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Hundreds flock to Haggin Oaks for annual Holiday Light Ride – KERO 23ABC News

December 14, 2017 10:43:00 pm | 0 Comments

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Bike Bakersfield held their annual Holiday Lights Ride fon Thursday in southwest Bakersfield. The night attracts hundreds of locals to the Haggin Oaks neighborhood to check out decorated homes. Some decorated bikes nearly as elaborately as the homes in the area. Thursday night was the second Holiday Lights Ride for Jonathan and…

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Bakersfield Police investigating a vehicle versus pedestrian crash at Union Ave. & 18th Street – KERO 23ABC News

December 14, 2017 6:09:36 pm | 0 Comments

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Bakersfield Police are on scene of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash.  It happened around 6:45 p.m. at Union Avenue and 18th Street.  The pedestrian reportedly has moderate injuries.  Officers said the pedestrian was crossing the street, not in a crosswalk, when he was struck.  Officers temporarily blocked westbound lanes of Union Avenue at…

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New technology to respond faster to gunshots could come to Bakersfield – KERO 23ABC News

December 14, 2017 4:37:12 pm | 0 Comments

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Reacting to gunshots quicker. That’s what Bakersfield Police officers say the goal is for their new technology.  Thursday during a city safety meeting, BPD officials announced the technology called ShotSpotter. They hope the technology will improve safety and response time in the community.  Bakersfield Police Chief, Lyle Martin, said during the meeting, “This is again our surgical…

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Ten Bakersfield gang members and associates indicted, according to the Department of Justice – KERO 23ABC News

December 14, 2017 4:12:00 pm | 0 Comments

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – 23ABC received a press release from the Department of Justice with detailed information about 10 Bakersfield gang members and Associates indicated Thursday, December 14. Below you will find the details about the 10 Bakersfield gang members. Office of the United States Attorney Eastern District of California U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert “Ten defendants…

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KCSO gang unit searching for suspect in East Bakersfield – KERO 23ABC News

December 14, 2017 3:29:00 pm | 0 Comments

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Kern County Sheriff’s Office gang unit is near Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and E. 10th Street looking for a suspect in East Bakersfield.  They are searching for a man that ran after severing an arrest warrant. Officials say he’s a gang member and wanted for parole violation.

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Bakersfield police announce $10K reward in Hosking Avenue murder case – Bakersfield Now

December 14, 2017 3:23:04 pm | 0 Comments

FILE — An apartment complex on Hosking Avenue in Bakersfield, Calif., is seen Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, hours after a man was found with injuries and pronounced dead at the scene. (KBAK/KBFX photo) BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —  Police announced a $10,000 reward Thursday for help in solving the murder of 26-year-old Marcos Abraham Vargas, who was…

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Westside Parkway night closures for new pavement starting Sunday – KERO 23ABC News

December 14, 2017 1:43:07 pm | 0 Comments

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Starting Sunday, December 17 from 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. both directions of Westside Parkway between Mohawk Street and Truxtun Avenue will be closed. Base concrete will be placed for new pavement at the east end of Westside Parkway, according to the contractor for the Kern River Bridge improvements. One lane will remain…

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Kaiser Permanente becomes new Sports Village sponsor – Kern Golden Empire

December 14, 2017 12:48:42 pm | 0 Comments

Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – On Wednesday, Kaiser Permanente presented the City of Bakersfield with a $500,000 investment toward Sports Village as a part of a five-year agreement that includes rights to the facility’s name. The Sports Village, located…

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Bakersfield City Council OKs crosswalk as part of 24th Street widening project – Bakersfield Now

December 14, 2017 10:49:50 am | 0 Comments

A sign for the intersection of Pine and 24th streets is seen in Bakersfield, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Kristen Powers) BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —  The Bakersfield City Council on Wednesday night approved adding a crosswalk as part of the 24th Street widening project. The pedestrian crossing will go in at Pine Street. In…

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East Bakersfield shooting victim dies 9 months later – Kern Golden Empire

December 14, 2017 6:02:00 am | 0 Comments

Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The coroner says a man who was shot nearly nine months ago has died.  Forty-year-old Erskine Carr Jr. was shot March 17 in the 900 block of Baker Street.  The coroner reports he died Dec. 1 due…

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