DELANO, CA - There's a local connection to the measles outbreak sweeping across California. County health officials say a person infected with the highly contagious disease traveled through Kern County last Sunday and stopped at the McDonald's on Woollomes Avenue in Delano. Health officials say if you were at the restaurant between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Sunday, you may have
BAKERSFIELD, CA - The 28-year-old man deputies say took off with a 13-year-old girl last week is telling his side of the story from behind bars. Aaron Weirich spoke with 17 News about the statewide manhunt and the long list of sex offenses he is accused of committing. Weirich is booked on more than two dozen felony rape and molestation
BAKERSFIELD, CA - There is now new information regarding a local pot shop that was suing the county and the sheriff's department for raiding the business six years ago. Court documents reveal the owner of California Compassionate Cooperative has reached an out-of-court settlement of $82,000 with Kern and the Kern County Sheriff's Office. Deborah Dahl sued them
BAKERSFIELD, CA - If you're in the market for a new job, applications are being accepted for the new Johnny Garlic's restaurant in the Marketplace. Applications are being accepted and prospective employees are being interviewed between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. through at least Feb. 6. The only day they are not accepting applications is Super Bowl Sunday.
BAKERSFIELD, CA - County supervisors are re-lighting the issue of cracking down on illegal fireworks. Last November, supervisors heard recommendations from County Fire Chief Brian Marshall and the city/county fireworks task force calling for tougher penaltys for illegal fireworks. The county has proposed revisions and additions including establishing penalties for multiple time offenders, and re-establish a penalty
(NBC News) The party has started in Arizona, but there is still a lot of work left to be done before Super Bowl Sunday. The grass field is ready to go and the work is speeding up now, with an army of men and women working around the clock to make sure things are ready for game day. "Right now
BAKERSFIELD, CA - The community came together to contemplate and pray for its leaders at the annual prayer breakfast held at the Rabobank Arena. Today's event marks the 35th year for the prayer breakfast. There were 900 people that attended last year and organizers expect a similar size crowd. This year's keynote speaker is
BAKERSFIELD, CA - A recent sweep by the Kern County Probation Department resulted in nine arrests and seizure of methamphetamine, heroin, and two firearms. The sweep was conducted on Jan. 23, on sex offenders on felony probation and post release. Approximately 45 officers from the Kern County probation Department were involved, conducting more than 70 compliance checks.
The AHL is coming to Bakersfield. We will have a full report on the development of the AHL Pacific Division ahead on 17 News at 5 and 6.
LAMONT, CA - The Kern County Sheriff's office is inviting residents of Lamont to join them for the fourth installment of "Coffee with a Cop." The meet-up happens on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 - 11 a.m. at the Myrtle Avenue School Cafeteria, located at 10421 Myrtle Ave. in Lamont. According to KCSO, this is an opportunity for residents to