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- 12/10/14--14:20: _Police looking for ...
- 12/10/14--15:15: _Three separate fata...
- 12/10/14--16:34: _Jury begins deliber...
- 12/10/14--16:38: _Caught on camera: A...
- 12/11/14--12:03: _Public forum to dis...
- 12/11/14--14:09: _Harley riders set o...
- 12/11/14--14:39: _Skateland set to op...
- 12/11/14--15:12: _More than 1,500 PG&...
- 12/11/14--16:22: _Oildale man may fac...
- 12/11/14--16:34: _BFD: sandbags not a...
- 12/11/14--16:43: _Strong winds and du...
- 12/11/14--16:58: _Woman struck by two...
- 12/12/14--08:40: _Storm blast wreaks ...
- 12/12/14--09:07: _Law enforcement joi...
- 12/12/14--09:35: _Law enforcement to ...
- 12/12/14--10:09: _Highway weather up...
- 12/12/14--10:54: _Glorious Christmas ...
- 12/12/14--11:17: _Update in TUHS shoo...
- 12/10/14--14:01: Tips for homeowners to prevent property damage before a storm
- 12/10/14--14:05: Woman helps family in need with new tree
- 12/10/14--14:20: Police looking for 2 men suspected of stealing shirts, cologne
- 12/10/14--16:34: Jury begins deliberations in Taft Union High School shooting case
- 12/10/14--16:38: Caught on camera: Anchor attacked outside KGET studios
- 12/11/14--12:03: Public forum to discuss meth in Kern scheduled for January
- 12/11/14--14:09: Harley riders set out to donate blankets to cancer patients
- 12/11/14--14:39: Skateland set to open under new management
- 12/11/14--15:12: More than 1,500 PG&E customers without power
- 12/11/14--16:22: Oildale man may face death penalty for double murder
- 12/11/14--16:34: BFD: sandbags not available at fire stations
- 12/11/14--16:43: Strong winds and dust causing low visibility in southwest
- 12/11/14--16:58: Woman struck by two different vehicles on Niles
- 12/12/14--08:40: Storm blast wreaks havoc on Kern roadways
- 12/12/14--09:07: Law enforcement join to donate Christmas baskets
- 12/12/14--09:35: Law enforcement to crack down on drunk drivers
- 12/12/14--10:09: Highway weather updates
- 12/12/14--10:54: Glorious Christmas this weekend in Bakersfield
- 12/12/14--11:17: Update in TUHS shooting trial jury deliberations
State Farm says there are simple tasks homeowners can do that can help protect homes and property: http://learningcenter.statefarm.com/safety-2/severe-weather-1/severe-wind-safety-tips/ when a winter storm is predicted:
· Inspect Your Home - Before the storm arrives, inspect your home rain gutters, roof, yard, out-buildings, and trees and shrubs for possible hazards.
· Take an Inventory - Make sure you have plenty of emergency supplies like batteries, blankets, flashlights, water and non-perishable foods.
Travel can be hazardous in winter conditions, but drivers can protect themselves with these suggestions http://learningcenter.statefarm.com/auto/safety/5-tips-for-driving-safely-in-the-rain/ from the State Farm Vehicle Research Facility:
· Check the Battery - Older batteries are especially at risk during cold weather, leaving you stranded and vulnerable in the cold.
· Keep Windshield Washer Fluid Tank Full and Change Wipers -Fluid should be able to withstand freezing temperatures. Wipers should be replaced if the windshield view is smeared and hard to see through.
· Prepare a Road Survival Kit - It's important to have a basic tool set, a first aid kit, blanket, jumper cables, flash light, gloves, a small plastic tarp (to kneel on or lay on in the snow while installing tire chains or changing a flat), and road flares.
State Farm is responding to weather related claims throughout California. State Farm policyholders may file a claim by contacting their agent, calling 1-800-SF-CLAIM (1-800-732-5246), or visiting http://www.statefarm.com
Police say on November 17, the men entered Abercrombie & Fitch store inside the mall. Investigators say store employees recognized the suspects from prior thefts the suspects had committed at the store.
One of the men ran out of the store with six bottles of men’s cologne and was confronted by a store employee. The other suspect filled a bag with 15 to 20 shirts from the store. He was confronted by a store employee and a struggle ensued over the bag containing the shirts. Then according to police, pulled the bag away from the store employee who heard the suspect say “He’s lucky I don’t have my gun.”
