A Taft man was sentenced Thursday to 14 years to life in prison for beating, kicking and threatening to kill his girlfriend as she held their 4-month-old child.
A Bakersfield Police Department review board has determined that all shots fired by an officer in connection with the January killing of an attempted murder suspect were within department policy and state and federal guidelines.
The body of a woman found in the Kern River earlier this month has been identified as a Bakersfield resident who was last seen in the river in early March, coroner's officials said.
A man who was escorted out of the Rosedale Highway Walmart threatened an employee then led authorities on a high-speed chase, police said.
The owner of a convenience store who authorities say shot a suspected shoplifter in the back was arrested Thursday on an assault charge, deputies said.
The young woman, speaking rapidly, told a Kern County judge she remains in love with the 29-year-old former Delano High School employee who engaged in sex acts with her — and other girls — while they were teenagers.
Someone gained access to Beale Memorial Library overnight and stole items from a purse an employee left in the building, police said.
Supervising Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer on Tuesday officially announced her candidacy to succeed Lisa Green as the county's top prosecutor.
Kern County prosecutor Felicia D. Nagle has been selected as the California District Attorneys Assocation's Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year for large counties, District Attorney Lisa Green announced Wednesday.
A man who deputies said stole a purse then pointed a gun at people pursuing him was arrested on charges including robbery, sheriff's officials said.
A former Kern County sheriff's deputy accepted a plea agreement on Tuesday in connection with a crash that killed an Oildale woman 2 1/2 years ago.
A Bodfish man is accused of trying to set fire to a neighbor's house, throwing a knife at law enforcement and choking a K9 while asking deputies to shoot him.
Jurors on Monday were shown a video of a Kern Valley State Prison cell, a "huge" amount of blood pooled along the left side of its floor, where inmate Dennis Bratton killed his cellmate four years ago.
The Kern County Sheriff's Search and Rescue unit risked the swift, treacherous Kern River on Saturday looking for a rafter last seen a week ago just east of Hart Park, but the hours-long effort on an unusually warm spring day yielded nothing but weary searchers by late afternoon.
The search for a young Bakersfield woman lost in the Tule River in Tulare County has been suspended, the swift flow and frigid waters too dangerous for emergency crews, said a Tulare County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Saturday.
Responding to a report of vandalism at Beach Park in central Bakersfield, police officers arrested three men Friday night on suspicion of firearms violations, vandalism, gang participation and conspiracy.
A Dinuba motorist is dead after he was struck by a wheel, rim and drum brake that had hurtled off a passing vehicle on Highway 99, south of Lerdo Highway, Friday afternoon.
A Kern County judge has found convicted murderer Richard Joseph Gomez II was sane when he stabbed a man to death on a GET bus in 2011.
A former Kern High School District instructional aide was sentenced Friday to three years' probation for having sex with a 16-year-old boy she met at a therapeutic learning center designed for students with behavioral and emotional issues.
A 15-year-old girl who accepted a ride after telling a motorist her boyfriend was out to kill her ended up being killed by another man instead after being driven to a residence in south Bakersfield, court documents say.
A compliance check conducted in Lamont by probation officers resulted in the seizure of a homemade gun, ammunition and drug paraphernalia, sheriff's officials said.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday in collecting potentially dangerous, unused medications from Kern County residents.
The death of a woman who ran in front of a vehicle driven by an off-duty Kern County sheriff's deputy in Rosamond earlier this month has been ruled a suicide.
A month after a warrant was issued for his arrest, Deon Davison was taken into custody Tuesday in connection with accidentally shooting a 14-year-old boy in Rosamond last year.
Peter Garcia Jr. argued Thursday he was on medications affecting his decision-making ability when he pleaded no contest to a charge of voluntary manslaughter seven months ago.
The Tehachapi Police Department will be accepting any expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs Saturday in an effort to prevent pill abuse and theft.
James Fortini had his music turned up and was working out in his cell at Kern Valley State Prison when he heard someone next door say, "You ain't gonna keep talking (expletive)."