A woman suffered major injuries after being hit by a car late Wednesday night while crossing South H Street.
Kern County’s 2-1-1 information and referral service received more than 1,300 calls about rental and mortgage assistance during the program’s first week of availability, indicating a strong demand for the financial aid.
A local developer has confirmed plans to demolish and replace Bakersfield's Greyhound station with a four-story apartment building, giving downtown its second high-density housing project in recent decades and likely nudging the bus terminal a mile east onto a city-owned spot next to the Amt…
A lawsuit against the county has been settled involving a woman who said she was sexually harassed by a corrections officer as a teenager at Juvenile Hall, according to the law offices of Chain Cohn Stiles.
With flu season officially here, the Kern County Public Health Services Department is guarding against a potential surge of influenza cases coupled with an anticipated rise in COVID-19 cases.
Adventist Health Bakersfield is offering free drive-thru flu shots on Saturday, Oct. 3 at its downtown location at 29th Street and Chester Avenue.
The Kern County coroner’s office has identified the teenage victim in a fatal car accident on Tuesday evening on Highway 46, west of Main Drain Road near Wasco.
Applications are due at 5 p.m. Friday for any high-school and college students hoping to participate in a local program providing insights into energy and agricultural careers.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on Tuesday on suspicion of multiple narcotics-related charges following a traffic stop on Highway 99.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday didn’t condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer, branding it solely a “left-wing” problem and telling one far-right extremist group to “stand back and stand by.”
Three men have been sentenced in the 2019 stabbing death of former West High School football player Aaran Porter, according to the Kern County District Attorney’s Office.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office critical incident review board cleared a deputy who used deadly force in a Sept. 3 officer involved shooting that resulted in the death of Fernando Napoles.
The six registered nurses had just come off a 12-hour overnight shift. They were hungry and tired — yet smiling and joyful as plates filled with savory seafood omelets, crisp hash-browned potatoes, waffles topped with country-fried chicken, fried eggs and buttered toast were placed in front …
On Tuesday afternoon, Trustees for the Rosedale Union District School District unanimously granted Superintendent Sue Lemon the authority to open its schools for in-person learning once Kern County meets the criteria.
Despite Kern officials’ predictions that the county’s coronavirus metrics would be low enough to begin a countdown for businesses to reopen on Tuesday, the numbers told a different story during the state’s weekly COVID-19 update.
The Kern County Fire Department has been awarded $2.9 million for critically needed equipment, according to a KCFD Facebook post on Tuesday.
Kern County District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer announced Tuesday that Michaele Bowers — who originally had been charged with murder and acknowledged her involvement in the death of her boyfriend Raymond Ingram, the owner of soul food restaurant J's Place, in 2017 — entered a no contest plea to…
The Kern County Superior Court will begin providing live audio streams of all non-confidential criminal and civil proceedings throughout the county on Thursday, according to a news release from the court.
David Eggers, the CFO of EPM Properties LLC, has announced he is running for a seat on Rosedale Union School Board. Eggers is a West High graduate who says he has many years experience in the fields of business and real estate.
The county’s public health department has approved waivers for Kernville Union School District and two more schools, bringing the total number of schools in the county approved for in-person learning to 25. The other two schools approved were Linns Valley Union School District and Bethel Chr…
The Mission at Kern County has received five more weeks worth of food boxes for families in need, which will allow the organization to extend its Farm to Families Food Box Distribution program.
The Bakersfield Police Department is requesting community assistance identifying a suspect wanted for an Aug. 16 burglary in the 2200 block of Brundage Lane.
The Bakersfield Police Department is requesting community assistance identifying a suspect in an Aug. 20 porch theft in the 600 block of Holtby Road.
The Bakersfield Police Department is requesting community assistance identifying a suspect in an Aug. 22 grand theft in the 8300 block of Rosedale Highway.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on Sunday evening in Delano on suspicion of multiple firearm, marijuana and narcotics offenses.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man suspected of multiple felony charges after a Monday afternoon road rage shooting incident on Highway 58 east of Bakersfield.
Judging only by construction of new retail buildings around Bakersfield, it would be easy to conclude the pandemic has hardly disrupted the local economy.
By all accounts, there has been no significant jump in COVID-19 cases following Labor Day weekend and the spread of the virus continues to slow in Kern County. Three weeks past the early September holiday, new cases and hospitalizations in Kern remain on a downward trajectory, county data shows.
Members of the First Amendment Coalition will appear in court to argue against a motion filed by defense attorneys for Armando Cruz, who is charged with the July murder of 13-year-old Patricia Alatorre, to close all preliminary and pre-trial hearings to the public.
The Bakersfield Police Department is seeking assistance identifying a vehicle in a Saturday evening vehicle versus pedestrian hit-and-run in the 500 block of California Avenue.
As temperatures start to cool and air quality improves, more and more people may be turning to shopping and dining outside.
This year four of five seats are up for grabs on the Bakersfield City School District school board. On Wednesday, parents, staff and community members are invited to a virtual forum where they can meet many of these candidates and ask them questions.
The Bakersfield Police Department is requesting community assistance locating a missing 17-year-old girl who's considered at risk due to a medical condition.
William Shakespeare wrote, “In the night, imagining some fear, how easy is a bush supposed a bear!” For many families having lost loved ones to the coronavirus, this has been a devastating year. The death numbers are broadcast relentlessly. Small wonder people have become paranoid about trav…
Kern County will be joining MADD California in holding its seventh annual 'Walk Like MADD' and 'MADD Dash' on Saturday Oct. 10, but this time in a virtual format.