Four people, including a ten-year-old boy, are hospitalized following a rollover crash on Interstate 5. It happened just before 2 Monday afternoon. CHP says the driver of a minivan was traveling north on I-5 just south of 223 when a tire blew. Officers say the driver lost control and rolled over through the center divider and into the southbound lanes.
An eighth grader from Chipman Junior High is in the hospital recovering from an attempted overdose. Bakersfield police say the 13-year-old intentionally took too much of an anti-depressant, but won't specify exactly what the substance is. An ambulance showed up at the school, just after classes let out Monday afternoon. No details are available about the student's condition, but he
A Lake Isabella man charged for the beating death of a man accused of molesting his daughter has been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter. A jury, however, found Raymond Tenorio, 32, not guilty of second-degree murder Monday for the death of Kirk Haag. Prosecutors said Haag had been assaulted by Tenorio in April 2015 in the 1700 block of Curran
Tickets to see country singer Chris Young perform in concert in September go on sale Friday. Young will debut his "I'm Comin' Over Tour at Rabobank Arena September 29. The opening acts will be Dan + Shay and Cassadee Pope. Tour officials said the concert tour comes as Young scores his eighth chart-topper and fastest-rising single of his career for
Deputies have arrested two people suspected of stealing oranges from inside an orchard near McFarland. Deputies were sent last week to an area near Sherwood Avenue and Kyte Road regarding a vehicle stuck in the orchard. Deputies arrived and found an unoccupied white van. The van was full of oranges. The property owner told deputies the van was not used
A former mixed martial arts fighter convicted of murder in the beating deaths of two men was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The jury found Joaquin Balassa guilty of two counts of first-degree murder. It happened at Balassa's apartment on Cherry Lane in Tehachapi on August 31, 2014. According to witnesses, Balassa killed Guy Koukal
A man accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian, then leaving the scene, has been sentenced to a year in jail and three years probation. Bakersfield police say Joel Gonzales hit and killed 31-year-old Sabrina Marie Gonzales on Cottonwood Road in January.
Deputies have arrested a man accused of stealing four computers from an oilfield business in Oildale. Sheriff's officials said on Thursday, they were called regarding a man who entered the business on China Grade Loop. Investigators said the computers were stolen on two separate occasions. During their investigation, detectives found a similar laptop computer for sale on an Internet site
According to the California Highway Patrol, two children were hit by a vehicle because of a domestic dispute in the Oildale area. One of the children has died. It happened around 8:30 a.m. Monday. CHP officers say a man was trying to leave the house, but the mother of a 9-year-old and a 13-year-old came after him to keep him
From trap shooting to archery 250 women gathered at the Tejon Ranch for the 16th annual Women in the Outdoors event. This event gives women the opportunity to participate in different outdoor activities that are typically enjoyed by men. Coordinators said it's the largest Women in the Outdoors event in the nation. The two day getaway has 38 classes for
The coroner's office has released the names of the two people found dead at a home on Lily Pad Court near Coffee Road and Olive Drive in northwest Bakersfield. Police discovered the bodies of Christopher Tare Higginbotham and Kim Higginbotham at the home. Kim Higginbotham had worked as a Kindergarten teacher at Princeton Elementary School in Delano and had been
The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the community's assistance identifying and locating a suspect involved in suspicious circumstances. On April 21 around 4:00 p.m, a suspect came to the front door of a residence in the 11800 Block of Dakota Hills Avenue. The suspect used a ruse to try and lure a teenage female out of her house. After
Now to a contact 17 news investigation, for many juniors and seniors, prom is something they dream of all year, a highlight of the school year, but for some local students, that dream won't become a reality. Some students at Independence High School say they can't attend their prom because the school booked the prom at a venue that's too
A routine traffic stop led to two arrests in central Bakersfield after police say they found a gun in a vehicle. Police say around 4:30 p.m. last night, they stopped 47-year-old Joseph Ruiz and 36-year-old Robert Lazo in the 300 block of T Street. Police say a short-barreled shotgun was found in the vehicle. Ruiz and Lazo were both booked
A dedication ceremony will be held today for Dignity Health Memorial Hospital's recently remodeled chapel. Hospital officials say the chapel will be named "Monsignor Craig F. Harrison Interfaith Chapel." They say Monsignor Harrison was a key figure in the remodeling process, offering his spiritual guidance. The chapel dedication will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Hospital on 34th Street.
Twenty out of twenty-five candidates for Bakersfield Mayor turned out last night to address the issues and offer their visions for the city. The event was hosted by Ron Vietti, lead pastor of Valley Bible Fellowship Church. Vietti said his goal was to inform and educate the public about the candidates on the ballot. Contenders spoke about their backgrounds, why
A local girl started a coffee and lemonade stand to raise money for children in Africa. It all started when Taylor Hardt's parents began sponsoring children. Hardt thought this mean they were adopting a child. After learning what it meant to sponsor a child, Hardt decided she wanted to help. She started selling lemonade and coffee in front of her
Friends and family members of a man who was shot Saturday night in northeast Bakersfield said he has died. People who knew the man plan to hold a vigil Sunday night. Sheriff's deputies said he was shot multiple times while riding his bicycle on water street in front of the Aqua Terrace Apartments. The coroner hasn't released the man's identity.
Cleanup efforts are underway at a homeless encampment along Rosedale Highway near Buck Owens Boulevard. Caltrans workers along with assistance from the California Highway Patrol, removed the camps and the brush surrounding them. The notices were issued Thursday, giving people until Sunday to leave. Caltrans workers and CHP officers handed out flyers stating it's illegal to set up encampments in
The final outstanding suspect in a shooting last month at Chuck E. Cheese's is behind bars. Derrick Fench, 28, was arrested Friday on a felony warrant. He's accused of multiple felonies including attempted murder and being in a gang. Three other men -- Jazdion Gabriel, Brent Pratt, 29, and Melton Smith, 26, have all pleaded not guilty to similar charges.