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DA requests more investigation into Pearl Street homicide

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- No charges were filed Tuesday and more investigation has been requested into a shooting last week that killed a woman in East Bakersfield.

'I hold you responsible for his death:' Uber Eats driver sentenced in crash that killed pedestrian

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- An Uber Eats delivery driver who pleaded no contest to driving drunk when he hit and fatally injured a pedestrian was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison.

Kern Families Against Crime hold fundraiser at Handel's Ice Cream Tuesday

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- Kern Families Against Crime are set to hold a fundraising event at Handel's Ice Cream Tuesday evening.

Police seek help locating missing teen girl last seen in Central Bakersfield

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- Bakersfield police are seeking the community's help in locating a missing teen girl last seen April 18 in central Bakersfield.

Bakersfield Animal Care Center to host Low-cost spay and neuter event May 1

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- The Bakersfield Animal Care Center is teaming up with Kern SAFE for a low-cost spay and neuter event.

Trial date set for 1-armed driver charged with murder

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- A July trial date has been set for the one-armed motorist accused of driving more than 100 mph in a Dodge Challenger before colliding head-on with another vehicle, killing its driver.

Man gets jail for allegedly shooting at family member

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- A man was sentenced to a year in jail Tuesday after pleading no contest to a felony charge for allegedly firing a shot at a family member last year.

Future of NBC’s ‘Lopez vs Lopez’ still pending

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There has been no official word of whether there will be a third season of the NBC comedy “Lopez vs Lopez.” Because the final episodes of season two will not air until April 30, the announcement of the show’s future will most likely come in early May.

Kern Veterans visit the National Archives in Washington D.C.

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- Kern County Honor Flight 49 took off Monday morning to the Nation's capitol with 100 local veterans making the trip.

Woman dies after being struck by car on Niles Street

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- One woman died early Tuesday morning after being struck by a vehicle on Niles Street Monday night, according to California Highway Patrol.

Influencer documents the dangers of driving in Bakersfield

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- With 18 pedestrian deaths and countless car accidents this year street safety is more important now more than ever.

Fire destroys home in Rosamond

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- A Rosamond home is destroyed after a massive fire engulfed the structure Monday night.

You can earn $1,000 for watching 'Star Wars' movies, but you need to meet a specific requirement

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(NEXSTAR) – The operators of the personal-finance website FinanceBuzz are planning to pay someone $1,000 to watch the nine main films in the “Star Wars” franchise this May. There’s only one catch: You can’t give two bantha ticks about “Star Wars.”

Cooling trend to last throughout the weekend around Kern

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- As high pressure moves east, temperatures will drop significantly today. Yesterday's high of 91 degrees in Bakersfield, we're expecting a sunny and seasonal high of 79 today.

Multi-vehicle collision slows traffic at Old River Rd and White Lane

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- A multi-vehicle crash injured at least one person and slowed commuters Monday evening in southwest Bakersfield.

Haggard's 'Kern River Blues' gets new life, all in the name of his beloved river

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- In 1985, Merle Haggard wrote a love song to something very close to his heart: A place, not a person, that gave him peace, comfort and strength. The Kern River.

Surgeon fired after ogling sedated patients' 'genitals of the day,' taking money from medical company

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A Harbor-UCLA Medical Center surgeon who was accused of a variety of misbehavior, including some sexist and racist in nature, has been fired by the hospital, according to reports.

Nationwide health alert issued for ground beef over potential E. coli risk

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(WTAJ) – A nationwide health alert has been issued for Greater Omaha ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, a particular strain of Escherichia coli that is known to cause severe intestinal infection in humans.

'Enough is enough': Amid growing support for cracking down on crime, voters are likely to vote on Prop. 47 amendments in November

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- Changes may be incoming to California's hotly debated Proposition 47.

Fires at vacant Bakersfield buildings continue as cause of frustration

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Fire crews scrambled to contain a massive fire located off 18th Street in downtown Bakersfield April 20.

1 injured in fire that destroyed RV in Oildale

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- One person was injured after mechanical issues in an RV sparked a fire in the Oildale area Monday afternoon, fire officials said.

Abduction suspect's preliminary hearing set for June


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- The Colorado man accused of abducting an 11-year-old girl in Bakersfield won't have a preliminary hearing until mid-June at the earliest, according to court records.

Man pleads guilty to heroin possession, intent to distribute: US DOJ


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- A Mexican national living in Bakersfield pleaded guilty Monday to possession of heroin with intent to distribute it and faces at least 10 years in prison, according to federal prosecutors.

Hearing postponed for man charged in 2-year-old son's fentanyl death


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- A preliminary hearing for a man charged with murder in the fentanyl overdose of his 2-year-old son has been postponed to July.

Elaina's Experiments: Ocean acidification


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- On this segment of Elaina’s Experiments observe how water absorbs carbon dioxide causing it to change colors through acidification.

"Andino's 4" hold car wash and food fundraiser for mother killed in hit-and-run crash


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- Friends and family of a woman who was hit by a car and died last Saturday will be holding a car wash fundraiser for funeral expenses this weekend.

Donate blood for a good cause and meet puppies at Houchin's "Tail-waging event" Saturday


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- Blood donors will have the chance to meet adorable puppies while supporting their Kern's life-saving bloody supply at Houchin Community Blood Bank on April 27.

Developers have 'golden opportunity' to build housing against cities' wishes


A day long feared by local officials appears to be here: Courts are upholding a law that allows developers to build housing without city approval.

NCIS investigating after Marine doesn't report for duty, bank account emptied


SAN DIEGO (KSWB/KUSI) – A North Carolina family is trying to find Marine Corporal Charles Alex Benfield, who has reportedly disappeared from Southern California's Camp Pendleton.

2017 fatal shooting was gang-related: police


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- A shooting outside a Bakersfield convenience store in 2017 that killed a man and injured a woman was gang-related, police said in a court document filed this month.