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Flash Flood Watch

Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 3:06 pm Tuesday for Bakersfield, CA


Storm system could bring up to two inches of rain to Bakersfield


You might want to keep your umbrella on hand this week, as Bakersfield and the rest of the Valley are expected to get a lot of rain in the coming days. Read more


Teen shoots girl in Maryland school, dies in confrontation

GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — A teenager with a handgun shot and critically wounded a girl inside a Maryland school on Tuesday and the shooter wa… Read more

Kern County Supervisors' political maps should be drawn in public, speakers say

Kern County, facing an unfavorable U.S. District Court order, is about to redraw its political boundaries and hope a Latino justice group w… Read more

Kern High School District teacher accused of asking underage student if she wanted to have sex with him

A Kern High School District teacher has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge alleging he carried on an inappropriate texting relation… Read more

Student arrested after making threats to 'shoot everyone' at school, police say

Police arrested a CLC-Tech student Monday who threatened to "shoot everyone" at the school over what police called a bullying incident. Read more

Sheriff: 1 student dead, 2 wounded in Maryland high school

GREAT MILLS, Md. — A teenager wounded a girl and a boy inside his Maryland high school Tuesday before an armed school resource officer was … Read more

Bakersfield woman sentenced to prison in young son's 2010 death

A Bakersfield woman was sentenced to prison Tuesday in the death of her young son, ending a case that began eight years ago when authoritie… Read more

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: Project Linus donates blankets to BPD's SVU

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KHSD All-Star games tip off Wednesday

The Fourth Annual Kern High School District Senior All-Star Basketball Games will be held Wednesday at Centennial. Read more


James Comstock

James Lee Comstock Read more

John Farrer

John "Jack" Farrer Read more

Robert King

Robert Conklin King Read more

Arts & Entertainment

VALERIE SCHULTZ: Reform needed on unjust money bail system

On a Friday morning in June, I am driving too fast on a freeway south. My daughter has been in jail since last night. The bail bondsman I c… Read more

The BLVD bringing entertainment to Bakersfield next month

David Bynum knows what people say about Bakersfield — "There's nothing to do here!" — so he's doing what he can to address that. Read more

Weather Today

Cloudy, periods of rain


71° 55°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Cloud Coverage:100%
Wind:NW at 10 mph
Chance of Rain:90%
UV Index:1 Low
Sunrise:06:03:41 AM
Sunset:07:03:57 PM