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Published on December 04, 2019
Top Bakersfield news: 9 arrested after shots fired from backyard; man struck, killed in crash; morePhoto: iStock

Read on for the most recent top news you may have missed in Bakersfield.

Police investigate shooting in Southeast Bakersfield

Multiple Bakersfield police officers were called to the area of Cottonwood Road and Melwood Street for reports of a shooting.

Read the full story on KGET - TV 17 Bakersfield.

Spike in HIV cases spurs Clinica Sierra Vista to increase local education efforts

It was nearly four months ago that Joshua Morris arrived in Bakersfield from Chicago, but the landing pad he thought was waiting for him never materialized.

Read the full story on The Bakersfield Californian.

McDonald’s worker spit on cop’s burger, rubbed it on the floor, California DA says

Kern County’s DA charged Tatyana Hargrove with spitting on a Bakersfield cop’s burger and rubbing his food on the floor weeks after the Central Valley woman lost a lawsuit alleging excessive police force.

Read the full story on The Fresno Bee.

Pedestrian struck and killed in Chester Avenue collision

Bakersfield police are investigating a collision that killed a pedestrian Tuesday night in South Bakersfield.

Read the full story on KGET - TV 17 Bakersfield.

9 arrested after shots fired from backyard

Nine people were arrested on Monday after shots were fired from the backyard of a residence. The Bakersfield Police Department said at around 11:23 p.m., officers were sent to a residence in the 100 block of Clyde Street after getting a ShotSpotter activation. The Kern County Sheriff’s Office airship assisted in the response and saw three subjects in the backyard.

Read the full story on KGET - TV 17 Bakersfield.


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