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23ABC at 11 a.m. | Top Stories for November 26, 2019

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23ABC at 11 a.m. | Top Stories for November 26, 2019
23ABC at 11 a.m. | Top Stories for November 26, 2019

The search continues for any suspects connected to the shooting last night at Valley Plaza.

Mall officials say they're going to reexamine security protocols today.

Plus new details in the case of a deadly street racing crash.

The man arrested in connection to the collision is now being held on a charge of 2nd-degree murder.

11AM, I'M MIKE HART..

AND I'MDANIELLE KERNKAMP.THIS MORNING -- THE SEARCHCONTINUES FOR ANY SUSPECTSCONNECTED TO THE SHOOTING LASTNIGHT AT VALLEY PLAZA.MALL OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE GOINGTO RE-EXAMIN SECURITYPROTOCOLS TODAY.23ABC'S IMANI STEPHENS IS LIVEOUTSIDE THE MALL WHERE THE DOORSARE OPEN THIS MORNING.IMANI?MIKE AND DANIELLE -- PEOPLE WEREIN THE VALLEY PLAZAMALL EVEN BEFORE STORESOFFICIALLY OPENED AT 10THIS MORNING AND BUSINESS SEEMEDTO RUN AS NORMAL.I'VE SEEN MALL SECURITY, PATROLTHE AREA AND SECURITY INSIDEOF THE MALL AS WELL.

THE VALLEYPLAZA MALL DID RELEASE ASTATEMENT -- STATING THAT THEYARE WORKING WITHB-P-D REGARDING THEINVESTIGATION.

AND FROM THE FEWPEOPLE THAT I SPOKE WITHEARLIER, THEYSAY THEY PLAN TO STILL VISITTHIS MALL REGARDLESS OFLAST NIGHT'S INCIDENT"I WILL STILL COME, THIS IS ANICE PLACE,WE HAVE TO KEEP IT SAFE -- AGOOD PLACE FOR EVERYBODY""WHEN I SAW IT ON THE NEWS LASTNIGHTAND THEN I NEEDED TO COME GETSOME TODAY -- I WAS A LITTLESHOOK UP BUTI'M OKAY THOUGH"BAKERSFIELD POLICE CHIEF LYLEMARTIN HOPED TO PUT THECOMMUNITY AT EASE ...ASSURINGTHAT THIS SHOOTING WASNOT A RANDOM ACT.

HE SAYS IT'SSAFE TO RETURN TO THE MALLTODAY AND IT WILL BE BUSINESS ASUSUAL.BUT THE SEARCH FOR THE SUSPECTCONTINUES THIS MORNING.AGAIN, BPD DESCRIBES THE SUSPECTAS A BLACK MAN IN AGREY SWEATSHIRT.IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION, YOUARE ASKED TO CALL BPD AT327 7111IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATIONABOUT THE SUSPECT-- YOUARE ASKED TO CALL POLICE AT327-7111.

IN SOUTH BAKERSFIELD-IMANI STEPHENS 23 ABC CONNECTINGYOU.WE'LL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THESHOOTING AT THE VALLEY PLAZAMALL.WE'LL BRING YOU ANY UPDATES FROMTHE MALL AND FROM THEBAKERSFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT --INCLUDINGUPDATES ON THE SEARCH FOR ANYSUSPECTS.IF YOU MISSED ANY OF OURCOVERAGE WE HAVE STORIESAND VIDEOS ON OUR WEBSITE...SOCIAL MEDIA AND STREAMINGPLATFORMS.LET'S CHECK IN NOW WITH 23ABC'SCHIEF METEOROLOGIST ELAINA RUSKFOR A FIRST LOOK AT YOUR STORMSHIELD FORECAST.TODAY IS BREEZY WITH INCREASINGCLOUDS AS WE WAIT FOR THATHOLIDAY STORM TO ARRIVE WITHRAIN AFTER 4 P.M.

SO WE'RECOLDERTODAY WHILE WE WAIT, WITH MID TOUPPER 50S IN THE VALLEY AND AHIGH OF 57 IN BAKERSFIELD.THAT'S FIVE DEGREES BELOWAVERAGE.

VALLEY AIR QUALITYSHOULD IMPROVE A BIT TODAY, WITHA FORECAST IN THE MODERATE RANGEAS THE WINDS WORK TOPUSH OUT A LOT OF THISPOLLUTION.

THERE IS NOWOOD BURNING PERMITTED UNLESSYOU HAVE A REGISTEREDDEVICE.

