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Recent articles by Jose:

Bakersfield 3 mothers post Facebook video thanking community for support following following murder charges in case

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The mothers of the Bakersfield 3 are thanking the community for its support, and they say their efforts toward finding answers in the three cases have not been affected by the district attorney’s office filing of murder charges against Baylee Despot and Matthew Queen. In a Facebook video Thursday, the three […] → Read More

Police search for two people suspected in theft from truck in Walmart parking lot

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield police are looking for two people suspected of stealing $2,500 worth of items from a truck parked in a Southwest Bakersfield Walmart parking lot in March. Police said the theft happened on March 15, in the Wamart parking lot at 5075 Gosford Road. According to police, a man took the […] → Read More

CHP investigating deadly head-on collision near Maricopa

UPDATE (4:40 p.m.): Caltrans says all lanes have reopened following the crash on SR-166. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A head-on collision involving a pickup truck and a semi truck has killed at least one person Thursday afternoon along State Route 166 just east of Maricopa. CHP’s Traffic Incident Information Page reports the crash happened just […] → Read More

Pedestrian injured in train collision in East Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A person was injured after being struck by a train Wednesday night in East Bakersfield. According to CHP’s Traffic Incident Information Page, the collision happened at around 9:22 p.m. at the tracks at Edison Highway and Mount Vernon Avenue. The pedestrian’s injuries are described as moderate. We will update this story as we learn more information. → Read More

Cooling centers staying closed for now to prevent possible COVID-19 spread

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The first hot weather days of the season have arrived but cooling centers in the county are not quite ready to open. The county said Wednesday cooling centers are being kept closed for now to minimize risk of exposing vulnerable populations to the new coronavirus. If you are concerned about a […] → Read More

College student organizes donation drive for Ronald McDonald House Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A college student teamed up with the Ronald McDonald House to give back to families who benefit from the non-profit. Tori Wiley is a Bakersfield native and Cal State San Bernardino senior who organized a drive-thru donation drive Sunday morning. The drive was done to support the Ronald McDonald House and […] → Read More

UPDATE: Missing San Luis Obispo County couple located ‘safe and sound’ Sunday evening

UPDATE (7:08 p.m.) — The Grover Beach Police Department said the missing couple was located “safe and sound” in San Luis Obispo County. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Authorities are asking for help to locate a Grover Beach couple who were last believed to be in the McFarland area Sunday morning. The Grover Beach Police Department […] → Read More

Police investigating deadly Central Bakersfield shooting

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Police are investigating a shooting that left a person dead Saturday afternoon in Central Bakersfield. Investigators are curently in a neighbood at 4th and V streets for the investigation. Officers were called to the 400 block of Union Avenue for a report of a shooting just after 3:30 p.m. It is […] → Read More

CHP investigating deadly crash along Highway 99 near 7th Standard

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A driver is dead following a rollover crash Saturday afternoon along Highway 99, according to CHP. The crash happened in the southbound lanes of Highway 99 north of the 7th Standard exit just after 1:30 p.m. CHP says witnesses described the vehicle as traveling at high speeds before the crash, ultimately […] → Read More

Honor Flight Kern County to hold parade for veterans at assisted living homes

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Honor Flight Kern County is set to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. On Monday, Honor Flight will hold a Memorial Day car and flag parade for all the of the heroes who have and continue to fight for America’s freedom. Honor Flight will start staging at […] → Read More

CityServe to receive first food deliveries from USDA Farmers to Families program

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — CityServe is helping local families get food that they need through the USDA Farmers to Families program. CityServe resourced churches will help with the distribution of thousands of food boxes in Kern County. The boxes of food contain fresh vegetables, meat and dairy products will go to families impacted by the […] → Read More

Woman and her dog escape flames coming from burning structure in Taft

TAFT, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Fire Department said a woman and her dog were able to escape from her home after it was ignited by a neighboring structure. Firefighters were called to the 500 block of North Street at around 2 p.m. for a two-alarm fire. No one was inside the burning structure […] → Read More

Prayer group United We Stand will hold parade for recovering COVID-19 patient

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The prayer group United We Stand Bakersfield will hold a special drive-by parade to celebrate Lisa Mundy, a local survivor of the new coronavirus. Mundy was treated for COVID-19 in late March and was hospitalized for nearly six weeks and will still need to recover for weeks. 17’s Amber Frias shared […] → Read More

UPDATE: KCSO identifies human remains found last year in Mojave

Kern County Sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of human remains in Mojave on Thursday. → Read More

CHP investigating two-vehicle collision south of Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — CHP says it is investigating a crash Sunday evening involving a sedan and a semi-truck south of Bakersfield. According to CHP’s Traffic Incident Information Page the collision happened at around 5:30 p.m. at Copus and Old River roads. It appears a sedan ran a stop sign and collided with the semi […] → Read More

Two Target employees at Ming Avenue location test positive for COVID-19

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Target has confirmed that two employees at its location on Ming Avenue have tested positive for the coronavirus. The company says the two employees went into quarantine and are following health department guidelines. The two employees were placed on leave, and the company said the store was deep cleaned and sanitized […] → Read More

Delano police arrest man on suspicion of rape

DELANO, Calif. (KGET) — Delano police say they have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of rape of a 14-year-old girl. Officials say the department began an investigation on May 12 to a reported rape of the 14-year-old girl and identified Jermaine Franklyn Porter, 33, as a suspect. On Friday, Delano police say they tracked […] → Read More

Police arrest felon on suspicion of possession of loaded gun, stolen truck

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield police say a search for a stolen truck in East Bakersfield led them to a convicted felon sitting in the driver’s seat who had a loaded gun. Officials say officers were called to the 200 block of Clifton Street at around 12:30 p.m. looking for a reported stolen 2021 Chevy […] → Read More

World War II veteran Jimmy Morris dies at age 90

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Local World War II veteran Jimmy Morris has died at the age of 90. Morris was born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma on Aug. 15, 1929 and came to Bakersfield in 1936 with all the other “Okies” as he used to say. He attended Standard Elementary and Bakersfield High School back when […] → Read More

Fire causes major damage to Oildale home

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Firefighters worked to contain a fire that caused major damage to a home Saturday afternoon in Oildale. Firefighters were called to a home in the 700 block of Sheldon Drive at around 1:30 p.m. It’s unclear where the fire started but the garage and roof appeared to be severely damaged. Fire […] → Read More