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- 12/01/14--10:15: _Police search for b...
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- 12/01/14--13:22: _Kevin Harvick surpr...
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- 12/01/14--17:50: _Woman making wreath...
- 12/01/14--20:05: _Double Suicide in W...
- 12/01/14--20:54: _Burn scars near Lak...
- 12/02/14--10:59: _A bicyclist is dead...
- 12/02/14--11:03: _Jury convicts man f...
- 12/02/14--12:07: _Murder charges dism...
- 12/02/14--13:56: _Rain cancels Holida...
- 12/03/14--09:18: _Local toy drive loo...
- 12/03/14--09:32: _Haggard receives li...
- 12/03/14--10:42: _Family of man kille...
- 12/03/14--10:57: _Local bike group lo...
- 12/03/14--11:09: _Community gathers t...
- 12/03/14--11:30: _KCSO seizes drugs w...
- 12/03/14--11:44: _Downtown lights ret...
- 12/03/14--11:56: _Help local youth by...
- 12/03/14--12:39: _Man rescued from bl...
- 12/01/14--10:15: Police search for burglary suspects puts school on lockdown
- 12/01/14--11:31: Firefighters investigating mobile home fire in Rosamond
- 12/01/14--13:22: Kevin Harvick surprises students at North High School
- 12/01/14--13:37: Police looking for man suspected of stealing necklace
- 12/01/14--17:50: Woman making wreaths for cancer research
- 12/01/14--20:05: Double Suicide in West Bakersfield
- 12/01/14--20:54: Burn scars near Lake Isabella introduce flooding threat
- 12/02/14--10:59: A bicyclist is dead after being hit in southwest Bakersfield
- 12/02/14--11:03: Jury convicts man for double homicide in Oildale
- 12/02/14--12:07: Murder charges dismissed against alleged drunk driver in fatal crash
- 12/02/14--13:56: Rain cancels Holiday Lights at CALM for Tuesday night
- 12/03/14--09:18: Local toy drive looks to benefit foster youth
- 12/03/14--09:32: Haggard receives lifetime honor at CMT awards show
- 12/03/14--10:42: Family of man killed in hit and run speaks out
- 12/03/14--10:57: Local bike group looks to make cycling safer
- 12/03/14--11:09: Community gathers to remember loved ones lost
- 12/03/14--11:30: KCSO seizes drugs worth $275,000 in east Bakersfield
- 12/03/14--11:44: Downtown lights return to Chester Avenue
- 12/03/14--11:56: Help local youth by donating to the KGET toy drive
- 12/03/14--12:39: Man rescued from bluffs after spending the night in cave
When police arrived two men described as African American were seen running through a neighborhood and police had set up a perimeter. Police say Stine School had been placed on lockdown as a precaution. Police had cleared the scene around 10:30 a.m. and the lockdown was lifted a short time later. There have been no arrests.
Fire officials say smoke and flames were visible from several miles away, and an additional fire engine and water tender were added to the response. First arriving crews were faced with a large amount of fire coming from a single wide mobile home.
The fire was spreading to several sheds and outbuildings on the property. Quick action by the fire crews limited the fire to the mobile home and one outbuilding. The fire was brought under control within 20 minutes.
The mobile home was uninhabited at the time and no persons were displaced by the fire. The fire appears to be suspicious and is under investigation.
On Monday, Kevin Harvick lived the dream.
Kevin Harvick returned home to his alma mater Monday morning with a shiny new piece of hardware, after winning NASCAR's Sprint Cup two weeks ago. "They asked me what I wanted to do and I said we're gonna take the trophy back to the high school. They all kinda looked at me funny and I said 'yeah, we're gonna take it back to the high school and show it to the kids,'" says Harvick.
Harvick was received with a hero's welcome at the school he graduated from in 1994. He offered up words of encouragement at a surprise pep rally Monday morning. "To live out your childhood dream just goes to show you that if you work hard, and you do the things that you're supposed to do and you want to do, no matter your upbringing, if you're rich, poor, everything in between, you can achieve anything you want."
It's a message that resonated with the faculty of north high. "I really appreciate the message that Kevin had for our students, talking about determination and hard work, and that you can accomplish your dreams, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. That's a real positive message for our students," says Principal Alan Paradise.
Harvick grew up in Bakersfield and still supports North High Athletics, where he once wrestled, through his foundation.
It's his way of staying connected to home. "I think as you come back, it's important to remember where you came from, and it's fun all in the same sense, to be able to come back and do things that are kind of out of the box."
Monday's visit was the first stop in a whirlwind media week for Harvick, who will officially be crowned the 2014 Sprint Cup series champion at NASCAR's awards banquet in Las Vegas Friday night.
Police say on the afternoon of November 10, the suspect approached the victim at the Market Express on Wible Road from behind and pulled a gold necklace from the victim’s neck. He fled on foot with the necklace. Police describe the suspect as a white male, 20’s, 5’4”, 120 lbs., slim build, wearing a black and gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.
If you have information regarding this case, call Detective Chris Feola at (661) 326-3871 or Bakersfield police at (661) 327-7111.
Using ruffles and ribbons, Beth Cheatwood's hands can't stop making wreaths.
