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Local radio host in hot water after racial slurs – KERO 23ABC News

January 19, 2018 4:42:17 pm | 0 Comments

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A racial tirade and foul language posted on Facebook has a local radio host in hot water Friday. Jaz McKay of KNZR posted a live Facebook video on his page Thursday night. And Friday afternoon the show had a fill-in. 23ABC News has reached out the KNZR’s management as well as Jaz McKay for comments.…

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Man wanted in connection with robbery, shooting at Bakersfield internet cafe – Bakersfield Now

January 19, 2018 3:56:15 pm | 0 Comments

Adolfo Rivera is seen in a photo provided by the Bakersfield Police Department on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. He’s wanted on suspicion of attempted murder, robbery and gang participation. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —  Police on Friday sought help locating a man wanted in connection with a robbery and shooting last weekend at an east Bakersfield internet cafe.…

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Bakersfield woman dies of the flu, marking first flu-related death in Kern County – KERO 23ABC News

January 19, 2018 12:01:34 pm | 0 Comments

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A Bakersfield woman died of the flu this week, according to Kern County Public Health.  Family members confirmed to 23ABC that Michelle Maroney-Placencia died from complications of the flu on Wednesday, January 17.  Public Health says her death marks this season’s first flu-related death for someone under 65-years-old in Kern County. RELATED: Flu season hitting Bakersfield…

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Women unite for inaugural Bakersfield 'Women's March' – Bakersfield Now

January 19, 2018 12:01:11 pm | 0 Comments

by Erin Briscoe, Eyewitness News Credit: Women’s March Kern County BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —  The public is invited to take part in the Women’s March Kern County this Saturday. The event is part of a coalition of other marches happening across the state and begins a yearlong campaign called “Hear Our Vote!,” according to the event’s…

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Bakersfield woman dies from flu, family says – Kern Golden Empire

January 19, 2018 10:36:00 am | 0 Comments

Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The deadly flu has taken the life of a Bakersfield woman. This is the first flu-related death in Kern County so far this season.  Family and friends confirmed 39-year-old Michelle Maroney-Placencia, a wife and mother…

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Bakersfield Police looking for man considered armed and dangerous – KERO 23ABC News

January 19, 2018 7:33:00 am | 0 Comments

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Bakersfield Police is asking for the public’s help in finding a man with a warrant out for his arrest. Adolfo Rivera is wanted by police for attempted murder, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy and gang participation. Rivera, 26, is considered armed and dangerous.  Rivera is described as a Hispanic male,…

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Free food in Downtown Bakersfield today – Kern Golden Empire

January 19, 2018 4:42:00 am | 0 Comments

Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – If you’re in need of some food, it’s being distributed today in Downtown Bakersfield. The folks at CAPK tell 17 News that Golden Empire Transit (GET) and several partners including Self Help Federal Credit…

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New 99 Cents Only store coming to Bakersfield – Kern Golden Empire

January 18, 2018 11:51:00 pm | 0 Comments

Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – You can get yourself a new TV for 99 cents, but there’s a catch. A new 99 Cents Only store is opening in Bakersfield on Jan. 31 and the company is selling a 32-inch…

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Amazon selects 20 cities as finalists for future headquarters – Kern Golden Empire

January 18, 2018 11:33:03 pm | 0 Comments

Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Amazon has narrowed its list of possible cities for its new headquarters down to 20, but Bakersfield did not make the cut. Amazon says the venture will bring an investment of over $5 billion…

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Mysterious booms rattle Bakersfield Thursday – Kern Golden Empire

January 18, 2018 10:48:12 pm | 0 Comments

Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Another month, another round of mysterious booms heard all around Bakersfield Thursday.  Viewers called our newsroom Thursday about very loud noises in the city and 17 News worked trying to get to the bottom…

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