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City of Tehachapi installs umbrellas at downtown picnic tables


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 23:31:26 +0000

Author: Joseph Luiz

TEHACHAPI, Calif. (KGET) — The city of Tehachapi recently added 14 umbrellas to downtown picnic tables to help local eateries with outdoor seating. The city said Economic Development Coordinator Corey Costelloe talked with local business owners and found that a common issue for them was not having enough outdoor seating areas for curbside and take […]

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Second dental assistant from same office charged with insurance fraud


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 22:37:37 +0000

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The state Department of Insurance says a second dental assistant from the same office has been charged with insurance fraud, identity theft and grand theft after allegedly falsifying insurance claims. Alma Almendariz, 35, was booked Wednesday into Kern County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on 67 felonies, according […]

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Court: Some employers can refuse to offer free birth control


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 22:30:00 +0000

Author: JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled broadly Wednesday in favor of the religious rights of employers in two cases that could leave more than 70,000 women without free contraception and tens of thousands of people with no way to sue for job discrimination. In both cases the court ruled 7-2, with two liberal justices […]

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BPD looking for suspect in liquor store theft


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 22:18:38 +0000

Author: Joseph Luiz

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Bakersfield Police Department is still looking for a suspect in a business theft from earlier this year. The department said the incident occurred on March 27 at Brundage Liquors, located at 401 Brundage Lane. The suspect is described as a Black man in his early 20s, slim build, around 6 […]

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Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 21:48:00 +0000

Author: CAROLYN THOMPSON and COLLIN BINKLEY, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Colleges and universities pushed back Wednesday against the Trump administration’s decision to make international students leave the country if they plan on taking classes entirely online this fall, with Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filing a lawsuit to try to block it, and others promising to work with students […]

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UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with fatal 2019 shooting


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 21:44:39 +0000

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UPDATE: After nearly a year, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office has announced an arrest in connection with this August 2019 homicide. The department said that on Tuesday, detectives and deputies served a search warrant in the 2100 block of Avondale Drive in Bakersfield and arrested 20-year-old Isreal Chuca. Chuca was booked into the Kern County Jail […]

Read more: UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with fatal 2019 shooting


Trump, Mexico president meet to discuss new U.S., Mexico, Canada trade deal


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 21:03:45 +0000

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WASHINGTON D.C. (WCMH) — The USMCA trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada took effect on July 1, but White House officials and one expert say it’s not much different than the deal it replaced. President Trump welcomed Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the White House on Wednesday to celebrate the launch […]

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Today Cleaners employee tests positive for COVID-19


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 20:52:47 +0000

Author: Joseph Luiz

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A Today Cleaners employee recently tested positive for COVID-19, the company has confirmed. The employee is currently on a mandated quarantine leave until they are cleared to return to work, the company said. Other employees who may have been exposed have also been placed in quarantine pending their test results. Today […]

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70 employees tested positive for COVID-19 at Tehachapi prison in past two weeks: CDCR


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 20:19:51 +0000

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TEHACHAPI, Calif. (KGET) — Seventy employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at the California Correctional Institution in the past two weeks, bringing the total amount of staffers who have contracted the virus to 83, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says. Nine have returned to work, CDCR says. “CDCR does not centrally track employee […]

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Man arrested for illegal weapon, drug possession in McFarland


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 20:19:29 +0000

Author: Joseph Luiz

MCFARLAND, Calif. (KGET) — A man was arrested on Saturday in McFarland for illegal possession of drugs and a firearm. The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said at around 10 a.m., deputies were on patrol in the area of Elmo Highway and Davis Avenue when they conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for code violations.  […]

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Second stimulus check: Group of economists suggests ongoing payments


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 20:16:51 +0000

Author: Nexstar Media Wire

More than 150 of the country's top economists are calling on the government to provide ongoing stimulus checks as the United States continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Florida man curses out elderly woman who asked him to wear a mask at Costco


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 19:40:08 +0000

Author: Nexstar Media Wire

A Florida man received a lot of attention online after he was recorded cursing out a woman who asked him to comply with Costco's policy requiring face coverings.

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Detectives looking to speak with witnesses of deadly east Bakersfield shooting


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 19:03:06 +0000

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Multiple witnesses left the area of a deadly shooting in east Bakersfield on Wednesday and detectives are trying to identify and speak with them. Andrew Anaya, 44, was found suffering multiple gunshot wounds inside a residence in the 700 block of Bernard Street, according to sheriff’s officials. He died at the […]

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WATCH LIVE: Gov. Newsom holding news briefing on state’s COVID-19 response


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 18:45:00 +0000

Author: Joseph Luiz

SACRAMENTO (KGET) — Gov. Gavin Newsom is holding a press briefing at noon today to provide an update on the state’s COVID-19 response.

