Residents around Bakersfield gather around for the inauguration of 45th U.S. President Donald Trump. Locals view the event from Cafe Med while others stage a rally outside Kern County Superior Court.
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train traveling east struck the back end of a semi trailer truck at the Tehachapi Boulevard and Monolith crossing around 5 a.m. Friday. The train pushed the semi nearly a quarter of a mile down the tracks as the engineer brought the train to a halt.
The City of Bakersfield will move forward with all aspects of the 24th Street widening project after a state appeals court denied opponents' request for an injunction, officials announced Friday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and taking control of a divided country in a transition of power that he has declared will lead to “America First” policies at home and abroad.
As House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy leads the charge to gut and replace the Affordable Care Act in Washington, a group of California senators held a hearing in his hometown Thursday to highlight what they said would be the horrible repercussions here.
Sabrina Limon and her lover, court documents say, had planned to poison her husband by placing arsenic in his favorite dessert: banana pudding.
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A person was killed Thursday in a crash involving a big rig and another vehicle that blocked three lanes of southbound Highway 99 for hours, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Gov. Jerry Brown and Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones couldn’t have differed more in the style of their recent responses to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s request for “ideas” on the pending repeal of the Affordable Care Act. But the substance, in both cases, was sobering.
South High boys basketball coach Brian Carter was intoxicated when he crashed into a tree in late October, police said. He died at the scene.
The Bakersfield City School District on Wednesday held a ribbon cutting for their new health clinic on the campus of Ramon Garza Elementary School.
Citing a need to address student health holistically, the Bakersfield City School District has opened three multi-million dollar regional wellness centers funded with a new kind of state education dollars, a first in California, officials said Wednesday.
The County of Kern agreed to settle an environmental lawsuit against the California High-Speed Rail Authority now that the new route skirts to the east of downtown Bakersfield, according to interim County Counsel Mark Nations.
The wreckage of a single-engine plane that was last seen Jan. 12 at Tehachapi Municipal Airport was found Wednesday morning in mountainous terrain near Lake Hughes in Los Angeles County, according to California's Civil Air Patrol.
A 32-year-old man was found unresponsive Tuesday in his single-person cell at the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi and died shortly afterward.
Kern County sheriff's officials are awaiting the results of an autopsy report to determine whether the Jan. 10 death of Dusty Henson, son of Bakersfield television star "Cousin" Herb Henson, was related to a 1982 shooting that left him a paraplegic.
The new owners of the East Hills Mall announced Wednesday plans to renovate the property into a 350,000-square-foot "destination open-air lifestyle center" with restaurants, shopping and a brand new movie theater.
1 After months of struggling to line up talent to perform at the inauguration, Donald Trump’s Inaugural Committee announced on Jan. 13. they had booked country music superstar Toby Keith to perform at the pre-inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Keith is by far the biggest name Trum…
After receiving a text from a teenage girl saying she was romantically interested in him, Andrew Hubbard told her they couldn't become involved because she was underage, court documents said.
Newly elected Bakersfield City Councilman Jeffrey Glen Tkac died from a gunshot wound and his death is a suicide, according to a coroner's release Tuesday.
An 81-year-old woman whose body was found about a mile from her vehicle earlier this month died from drowning and her death is an accident, according to the coroner's office.
Bakersfield City School District teachers are expected to approve a two-year contract Wednesday that includes a multi-year pay increase but also temporarily adds three work days to their calendar year, a teacher’s union representative said.
1 After weeks of rejection from the living and dead, Donald Trump finally landed some performers for his upcoming inauguration: Toby Keith, Lee Greenwood, Jennifer Holliday and — most unexpectedly — the post-post-grunge band 3 Doors Down. The Mississippi-formed band, Newsweek reports, is bes…
Karen Lynn Hudgins traveled from Southern California to Bakersfield last week to attend the court hearing of a friend charged with murder.
1. A Nevada woman has died from an infection caused by a bacteria resistant to all available antibiotics in the United States, according to CBS News, in a case that health officials say is a “wake up call.”
The Kern County Administrative Office has delayed, for now, a plan to reduce staffing at nine largely rural fire stations after the Kern County Firefighters union objected.
The City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center and partners Bark Avenue Foundation and Wings of Rescue have received a $3,200 grant to pay for animals to get fixed.
The Kern High School District and its insurers paid more than $11.7 million last year to settle legal disputes over a wide range of issues, from special education students alleging they received inadequate education to somebody struck by a district vehicle, according to settlements reviewed …
The chair of the California State Senate Health Committee will hold a hearing in Bakersfield Thursday to highlight benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Bakersfield's Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Awards Breakfast Celebration took place Jan. 16 at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, inviting community leaders throughout Bakersfield to attend.