THE KERN RIVER VALLEYWILL TOP OUT IN THE LOW 50SBRIEFLY TODAY WITH JUST THE LOWTO MID-40S IN THE SOUTHMOUNTAINS OF TEHACHAPI ANDFRAZIER PARK THIS AFTERNOON.NEW DETAILS IN THE CASE OF ADEADLY STREET RACING CRASH.THE MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTIONTO THE COLLISION ISNOW BEING HELD ON A CHARGE OF2ND DEGREE MURDER.THE CRASH HAPPENED SUNDAY NIGHTON OLD RIVER ROAD.ACCORDING TO BAKERSFIELD POLICE,A RED MUSTANG ANDGRAY DODGE RAM WERE RACINGNORTHBOUND, WHEN THEMUSTANG LOST CONTROL, AND HIT APASSING MINIVAN.THE VAN SPUN OUT INTO ONCOMINGTRAFFIC AND HITBY A CRANE TRUCK.THE WOMAN DRIVING THE VAN,50-YEAR-OLD PEGGY KANDLER,DIED AT THE SCENE.TWO MINORS WERE FLOWN TO MADERACHILDREN'SHOSPITAL.

NO UPDATE ON THEIRCONDITIONS.50-YEAR-OLD RONALD PIERCE WASORIGINALLY CHARGED WITHD-U-I, GROSS VEHICULARMANSLAUGHTER AND SPEEDING..BEFORE THE MURDER CHARGE WASUPGRADED THIS MORNING.

HE WILLBE IN COURT FOR THAT CHARGE ONMONDAYDECEMBER 2ND.NOW TO THAT WILDFIRE ERUPTING INSANTA BARBARAOVERNIGHT -- SCORCHING MORE THAN3-THOUSAND ACRES -- FORCINGMANDATORY EVACUATIONS.ABC'S WILL CARR IS ON THE SCENEWITH THE LATEST,WE'RE IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY,WHERE FIRE CREWS HAVE BEENWORKING RELENTLESSLY THROUGHOUTTHE COURSE OF THE NIGHT TO TRYTO JUMP ON TOP OF THE CAVE FIRE.[00:00:07][6.9] [00:00:07] YOUCAN SEE THESE FLAMES AREPOPPING UP JUST IN THE DISTANCE.IN THE PAST COUPLE OF HOURS, WEHAVESEEN THIS FIRE EXPLODE ON THEHILLSIDE BEHIND ME.

AND I WANTTO SHOWYOU THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE ISTHAT THEY HAVE THE NOTORIOUSSUNDOWNER WINDS, THE WINDS THATARE PUSHED DOWN THE MOUNTAINSIDE WHENTHE SUN GOES DOWN AROUND HERE INSANTA BARBARA.

THOSE THAT PUSHTHEFLAMES AND THE EMBERS ALL ACROSSTHIS AREA, YOU CAN SEE THE FIRENOWDOWN IN THIS CANYON.

THIS ISZERO PERCENT CONTAINED AT THISPOINT.

FIRECREWS ARE HOPING THEY CAN GETSOME HELP FROM MOTHER NATURE ALITTLE BITLATER TODAY.

THEY'RE EXPECTINGRAIN IN THE FORECAST.

BUT WITHTHAT RAIN ALSO COMES A THREAT, AMUDSLIDE.THAT IS THE DOUBLE EDGED SWORDTHATWE HAVE SEEN SO MANY TIMES HEREIN CALIFORNIA IN RECENT YEARS.A MEMORIAL SERVICE JUST WRAPPEDUP FOR A KERN COUNTYHIGHWAY PATROL WHEN IT COMES TOHELPING EVERY CHILDCELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS.THE "CHIPS FOR KIDS" TOY DRIVEIS PUT TOGETHER BY LOCAL C-H-POFFICERS... WHO COLLECT NEW ANDUNWRAPPED TOYS AND OTHER ITEMSFOR INFANTS... TOTS AND TEENS.THEY NEED MORE THAN JUST TOYS..THINGS LIKE BLANKETS...CLOTHES... SHOES AND MORE.YOU CAN DROP OFF ITEMS AT ALLLOCAL WALGREENSSTORES, MOTOR CITY IN THE AUTOMALL, THE C-H-P HEADQUARTERS...AND EVEN RIGHT HERE AT OUR 23ABCNEWS STATION THROUGHDECEMBER 16TH.STILL TO COME HERE ON 23ABC NEWS

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