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- 05/06/15--16:02: _Scary moments for p...
- 05/06/15--16:20: _BCSD looking for bo...
- 05/06/15--16:45: _KRC Board President...
- 05/06/15--17:56: _No decision on requ...
- 05/06/15--18:15: _Pregnant woman shot...
- 05/06/15--18:28: _Diseased county ani...
- 05/06/15--18:29: _ WWII vet, 95, is h...
- 05/07/15--11:46: _Update: Student fab...
- 05/07/15--12:25: _LAPD looking for mi...
- 05/07/15--11:21: _Teen dies after goi...
- 05/07/15--12:44: _Charges dropped aga...
- 05/07/15--12:51: _Facebook small busi...
- 05/07/15--13:10: _New bill to make HW...
- 05/07/15--13:26: _Five people indicte...
- 05/07/15--13:49: _More water district...
- 05/07/15--14:47: _Teen shoots himself...
- 05/07/15--16:05: _Local doctors accus...
- 05/06/15--13:38: Tree falls on kids playing on playground
- 05/06/15--11:34: Pregnant woman delivers baby after being shot
- 05/06/15--14:45: Elderly man who was focus of search is located safe
- 05/06/15--16:02: Scary moments for people at Denny's on White Lane
- 05/06/15--16:20: BCSD looking for board candidates
- 05/06/15--16:45: KRC Board President Susan Lara resigns
- 05/06/15--17:56: No decision on request to suspend review of power plant
- 05/06/15--18:15: Pregnant woman shot, baby in critical condition
- 05/06/15--18:28: Diseased county animals transported to other states
- 05/06/15--18:29: WWII vet, 95, is honored for his years of service
- 05/07/15--11:46: Update: Student fabricated report of knife threat
- 05/07/15--12:25: LAPD looking for missing elderly man
- 05/07/15--12:44: Charges dropped against man with murder case link
- 05/07/15--12:51: Facebook small business conference panel tomorrow
- 05/07/15--13:10: New bill to make HWY 43 eligible for funding
- 05/07/15--13:26: Five people indicted on recycling fraud charges
- 05/07/15--13:49: More water districts ordered to comply with regulations
- 05/07/15--14:47: Teen shoots himself in the hand
- 05/07/15--16:05: Local doctors accused of fraud
Police released video of the tree falling in Washington Park in Chelsea Monday night.
"Everybody was panicking," said witness Diamond Gonzalez. "Everybody called the ambulance, the cops. Nobody knew what to do."
A 2-year-old was taken to the hospital with what is reportedly a fractured skull. The boy's father didn't want to speak on camera, but said it took a team of people to rescue his son.
"The park changed our lives. That changed our lives. From the moment that tree fell is a whole new world for me," Evelyn Mencia, the boy's sister, said.
UPDATED 2:05 P.M.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office now says the baby injured in a shooting Tuesday is in critical condition at Children's Hospital Madera.
Deputies say a pregnant woman was hot and delivered the baby boy at KMC. The woman, Adrianna Bravo, is in fair condition but her baby was also hit by the bullet that wounded her.
The woman's husband, Mario Bravo was also shot. His condition has improved and deputies say he is stable.
Sheriff’s Office detectives have assumed the investigation. As a result of the investigation detectives have determined that three suspects confronted both Mario and Adrianna in their front yard. During the confrontation one of the suspects shot both Mario and Adrianna. The suspects then fled in a vehicle.
A pregnant Bakersfield woman went into labor after being shot Tuesday afternoon, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
The woman was eight and a half months pregnant and deputies say the baby may have been grazed by a bullet.
The shooting happened about 4 p.m. Tuesday near Niles Street and Oswell Street.
Deputies say Arianna Bravo, 33, was shot in the lower hip and her husband Mario Bravo Jr, 34, . was shot multiple times in the torso.
After she was rushed to Kern Medical Center for treatment of her wound, Adrianna Bravo delivered her baby.
The baby is said to be in good condition, but may have been grazed by the bullet that struck the mother.
Mario Bravo Jr. is listed in critical condition.
All three victims are expected to survive, according to deputies.
There is no known motive for the shooting, and officials aren't sure if it's gang-related.
Detectives are looking for three Hispanic men in their mid-20's who took off in a gray, four-door Honda that has a rear tinted window and silver and black rims.
Deputies served a search warrant in the 600 block of Lincoln Street Wednesday in connection to the case.
If you have any information, you can call the Sheriff's Office at 861-3110 or you can remain anonymous by calling Secret Witness at 322-4040.
UPDATED 3:47 P.M.
The man was located and he is safe. The Silver Alert has been cancelled.
The California Highway Patrol has issued a Silver alert for a man who may be traveling from Mississippi to Salinas, CA.
Herbert Nesnith Casey was last seen on May 3, 2015, at approximately 4 a.m., at a gas station in Forest, MS. He used his credit/debit card on May 6, 2015 at approximately 10 a.m. in Menifee, CA and may be traveling to his residence in Salinas, CA.
Casey is an 87-year-old white male, with gray hair, and blue or hazel eyes, standing approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing approximately 210 pounds.
