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Two were confirmed dead in a plane crash Wednesday in Tulare County that closed Highway 190, near Springville. Officials with Caltrans announced Wednesday that a plane crash has closed Highway 190, near Springville. Officials with CHP said, via Twitter, that Highway 190 is now reopened, east of Success Valley Drive and Pleasant Oak Drive. This is a developing story. Click
Izaac Sanchez, 27, made his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon. He's accused of murder and child abuse after his toddler stopped breathing Sunday while in his care. Isis Sanchez, 2, was recently placed back in the care of her parents, Sanchez and Anastasia Jordan, after being taken away by Child Protective Services. The couple was awarded custody on December 23
The Kern County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who stole a Dell computer out of an Oildale Wal-Mart earlier this month. Authorities said he stole a black computer out of the Wal-Mart on 3111 North Chester Ave. Feb. 1 around 9:50 p.m. He is a white male between 35 and 45 years old, of medium build and has
A meeting will be held Wednesday night at Ridgecrest City Hall to discuss the fate of the Ridgecrest Jail. It could become another casualty of countywide budget cuts. The Kern County Board o1f Supervisors met yesterday to discuss plans to deal with a $55 million budget shortfall due to plunging oil prices. Its solution is a two-and-a-half percent cut to
Bakersfield police said the name of the suspect in the hit and run at White Lane and Gosford Road is Saul Ramirez, not Antonio Ramirez as they had reported earlier. A woman is in the hospital in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle just after midnight Wednesday at White Lane and Gosford Road. Bakersfield Police officers arrived on
The Kern County Sheriff's Office is closing the case of woman's body that was found in a freezer inside an Oildale home in November. In a release, KCSO said they believe Diane Hugo, 62, was shot to death by her son Brian Taylor. KCSO said Taylor was confirmed to have committed suicide in San Luis Obispo County in early October.
NBC News reports New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will end his presidential bid after a disappointing sixth place finish in the New Hampshire Republican primary, NBC News confirmed on Wednesday. Late Tuesday night, Christie had told supporters he planned to "take a deep breath" and return to New Jersey to determine his next steps. "We leave New Hampshire tonight without
NBC News is reporting Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has bowed out of the race, she announced Wednesday. "This campaign was always about citizenship--taking back our country from a political class that only serves the big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the well connected," she said in a statement. "Election after election, the same empty promises are made and the
According to a recent study, an estimated 75 million adults in the United States are misclassified as either healthy or unhealthy when body mass index is used as the sole health indicator. Certified obesity medicine Dr. Amira Ayad with San Joaquin Community Hospital discusses how body mass index is a flawed measure of health.
A woman is in the hospital in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle just after midnight at White Lane and Gosford Road. Bakersfield Police officers arrived on scene and located an adult female victim suffering from major injuries. BPD says 31-year-old Antonio Ramires hit a woman and they believe he fled the scene after the crash and left
Plunging oil prices lead to another round of cuts by the Kern County Board of Supervisors. Now both the Kern County sheriff and fire chief have said there is nowhere else to cut but substations and positions. The board is planning for a 2.5% cut of all general funds and will use $16 million from the county reserves, along with
17 News Political Analysts Cathy Abernathy and Mark Martinez discuss the New Hampshire primary in studio. NBC News projected Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders the winners of Tuesday's election in New Hampshire.
A 17-year-old boy has been booked into Juvenile Hall after deputies say there was a threat to shoot students at Rosamond High School. Sheriff's officials say deputies were dispatched to the school after learning the boy was possibly distraught and was going to shoot students. Rosamond substation deputies responded to protect the students while other deputies from Rosamond and Mojave
United Airlines flights between Bakersfield and Houston are expected to end in the spring, due to a decline in oil-related business travel and the falling of oil prices. That's according to Richard Strickland, Kern County Director of Airports. He says the flights will end in early April. The service launched at Meadows Field five years ago.
A Bakersfield man has agreed to surrender 3,800 AR-15 lower receivers to the U.S. Government, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Sacramento. Christopher Cook agreed to the forfeiture of the firearms the government said were manufactured in violation of federal firearms laws. AR-15 lower receivers are classified as firearms under federal law, according to the release from the U.S.
The 49th annual World Ag Expo kicks off Tuesday in Tulare. It's the largest agricultural exposition of its kind, touting more than 15,000 exhibitors who display cutting edge agricultural technology and equipment. This year's expo runs through Thursday at the international Agri-Center. About 100,000 people are expected to attend from 70 different countries. The cost is $15 at the gate
The California Energy Commission has set a hearing date to consider requests to reinstate, or terminate the proposed hydrogen energy plant near Tupman. Hydrogen Energy California is requesting to reinstate the certification process. That process was suspended for six months last July -- the main holdup being the company's plans to inject the carbon dioxide bi-product underground for carbon sequestration.
We have all heard the expression "laughter is the best medicine," but today 17's Olivia LaVoice is putting that to the test at Mercy Hospital where she is learning about laughter yoga. If you are interested, you can take a laughter yoga workshop today at 8:30 a.m. at the Arts and Spirituality Center, located at 2215 Truxtun Avenue. The workshop
Today the Board of Supervisors will meet to discuss budget cuts that the Kern County Sheriff's Office and fire department are facing. Those budget cuts are listed on the agenda for the 9:00 a.m. meeting today when the Kern County Board of Supervisors will gather to consider what options they have when it comes to decisions affecting the sheriff's office