Police are searching for a man who stabbed another man during an altercation at Yokuts Park Thursday morning.
The wildfire that began along Highway 178 west of Lake Isaballa on Sunday is nearly fully contained after burning more than 1,500 acres, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
Three men have been sentenced in connection with beating a man at Wasco State Prison in a case that marked the first time a Kern County jury returned a guilty verdict on gang charges for a crime that occurred in prison.
The former supervisor of Alta Sierra Ski Resort's maintenance crew was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in prison for gunning down a co-worker.
Bakersfield attorney Benjamin R. Greene, at left in a photo posted on Facebook last month, died following a 5K run in 107-degree heat Tuesday evening at Hart Park.
A wildfire that broke out off Highway 178 west of Lake Isabella over the weekend remained at 1,541 acres overnight as fire crews shored up containment lines and authorities reopened the highway, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
A woman found inside a burned shed in April died of smoke inhalation and burns and her death is a homicide, according to a coroner's release issued Tuesday.
An investigator with the Kern County Public Defender's office was arrested Saturday night on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, police said.
A Taft resident was sentenced Monday to seven years and three months in prison for growing marijuana at three sites in the Sequoia National Forest.
Bakersfield firefighters issued a "precautionary alert" urging people to stay out of the swift-flowing Kern River following a month in which they've conducted 17 water rescues.
A wildfire that began Sunday off Highway 178, west of Lake Isabella, has consumed more than 1,500 acres and led to evacuations, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
Kern County search and rescue crews pulled a body from a canal near Dresser Avenue and Driver Road in a rural area northeast of Shafter on Saturday.
A California Supreme Court decision overturning convictions stemming from a Kern County shooting marked the first time in 16 years a case was reversed due to an accusation of racial bias during jury selection, prompting discussion of how courts will analyze peremptory challenges used to excl…
Bakersfield and Kern County firefighters quickly got the upper hand Saturday on a small brush fire along the south side of eastbound Highway 58 between Mt. Vernon Avenue and Oswell Street.
Two Garden Grove residents died and a third suffered moderate injuries Friday night when their vehicle left Interstate 5 and overturned in an irrigation canal, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A girl was taken to a hospital in critical condition late Friday night after she was hit by a vehicle at California Avenue and Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield Police reported.
Accusations were made and frustrations shown, tears fell and tempers rose, and in the end further progress in reaching a unanimous decision was deemed impossible.
A man who accidentally shot and killed a 14-year-old Rosamond boy while handling a shotgun last year was sentenced to a year in jail.
A 61-year-old Bakersfield man suffered major injuries Thursday morning in a head-on collision on Pond Road west of Melcher Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A Kern County judge declared a mistrial Thursday after jurors failed to reach a verdict in the penalty phase of the trial of Dennis Bratton, convicted last month of stomping his cellmate to death.
A woman was guided out of the Kern River near Coffee Road and the Westside Parkway Thursday afternoon, according to the Bakersfield Fire Department.
A farmworker thwarted the sexual assault of a 72-year-old woman in east McFarland Thursday morning, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
A substitute teacher at Foothill High School is accused of making inappropriate sexual remarks on at least two occasions while instructing students.
A mistrial was denied Wednesday in the case of an inmate convicted of stomping his cellmate to death after the court addressed allegations of both officer and juror misconduct.
Search and Rescue volunteers found the body of a man in the Kern River Tuesday evening, about a mile and a half downriver from the Keysville recreation area, sheriff's officials said.
No charges will be filed against California City Police Chief Eric Hurtado or his brother in connection with removing desks from the police department and placing them in the office of a private security company where the brother was employed.
A man who told investigators he took methadone the day he crashed into a wooden power pole along Famoso-Porterville Highway, killing his passenger, has accepted a plea agreement.
The sentencing of convicted baby killer Stepfon Jones was postponed Tuesday after his public defender told the court he needed more time to prepare a motion regarding a parole hearing Jones may have years from now since he qualifies as a "youthful offender" under state law.
He robbed a bank in 1996. He beat and stomped a man so fiercely in 2010 the man required lifesaving brain surgery.
A Bakersfield man fired at his at his wife and shot and wounded her cousin Sunday evening before apparently turning the gun on himself, Kern County sheriff's officials said.