A transportation company serving disabled passengers is up and running again after it was forced to stop operations earlier this week.
As we all know, the approaching warm weather season can spell trouble for firefighters with an increased threat of wildfires.
The number of homeless people in Kern County continues to decline, according to the latest homeless census.
A homeowner is northeast Bakersfield says his neighborhood has become a hot spot for illegal dumping.
What starts as a normal class, takes a turn.
Local caregivers are joining in on a statewide protest, calling for fair pay.
For more than 60 years, Kern County has been the premiere destination for stock car fans in California.
During a news conference following Bryan Oliver's sentencing, the district attorney's office announced it will take new measures to combat bullying in local schools.
Judge John Lua sentenced Bryan Oliver to a term of 27 years, 4 months in prison.
On 17 News at 6 Monday, we aired a story of a retired police officer and his service dog.
Bakersfield police say they're investigating a possible early morning crime spree, following two armed robberies and a drive-by shooting.
During opening statements, Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer said DNA evidence links Billy Ray Johnson to a string of rapes during the summer of 2013 in east Bakersfield.
The California Highway Patrol is looking into whether drugs played a factor in a double fatal crash on Highway 99 Wednesday morning.
Critics say the exit of Xcor should serve as a wakeup call to lawmakers and regulators in Sacramento about the value other states are placing on California's emerging commecial spaceflight industry.
Driver of semi hit by train fled the scene and was later arrested.
Kern County ranks last in the state in heart health so all women need to know their risk factors.
All women need to know their numbers and reduce their risk for heart disease, but women of color have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.
Heart healthy yoga poses are a way to de-stress and reduce risk factors for heart disease. Stress, high blood pressure and high cholesterol are all factors that women need to be aware of, especially women of color.
State has given KRC deadline to fix problems.
Jose Beltran's mother would not speak on camera, but she says for now, her family is not retaining an attorney or pressing charges.
Thieves are striking one particular spot more often.
The Kern County District Attorney's office has something no other DAs office in the state has, a dog.
We've reported for months that disabled citizens served by Kern Regional Center are frustrated with the service the center provides.
possible weak tornado near Belridge on 01-23-15
The much needed rain that hit Kern County Sunday and overnight, caused some problems on the roadways.
A woman who pleaded no contest to kidnapping her daughter was sentenced Monday morning.
Consumer and money-saving expert Andrea Woroch has tips on how to save on supplies for Mom and baby.
We all know kids are expensive, but just how expensive? Consumer and money-saving expert talks about how to cut costs on baby gear without sacrificing quality.
We all know kids are expensive, but just how expensive? Consumer and money-saving expert Andrea Woroch joins KGET-17 News with tips on how to cut costs on baby gear.
Approximately a half million teens struggle with eating disorders or disordered eating, according to the National Eating Disorders Association.
Gold leaf guilders from around the world stopped in Bakersfield over the weekend.
You might of heard of some weightlifters "juicing" to get bigger muscles. Now the latest fad is milking.
The movie McFarland USA hit theaters nationwide Friday. It tells the story of McFarland High cross country coach Jim White and how he took his team under his wing, to help them succeed.
According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, you are more likely to get your car stolen in Bakersfield than any other city in America.
A labor dispute continues between shipping companies and dockworkers across the state, putting Kern County's citrus industry in jeopardy.
A jury has found convicted murderer Christopher Lightsey competent, which means he will be headed back to death row.
If you're interested in adopting our pet of the week, you can call the SPCA at 661-323-8353.
Former Taft School Superintendent Ronald Bryant was taken into custody Friday morning after showing up late to his court hearing.
Recently, a 13-year-old boy learned that his fight with cancer isn't over just yet. Doctors found more cancer cells on his scan.
During Black History Month, we are exploring "The Journey" four hundred fifty years of the African-American experience.
Some call it poor man's cocaine and some argue methamphetamine is one of the biggest issues facing Kern County.
Movie goers across America will finally have a chance to catch McFarland USA in theaters Friday.
It's been 4 months since two girls were struck by a car in a crosswalk while walking to Foothill High School.
Have you seen bumper stickers or t-shirts that read "Keep Calm and Chive on"?
One lawmaker is holding his colleagues accountable to help solve the water crisis.
James Pizano, 31, is a football coach at Frontier High who is battling the bulge one day at a time.
Kristopher Carter's sentencing was very emotional for the family of Leanne Harris.
We are hearing from Sheriff Donny Youngblood for the first time about a deadly deputy involved-shooting in Wasco last month.
All three men served together in the Korean War and had not seen each other since.
Last week we took you inside the hangar to see some of the high-profile commercial spacecraft being developed at Mojave Air and Space Port.