A 62-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to 83 years to life in prison for shooting a man in the back following an argument in 2015.
The former bookkeeper of the Kern County Soccer Foundation is under investigation for allegedly netting herself $165,469 in embezzled funds during her 20-month tenure, according to a search warrant affidavit filed this week.
More than 100 gambling machines and $2,000 in cash were seized Monday during an operation targeting businesses that sheriff's officials said were involved in illegal gambling.
Ward 5 Bakersfield City Council candidate Bruce Freeman did not violate any laws — specifically, voter fraud, tax fraud and perjury — as alleged by one of his opponents, Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green announced Tuesday.
More than five years after his arrest, a 29-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to the brutal killing of a woman whose body was found at a motel on Golden State Avenue.
A 24-year-old man was arrested Monday on suspicion of firearm and gang charges after a loaded gun was found during a search of his north Bakersfield residence, police said.
An employee of a market north of Lamont became involved in a confrontation with a man at the store on Monday morning and shot him, sheriff's officials said.
A 56-year-old former Bakersfield union officer pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling $168,780 in union funds, according to a U.S. Attorney's office release.
A missing witness led to the dismissal of charges Monday against an alleged pimp who has been accused of a number of crimes the past three years but escaped conviction each time.
A 32-year-old San Jose man died Saturday morning when his car slammed into a big-rig on Interstate 5 and spun across the freeway and into the path of a Frieghtliner tractor-trailer.
A former Delano High School employee who has admitted to sex acts with minors, and a colleague accused of being an accessory, accepted plea agreements on Friday.
A Pine Mountain Club man armed with a hatchet and wearing makeshift body armor refused to allow his ex-girlfriend to move out Thursday, authorities said, then threatened deputies who approached the residence.
A jury found a Taft man guilty of beating, kicking and threatening to kill his girlfriend as she held their 4-month-old child, who was also injured in the August attack.
A woman accused of fatally shooting a man in south Bakersfield last week was formally arraigned on a charge of first-degree murder Thursday after refusing to wait a week to allow the Public Defender's office to check for conflicts of interest in representing her.
One person was treated for smoke inhalation Thursday morning after a fire broke out in an industrial-sized washing machine in a southwest Bakersfield commercial building.
Police said Thursday they have confirmed there is a witness to the shooting that killed 5-year-old Kason Guyton last month, and this person is believed to have information that could help identify the suspects.
Highway 178 became blocked in both directions east of Democrat Hot Springs after an alleged drunken driver tried passing a vehicle on a blind curve and collided with a vehicle headed in the opposite direction, the California Highway Patrol said Thursday.
Despite pleas from student advocates, California State University trustees voted 11-8 Wednesday to increase tuition by 5 percent this fall, but not without putting pressure on Gov. Jerry Brown and the state legislature to increase funding for the nation’s largest public university system.
A Kern County judge on Wednesday set a trial date and provided guidance to attorneys handling a case where a Mexican citizen faces the death penalty if convicted of gunning down two men at an Arvin bar in 2015.
Authorities say human remains found in Idaho on Sunday are believed to be those of a Bakersfield woman who went missing in June 2015.
A Bakersfield attorney charged with misappropriating nearly $1 million from a client has denied the five counts filed against her and is asking the next hearing against her be postponed to May, according to a document filed in State Bar Court.
Two months before the death of his girlfriend’s son, who was born premature and required extra medical care, a Tehachapi man was accused of asking on Facebook if anyone knew how to kill a child in the hospital, according to court documents released Monday.
One person was killed and three received minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 46 and Interstate 5 early Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The man who was driving a car in which a 5-year-old was shot and killed in a drive-by last month is a member of the East Side Crips and was on parole at the time of the shooting, according to recently filed court documents.
A former Kern High School District instructional aide pleaded no contest Thursday to a felony sex crime in connection with her relationship with a 16-year-old boy.