Unhealthy air quality is a reality to everyone living in the Golden Empire. However, there are ways to keep you healthy while unhealthy conditions surround you. According to a local lung specialist, Bakersfield has the worst air quality in the nation. Due to numerous wildfires across the state and hot temperatures, the sky is filled with particulate matter and ozone.
A fire broke out this morning in southwest Bakersfield. This is viewer video sent to us from Carlos Marroquin. It happened in the 4700 block of Beechwood Street near the intersection of White Lane and Stine Road. Bakersfield Fire Department reports the fire broke out just before 6 a.m. this morning and was put out just before 6:30 a.m.. The
A federal grand jury has charged a Lamont man with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. Jose Soto, 35 was arrested Friday at his home on those charges. According to court documents, on May 5, Soto possessed over 50 grams of actual methamphetamine and over 500 grams of a mixture and substance
Lottery officials say Saturday night's Powerball jackpot is now the fifth largest in the game's history. Saturday's jackpot is an estimated $478 million. If someone wins the Powerball jackpot Saturday night, they'll have the option of taking the estimated $478 million spread out over 30 years or taking the lump sum amount of an estimated $330.6 million (before federal taxes).
Police need your help identifying three people suspected of breaking their way into a parking structure in downtown Bakersfield. Police say the incident took place early Sunday morning at the kiosk in the 1600 block of 18th Street. If you have information regarding this case, call Detective John Jamison at 326-3907 or Bakersfield police at 327-7111.
A California State Controller report has found Lamont Public Utility District's mishandling of procedures has resulted in 224,045 dollars to go missing. California State Controller Betty T. Yee and her team found the Financial Transaction Reports for fiscal year 2013-2014 was incomplete and inaccurate with many figures "understated, overstated, or not reported," according to the State Controller's office. According to
Public Health officials are urging residents to buy food from permitted food vendors. Mobile food vendors and food carts have become increasingly popular, and those without valid permits may pose a public health risk in spreading food-borne illness. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000
In studio: 17 News political analysts discuss 2016 Democratic National Convention. Joining us, Cathy Abernathy on the GOP side and Mark Martinez for the Democratic side to discuss the end of the DNC.
County health officials urge everyone to protect themselves from extremely hot temperatures forecast for this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Kern County with widespread temperatures ranging from 108 to 115 degrees. Extreme heat poses a substantial health risk, especially for vulnerable populations including young children, the elderly, those with chronic diseases or disabilities,
Deputies need your help identifying a woman accused of stealing several pairs of jeans from the Tejon Outlet Mall. Sheriff's officials say the incident took place at the Levi's store the afternoon of July 21. If you have any information on the suspect, call the Lamont Substation at 868-5751, the sheriff's office at 861-3110 or Secret Witness at 322-4040.
It's that time of year to come and enjoy Philippine Weekend Festival. The Philippine Weekend Festival is the largest of it's kind in the state and will be held in Delano this weekend, July 30 to July 31. The annual event is held in the last weekend in July to celebrate Philippine heritage. The tradition began on July 25, 1975
Approximately 1,000 gallons of oil were leaked Friday around 7:00 a.m. this morning in northwest Bakersfield, according to Kern County Fire Department. A semi truck rolled over an oil pipeline just after 7 a.m. Friday and caused a pipeline to break at 7th Standard Road and Zerker Road, Kern County Public Health said. Hazardous Material teams from Kern County Public
You have a chance to roll up your sleeves and possibly save lives right outside our studios in downtown Bakersfield. KGET is teaming up with Houchin Blood Bank for our annual blood drive Friday. It's a kick off for Houchin's community-wide blood drive to help replenish the blood bank's inventory, which they say always runs low during the summer months.
Crowd favorite Craig Sager will not be in attendance to cover the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio this August. In 2014, Sager was diagnosed with leukemia and according to the Houston Chronicle , he had hoped to delay his upcoming procedure until after the Olympics. However, he said doctors have recommended beginning treatment now, as his body is not getting
A fire erupted Friday morning at an apartment complex in southwest Bakersfield. The fire was reported in the 4700 block of Beechwood Street, near Stine Road and White Lane at 6 a.m. Fire crews are on scene. No word on if anyone was injured. We'll have more information as it becomes available.
A San Diego police officer was killed in the line of duty and another released from surgery Friday following a shooting Thursday night just south of downtown San Diego. One suspect was in custody and authorities were searching for other possible suspects still at-large. The officers were conducting a traffic stop shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday when the shooting happened,
These hot temperatures can be scary, causing fatigue and dehydration. It's important to take care of yourself before the sun takes a toll on your health. Not only is it the hottest day of the year it is also the poorest air quality, a mix of high ozone pollution and smoke from nearby wildfires. San Joaquin Emergency Room Medical Director,
The Kern County Sheriff's Office will not host the annual "National Night Out" this year due to budget cuts. National Night Out is an opportunity for law enforcement to meet the community and encourage them to take a stand against crime and drugs. KCSO Crime Prevention Specialist Ashley Glover says due to county budget constraints and already low staffing, the
Bakersfield police need your help finding a man accused of stealing items from the Rite Aid store in downtown Bakersfield. Police say it happened June 30 when he entered the Rite Aid at 1601 23rd Street, stole items and attempted to leave without paying. When confronted by a store employee, he swung a knife at the employee and fled with
The Kern County Sheriff's office will not host the annual National Night Out this year due to budget cuts. National Night Out is an opportunity for law enforcement to meet the community and encourage them to take a stand against crime and drugs. KCSO Crime Prevention Specialist Ashley Glover says due to county budget constraints and already low staffing, the