BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A flag was raised in memory of the dozens of children in Kern County lost to abuse.
The Department of Human Services and the Kern County Network for Children hosted an event Friday morning to raise awareness of child abuse.
Tom Corson, Executive Director of the Kern County Network for Children, said 38 children have died to physical abuse in Kern County due to physical abuse since 2009.
There are 11 substantiated cases of abuse in Kern County every day, Corson said.
Corson encouraged reporting suspected cases of abuse.
"How could you live with yourself if you suspect [abuse] and something does happen to that child," Corson said.
Officials say if you believe a child's life is in immediate danger you should call 911.
Experts say child abuse is most deadly for kids under 5 because there are no teachers or other mandated reporters to speak up for the child.
If so, call the 24 hour child abuse hotline at 661-631-6011.
Crash on Golden State Ave. & Q Street
A crash occurred Golden State Avenue and Q Street had eastbound traffic being diverted.
Rally to Improve Birth in Bakersfield
A rally to improve birth and U.S. maternity care was held today at Emerald Cove Park in Bakersfield.
Marley's Mutts offering reward for info on dog
Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons…
Police investigating homicide on V Street
The Bakersfield Police Department is asking the community for help in obtaining any information about a homicide that occurred early Monday morning.