BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Bakersfield man is dead after being hit by a train last night. The incident happened just before 6:30 p.m. at State Road and Airport Drive. The coroner identified the man as 53-year-old Rodney Craig Lancaster. According to Lancaster's friends, he lived near the area and walked everywhere. The Kern County Sheriff's Department is still investigating the
BAKERSFIELD,CA- A man suspected of drunk driving was arrested Saturday morning, after he crashed into another vehicle on Rosedale Highway. According to Bakersfield Police, 29-year-old Dontrell Collins of Bakersfield was driving a green Ford Crown Victoria westbound on Rosedale Highway. Residents who live on Rosedale Highway and Verdugo Lane say as soon as they stepped outside to see what happened,
BAKERSFIELD, CA - There are new questions surfacing about who can bring a firearm onto campus and who cannot. On Thursday, Bakersfield Police arrested Kent Williams, the vice principal of Tevis Junior High, for having a gun in his backpack in his office. They then released Williams, saying he had a concealed carry weapons permit and didn't break the law.
BAKERSFIELD, CA - A Bakersfield corrections officer was shot multiple times and likely knew the person who killed him. Those are just some of the revelations made by detectives through court documents as they investigate the death of 60-year-old Carl Aaron Crawford at his home in Bakersfield. Carl Crawford was discovered by his girlfriend last Friday morning, inside his home
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - KGET TV 17 has joined in on the Ice Bucket Challenge today as the station’s general manager Derek Jeffery decided to cool off for a good cause. Jeffery joins countless Americans who have accepted the challenge and donated to ALS, also known as Lou Gherig's disease. The ALS association is reporting that it has received $94.3 million
BAKERSFIELD , Calif. – The California Highway Patrol will be out in full force this holiday weekend cracking down on drunk drivers. During last year’s Labor Day weekend, 49 people were killed in the state, which is a 40 percent increase from 2012. The public is asked to call 911 and report drivers suspected of being under the influence.
BAKERSFIELD , Calif. – This Labor Day help conserve water and enjoy your holiday weekend with these tips from PG&E. Water Safety Tips With the drought causing lower water levels, unseen hazards will be closer to the surface. Never dive or jump into unfamiliar waters. Stay off of flume walkways and never get in a flume or canal. Canals and
UPDATE: BAKERSFIELD , Calif. – A spokesperson for the Kern County Sheriff’s Department has stated there will be maximum enforcement in the Oildale area today and tonight. The statement comes after some residents became concerned after an online hoax on Facebook created some fear, getting the department’s attention. A post claiming a “Purge” will happen in Oildale today is imitating
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Student Government association at Bakersfield College will be hosting a water conservation awareness event called “Rally for Water for the Central Valley.” The event will take place at BC, on Sept. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is promoted as an opportunity to educate the college community, as well as the public, on
BAKERSFIELD, CA- One of the biggest World War II buffs in town just may be Ethan Lockman, 14. He asks veterans about their time in the war every chance he gets. "All these veterans, these are Americans who changed history and made it the world as we know it now. And I think that they should be honored for what