Scores of people gathered downtown Tuesday and held vigil for a 20-year-old man who was struck by a vehicle Thursday and later died of his injuries.
Professional skater Alec Beck with the Tony Hawk Foundation was on hand to put on a demonstration Tuesday at the opening of Action Park located in Di Giorgio Park in Arvin. The skate park opened for skate, scooter and bike riders to enjoy healthy activities in the community of Arvin.
Former Fresno Mayor Alan Autry, who played in "In the Heat of the Night," will speak along with a Fresno councilman at a Bakersfield event on Thursday celebrating the national motto, "In God We Trust."
Many local musicians, family and friends were in mourning Tuesday following news that one of their own had apparently taken his own life in the Bakersfield Police Department parking lot Sunday.
On today's edition of TBC's 5@4, columnist Lois Henry takes a look at what needs to be done now to keep people out of Kern River, McFarland residents back at the polls and Cal State Bakersfield men's basketball ticket sales on the rise.
McFarland schools failed to capture enough votes to pass Measure D, a $20 million bond to construct more classrooms and upgrade facilities as enrollment surges.
Just two months before it was set to lose federal funding, Congressman David Valadao co-introduced legislation Tuesday to continue operating a critical program that trains physicians in rural areas.
Bakersfield Fire Department Chief Douglas Greener issued a second alert Tuesday asking people to stay out of the Kern River.
A San Jose man whose body was recovered from the Arvin-Edison Canal earlier this month drowned and his death was an accident, coroner's officials said Tuesday.
Madison Street will experience one-way traffic and Cottonwood Road's outside southbound lane will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Thomas Roads Improvement Program announced Tuesday in a news release.
Federal prosecutors are recommending a nine-month term in prison for a former Kern County sheriff's deputy who conspired with other law enforcement officers to sell drugs they stole from evidence lockers.
A former Kern County sheriff's deputy who attacked his wife and mother in separate incidents was sentenced Tuesday to five years' probation.
Two burglary suspects Monday were apparently desperate to avoid capture — they jumped into the swift-moving, deadly currents of the Kern River.
Three Cal State Bakersfield students were accepted out of more than 200 applicants into the Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar Program, which allows students to explore education beyond their baccalaureate degrees.
"Austin Powers" actor Joseph Son was found not guilty Monday of what was effectively a murder charge in the beating death of his cellmate in a Kern County prison.
In today's edition of TBC's 5@4, a man allegedly took his own life in the parking lot at the Bakersfield Police department, Kern High School District settled a lawsuit and Los Angeles Dodgers ace is reportedly out 4-6 weeks.
The sinkhole on Truxtun Avenue is expected to be fixed and the outer westbound lane open Wednesday, said Streets Superintendent Mike Connor Monday.
Pleas of not guilty were entered Monday to two counts of murder on behalf of a 34-year-old man who authorities said was driving under the influence of alcohol when he crashed into a vehicle on Taft Highway, killing two women.
The Kern High School District acknowledged it had disproportionately expelled and suspended black and Latino students and agreed to pay $670,000 and strengthen training programs related to disciplinary practices in a settlement agreement finalized Monday.
A 27-year-old man who swerved into the opposing lane of traffic on Taft Highway, colliding head-on with another vehicle, admitted to drinking before the crash, a court document said.
Post-traumatic stress disorder has taken a toll on many of the nation's combat veterans. One local veteran, however, took his strong sense of patriotism and traded ashes for beauty.
A local man entered a Bakersfield Police Department parking lot over the weekend and apparently shot himself to death there, authorities said Monday.
A Kern County jury has convicted a man of setting fire to his north Bakersfield home last year in an attempt to kill his wife and three children.
There now are three people missing in the Kern River following more incidents over the weekend of people entering the dangerous waters, the Sheriff’s Office said Sunday evening.
The progressive era of California government a century ago spawned many innovative reforms, among them a “grand compromise” between the state’s workers and their employers.
He performed in Seattle on Friday, Los Angeles on Saturday, and London on Sunday with multi-instrumentalist Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner. On Tuesday, he'll gig in Poland with the group Knower, and on Wednesday, he'll kill it again in Riga, Latvia, opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
A pedestrian was struck and badly injured by a 2003 Toyota as he was walking across the crosswalk of Bernard Street approaching King Street Thursday night, the California Highway Patrol said.
One man died and another suffered injuries in a shooting early Sunday morning in northeast Bakersfield, the Kern County Sheriff's Office said.
Three unrestrained passengers of a 2004 Toyota sustained major injuries after the vehicle's driver lost control and overturned at Old River Road south of Houghton Road Saturday, the California Highway Patrol said.
A man suffered fatal injuries after colliding into a power pole at an unknown speed at Copus Road west of Joseph Road on Saturday, the California Highway Patrol said.
A 51-year-old female driver and her 19-year-old passenger, both from Taft, died when another driver hit them head-on on Taft Highway Thursday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The Bakersfield Police Department arrested four people and cited 68 drivers for driving without a driver's license at a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint Saturday night, according to an agency news release.
A man was found shot about 8 p.m. in northern Lamont on Friday, Kern County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Saturday.
A bicyclist suffered major injuries after a collision with a vehicle in northeast Bakersfield on Friday night, Bakersfield Police Department said in a news release.
Zawadi Namagazuzyo was about 12 when she was forced to flee her native Congo. Her mother and many family members were dead. Her father wanted her to live.