Investigations

Investigations Pre-existing conditions still a factor for 'Obamacare' until 2014 Pre-existing conditions still a factor for 'Obamacare' until 2014(Video)
One of the biggest reforms as part of the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies will no longer be allowed to deny people coverage if they have pre-existing conditions. However, that portion of the law, like the day that health care actually becomes available, doesn't begin until Jan. 1.
Investigations Sexual assault cases prompt fearful reactions Sexual assault cases prompt fearful reactions(Video)
A string of sexual assault cases has neighbors on edge and on the lookout. Fliers are out in the Riverlakes area with concerns the rapist was spotted there, and suspecting the assault cases are linked to the same man. Police say that is not the case, but they urge caution and ask the public to report any suspicious activity.
Investigations Parents upset about stuck kids after school bus crash Parents upset about stuck kids after school bus crash(Video)
On the first day of school, a busload of young students was stranded at the side of the road on their way home. Parents said they are frustrated by the delay - first, in finding out where the kids were, and, second, actually getting the children off the very hot bus.
Investigations Family finds fishing line strung up at playground in Taft Family finds fishing line strung up at playground in Taft(Video)
Neighbors in Taft are worried about kids' safety after finding fishing line strung up on playground equipment in Veterans' Park. Taft Police say they got reports about this hazard and something similar at the bike path, and they're investigating.
Investigations Man claims temple has 'decimated' his neighborhood Man claims temple has 'decimated' his neighborhood(Video)
Randy Jones lives in a southwest Bakersfield neighborhood and said Tuesday that the Sikh temple behind his house is dumping raw sewage on the ground. "I've seen raw sewage being dumped, trash, the noise and the smell. It's just nasty," Jones said.
Investigations Operator of sober-living home jailed on drug charges Operator of sober-living home jailed on drug charges(Video)
The director of a sober-living home in Bakersfield is in jail on drug possession charges, and the house itself has an eviction notice on it. One local agency says they are not surprised and had already pulled its clients out of Robinson's House.
Investigations Another leaky water line fixed in Bakersfield Another leaky water line fixed in Bakersfield(Video)
The California Water Service Co. and residents have confirmed that a water leak on the 300 block of Pauma Court in Bakersfield is in the process of being fixed, after an Eyewitness News investigation found the leak had been running for over a week.