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KCSO investigate stabbing in Taft that leaves man seriously wounded

TAFT, Calif. (KGET) – A man was left with serious wounds in Taft Wednesday morning. The Kern County Sherriff’s Office said they were called to Naylor Avenue at around 3:40 a.m. Deputies found a man who suffered major wounds. He was rushed to Kern Medical. KCSO said the victim appeared to have been stabbed and […] → Read More

Two women killed after car crashes into canal in South Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – A car crash has taken two lives in South Bakersfield Monday morning. CHP said it happened just after midnight. The car was traveling on Belle Terrace just east of Union Avenue. CHP said the driver lost control on a curve and drove into the canal nearby. Two women died in the […] → Read More

CASA of Kern County honors local foster children with pinwheels

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – National Children’s Day is in two weeks and CASA of Kern County wants to make it a time to honor local foster kids. These kids can feel invisible and lost in the system, so CASA is using a very colorful symbol to make sure they feel seen. You can sponsor a child […] → Read More

BPD to hold DUI checkpoint Saturday evening

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Bakersfield Police Department will set up a DUI checkpoint Saturday evening. The checkpoint will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. at an undisclosed location within city limits. During the past three years, DUI-related collisions have killed 26 Bakersfield residents and injured another 682, police said. A DUI conviction […] → Read More

KHSD Transportation celebrate high school graduates with buses shaped ‘2020’

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – The Kern High School District Transportation is going to recognize their graduating seniors Wednesday. According to the school district, on Wednesday, May 27, at 8:15 a.m. bus drivers will park their buses in the shape of 2020, for the Class of 2020. → Read More

Amigo’s Pizza offering $10 large one-topping pizza in honor of 10-year anniversary

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Amigo’s Pizza have announced it offers $10 large one-topping pizza on behalf of its 10-year anniversary today. The pizza restaurant, located at 601 Panama Ln, said all orders will receive a ten percent discount. All orders will be for curbside pick up only, said Amigo’s Pizza. To place an order, you can call (661) 837-9900. → Read More

Congressman Kevin McCarthy: ‘God Bless our Fallen Heroes’ on Memorial Day

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Congressman Kevin McCarthy is honoring the fallen heroes today, on Memorial Day. “Memorial Day is a day of reflection and appreciation,” said Rep. McCarthy. “It is an opportunity for us to take a pause to praise the incredible sacrifices made by our service members who have helped ensure the United States remains the land […] → Read More

Warm weather attracts crowds to Lake Ming

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Many spent their Sunday at Lake Ming as warmer weather brought them out for Memorial Day weekend. Lake Ming, along with other beaches across the country, looked like any summer weekend. The weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer but it’s also a test of how reopening across the country could impact the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Local Air Force recruit gets sendoff, escort to his home

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – It was a hero’s sendoff this evening for a young man from Bakersfield. The Bakersfield Freedom Riders and Patriot Guard Riders gathered outside the home of 21-year-old Caesar Holguin. Holguin is an air force recruit, and this group escorted him from his home to the grapevine, as a show of support […] → Read More

Local woman turns 102 years old

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – It was an extra special day for Bakersfield resident Dorthy Peterson as she turned 102 years old. Caregivers and loved ones organized a big celebration for the birthday girl a car parade for her to enjoy, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. “I loved it, I never expected something like that.” The Chicago native […] → Read More

The Great 2020 Census Caravan encourages local participation in census

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Despite this COVID-19 pandemic, the Census 2020 is happening now. So, Kern County wants you to be counted. That’s why local volunteers and leaders organized a Census 2020 car parade to reach communities that have yet to respond to the census. Organizer Reyna Olaguez says every resident’s count matters. “In Kern […] → Read More

UPDATE: Two missing teens found, police say

UPDATE (2:44 p.m.): Bakersfield police said the two teens have been found and were unharmed. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the community’s help finding two missing teenagers. BPD said Shane Bumacod and Cecilia Colin were last seen at approximately 9:30 p.m. on May 15, in the area of Riverlakes […] → Read More

Person injured in Southeast Bakersfield stabbing

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – A person was stabbed at a Southeast Bakersfield motel Monday morning. The Bakersfield Police Department responded just after 5:00 a.m at the Villa Inn motel located at 80 Union Avenue. Police said they were looking for the suspect in the 100 block of Union Avenue. At this time, there is no specific […] → Read More

Kern River Transitional Care hosts Mother’s Day parade for residents

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Many in Kern County are celebrating Mother’s day, but in a socially distant way. The Kern River Transitional Care set up a Mother’s Day parade for its residents. They will line up along the sidewalk as you can see and their families drove by to say hello and celebrate. We want […] → Read More

Chalk murals used for Mental Health Awareness in Oleander neighborhood

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – You can drive through Oleander on a socially distant scavenger hunt. Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services asked people to create murals for mental health awareness. Now kids can use them as part of a scavenger hunt. Families can drive around the city to see how many pieces of art they […] → Read More

Kern County Liberty Coalition holds stay-at-home protest

BAKERSFIELD, Calif (KGET) – The Kern County Liberty Coalition held a rally Tuesday to, in their words, to fight for their rights. The group wants people to return to work and worship amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Many of the people taking part in the rally feel it’s hypocritical for some businesses to remain open, […] → Read More

Lake Isabella sees second wave of weekend visitors escaping the warm weather

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (KGET) — Last weekend, hundreds of visitors packed the lake at Lake Isabella, seeking relief from hot weather and this weekend was no different. Many business owners in the area say the additional business from visitors hasn’t been much of an issue despite continued stay-at-home orders. Pamela Emerson, a manager at a […] → Read More

Bakersfield man runs marathon around Downtown block

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – A Downtown Bakersfield resident ran a marathon around his block. Due to COVID-19, Spencer Lawrence’s, a dedicated runner, plans were put on hold to run several marathons including the Bakersfield Marathon. “I was going to run a marathon in Oregon but due to coronavirus, it’s inevitably going to be canceled,” said […] → Read More

Drive-by parades celebrate local birthdays, including Honor Flight veteran Tuesday

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Bakersfield residents celebrated two special birthdays Tuesday. Mark Reese turns 52. His original birthday plan was to go to the beach, but because of COVID-19, he can’t. So at Hart Park, ‘Bakersfield Ride By’ birthday parades gave him a special surprise Tuesday. Meanwhile, in Southwest Bakersfield, Dale Cheeseman turns 98 years […] → Read More

Ex-NASA administrator James Beggs dead at 94

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Former NASA administrator James M. Beggs, who led the agency during the early years of the space shuttle program and resigned after the Challenger disaster killed seven astrona… → Read More