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23ABC Midday News | Top Stories for November 18, 2019

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23ABC Midday News | Top Stories for November 18, 2019

23ABC Midday News | Top Stories for November 18, 2019

The Kern County Sheriffs Department has announced the passing of one of their own.

Plus, the Bakersfield Police Department is looking for drivers of three different vehicles who all allegedly hit a pedestrian in central Bakersfield.

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23ABC Midday News | Top Stories for November 18, 2019

WATCHING 23 ABC NEWS AT 11AM,I'M DANIELLE KERNKAMP...AND I'M MIKE HART..WE ARE AWAITING THE START OF APRESS CONFERENCE INFRESNO AT THIS HOUR..

WHERE AMANHUNT IS UNDERWAY FOR AGUNMAN WHO OPENED FIRE ON AFAMILY PARTY LAST NIGHTKILLING AT LEAST FOUR PEOPLE --INJURING SIX OTHERS.LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT LIVEPICTURES... FRESNO POLICECHIEF ANDY HALL IS EXPECTED TOTAKE THE PODIUM...OFFICIALS HAD SAID ABOUT 45PEOPLE- INCLUDINGWOMEN AND CHILDREN- WEREGATHERED AT THIS HOME IN FRESNOFOR A SUNDAY FOOTBALL PARTY WHENA GUNMAN APPROACHED ONFOOT AND OPEN FIRED INTO THEBACKYARD.AT LEAST NINE PEOPLE SHOT-FOUR MEN KILLED - FIVE WITHUNVERIFIED INJURIES.ALL CITY WIDE FIRST RESPONDERSCALLED TO THESCENE.OFFICIALS SAID THE 30 PEOPLEINSIDE THE HOME WERE PRIMARILYWOMEN AND CHILDREN.THE A-T-F ANNOUNCING IT WILLSEND AGENTS TO ASSISTIN THE INVESTIGATION.OFFICIALS HAD SAID ABOUT 45PEOPLE- INCLUDING WOMEN ANDCHILDREN- WERE GATHERED AT THISHOME IN FRESNO FOR A SUNDAYFOOTBALL PARTY WHEN A GUNMANAPPROACHED ON FOOT AND OPENFIRED INTO THE BACKYARD.

ATLEAST NINE PEOPLE SHOT-FOUR MEN KILLED - FIVE WITHUNVERIFIED INJURIES.

ALL CITYWIDE FIRST RESPONDERS CALLED TOTHE SCENE.THE A-T-F ANNOUNCING IT WILLSEND AGENTS TO ASSIST IN THEINVESTIGATIONSOME SAD NEWS TO REPORT...THE KERN COUNTY SHERIFFSDEPARTMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THEPASSING OF ONE OF THEIR OWN.K-C-S-O SAYS COMMANDER IANCHANDLER DIED SUNDAY NIGHT.THIS IS VIDEO OF WHEN 23ABCCAUGHT UP WITH CHANDLER YEARSAGO WHEN HE WAS IN CHARGE OF THEWASCO SHERIFF'S SUB-STATION.HE WAS RECENTLY PROMOTED TOCOMMANDER THISPAST JUNE.NO CAUSE OF DEATH WAS DISCLOSED.OFFICIALS SAY COMMANDER CHANDLERHAS BEEN WITH K-C-S-O SINCE 1997.DRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE OVERTHE DISTRICTTHROUGH TUESDAY.A STORM SYSTEM WILL BRINGPRECIPITATION INTO MUCH OF THECENTRAL CALIFORNIA INTERIORWEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY WITHSNOW LIKELY IN THE MOUNTAINSABOVE 6000 FEET.

DRY WEATHERWILL RETURN TO THE REGION BYFRIDAY.THIS MORNING -- THE BAKERSFIELDPOLICE DEPARTMENT IS LOOKING FORDRIVERS OF THREE DIFFERENTVEHICLES WHO ALL ALLEGEDLY HIT APEDESTRIANIN CENTRAL BAKERSFIELD.OFFICIALS SAY THE VICTIM WAS INA CROSSWALK NEAR BRUNDAGELANE AND U STREET JUST AFTER5-30 SUNDAYAFTERNOON..

