MAN CONVICTED OF ARMED ROBBERY SPREE FACES LIFE TERM

MAN CONVICTED OF ARMED ROBBERY SPREE FACES LIFE TERM

A man who committed multiple robberies while on parole has been convicted by a Kern County jury. Prosecutors say Cerwilliam Pryor robbed six gas stations in Bakersfield in November and December 2021, each time pointing a gun at the cashier and demanding money from the register. Pryor already has three strikes for previous convictions and…Read More

Thousand Dollar Question

OFFICIAL RULES “KUZZ’s Thousand Dollar Question Give-Away” May 13 through June 17, 2024 1.         The following Cash Prize will be awarded:      A $1,000 for all correct answers. 2.         Participants may qualify for to win the “KUZZ’s Thousand Dollar Question Give-Away” one way:      (A) Listen to KUZZ AM/FM each weekday in the five times each weekday.  7:30 AM, 9:30 AM,…Read More

FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE TWO-ALARM FIRE IN EAST BAKERSFIELD

FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE TWO-ALARM FIRE IN EAST BAKERSFIELD

A two alarm fire in an East Bakersfield neighborhood prompted quick action by Kern County firefighters, who were faced with a wall of flames that was moving towards homes on Thursday. The fire on Oregon Street near McCurdy Drive was reported just before 2:00 pm and was already burning sheds, fences and vegetation. Crews used…Read More

WOMAN IDENTIFIED WHOSE BODY WAS FOUND IN AN ORCHARD

WOMAN IDENTIFIED WHOSE BODY WAS FOUND IN AN ORCHARD

A woman whose body was found in an orchard just east of State Route 43 is identified as 33-year-old Claudia Vazquez of Bakersfield. Deputies found her April 26th in the area off Superior Road and Stockdale Highway, but it’s not known how long she’d been there or how she died. An autopsy is planned. Photo…Read More

HIGH SPEED RAIL HAS OPEN HOUSE IN DOWNTOWN BAKERSFIELD

HIGH SPEED RAIL HAS OPEN HOUSE IN DOWNTOWN BAKERSFIELD

Dozens of people turned out for a High Speed Rail open house in downtown Bakersfield to get a look at how the project is going and give their input. Planning Director Margaret Cederoff tells 17 News their focus is on the link between Merced and Bakersfield, which will end at Golden State Avenue and F…Read More

BPD SAYS RACING CAMAROS CAUSE CRASH, 19 YEAR OLD ARRESTED

BPD SAYS RACING CAMAROS CAUSE CRASH, 19 YEAR OLD ARRESTED

One person has been arrested and four others hurt following a collision between drivers who were street racing. Bakersfield Police say two Camaros were in an illegal speed contest just before 7:00 Monday night on Old River Road at White Lane, and one vehicle went over the center median. Three adults and a juvenile who…Read More

DUI SUSPECTED IN TRIPLE FATAL COLLISION WITH TRAIN

DUI SUSPECTED IN TRIPLE FATAL COLLISION WITH TRAIN

Three young men have been killed in a collision with a moving freight train on Kimberlina Road, and the CHP says DUI is suspected. Officer Tomas Martinez says the 19-year-old driver, identified as McKinley Toliver of Wasco, drove at an unknown speed past the crossing arms at 2:34 Sunday morning. Martinez says the Honda rolled…Read More

MAN SHOT TO DEATH AT PANORAMA PARK

MAN SHOT TO DEATH AT PANORAMA PARK

A man has been killed in a weekend shooting that happened at Panorama Park in northeast Bakersfield. Police were called to the area near River Blvd. at 11:00 Friday night, finding the victim has suffered apparent, multiple gunshot wounds. There is no suspect information.Read More

SECOND DUI CHARGE FOR CHRISTMAS PARADE SUSPECT

SECOND DUI CHARGE FOR CHRISTMAS PARADE SUSPECT

The retired realtor who’s charged with running down three spectators at the Bakersfield Christmas Parade is back in jail on suspicion of another DUI, and his bail is set at a million-dollars. The Sheriff’s Booking page shows 72-year-old Alan Booth was arrested around 6:30 Wednesday night on Oak Street near 21st Street, and the new…Read More

HIT AND RUN DRIVER KILLS WOMAN NEAR FAIRGROUNDS

HIT AND RUN DRIVER KILLS WOMAN NEAR FAIRGROUNDS

Bakersfield Police are investigating an early morning hit and run collision where a woman was killed. The victim was walking on Ming Avenue just after 2:00 a.m Saturday when she was struck by a unknown driver near South P Street. The speed limit in that area is 40mph, there is no information regarding the suspect…Read More