Join KNZR for the 2015 Toys for Tots Radiothon this Saturday, December 5th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at WalMart on Rosedale Highway. Bring a new unwrapped toy for the needy children in Bakersfield and Kern County so they can have a Merry Christmas. Plus meet Jaz McKay, Inga Barks and the rest of the KNZR Crew!
A fight involving several people at the Padre Hotel downtown early Sunday morning left one person dead following a gunfire exchange with police. The fleeing man brought out a gun and fired at one of the policemen who shot back. The officer is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
Phone calls claiming to be from the Kern County Sherriff’s office are a phone scam The caller tells people they have a warrant for not showing up in court and in some cases is requesting money to clear it up. Authorities are asking people who receive one of those to report it to the Sherriff’s office.
Watch for delays on Truxtun Avenue between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. this week. Intermittent lane closures will affect eastbound and westbound traffic on Truxtun Avenue and the Westside Parkway’s eastbound off-ramp. The westbound on-ramp from Truxtun Avenue will not be affected. And roadwork will continue tonight with possible lane closures at various locations on Freeway 99 and Highway 58.
A suspected burglar who became stuck in the chimney of a Fresno County home died after the homeowner unknowingly lit a fire in the fireplace. An autopsy on Sunday concluded that the burglar died of smoke inhalation and burns.
Two college students were arrested on suspicion of causing a false emergency yesterday when they stood over a Southern California freeway wearing military fatigues, a gas mask and carrying replica assault rifles. They claim they were filming a school project.
The Chevron Weather Center reports it will be mostly sunny with highs in the 50s. It will be clear tonight with lows in the upper-30s.