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Bill would separate KMC from county supervision

<p>A new bill heading to Governor Brown would allow the Kern County Board of Supervisors to establish a hospital authority at Kern Medical Center.</p>

Published: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:24:21 GMT

BPD investigating homicide in southwest

<p>Bakersfield police are investigating a homicide that occurred in southwest Bakersfield.</p>

Published: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:19:14 GMT

Gary Asberry to serve 2 life sentences

<p>Gary Asberry was sentenced today to two consecutive life sentences for the murder of Christopher Gonzales.</p>

Published: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:18:53 GMT

Agencies work together to combat vehicle thefts

<p>On Thursday, August 21, the California Highway Patrol's Kern County Auto Theft Task Force worked in unison with the Bakersfield Police Department, Kern County Sheriff's Department and State Parole in an effort to combat vehicle theft in Bakersfield.</p>

Published: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:01:31 GMT

'What's Happening' this weekend

<p>'What's Happening' Kern County? Here's a list of fun events happening in Bakersfield and Kern County for August 23 and 24.</p>

Published: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:50:16 GMT

Railroad crossing improvement on Brundage Lane

<p>San Joaquin Valley Railroad will be upgrading the railroad crossing on Brundage Lane between Martin Luther King Blvd. and Clyde Street beginning Saturday August 23 at 5 a.m.</p>

Published: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:24:26 GMT

Cars towed from parking lot near In-Shape

<p>A member of a popular gym in northwest Bakersfield contacted 23ABC after her vehicle was towed from an adjacent parking lot while she went to work out.</p>

Published: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:10:22 GMT

Farming theft on the rise in Lamont

<p>Three men were arrested on suspicion of stealing a piece of farming equipment Tuesday in Lamont, the latest in a string of thefts, Kern County Sheriff's Department Rural Crimes Division said.</p>

Published: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:55:58 GMT

Teen provides comfort to cancer patients

<p>Kim Pedersen was in shock when she was delivered the scary news she had breast cancer in April.</p>

Published: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:45:25 GMT

Study: Bakersfield is running out of water

<p>Data from The U.S. Drought Monitor shows Bakersfield tops a list of cities that are running out of water, but some believe the city can make it through the drought.</p>

Published: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:14:08 GMT

Drought to blame for increase in bugs, insects

<p>Local exterminators are blaming the drought for an increase in bugs and insects found around residential homes this summer. </p>

Published: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:45:49 GMT

Pit bull hit by car rescued by local group

<p>A car hit a pit bull in Northwest Bakersfield, breaking his leg, Sundee Martineau with Bakersfield Pitty Crew Rescue said.</p>

Published: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:55:04 GMT

Way Fire 72% contained

<p>The mop up continues Friday morning on a wildfire that's burning in the mountains above Lake Isabella.</p>

Published: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:13:12 GMT

New Energy Savings Assistance Program

<p>If you're struggling to pay your energy bill, PG & E has a new program available that can help.</p>

Published: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:39:13 GMT

Street drainage causing problem for residents

<p>An East Bakersfield resident contacted 23ABC concerned about an ongoing drainage issue on the street in front of his house.</p>

Published: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:52:23 GMT