Both suspects fled with the merchandise. Police describe the suspects as a Hispanic, 18, 5’9”, 130 lbs., light complexion, short brown hair, brown eyes, gray hooded sweatshirt, khaki shorts, black backpack.
The other is described as Hispanic, 18, 5’9”, 140, dark complexion, dark “shaggy” hair, brown eyes, black letterman jacket, dark jeans, black Raiders hat.
If you have information regarding this case, call Detective Lance O’Nesky at (661) 326-3561 or Bakersfield police at (661) 327-7111.
The vehicle eventually struck a tree in the center divider. Simental-Ruelas was taken to Kern Medical Center where he was pronounced dead just before noon. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Police say the vehicle was equipped with hand controls for its operation. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol are a factor in this crash.
If you have any information, you're asked to call Bakersfield police at 661-327-7111.
In the meantime, a 24-year-old woman is dead after a crash on Panama Lane near Cottonwood road Wednesday morning.
It happened just after 5:00 a-m.
Highway Patrol officers say Graciela Savedra of Lamont, made an unsafe turn, entering the opposite lane, hitting a truck head on. She died at the scene. The driver of the truck was not hurt.
CHP says alcohol and drugs were not factors.
And, Stockdale Highway was backed up after a deadly crash at the intersection with Old River Road. That crash happened just before 4:00 a.m. Police say witnesses saw 54-year-old Stephen Oronoz in a white Saturn, run a red light and hit a mail truck in the intersection.
Oronoz was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The woman driving the mail truck was treated for minor injuries. The investigation is ongoing.
If you have any information, call police at 661-327-7111.
Bryan Oliver is charged with two counts of attempted murder in the January 2013 shooting that wounded classmate Bowe Cleveland.
Closing arguments wrapped Wednesday with prosecutor Mark Pafford telling jurors this was a case of revenge -- that Oliver was bullied but planned and premeditated the shooting against Cleveland.
Oliver's defense attorney Paul Cadman argued relentless bullying at the high school campus led Oliver to snap. Expert witnesses for the defense testified Oliver had bipolar disorder and suffered from post traumatic stress disorder.
Stay with 17 News for complete coverage when the verdict arrives.
A man assaulted Andres Herrera, who anchors the Telemundo 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts, as Herrera was entering the building Wednesday afternoon. The assault, which was captured on security camera, shows the man approaching Herrera and then punching him in the face. The man, identified by the Bakersfield Police Department as 41-year-old Jason Aydelotte, asked Herrera if he worked for the news. The attack happened along China Alley on the building's south side. The Spanish-language affiliate tapes newscasts inside the KGET building and shares resources with the NBC affiliate.
Herrera was taken to the hospital to be checked out, but was not seriously injured. He suffered a bruise and some scratches under his right eye.
"It just goes to show that you never know when you're going to be a victim, when it's going to happen to you," Herrera said. "I would advise people just to be on the lookout and really don't trust anybody to get that close to you."
The BPD arrested Aydelotte and booked him on a misdemeanor charge of battery. His bail was set at $5,000. Kern Superior Court records indicate Aydelotte has a history of assault, including a conviction of assaulting a peace officer in 2006 for which he served three years in prison.
Reports from the scene indicate a car port cover was removed from a home driveway by a gust of wind that flew into a powerline, causing the damage.
PG&E is en route, though there is no time scheduled for power to be restored.
The Highway Patrol reports Highway 99 at Cecil Avenue in Delano is now open in both directions.
Southbound 99 is now open near Taft Highway.
Northbound 99 near Bear Mountain Blvd is still closed.
Northbound & Southbound Hwy 99 shut down due to flooding. Southbound traffic is being diverted at Taft Highway. Northbound traffic is diverted to Highway 223 to Union Avenue, and then back onto the freeway.
Traffic is also being diverted northbound & southbound Highway 99 at Cecil Avenue due to flooding.
There's reports of rockslides in the canyon on Highway 178.
And power lines are down at Hwy 65 and Merced Ave.
Jurors said they want to hear the testimony of Rebecca Jackson, a friend of Oliver who testified he warned her something bad would happen at the school the day before the shooting.