Casey is believed to be wearing light blue jeans, and a light colored polo shirt.
Casey drove away in blue 2014 GMC Sierra, with CA license plate 85818m1. Casey suffers from a medical condition(s) and may become disoriented.
If located, please contact the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation at (601) 693-1926.
A car exiting from northbound 99 to White Lane flew off the the off ramp and landed just feet from the front door of the restaurant.
The car sheered off a power pole and cut power to the restaurant.
There were no injuries.
There are a list of qualifications candidates must meet.
As provided in California Education Code, the board will make a provisional appointment for a period of two years, within 60 days of the vacancy which began April 30, 2015.
The Board is seeking candidates who have demonstrated leadership, understand and appreciate the culturally diverse community the District serves, support public education in our community; and demonstrate the ability to work as a team member.
Members of the community interested in serving on The Bakersfield City School District Board of Trustees must be eligible pursuant to Education Code 35107 eligible parties will:
· Be a registered voter;
. Be 18 years of age or older;
. Be a citizen of the State of California;
· Be a resident of the Trustee Area Three in the Bakersfield City School District;
· Not be disqualified by the Constitution or state law from holding office, and
· Not be an employee of the District.
Interested parties are asked to submit a letter stating reasons for wanting to become a member of the Board of Education, a completed Candidate Information Sheet, a resume of qualifications and a minimum of three letters of endorsement to the address below so it is received not later than 4:30 p.m., Monday, June 8, 2015 to:
Board of Education
Bakersfield City School District
1300 Baker Street
Bakersfield, CA 93305
Qualified nominees will be invited to a special board meeting on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 6:30 p.m., to be interviewed by the board regarding their qualifications relating to the appointment. There will be an open ballot and the applicant who receives three or more first choice votes will be the provisional appointee.
The Oath of Office will be administered and the appointee will thereafter participate as a regular board member with full voting privileges until the next regularly scheduled election for governing board members.
For more information, please call 631-4611.
In a lengthy resignation letter obtained by KGET, Lara says she wants to spend more time with her family.
Lara also denies any wrong doing and answers her critics.
Click on the document above to read the entire letter.
Members of the California Energy Commission heard two issues at a hearing in Sacramento Wednesday. First was a status update on the project itself. HECA has failed to secure a customer for the carbon dioxide that would be produced by the
coal-to-gas power plant. CO2 is a greenhouse gas, and must be captured to qualify for hundreds of millions of dollars in federal subsidies as a green energy project.
On Tuesday, Hydrogen Energy California asked the energy commission to suspend the project for six months to secure a CO2 buyer.
But that request will be decided at a later date and will have to solicit public comment before it is officially considered.
The committee also didn't act on a motion by opponents of HECA to kill the project outright.
Investigators say three men confronted 34-year-old Mario Bravo, Jr. and his pregnant wife, 33-year-old Adrianna Bravo Tuesday afternoon outside their east Bakersfield home. One of those men, who hasn't been identified, shot the couple.
Mario Bravo was shot multiple times in his torso. Adrianna Bravo, who was 8 1/2 months pregnant, was hit once in the hip. Sheriff's officials say that shot also injured the baby.
Kern County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ray Pruitt said, "At this point, the baby is in critical condition. Anybody that would shoot a female who's 8 1/2 months pregnant, that's certainly someone we want to identify and soon as possible."
The mother and father are expected to survive. The sheriff's department says Mario Bravo is in stable condition and says his wife is in fair condition.
Wednesday morning, sheriff's deputies served a search warrant in connection to the shooting at a home in the 600 block of Lincoln Street. No one has been arrested.
Deputies have not said if the shooting is gang related.
Detectives are looking for three Hispanic men in their mid 20's who took off in a gray, four-door Honda with a rear tinted window and silver and black rims.
If you have any information, call the sheriff's office at 861-3110 or you can remain anonymous by calling secret witness at 322-4040.
Its founder says nearly a dozen animals were sick and some died when they arrived to other shelters in several states.
Wings of Rescue is known for relocating hundreds of animals in Kern County and from across the country to permanent homes.
But the nonprofit founder says after lengthy research, they tracked the diseased animals to the Kern County Animal Shelter.
Since last May, Wings of Rescue has helped find homes for more than 400 animals.
But following last month's trip, the rescue group decided to cut ties.
"Out of reasonable caution we had to suspend indefinitely the flights of animals coming out of Kern County," said Yehuda Netanel, Wings of Rescue founder.
Netanel says eight dogs had diseases and three of them died after arriving at their destination.
He says every dog had a health certificate stating all vaccinations were current.
But Wednesday afternoon, Nick Cullen - County Interim Animal Care Services Director, said one dog was not vaccinated.
"It is our protocol that all animals that come into our shelter are vaccinated for those core vaccines -- the distemper, parvo vaccinations as well as the bordetella vaccination, said Cullen.
"It's our protocol to do so. I'm currently still looking into whether those protocols were not followed."
He says for the other sick animals. "It is possible and evident that those animals did not show signs of illness while they were here and developed the symptoms very soon after they left our facility on that flight."
