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Top Stories: -Former President Bill Clinton is hospitalized this morning and is said to be in good spirits and on the mend-A student at Fairfax Middle School was arrested yesterday, after allegedly pulling an air-soft gun on another student in an attempted robbery-The Dodgers are one step closer to the World Series this morning after knocking off the Giants in a historic showdown in San Francisco
Top Stories:-Several parents spoke in opposition to the governor's student vaccine mandate at last night's Norris School Board meeting-The man accused of kidnapping, raping, and murdering a local teen girl is set to be arraigned today-Several structures have been destroyed and a firefighter has been seriously hurt while battling the Alisal Fire
Top Stories:-Fierce winds whipped up trouble across Kern County yesterday-Developing news in Santa Barbara County where a brush fire is burning near El Capitan State Beach-A father-to-be who died in a motorcycle accident Sunday was remembered last night
Noon Top Stories:-A motorcyclist died following a collision Sunday evening in Southwest Bakersfield -Kern Public Health reports 10 new COVID-19 deaths, 747 cases over weekend-Independence High School was placed on lockdown and a student was arrested for having a gun on campus on Monday.
Top Stories:-One man is dead after a motorcycle crash in Southwest Bakersfield-Bakersfield Track Club has settled a lawsuit with the family of defense lawyer Benjamin Greene-Pacific Gas and Electric announced it will begin turning off power today in 20 different counties due to a dry, offshore wind event
Top Stories:-With just days to spare, the senate last night voted to increase the nation's debt limit-For the second time this week another student has been arrested in connection to a social media threat at a local school-A local family is asking for your help rebuilding after a fire ripped their duplex in Arvin
Noon Top Stories:-BPD makes second arrest in connection with school social media threats-Kern Public Health reports 7 new COVID-19 deaths, 361 cases-Senate leaders announced an agreement Thursday to extend the government's borrowing authority into December, temporarily averting an unprecedented federal default that experts say would have devastated the economy.
Top Stories: -Detectives believe yesterday's officer-involved shooting stemmed from a domestic violence incident-A woman was shot last night during a robbery at an Oildale marijuana shop.-The Bakersfield City Council last night approved the expansion of the Kaiser Permanente Sports Village
Noon Top Stories:-Multiple people were injured in a shooting at a Texas high school Wednesday morning and the suspect was arrested after a brief manhunt.-The fairgrounds are set to resume as a vaccination clinic next week, according to the Kern County Public Health Department.-Bakersfield City Council to take up $30,000 mural proposal Wednesday
Noon Top Stories:-Genealogy database led investigators to a suspect in the 1997 rape and attempted murder of Cari Anderson, according to reports.-United Way of Kern County is partnering with Lyft to offer free rides for COVID-19 vaccines.-Single winning $699.8 million Powerball ticket sold in Morro Bay
Top Stories: -Two men have been arrested for the shooting death of another man in North Bakersfield last week-California Governor Gavin Newsom is declaring a state of emergency in Orange County to support the emergency response to the oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach-The Bakersfield Police Department is inviting the community to national night out
Noon Top Stories:-A Bakersfield family is mourning the loss of their 22-year-old daughter who died in a house fire early Saturday morning.-Several schools in Kern County are ramping up security due to threats made on social media over the weekend. Sheriff Donny Youngblood said deputies have investigated the school threats and found no credible information.-Kern Public Health reports 6 new COVID-19 deaths, 819 cases for the weekend
Top Stories: -A house fire claims a life over the weekend-A number of local schools are ramping up security today following an apparent threat made on social media-Oil is beginning to show up off the coast of Southern California, following a spill
Noon Top Stories:-An incident involving a person standing on an overpass at Belle Terrace has caused a major traffic delay on northbound Highway 99 since it began Thursday evening.-California pushes 1st US vaccine mandate for schoolchildren-Final weekend of the Kern County Fair
Top Stories: -Today, California's renter eviction moratorium will be lifted- A government shutdown was averted last night but President Biden is still trying to bring Democrats together to resolve a crisis of their own making- Mark Root, a prominent Bakersfield physician, and former Chief Medical Officer for Dignity Health, has been identified as the man who was killed in a motorcycle crash on the Westside Parkway earlier this week
Noon Top Stories:-A man has died following a shooting Wednesday night at the Mesa Marin Sports Complex in East Bakersfield, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.-Bakersfield doctor identified as man killed in Westside Parkway crash-KGET says goodbye to 17 News at Noon anchor Nicole Gitzke
Top Stories:-A man was shot and killed last night at the Mesa Marin Sports Complex in East Bakersfield-That killing, coming just hours after another deadly shooting, this time in Southwest Bakersfield-Firefighters continue to make gains on the Windy Fire
Top Stories: -Arvin Police Chief Eddie Brock went before the city council last night to push for body cams for his 15 patrol officers and supervisors-Bakersfield appears set to get two popular national chain restaurants-You'll soon be able to catch a flight from Bakersfield to Reno, Nevada
Noon Top Stories:-A man was fatally shot Monday evening in north Bakersfield, police said.-Kern Public Health reports 349 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths-A new report shows Bakersfield broke the top 100 for most expensive rental markets in the nation last month.