WHEN HE WAS HIT BY ACAR THAT LEFT THE SCENE.POLICE SAY HE WAS THEN STRUCK BYTHREE MOREVEHICLES.TWO OF THOSE LEFT.POLICE SAY THE DRIVER OF THEFOURTH VEHICLE STOPPED AND ISCOOPERATING WITH THEINVESTIGATION.THE MAN IS CURRENTLY LISTED INCRITICALCONDITION.THE BAKERSFIELD POLICEDEPARTMENT WILL BE CONDUCTING AD-U-I CHECKPOINT TOMORROW.IT'S HAPPENING AT AN UNDISCLOSEDLOCATIONBETWEEN SIX P-M AND MIDNIGHT.D-U-I CHECKPOINTS HAVE PROVEN TOREDUCE THENUMBER OF PEOPLE KILLED ORINJURED IN A DRUNK DRIVINGINCIDENT.RESEARCH SHOWS CRASHES INVOLVINGAN IMPAIRED DRIVERCAN BE LOWERED BY 20 PERCENTWHEN D-U-I CHECKPOINTS ANDPATROLS ARE CONDUCTED REGULARLY.PEOPLE CAUGHT DRIVING IMPAIREDWILL BE ARRESTED, AND SHOULDEXPECT TO PAY FEES OVER TENTHOUSAND DOLLARS.THE TAFT POLICE OFFICERSASSOCIATION WILL BE BRINGINGSOME CHEER FOR KIDS THISCHRISTMAS.THEY'LL BE HOLDING SHOP WITH ACOP HERE IN BAKERSFIELD.TAFT POLICE OFFICERS ALONG WITHOTHER TAFT LAWENFORCEMENT WILL BE TREATING 35DESERVING KIDS TO ACOMPLIMENTARY SHOPPING SPREE.THIS YEARS SHOP WITH A COP WILLBE ON DECEMBER 10TH AT SIX P-MATTHE TARGET LOCATED ON STOCKDALEHIGHWAY.IT'S NATIONAL HOMELESS YOUTHAWARENESS MONTH... AND THISYEAR, YOU CAN HELP KEEP LOCALHOMELESS YOUTHSTAY WARM DURING WINTER...THE GREATER BAKERSFIELD LEGALASSISTANCE ANDCOMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP OFKERN ARE HOLDING THEIR SECONDANNUAL SLEEPING BAG DRIVE.LAST YEAR -- THEY WERE ABLE TOCOLLECT 120 NEW OR GENTLYUSED SLEEPING BAGS FOR LOCALCHILDREN IN NEED -- THIS YEAR --THEY ARE AIMING FOR 200.THE ORGANIZATION NOT ONLYCOLLECTS THESLEEPING BAGS -- BUT THEY ALSOGIVE HYGIENE KITS TO EACH OFTHE CHILDREN.ORGANIZERS SAY SLEEPING BAGDONATIONS CAN BE DROPPED OFF ATKERN BRIDGES YOUTH HOMES LOCATEDAT 12-21 STINE ROAD FROMMONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY FROM 8A-M TO 5-30 P-M.

-- OR AT KAISERPERMANENTE FARMER'S MARKETS ONSATURDAYS ANDSUNDAYS.THE DEADLINE TO DONATE ISDECEMBER 13TH.FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISITEND-KERN-HOMELESS DOTORG.AND THIS HOLIDAY SEASON -- YOUCAN HELP GIVE BACK TO FEEDINGAMERICA WITH A HOLIDAY BABYFORMULA DRIVE -- HOSTED IN PARTBY SENATOR MELISSA HURTADO...THE DRIVE HOPES TO ADDRESS THENEED IN THE CENTRAL VALLEYFOR FOOD FOR CHILDREN.CURRENTLY THE CHILD FOODINSECURITY RATE SITS AT ALMOST25PERCENT FOR FRESNO, TULARE, ANDKERN COUNTIES.THE DRIVE RUNS FROM NOW UNTILDECEMBER 4TH...ITEMS NEEDED INCLUDE BABYFORMULA AS WELL AS MONETARYDONATIONS MADE TO CENTRALCALIFORNIA FOOD BANK.DONATIONS CAN BE DROPPED OFF ATTHE BAKERSFIELDDISTRICT OFFICE ON 12-01 EASTCALIFORNIA AVENUE.WE ARE IN THE FINAL WEEK OF OURBAKERSFIELD BABY SHOWER!THERE IS STILL TIME TO DONATEITEMS THAT WILL BENEFIT THEMOST VULNERABLE BABIES ANDCHILDREN IN OURCOMMUNITY.ONE OF THE ORGANIZATIONS WEPARTNERED WITH... IS THEBAKERSFIELD PREGNANCY CENTER.AND THE NON-PROFIT SAYS THEYWOULDN'T BE ABLE TO KEEPTHEIR DOORS OPEN IF IT WASN'TFOR KERN COUNTY'SGENEROSITY.IF YOU'VE BEEN TO DOWNTOWNBAKERSFIELD LATELY... YOU'VEPROBABLY DRIVEN PAST IT...THE BAKERSFIELD PREGNANCYCENTER.

JUST ACROSS FROMTHE GREYHOUND BUS STATION."THIS IS A QUIET ENVIRONMENT."AS SOON AS YOU STEP THROUGH THEFRONT DOOR..

THE CENTER'SGOAL IS TO MAKE YOU FEELCOMFORTABLE."WE HAVE A LITTLE PLAY AREARIGHT HERE FOR THE KIDS."CHECK IN AT THE FRONT DESK.

NOPAYMENT INFORMATION ORINSURANCE CARDS NECESSARY.

ALLSERVICES ARE OFFERED TO THEIRCLIENTS - FREE OF CHARGE.TAKE CG: ERIN ROGERS "SO THENUMBER ONE THING THAT WEDO, IS EDUCATE.