Cullen says protocol is now being changed.
"Our initial exam of animals that are coming in right now or at least the previous history were done by the front line staff - our animal care workers," Cullen continued.
"We're changing that so that our medical staff performs an evaluation on every animal that comes into our facility before they get moved into the general population area for adoption or rescue."
Wings of Rescue says it doesn't trust any of the medical records coming from the county shelter.
The rescue says it will continue to work with the SPCA and the city shelter.
Netanel says he has not had any problems with animals coming from the city.
"We have pulled animals from flight up to an hour before the flight and said we are a little concerned - so we aren't going to send the dog this time, maybe it can go next time," said Julie Johnson, Bakersfield SPCA.
The county shelter says it hopes to repair its relationship with Wings of Rescue soon.
In the meantime it will use other rescue groups to find animals a permanent home.
Bridges says he remembers the day he enlisted like it was yesterday. "We saw a sign, Uncle Sam wants you. Never forget that sign neither, and I said to my cousin lets go join the Army," said Bridges. So he joined the Army in 1940, later fighting in World War II and on active duty another three years after the war ended. "I was in five or maybe even seven major battles, wounded five times," said Bridges. But he never quit, even after a serious blow to his head which damaged his vision. Bridges says he always fulfilled his mission. "Think about it they not only saved America, they saved the world, and if they didn't come to the call, I don't know where this world would be today," said McCarthy.
After years without recognition, Bridges finally received his well deserved awards and accolades. "These were the most medals I've ever presented to a veteran at one time, five Purple Hearts when you look through at what he's been able to do, to the Bronze Star, all the different medals, fighting with Patton through Normandy, and everything else he did," said McCarthy.
If you have a friend or family member that fought in war and did not receive the medals they qualify for call Congressman McCarthy's office at 327-3611.
Here is the retraction from Taft Police:
"Upon further investigation by the Taft Police Department, it has been determined that the attempted robbery and assault with a deadly weapon that was reported as occurring in the area of San Emidio Street and Eighth Street at about 7:45 am was fabricated. The Taft Union High School student who originally reported the crime has since admitted to investigators that the original report was a lie. The minor cut sustained by the student was actually the result of a dog bite."
Taft police officials say the incident is being reviewed and that charges may be brought against the student for filing a false police report.
TAFT, CA- Taft Police are looking for a suspect they say tried to rob a high school student with a knife.
Police say a Taft Union High School student was walking to school just before 8 a.m. Thursday when he was approached by the suspect.
The man demanded money and threatened the student with a knife, according to Taft police. When the student said he didn’t have any money, police say the suspect came at victim with the knife.
The victim told police he was able to slap the knife out of the suspect’s hand and run to the office at the high school where he reported the incident. The student received a minor cut to his finger according to police.
Police searched the area for the suspect but came up empty.
The suspect was described as a black male, possibly in his 50’s, about 6 feet tall, between 160 and 180 pounds, with a gray and black beard, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about the incident or the suspect is encouraged to contact the Taft Police Department at (661)763-3101.
UPDATED 12:10 p.m.
Officials have confirmed to KGET that the girl who went into cardiac arrest at school has died. The district superintendent, Shafter Police and the principal of Richland Junior High School all confirm the death.
KCFD says a 14-year-old girl at Richland Junior High School in Shafter collapsed Thursday morning during gym class.
She went into cardiac arrest.
A Shafter police officer arrived on scene and used his automated external defibrillator (AED) on the girl. CPR was also performed by school staff then emergency personnel.
KCFD and Hall Ambulance responded and took the girl to Mercy SW where her condition is unknown.
District officials tell KGET the superintendent is on the way to the hospital.
Donnell Robinson was charged with participating in a street gang and accessory to a crime after 25-year-old Lionell McGree junior was shot and killed outside the Regency Bowling Alley and Martini's Bar on Real Road.
But in court yesterday, those charges with dismissed.
The accused shooter, 33-year-old Paul Timberlake has been charged with first-degree murder and three other felonies.
He's pleaded not guilty and is due back in court at the end of the month.
Croney is a former football player at Ridgeview High School.
According to court documents, Dr. Monica Murphy is banned from treating Medi-Cal and medicare patients, following a 2003 felony conviction of grand theft and failing to file an income tax return. Murphy is accused of treating Medi-Cal and Medicare patients at Central Valley Medical Group in Bakersfield and Taft from August 2011 to May 2013.
Murphy and the medical group director, Dr. Ronnie Claiborne are charged with four felony counts of submitting fraudulent Medi-Cal claim forms, scheming to defraud a health care program, preparing false insurance claims and grand theft.
Central Valley Medical Group staff didn't comment on the charges, but did say Murphy doesn't work there anymore and Claiborne is on vacation.
"Dr. Claiborne has been providing quality patient care for more than 20 years as a member of the Bakersfield area healthcare community," Claiborne's attorney Steven Goldsobel said in a statement. "He has had an unblemished record of service to his patients. Dr. Claiborne vehemently denies any allegations of wrongdoing and will defend these charges in court."