"Fake news," President Trump said in December of a New York Times report that his relationship with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was frayed to the point of breaking. March 13: Trump fires Tillerson and later tells reporters the move had been "a long time" in the making.
To some, downtown Bakersfield is a dirty, blighted example of underinvestment.
After a more than 10-hour closure Friday, Highway 223 from Arvin to the intersection of Highway 58 reopened as of 2:25 p.m., said Caltrans District 6 public information officer Christian Lukens.
Traffic was snarled on Highway 58 for several hours Friday morning after a series of big rig accidents closed the freeway to traffic heading west.
An officer-involved shooting Wednesday evening that resulted in no injuries occurred when a Bakersfield police officer mistook a cellphone for a weapon, police said Friday.
Multiple witnesses to a shooting in Lake Isabella earlier this month say the incident occurred as a result of the shooter's flying a drone over nearby residences and yards, raising privacy concerns, according to court documents that recently became available.
When Fairfax Elementary School District, a small district on Bakersfield's east side, requests bidders for construction projects, Superintendent Michael Coleman already knows what to expect — the same two or three contractors.
Angeline Garcia, 8, bounced up and down as she talked about the Third Annual Audible Easter Egg hunt at the Bakersfield Police Activities League on Thursday.
The 3rd annual Audible Easter Egg Hunt at the Bakersfield Police Activities League on 4th Street is a good time for students to get reacquainted and hunt for Easter eggs that emit a sound so visually impaired students can find them. This year the event was held in the gym at PAL due to rain.
A Redlands man pleaded not guilty Thursday to two counts of second-degree murder, among other charges, in connection with an alleged drunk driving crash that killed a 5-year-old boy and a woman last year.
A teen armed with a knife was shot in east Bakersfield early Thursday when confronted by a man who caught the teen breaking into a backyard shed, according to sheriff's officials.
Curran Middle School has been placed on lockdown and multiple residences evacuated after a Sheriff's Office bomb squad was dispatched to a report of a suspicious briefcase left near the front door of a residence in west Bakersfield.
Deputies have identified a person of interest in connection with a Facebook Live video that showed a man slamming a screaming child into a bathtub early Thursday.
A pit bull mauled a 3-year-old Wednesday in North Edwards after the child fell out a window and into a dog run while the child's mother slept, sheriff's officials said.
Democrat TJ Cox, who jumped in at the last minute to challenge Congressman David Valadao, R-Hanford, for his 21st Congressional District seat, has been named to Democrat’s Red to Blue program.
There has been an increase in illegal parking in the unpaved areas along the banks of Truxtun Lake adjacent to Truxtun Avenue and the Kern River Parkway Bike Trail, police said Wednesday.
Ending months of speculation, California State University officials announced Wednesday that it had found a successor for Cal State Bakersfield President Horace Mitchell — and that she came from within the ranks of CSU. We spoke with Lynnette Zelezny, provost and vice president for academic …
Two Bakersfield residents — one a trucking school owner, the other a DMV employee — have been indicted in a conspiracy to sell California driver’s licenses to unqualified drivers.
Kern County Sheriff’s officials continued their ongoing sting operations at illicit massage parlors, citing and releasing two middle-aged women Tuesday for sex-related crimes, county officials said.
Rev. Bert Mello, who spoke openly about his once-decadent lifestyle before changing his ways and becoming a priest later in life — most recently at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church — died early Wednesday.
John Giumarra III, a member of a prominent farming family, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges Tuesday that will spare him prison time for driving with a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit in a fatal collision with a bicyclist last year.
Seeking a Central Valley local with a track record of bolstering philanthropy, California State University trustees selected Lynnette Zelezny, a Fresno State administrator, to succeed retiring Cal State Bakersfield President Horace Mitchell, ending a monthslong national search.
GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — A teenager armed with a handgun shot and critically wounded a girl inside a Maryland school on Tuesday and the shooter was killed when a school resource officer confronted him moments after the gunfire erupted. A third student was in good condition after he was shot.
Despite the weather Bakersfield has been experiencing lately, spring break, with the promise of sunny, beachy locales, is right around the corner.
An 18-year-old man was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of firing a gun at a group of people at Jefferson Park, Bakersfield police said.
Hundreds of elementary school students from Kern County schools romped around the Kern County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, climbing into tractors, lassoing dummy horses and learning about farm machinery.
Following a months-long national search, California State University trustees are expected to name a new president for Cal State Bakersfield at a board meeting in Long Beach Wednesday.
Children appear to enjoy petting farm animals and learning about farming at the annual Farm Day In The City held at the Kern County Fair Grounds in Bakersfield. Thousands of children from area elementary schools attend the event every year.
China Palace on California Avenue has been closed after the Kern County Department of Public Health found several violations during an inspection on Friday.
Kern County, facing an unfavorable U.S. District Court order, is about to redraw its political boundaries and hope a Latino justice group will accept the new map.
You might want to keep your umbrella on hand this week, as Bakersfield and the rest of the Valley are expected to get a lot of rain in the coming days.
A Kern High School District teacher has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge alleging he carried on an inappropriate texting relationship with a 17-year-old student that included asking if she wanted to have sex with him, according to court documents.
Police arrested a CLC-Tech student Monday who threatened to "shoot everyone" at the school over what police called a bullying incident.
GREAT MILLS, Md. — A teenager wounded a girl and a boy inside his Maryland high school Tuesday before an armed school resource officer was able to intervene, and each of them fired one more round as the shooter was fatally wounded, a sheriff said.
A Bakersfield woman was sentenced to prison Tuesday in the death of her young son, ending a case that began eight years ago when authorities were dispatched to a travel trailer and found the 4-year-old suffering from blunt force trauma to his head and abdomen.