WE WANT TO GIVEOUR CLIENTS AS MUCHINFORMATION AS WE POSSIBLY CAN."AND NOT JUST PREGNANCY .

THEYHAVE INFORMATION ON EVERYTHING -RANGING FROM STDS, TO ABORTIONS,TOMARRIAGE AND PARENTING, ANDEVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.AFTER THAT... COMES ACONVERSATION... SIMPLY ABOUT THECLIENT'S GOALS, OR ANY QUESTIONSSHE MAY HAVE."SHE'S GOING TO MEET WITH HERADVOCATE IN HERE.

IT'SPRIVATE, IT'S SAFE.""OUR GOAL IS TO GET OUR CLIENTSINTO THE DOCTOR IN THAT FIRSTTRIMESTER.

PRENATAL APPOINTMENTSARE SOIMPORTANT."THE CENTER OFFERS FREEULTRASOUNDS TO THEIR CLIENTSDURING THEIR FIRST TRIMESTER...DONE RIGHTDOWN THE HALL."SO THIS IS AN ULTRA SOUND ROOM!WE HAVE TWO ULTRASOUNDROOMS HERE.""AND THEN FOR EVERY MOM THATRECEIVES AN ULTRASOUND, WEOFFER HER A BABY BLANKET.

ANDTHESE BLANKETS ARE MADE BYPEOPLE HERE IN KERN COUNTY."CLIENTS CAN USE THE CENTER AS ARESOURCE THROUGHOUTTHEIR PREGNANCY, AND BEYOND."AND SO HERE TO YOUR RIGHT ISOUR PARENTING CLASSROM.""THEY COME WEEK AND WEEK ANDTHEY REALLY GET TO KNOW ONEANOTHER."THROUGH PARENTING CLASSES ANDOTHER ACTIVITIES,CLIENTS CAN EARN POINTS, WHICHCAN BE REDEEMED RIGHTTHERE AT THE PREGNANCY CENTER."THIS IS THE VERY FAVORITE PART.OURS TOO.

SO WE TRY TO HAVE ASMANY NEW ITEMS AS POSSIBLE INHERE.

THEY CAN CHOOSECLOTHING, THEY CAN GET PACK NPLAYS, STOLLERS, BAGS, BOTTLESAND NURSING SUPPLIES, CRIBSHEETS, BLANKETS,BOUNCY SEATS.

ANYTHING THAT THEYNEED FOR BABY, WE'VE GOTIN THIS ROOM.

AND IF WE DON'THAVE IT, WE'LL GET IT." ANDEVERYTHING IN THIS ROOM... WASDONATED."THIS IS ALL DONATIONS.EVERYTHING IS DONATED." - "'THEYSTILL HAVE TAGS ON IT!'

YEAHIT'S BRAND NEW!"THE ONLY ITEMS THE CENTERBUYS... ARE CRIB MATTRESSES, ANDCAR SEATS.EVERYTHING ELSE IS THROUGH THEKINDNESS OF THE COMMUNITY."YOU HAD ASKED EARLIER ABOUT HOWARE THE DONATIONSPROCESSED.

WELL THAT HAPPENSHERE." EVERY ITEM IS SORTEDTHROUGH METICULUOUSLY... BEFOREIT GOESTO A NEW HOME."WE PUT TOGETHER WHAT WE CALLLAYETTE BOXES.

AND THISIS A LAYETTE BOX.""IT'S JUST KIND OF LIKE ASTARTER KIT FOR BABY.

IT HASDIAPERS,BLANKETS, CLOTHING, BOTTLES,PACIFIERS."ERIN SAYS THE REACTION FROM THEPARENTS WHEN THEYRECEIVE A LAYETTE BOX... IS THEBEST PART."I THINK THEY REALLY FEEL THELOVE THAT THESE ARE PACKED WITHAND THE SUPPORT THAT THEYRECEIVE."YOU CAN DROP OFF DONATIONS --SUCH AS DIAPERS...WIPES... FORMULAS AND CLOTHES --AT EXPRESSPHARMACY LOCATIONS AROUND KERNCOUNTY..

ANDHERE AT THE 23ABC STUDIOSTHROUGH WEDNESDAY.THEN THE FOLLOWING DAY -- WEWILL HAVE A BABY SHOWERHERE AT THE 23ABC STUDIOS WHEREMORE DONATIONS WILLBE ACCEPTED ALL DAY FROM 5 A-MUNTIL 7-30 P-M.

OUR STUDIOS ARELOCATED AT 321 21ST STREET INDOWNTOWNBAKERSFIELD.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THEORGANZIATIONSBENEFITTING FROM THE BABY SHOWERAND ITEMS THAT ARENEEDED FOR DONATION -- VISIT OURWEBSITE TURN TO 23 .COMAND ALL OUR SOCIAL MEDIAPLATFORMS.STILL TO COME HERE ON 23ABC NEWS




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