BAKERSFIELD, CA - A judge has sentenced a Bakersfield man in the 2011 beating of his girlfriend's son. Fernando Steven Gomez Lopez, 28, was given a term of 6 years in prison Tuesday morning. Lopez had pleaded no contest to one felony charge of child abuse last month. Two other felony charges were dismissed as part of a plea deal.
From NBC News : The Islamic militant group ISIS has beheaded Steven Joel Sotloff, an American freelance journalist who was abducted a year ago Syria, a jihadist monitoring organization said Tuesday. The monitoring organization, SITE Intel Group, made the announcement on Twitter. It said that ISIS had also threatened to execute a British captive, David Cawthorne Haines. Last week, Sotloff’s
FRAZIER PARK, Calif. – Kern County Animal Services and 4th District County Supervisor David Couch will be holding a vaccination, licensing, and microchipping clinic for Frazier Park area residents and their pets. The clinic will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at Frazier Mountain Park from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Microchips will be provided at no cost, DHPP and FVRCP vaccinations
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Nearly a year after Columbia Elementary School student Ben Martinez was diagnosed with cancer, he is in remission. Martinez, 12, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2013 that affects approximately two percent of children. Diane Proctor, Martinez’s mother, said that learning of his diagnosis was one of the hardest things she has ever had
BAKERSFIELD, CA- A candlelight vigil was held Monday night for three young women involved in a suspected DUI crash. Family and friends gathered at the corner of Rosedale Highway and Verdugo Lane to remember Pavinder Claire, 22, and Jackie Kvasnicka, 27, and to pray for Jessica McGee, 20. Mcgee's uncle said the three were co-workers at Kern Schools Federal Credit
BAKERSFIELD, CA- A local animal rescue is hoping a reward will entice someone to turn in the person or persons responsible for the brutal mauling of a dog. Marley's mutts provided 17 News with this video of "Nacho," right after he was found chained to a fence in a vacant north Bakersfield lot on August 20th. The two-year-old pitbull mix
SHAFTER, CA- The coroner has released the name of a Shafter woman killed in a single-vehicle crash. It happened Monday afternoon on east Lerdo Highway just east of Driver Road. Shafter police said Rosemarie Katrina Guardado, 40, left the roadway in her SUV and overturned. She died at the scene. The crash is under investigation.
On Monday, 12-year-old Ben Martinez rang a bell three times to signal his victory in the battle against cancer. "I am happy that I don't have to do it anymore, thank goodness," said Ben. Just one year ago Ben was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer which affects only two percent of children. Learning of Ben's diagnosis was one
(NBC SPORTS) - The Raiders are going with a rookie at quarterback to begin the regular season. Fox’s Jay Glazer reports the Raiders have switched starters in advance of Sunday’s opener at the Jets, with Derek Carr getting the nod over Matt Schaub. According to Glazer, players have been informed of the decision. The call to go with Carr comes
TEHACHAPI, CA - Deputies have arrested a man they say was involved in the murder of 2 people in Tehachapi. Early Monday morning, officers with the Tehachapi Police Department responded to a peace disturbance call at a Cherry Lane apartment complex. When they arrived they contacted 28-year-old Joaquin Balassa. When officers entered the apartment in question they found two men