Top Stories:-The FDA is now authorizing some to receive the booster shot-Matthew Vandecasteele, the man whose garage is believed to have been used in the alleged torture slaying of Micah Holsonbake, pleaded no contest yesterday to three felony charges-The Tulare County Sheriff's office says evacuation warnings are in place for the communities of Eshom and Heartland Camp
Top Stories: -The Kern County Fair opens its gates today for the first time in two years-Kern County hit its 100th homicide of the year Sunday afternoon-The community came out and helped us Clear the Shelters last weekend but there are still dogs in need of forever homes
Noon Top Stories:-Local ICUs reach highest level in eight months as COVID-19 continues to grip Kern County for a third time-It's been exactly nine months since Orson and Orrin West from California City were reported missing. The search for them continues.-Two convicted on all counts in Lamont double murder trial
Top Stories:-The State Department of Justice is investigating the Kern County government over alleged discrimination and civil rights violations in contracts and employment-Today marks nine months since two young boys were reported missing from their home in California City-The Kern County Fair is back tomorrow, but there will be some changes due to covid-19
Top Stories:-Pfizer says it's two-dose Covid-19 vaccine was safe and showed a "robust" antibody response in children ages 5 to 11-In California new Covid laws have been set in place in order to attend large indoor events-Public Health Friday released the updated information on the people who have died from COVID-19 here at home
Noon Top Stories:-The Kern County Sheriff's Office issued a statement on Deputy Gabriel Gonzales' death-Kern Public Health provides updated data on local COVID-19 deaths, those 65 and older continue to be most affected age group-Kern unemployment rate dropped in August
Top Stories:-A large structure fire broke out inside a trailer home early this morning-A memorial service will be held today for California Highway Patrol Officer Scott Merritt, who died last week from COVID-19 complications at the age of 42-Nearly 100 veterans aboard the latest Honor Flight returned home last night
Top Stories:-The city council last night approved the use of millions of dollars in rental assistance from the federal government-Greenville residents are suing PG&E alleging the utility is responsible for the destruction of homes and businesses from the Dixie Fire-Veterans aboard the first Honor Flight since the pandemic began and will return home to Bakersfield
-NBC News and the Associated Press both projecting this morning that California Governor Gavin Newsom has defeated an attempt to remove him from office-Local health officials are calling in back-up as hospitals are near a breaking point-Homicide victim killed on Larson lane identified
Noon Top Stories:-Kern Public Health reports 5 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,750 cases-Pedestrian killed after being struck by semi on Hwy. 178 at Union Avenue-An exclusive Inside California Politics / Emerson College poll released Monday found the majority of California likely voters are voting against the recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom.
-Recall candidate Larry Elder was in Los Angeles yesterday where he was joined by former actress Rose McGowan-Hundreds gathered on Saturday to honor the fallen heroes of September 11th, on the 20th anniversary of the attacks on our country-A multi-acre brush fire is still affecting drivers on the I-5 this morning
-Today President Biden will lay out a six-point plan to combat emerging covid variants and increase vaccinations-A local group is demanding county supervisors have term limits-A recall rally is being held today featuring candidate for governor Larry Elder