"I don't know where this came from. I Just know it's a wonderful thing," said Cheatwood. "We were very excited. We thought we might be able to sell two wreaths a week."
That was just over a year ago. Today, her house is a full-on factory.
It began as a way to raise money for Relay for Life because Cheatwood's life took an unwanted twist of it's own. She lost her daughter to brain tumors in 2007.
"Losing a child is the hardest thing in the world. So, if we can honor her and keep that memory strong, and alive through making wreaths, how wonderful, but more important, to raise money so other parents will never go through that experience," said Cheatwood.
Her passion for the project is paying off. At fifty-dollars each, last year, she raised $7,000 for cancer research. This year, she's already at the $13,000 mark, spreading the word on Facebook and attracting customers, like Barbara Acedo, who drove from Shafter to buy two.
"People see ours and then I have friends that see them and want them so then I call her back and say oh well I need this or I need that," said Acedo.
"I go to bed at night thinking about wreaths I wake up in the morning thinking about wreaths," said Cheatwood.
From her mind she molds each one, from Santas and snowmen, crosses and custom orders she ships all across the country.
So, with some glitter and glue, these creations are a bright spot where ever they go, like Cheatwood's daughter was to her.
"I don't think I consciously pray over every wreath but but the thought is there. Let this wreath go to a house and let it some how to protect that house from the cancer monster. This is helping us to feel like we are doing something," said Cheatwood.
If you are interested in ordering a wreath or requesting a custom design, visit: https://www.facebook.com/raceagainstcancer2
The Glum's were renting the home on Central Coast Street. The home owner Bruce Nickerson had no idea there was any trouble. "He had chatted with me a month or so ago that really he could no longer stay in the house and that he was going to look elsewhere and I wished him the best" said Nickerson.
Sgt. Joe Grubbs of Bakersfield Police Department said, "Officers were dispatched to the 14700 block of Central Coast Street regarding a check the welfare. Once officers arrived on scene they found two deceased adult males. Inside of the residence, there was evidence at the scene that clearly indicated this was a suicide." Detectives said a gun was found at the scene.
Neighbors said they had not seen the two men living inside the home for over five weeks. Sheila Powelson lives directly behind the Glum's home. "It's just sad that it's gone for a month and nobody has noticed that the family has been in there" said Powelson.
Family members of these two men said the double suicide is no surprise. They told us Monday morning that Gary Glum refused to allow his children to be around family members, he never put his children in school, and when his wife died of cancer in 2009, they say he refused to give her proper medical treatment.
The coroner's office said they will not have the final report until the end of this week. Anyone with additional information contact Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.
Cody Norris, a spokesman with Sequoia National Forest said, "the soil can become hydrophobic after an intense burn has gone through the area. That's indicative of what can happen in a flooding event, so if we do get a lot of rainfall the watershed that was affected by the burn can cause a lot of runoff to occur and gather debris. And with the velocity and the mass of debris coming down it can cause damage to the structures or other infrastructures in the way."
In order to hinder major fires in the future that leave behind burn scars, that can in-turn lead to mud slides, the United States Forest Service conducts prescribed burns.
Bart Kicklighter, a Sequoia National Forest division chief said, "prescribed burning producing less intensive heat on the ground so the soils aren't as disturbed. So, you're not going to get that total cooking of the soil which tends to make it what we call hydrophobic, and leads to mud slides and water runoff. You won't see that with a mosaic type burn. Here the water would tend to soak into the ground and return the nutrients from this prescribed burn back to the ground."
Although the rain is welcome near Lake Isabella to help bring the lake to the level it should be, a lot of rain in a short amount of time can introduce the danger of flooding.
Currently the lake holds just under 4,000 acre feet of water, which is only about 12% of its restricted capacity.
This storm isn't going to be a drought buster, but it is a step in the right direction.
Officials are asking people to sign up for ReadyKern, so you can be prepared for changing weather conditions.
For more information you can go the website www.kerncountyfire.org
Police were called out to the 6600 block of White Ln. near Ashe Rd. at 6:00 a.m. this morning to reports of a man lying in the gutter next to the bike. Police say it appears the 29-year-old man was riding in the bike line when he was hit from behind by an unknown vehicle, which then took off.
The man died at the scene. Police are looking for witnesses or anyone who may have information on the crash. You can call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.
Fuller was charged in the killings of his estranged wife, Annette Sowders, 45 and her mother, Sharon Cannon, 69. Their bodies were found in the living room of their home in the 200 block of South Plymouth Avenue in Oildale in August 2009. They had both been shot to death, according to prosecutors. Fuller could receive the death penalty when he is scheduled to be sentenced December 9.
All six counts, including two first degree murder charges and driving under the influence, were dismissed against Joseph Maine Monday.
According to the public defenders office Tuesday, an expert witness states that Maine had a green light when he entered the intersection in the crash that killed Vanessa Carillo and her unborn child.
The prosecutor would only confirm they are re-examining the case. Deputies said Maine was drunk when he ran a red light at Monitor Street and Fairview Road and struck Carillo back in January.
Maine still faces charges of spousal abuse and assault in a separate case.
The popular holiday event will continue Wednesday night and every night from 5:30 until 9:00 through January 3, 2015. It will be closed on Christmas Day.