A Bakersfield police officer was placed on administrative leave after the police department became aware of a social media photo appearing to show an officer handling a firearm in an unsafe manner, according to a press release.
Bakersfield police officers responded to call about a disturbance at a business in the 800 block of 34th street at 3:28 a.m. Sunday, according to BPD news release.
Bakersfield police ended an excavation of a piece of land east of Highway 99 at Houghton Road Thursday evening and said at this point there is nothing to release regarding why they were digging in the area.
A Kern County detentions deputy has been arrested on allegations he sent inappropriate messages to a Wasco High School student and tried to obtain sexual favors from her.
A 41-year-old man and a 2-year-old girl were killed in a rollover crash on Interstate 5 early Friday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Incumbent David Valadao now leads by just 2 percent, or less than 2,000 votes, over his challenger TJ Cox in the 21st Congressional District race, following an update on voting results Thursday. Valadao declared victory on Election night when he led by about 8 percentage points.
Bakersfield Police Department investigators excavated a piece of land just east of Highway 99 at Houghton Road Thursday in what the agency described as an active investigation.
A man is in critical condition following an altercation outside a Northwest Bakersfield home Wednesday night, Bakersfield Police said in a news release.
A Bakersfield man was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography, authorities said.
An Earlimart man pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge Tuesday in connection with a series of armed robberies at gas stations, convenience stores and liquor stores in Tulare and Kern counties.
The Bakersfield Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating and identifying suspects involved in the burglary of a vehicle in the parking lot of Mercy Southwest Hospital at the end of September.
The Kern County Fire Department has 70 firefighters assisting other agencies in battling the deadly, destructive blazes that have swept through tens of thousands of acres in Northern California.
Authorities seized more than 40 pounds of drugs and four guns — including a modified AR-15 — from a southeast Bakersfield residence Monday.
The cause of death for a Wasco State Prison inmate who died in July was determined to be "cardiopulmonary arrest during restraint" with a contributing factor of hypertensive heart disease, and his death is a homicide, a coroner's release said Friday.
A federal grand jury has returned a six-count indictment against a Bakersfield man prosecutors say manufactured and sold homemade rifles to a confidential informant.
The Bakersfield Fire Department has sent resources to help battle the deadly Camp Fire that has burned roughly 70,000 acres in northern California.
One day after Democrats wrested control of Congress away from Republicans, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy wasted no time in launching a bid for the role of minority leader, Politico reported Wednesday.
Further investigation has been requested by the District Attorney's office after police sought charges against the parents of a 19-month-old who died from blunt force trauma.
A Kern County jury Tuesday convicted a man on 18 charges ranging from felony domestic violence to possessing materials to make an explosive device, according to prosecutors.
Charges were dismissed Monday against a man who has been in custody since April in connection with the slaying of a Delano grape grower and whose trial ended in September with a hung jury.
No students were injured in a crash Friday morning involving a school bus at the intersection of New Stine Road and Belle Terrace.
A man was arrested on Monday on suspicion of vandalizing Hall Ambulance vehicles multiple times and trying to hit an ambulance with his vehicle.
A motorist involved in a deadly crash on Highway 99 Monday has been arrested on suspicion of murder and drunken driving, police said.
Two people were arrested Tuesday on charges of prowling after deputies said they knocked on doors in the Golden Hills area and either asked for items or stated they were homeless.
The Kern County coroner's office said Tuesday that a 2-month-old infant who died Oct. 24 had blunt head injuries and the manner of death was homicide.
A Shafter man died Tuesday after his vehicle veered off Highway 178 and tumbled 300 feet down an embankment in the Kern River Canyon.