A 39-year-old woman killed in an off-road vehicle crash in Maricopa on Monday has been identified.
Smoke from a Tulare County wildfire is impacting communities in the Kern River Valley area, according to the Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District.
A Foothill High student was struck by two vehicles — including one driven by an 86-year-old man who fled the scene — as she walked to school Wednesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A drunken man who passed out in his vehicle in northwest Bakersfield Monday had a gun loaded with 31 rounds of ammunition strapped to his chest, police said.
Four men convicted of robbing the Golden West Casino in 2007 were resentenced Tuesday to decades in prison after a Kern County judge ruled earlier this month they were not entitled to a jury trial on whether they were prosecuted twice for the same offense.
Kern County Coroner's officials have identified a man who died Friday when he stepped into traffic and was struck by a big rig as 44-year old Michael Vanderdoes.
Kern County Coroner's officials have identified a 52-year old man who died in a traffic collision Oct. 17 as Arvin resident Fidencio Colamenares Ramirez.
FRESNO — Former Bakersfield Police Department Detective Patrick Mara was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison following tearful pleas for leniency from friends and relatives.
Members of the Bakersfield Police Department K-9 unit will donate nearly $10,000 to the American Heart Association at Saturday's 2016 Kern County Heart and Stroke Walk.
Kern County Coroner's officials have identified a robbery suspect who died last week in a fiery crash on Highway 58 while evading police as Antonio Contreras Bustamante.
A 44-year old San Bernardino man died early Friday morning when he ran into traffic and was struck by a big rig heading south on Interstate 5, highway patrol officials said.
Police are searching for two vandals who graffitied over a monument late Tuesday night erected in honor of fallen Kern County California Highway Patrol officers.
A man pleaded no contest Thursday to a felony assault charge in the killing of a man in Delano while his co-defendant was ordered held for trial on charges including first-degree murder.
An agricultural waste fire at Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds in Lost Hills on Wednesday caused an estimated $80,000 in damage, firefighters said.
A 28-year-old man was arrested Wednesday evening after running from a car police had tried to stop and firing a gun, police said.
The Bakersfield Police Department will be unveiling the “Bakersfield Police Officer David J. Nelson Memorial Bridge” on Oct. 28 at the Bakersfield City Firefighter's Hall.
Disgraced former Bakersfield Police Department Detective Patrick Mara could be sentenced to between roughly 21 and 27 years in prison on Monday if a federal court judge in Fresno follows the recommendation of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Two men have been arrested and a third suspect remains at large in connection with an armed robbery Monday evening in northeast Bakersfield.
A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder in Friday's shooting at a Lamont gas station, and two other suspects remain at large, sheriff's officials said Monday.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday in collecting potentially dangerous, unused medications.
When Greg Williamson took office as Bakersfield’s chief of police in 2010, Black Lives Matter was years from hashtag status and police body cameras had yet to become part of the national discussion.
A Bakersfield man who man pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in shooting and killing a man in 2013 was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison.
In a remarkable statement made before reporters Friday, Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green said her office will mail out 64 letters to defense attorneys who represented clients whose cases may have been "tainted" by the involvement of disgraced former Bakersfield Police Department Dete…
A man accused of targeting a woman inside a house in a June shooting was found not guilty Thursday of attempted murder and gang participation charges.
Apparently desiring more than his own personalized pie, a man broke into a southwest Bakersfield pizza restaurant and tried, but failed, to steal numerous items, police said.
The case against a Los Angeles Rams football player who was stopped and cited in Kern County last month for allegedly driving on a suspended license has been dismissed.
A McFarland man barricaded himself inside his home and fired at officers during a 14-hour standoff beginning Wednesday evening, refusing to leave even after law enforcement deployed tear gas inside the apartment.
A 29-year-old man is accused of driving Wednesday under the influence of alcohol with three juveniles in his car when he caused a crash by making an illegal U-turn, according to Bakersfield police.