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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – Bakersfield High School on Wednesday hosted its Earl Warren Cup competition after a three-year break. More than 30 BHS students battled it out, answering questions about the U. S. Constitution and government. Jeremy Adams, a BHS history teacher, started the competition in 2006. He said it's a fun way to learn, but it’s also about having informed conversations and bringing the Drillers’ community together.

Our country may be small but it has plenty of hidden gems. These are our regional tourism boards' pick of places to see.

A local salon is offering to raise money to help the family of a baby recently diagnosed with a rare medical condition.

On the 40th anniversary of the brutal murder of a young woman, the Bakersfield Police Department has announced the once closed-case is officially reopened.

A woman who did nothing after her live-in boyfriend beat her baby should not get her son back, an appeals court has ruled in a Bakersfield case.

Bakersfield Police say they're recommending the district attorney file charges against the woman seen dragging a dog on a Bird scooter in Central Bakersfield, in surveillance video that went viral. The California Department of Corrections confirmed with 17 News that the woman, 39 year old Elaine Rosa was a contracted psychologist at Kern Valley State Prison, until she was fired last week.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The partial government shutdown threw a prime Washington ritual into question Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to forgo his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech, expressing doubts that the hobbled government can provide adequate security. Republicans saw her move as a ploy to deny Trump the stage.

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BEIRUT (AP) - Two U.S. service members and two American civilians were among those killed in an explosion while conducting a patrol in Syria on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, an attack that came less than a month after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the war-torn country. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the morning attack, which...

The California Living Museum is about to start training new guides, and if you're interested, you'll need to sign up for a class to do it.

A Downtown bar plans to celebrate the life of a locally born, but internationally recognized sound engineer.

At the height of the warmest season, when the weather is beautiful, there is no better time to get out to explore our own back yard.

A new mandate by the U.S. government could force millions of Californians to spend more time in line at the DMV.

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