued Tuesday on a nearly two-month closure of ramps to and from Highway 99 in Central Bakersfield. The second part of a 55-day closure affecting traffic heading off the northbound Highway 99 began Tuesday, Sept. 3. The northbound offramp from Highway 99 to Rosedale Highway is now closed. The northbound […] → Read More

City of Taft approves addition of ‘In God We Trust’ decals to police vehicles

The City of Taft is the latest in Kern County to approve the addition of “In God We Trust” decals to police vehicles. On Tuesday, councilmembers unanimously approved adding the motto to police department patrol cars. In August, Pastor Angelo Frazier went before the Taft City Council requesting they move forward with adding the decals. […] → Read More

Sheriff’s office investigates 3 separate threats to Kern County schools

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said deputies investigated three separate threats to students at schools made by juvenile suspects who had no intent to carry them out. On Aug. 25, the sheriff’s office said three students from Desert High School at Edwards air Froce Base, received a threat on Instagram. The […] → Read More

Kern High School District investigating alleged harassment of LGBTQ student club

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Angry parents and students demanded action from Frontier High School after a club for LGBTQ students was allegedly harassed. According to multiple posts on social media, the Gay Straight Alliance at the school was bullied after its first meeting of the school year. The students allegedly interfered with the group by […] → Read More

Entries now being accepted for Bakersfield Christmas Parade

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — It’s not even Labor Day, but you can begin to prepare your entry for the Bakersfield Christmas Parade. Organizers said the parade is scheduled for Dec. 5 and this year’s parade theme is “Sounds of Christmas.” “The committee felt that sounds can be music, and there are many holiday songs that […] → Read More

KGET is back: Parent company Nexstar and AT&T agree to deal returning 17 News to subscribers

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — After nearly two months, KGET is returning to DirecTV and AT&T U-Verse customers’ TV lineup. KGET parent company Nexstar Media Group and AT&T agreed to a new multi-year re-transmission agreement the two companies said in a statement Thursday. The deal puts KGET TV 17 back on television for subscribers who have […] → Read More

Police arrest man in murder of 37-year-old woman in Southwest Bakersfield

Bakersfield police have made an arrest in connection to the shooting and killing of a 37-year-old woman at a Southwest Bakersfield home Monday morning. Police said they have arrested 65-year-old Jagjit Singh for murder, accused in the killing of Sumandeep Kaur Kooner. Kooner’s body was found in the 3200 block of Monache Meadows Drive at […] → Read More

UPDATE: 2 missing Ridgecrest children found, police say

UPDATE: Ridgecrest police said the Kaynoria and Keyrel Blasingame have been found. Ridgecrest police are asking for help to locate two missing children Thursday night. Police are looking for 9-year-old Kaynoria Blassingame and 5-year-old Keyrel Blassingame. They were last seen at around 7:30 p.m. in the 700 block of South Sunset Street. Kaynoria was wearing […] → Read More