In three meetings with the public and Kern County officials last week, the presiding judge of Kern County Superior Court said the court erred in January 2022 when it asked a committee of the state Judicial Council to scrap plans to build new courthouses in Ridgecrest and instead to build a n…
Enjoy evenings of free live music this summer with the return of the Bakersfield Municipal Band, more commonly known as the Beale Park Band.
A levee breach at a temporary water storage facility north of Bakersfield closed all lanes of northbound Highway 99 for about two hours Friday morning, forcing frustrated commuters onto 7th Standard Road while authorities cleared the roadway.
The Kern County coroner's office identified a Bakersfield man who died after he was hit by a train.
A man who crashed on New Year's Eve three years ago and is accused of killing his friends pleaded no contest to three charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and a DUI causing bodily injury.
A 10-year-old girl who died in a vehicle collision was identified by the Kern County coroner's office.
The Kern County coroner's office identified a Weldon pedestrian who died after he was struck by a vehicle as Kevin Matthew Harrison.
A man who was shot multiple times and died was identified as Juan Felipe Neri by the Kern County coroner's office.
The Kern County coroner's office identified a 25-year-old man who died after he was shot in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue.
A Delano man who was shot and killed May 17 was identified as Juan Luis Cantu, according to the Kern County coroner's office.
A Bakersfield man who was assaulted on Union Avenue died from a stab wound and was identified Friday by the Kern County coroner's office.
The Kern County coroner's office identified a Bakersfield motorcyclist who died in an Oildale collision.
An 18-year-old man accused of speeding more than 100 mph while intoxicated and killing a grandmother of 10 kids while she was driving will remain in jail without bail after a Kern County judge denied a motion Thursday requesting a dollar amount be imposed so the defendant could potentially post it.
The long-term closure of Highway 178 through the Kern River Canyon was made official by Caltrans in a news release Thursday afternoon.
A Bakersfield Police Department patrol car hit a civilian’s vehicle Thursday and caused the driver to be sent to the hospital.
A man was arrested Wednesday after he hit two cars — including a police patrol car — during a vehicle pursuit with officers, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.
The Bakersfield Police Department identified a man Thursday who was shot Wednesday, but didn’t identify the officers involved in the incident.
A Bakersfield man was arrested Thursday in connection to stabbing a Nordstrom Rack security guard and stealing goods worth thousands of dollars from businesses at The Shops at River Walk.
A 17-year-old boy and a man were arrested by police in central Bakersfield on suspicion of illegally having weapons.
A man died Wednesday on Highway 119 in a three-vehicle crash that also sent two people to the hospital with major injuries.
A Bakersfield police officer shot a man Wednesday at a gas station after he struck the driver’s side of a patrol car, and was taken to the hospital in stable condition, the Bakersfield Police Department reported.
Fifth District Court of Appeal pauses criminal proceedings for men accused of killing CDCR counselor
The Fifth District Court of Appeal paused proceedings in the criminal trial for two men accused of gunning down a corrections counselor while The Californian appeals a decision allowing the Kern County Public Defender’s Office to obtain its unpublished notes from a jailhouse interview.
A man has been charged with having hundreds of LSD pills and other drugs to sell them at the Lightning in a Bottle music festival.
A 19-year-old Bakersfield man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of distributing child pornography.
Bakersfield man sentenced to 4 years, 6 months for collecting stolen mail with checks totaling $100K
A Bakersfield man was sentenced to four years and six months in federal prison Tuesday after he collected 100 pieces of stolen mail that included 200 checks totaling more than $100,000 and 27 debit cards, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California.
Kern County Superior Court announced Tuesday the appointment of a new court commissioner.
The California Highway announced Tuesday 28 drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and there were 277 citations issued over the Memorial Day weekend.
The Kern County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday a jury found a man guilty of sexually assaulting a girl for about eight years, with the abuse starting when the victim was 6 years old.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed one pedestrian Saturday on North Chester Avenue.
Four Bakersfield men were arrested after police said they robbed two kids at Valley Plaza mall and led officers on a pursuit that ended in Lebec.
Fourteen people were arrested Monday during a warrant sweep by deputies of the North Area Substations that covered Buttonwillow, Wasco, Shafter and McFarland, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
The Bakersfield Fire Department's Swift Water Rescue Team helped seven people on the Kern River get to safety on Saturday.
A Bakersfield man died May 16 after he was struck by a vehicle on Highway 119 east of Hughes Lane, the Kern County Coroner's office reported Monday.
The Kern County Coroner's office on Monday identified a motorcyclist who died in a collision with a vehicle on Sunday.
The Kern County Coroner's office on Monday identified a 60-year-old pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle on May 14 and died.
A 37-year-old Weldon man died May 14 when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle, the Kern County Coroner's office reported Monday.
The body of a man recovered from the Kern River by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team was identified by the coroner's office.
An 18-year-old Shafter man died when he struck a power pole in April, the Kern County Coroner's office reported Monday.
The Kern County Coroner's office on Monday released the name of a man who died when he veered off a road and struck a tree.
A Bakersfield woman died after she was hit by a train in February, the Kern County Coroner's office reported Monday.
The Kern County Coroner's office on Monday released the name of a man who died in a collision in February in Tehachapi.
The Kern County Coroner's office reported Monday that a man who was killed at North Kern State Prison in Delano in February was strangled.
A motorcyclist died at a hospital Sunday after he was involved in a collision with a vehicle at 11:18 a.m. at Airport Drive and State Road, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.
Thirty-five firefighters put out a two-alarm house fire in Arvin on Sunday afternoon.
An emergency closure of all lanes of Highway 178 through the Kern River Canyon was announced Saturday night.
A 47-year-old man suffered traumatic injuries after he was stabbed Saturday in Oildale, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
A "compromised roadway" prompted officials to close the westbound lane of Highway 178 near mile marker 21 on Saturday, according to the Kern County Fire Department.
A man who's accused of asking for sex from police officers posing as a 15-year-old girl online was arrested.
The Kern County Coroner's office has identified the passenger of a vehicle that left the road and hit a pole.
The Kern County Coroner's office has identified a man who was shot in April in Oildale.