Researchers are working on motion activated technology for your phone.
Prosthetic limbs have been around for decades, but the Michaelangelo is the world's most technologically advanced prosthetic hand.
A group of children in Colorado is showing polio-like symptoms, and doctors wonder if it may be linked to a nationwide enterovirus outbreak.
This year's Kern County Fair has come and gone, but controversy continues over the fair's treatment of pigs.
That's because Governor Jerry Brown signed a pilot bill to allow up to 15 community colleges to launch bachelor's degree programs.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating a crash involving a Kern County Sheriff's deputy, that killed a Bakersfield woman early Sunday morning.
Some ag teachers concerned about pig handling during Kern County Fair
(NBC News) United States led coalition airplanes have begun the second day of bombing oil installations and other facilities controlled by ISIS in eastern Syria on Friday.
The brutal attack began just before the end of the work-day Thursday at a food distribution plant in Moore, Oklahoma.
A fire at a Federal Aviation Facility outside of Chicago has grounded flights at two major international airports and has delayed flights across the country.
We are at that time of year again when we are asking the question, 'Do we want green lawns through the winter?'
Talk about going the distance. A father is about to take part in a 135-mile non-stop charity run to support the Ronald McDonald House.
Facility for Animal Care and Treatment, otherwise known as FACT, at Cal State Bakersfield is set to close next year.
The community the retired police chief served is remembering him as a hard worker and family man.
Tehachapi school closing doors Tuesday, September 30 due to low enrollment.
Kids who participate in 4H and FFA anticipate selling their animals for a profit.
Just over six weeks now until the November election and 17 News is ramping up its campaign coverage at your local election headquarters.
Honor Flight Kern County is able to take local veterans to see their memorials in Washington D.C. thanks to our generous community.
An Iraq War veteran and his family are spending their first night in a newly remodeled mortgage-free Bakersfield home.
You may soon feel a little safer visiting downtown and other parts of Bakersfield.
Chief Greg Williamson in a memo says Eric Matlock passed away Thursday after a battle with cancer.
A truancy sweep took place in Bakersfield Wednesday in recognition of school attendance awareness month.
We continue our coverage of Honor Flight Kern County, sending our veterans to Washington D.C. to see their memorials.
Books from Bakersfield are now in the first library on a remote island of The Philippines.
The body of a man found inside a burned-out shed in northwest Bakersfield Tuesday is being investigated as 'suspicious.'
(NBC News) President Obama issued a rallying cry to the world Wednesday as he addressed the United Nations General Assembly, imploring nations to reject "the cancer of violent extremism."
(NBC News) The manhunt continues for a sniper and survivalist accused of fatally shooting a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding his partner.
This Texas pastor had enough of a thief who made repeated trips to his home.
Many local residents are aware of the war on drugs here in our community.
This is the first time many of the veterans have seen the memorials.
Tuesday morning's sightings brought the total to at least ten by our count this month across Kern County.
Black bear sightings started early Tuesday morning, just after 2:00 am. By the evening, Fish and Wildlife officers had tranquilized two black bears and captured a young bear cub.
The Centers for Disease Control has dire predictions for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa if the fast-spreading virus is not brought under control soon.
Schools in the Edison District are closed because of the bears roaming the area.
(WFMJ) The owner of a Pennyslvania thrift store is hoping to track down an elderly donor who left thousands of dollars behind in a pair of shoes.
(NBC News) The war on ISIS has widened. U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS targets in Syria early Tuesday. The first attacks also targeted other jihad groups accused of plotting terrorist attacks against the United States.
Smoke from California wildfire forces authorities to cancel Lake Tahoe's Ironman Triathlon.
91-year-old World War II vet surprised with birthday flight on a B-29, just like he flew during the war.
Generous couple donates funds to help pay for Texas couple's wedding thanks to furniture ad on Craigslist.
The Kern County Fair draws a large crowd everyday and one of the biggest draws is the livestock with over 5,600 animals this year.
It may seem like there have been more homicides than ever recently. This past weekend was no different with four killings since Friday.
Local survivors of drunk driving and victims who have lost someone, came out to run and walk like MADD this weekend.
A group of local veterans is making their way back to Bakersfield wrapping up Honor Flight Kern County's 12th trip to our nation's capital.
There's a new report that looks at how Bakersfield police officers can help reduce their response times.
The 34th annual Bakersfield Triathlon kicked off Sunday at Ming Lake.
(WBBH) A 68-year-old Naples, Florida woman is being hailed as a hero after saving her own husband from their burning home on Sunday.
(WPBN) A Michigan family's tiny pet is recovering from serious injuries after a bizarre attack. It happened around 4:30 Thursday morning when the dog was let out to go the bathroom. Pippa the 2-year-old Chihuahua was on the porch one second, then gone the next. "My mom ran out in her pajamas because it's 4:30 in the morning and she could hear her yelping," recalled Forest Walters. "She couldn't figure out where was coming from and it wasn't coming from the ground it was coming from the air." Walters says Pippa was scooped up by an owl and dropped at the top of a hill about 200 feet away. They found her there covered in blood, with multiple puncture wounds. Read more: http://bit.ly/1tx4VI1
(NBC News) A convicted felon fatally shot his daughter and six grandchildren before killing himself in a Florida home on Thursday. Investigators say they have no idea why 51-Year-old Don Spirit carried out the brutal slaying.
(WAVY) Busch Gardens Williamsburg has removed some of its Howl-O-Scream displays after complaints from park guests that headless figures were reminiscent of the recent ISIS beheadings.
(NBC News) In Miami, Chicago, New York and dozens of other cities across the country and around the world thousands gathered Friday, waiting in line to get the new iPhone 6.