Read more: WATCH LIVE: Gov. Newsom holding news briefing on state’s COVID-19 response


Mothers Against Drunk Driving to honor locals fighting to stop drunken driving in Kern


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 18:39:19 +0000

Author: Jason Kotowski

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving will be honoring local law enforcement officers, prosecutors and others helping to stop drunken driving in the community. Due to the coronavirus, this year’s 2020 MADD Kern County Law Enforcement and Prosecutor Recognition event will be held online at 10 a.m. on […]

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NAACP Bakersfield Branch backpack drive continues through July 16th


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 18:15:27 +0000

Author: Karen Cruz-Orduña

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – The NAACP Bakersfield Branch is holding a backpack drive through July 16. The organization is hoping to collect all school supplies for the community. You can drop off your donation at Nikki Beauty Supply located at 3767 Ming Ave. Suite B in Bakersfield. The drive is being held from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. […]

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Making ‘cents’ of US coin shortage


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 18:09:58 +0000

Author: Rhonda Foxx and Nexstar Media Wire

There's a coin shortage in the U.S.

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American Airlines resumes flights to Phoenix, Dallas from Meadows Field Airport


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 17:26:55 +0000

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Air services have been restored at Meadows Field Airport after months of lost service due to COVID-19. The Kern County Department of Airports said American Airlines restarted four daily flights to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (two each) this week. The restored service between Dallas/Fort […]

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Kern Public Health reports 216 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 17:02:43 +0000

Author: Joseph Luiz

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 216 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths this morning.  These bring the county’s total to 5,769 cases and 87 deaths. There are 3,368 cases among those 18 to 49 years old. People between 50 and 64 represent 1,141 cases while there are 617 […]

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Man accused of killing 13-year-old met her on social media, strangled her: report


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:33:24 +0000

Author: Jason Kotowski

*WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT* BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — An Inglewood man accused of killing a 13-year-old Bakersfield girl convinced her to send him naked photos and meet up with him, raped and strangled her, according to a newly released court document. Armando Cruz, 24, could face the death penalty if found guilty of murder with special […]

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Memorial Hospital gets $15M grant to expand pediatric services


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:08:36 +0000

Author: Joseph Luiz

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Memorial Hospital has been awarded a $15 million grant to expand its pediatric services. Dignity Health said the grant from the Children’s Hospital Program of 2018 will be used to create a dedicated pediatric surgical services area within the hospital that will include two dedicated operating rooms, a pre-op and recovery […]

Read more: Memorial Hospital gets $15M grant to expand pediatric services


Fundraiser for man shot and killed in South Bakersfield to take place Wednesday


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:55:32 +0000

Author: Karen Cruz-Orduña

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – A fundraiser will be held for the family of Lionel Montelongo, a man who was shot and killed near the intersection of Jastro Avenue and Smith Street in Bakersfield. According to the flyer, the fundraiser will be today, July 8 at 6 p.m. The $12 dinner plate will have shredded beef, rice, […]

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Kern County Assessor’s Office announces 2020-2021 assessment roll completion


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:19:24 +0000

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – The Kern County Assessor’s Office announces the completion of the 2020-2021 assessment roll. The total assessed value of all taxable property in the county as of January 1, 2020 is valued $102.2 billion, a $2.8 billion increase over the prior year, said the Assessor’s Office. The Assessor’s Office said major properties […]

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UPDATE: Missing 16-year-old girl found safe


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:15:00 +0000

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UPDATE: Brisa Torres has been found safe and has returned home, according to the Bakersfield Police Department. The department said Torres was not the victim of a criminal offense and that the investigation revealed she was a voluntary runaway. There is no known link between Torres and the Patricia Alatorre investigation. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. –  The […]

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Supreme Court sides with Trump in birth control opt-out case


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 14:37:02 +0000

Author: The Associated Press

The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration in its effort to allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women as required by the Affordable Care Act.

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Arvin to distribute free masks to residents


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 14:29:13 +0000

Author: Karen Cruz-Orduña

ARVIN, Calif. (KGET) – The City of Arvin has announced it will distribute free masks to the community. The city said this Saturday, July 11 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., residents can drive through and pick up free masks at GITS park, located at Bear Mtn. Blvd. and Walnut Dr. There is a limit of 10 masks […]

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US sets single-day record for new coronavirus cases with over 60,000


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 14:08:13 +0000

Author: Nexstar Media Wire and CNN Newsource

The United States saw over 60,000 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University, making it a record-breaking day.

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CAREN Act: San Francisco ordinance would charge ‘Karens’ who call 911 over racial bias


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 13:46:00 +0000

Author: Sara Stinson and Nexstar Media Wire

Karen is the word people use today on social media to describe people who make false claims about someone of color and call 911.

Read more: CAREN Act: San Francisco ordinance would charge ‘Karens’ who call 911 over racial bias


Hodel’s reopening for takeout on Thursday


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 05:49:02 +0000

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Hodel’s Country Dining says it will reopen on Thursday with three takeout options: build-your-own, curbside or family/group packs for five or more. The “build-your-own” option has the most variety, with customers for $10.95 able to choose from meat options and four sides among freshly prepared salad and hot dishes. With curbside […]

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University of California system names 1st Black president


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 05:06:02 +0000

Author: JOCELYN GECKER and JULIE WATSON

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dr. Michael Drake was chosen Tuesday to be president of the University of California, the first Black leader in the system’s 150-year history. Drake, a seasoned university administrator, replaces Janet Napolitano in overseeing a sprawling, 280,000-student system dealing with issues of accessibility for Blacks and other minorities, along with slashed budgets […]

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