An Oildale man was found guilty of charges including a hate crime Monday for firing a shotgun and shouting racist slurs at a Latino man and his family outside their home four years ago.
A former elementary school principal accused of killing her husband in 2013 committed the crime for financial gain, according to the criminal complaint filed against her.
Attempted murder and other charges were dismissed against two men in connection with an April shooting outside a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant that left three men wounded.
A motorcyclist who sustained major injuries Saturday after colliding with an SUV whose unlicensed, juvenile driver blew a red light, died in the hospital Sunday, police officials said.
A 56-year old Lost Hills man who was riding as a passenger in a 2013 Chevy died early Sunday morning when the driver ran a stop sign, struck a dirt embankment and became airborne before crashing into a pistachio orchard in Buttonwillow, police officials said.
A motorcyclist suffered major injuries Saturday when he collided with an SUV whose unlicensed, juvenile driver blew a red light, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.
Several people were arrested on weapons and/or drug charges Friday following a traffic stop in east Bakersfield that then led to a house search, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
Jorge Mejia Lopez was convicted by a jury Wednesday of multiple counts of sexually abusing an underage girl, Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green said Friday in a new release.
A DUI/driver’s license checkpoint is scheduled for Saturday at an undisclosed location in Bakersfield. The checkpoint will take place from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., police said.
The Kern County Fire Department will host two meetings for the residents of the Kern River Valley to discuss the potential for flooding due to weather events in a post Erskine and Cedar Fire environment.
Authorities found the body of a Bakersfield man Thursday not far from Interstate 5 in the area of Smokey Bear Road and Pyramid Lake Road, south of Gorman.
An alleged drunken driver ran a red light Thursday and broadsided a car in northwest Bakersfield, then ran from the scene, police said.
Tips from the community helped identify a woman accused of using a stolen identification card in an effort to buy a car as 45-year-old Diana Messerschmidt, police said.
The trial of a man charged with murder in the shooting deaths of his mother and stepfather in northwest Bakersfield has been postponed for a year.
Whether playing basketball, participating in church activities or delivering turkey dinners to the homeless on Thanksgiving, Leslie Balderrama loved being a part of the small mountain community of Tehachapi.
Thomas Burke, who for 12 years has served as Kern Community College District's chief financial officer, has been tapped to head the district when Chancellor Sandra Serrano retires in February, officials said Tuesday.
Bakersfield police announced Tuesday they will increase pedestrian safety operations in December, focusing on trouble areas and cracking down on drivers and pedestrians who break traffic laws.
A former Kern County sheriff’s deputy is accused of choking his mother and pinning her to the ground in the parking lot of a skating rink on Thanksgiving Day.
Bakersfield Police said shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday that a missing mother and her 7-month-old daughter who last had been seen in the 3900 block of Union Avenue on Nov. 16 were found.
A 40-year old man is dead and a toddler remains in the hospital with major injuries after their car drifted off a Porterville road and collided with a power pole early Thanksgiving morning, California Highway Patrol officials said.
A 40-year-old man who died shortly after police found him injured in the 1400 block of East Truxtun Avenue had been shot and his death is a homicide, a coroner's release said Wednesday.
Businesses have been targeted in a scam in which people claiming to represent the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control have demanded payment of fines for alleged violations involving the sale of alcohol to minors.