A Kern County Superior Court judge sentenced Kaleb Kessinger to 25 years to life in prison Tuesday for the 2018 murder of 2-year-old Ramon Chavez.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The California Highway Patrol conducted a Bakersfield street racing enforcement operation on Saturday night that resulted in numerous citations, impounds and arrests.
Bakersfield police arrested a woman Saturday night who struck an officer with a baseball bat during a protest in front of the Bakersfield Police Department.
The Bakersfield Police Department is urging anyone who was the victim of a crime during Friday's protests on Truxtun Avenue to call police.
A small number of Kern County customers of PG&E could see a Public Safety Power Shutoff early Sunday through Monday due to winds, PG&E reported.
A California Highway Patrol pedestrian safety operation held Friday netted 45 citations, seven warnings, one vehicle impound — and one arrest of a felon in possession of a loaded firearm.
When Bakersfield Police and Kern County Probation officers tried to conduct a vehicle code enforcement stop Friday night near Planz and Wible roads, a pursuit ensued — and a juvenile ran off with a gun, BPD said.
The Bakersfield Police Department have a man suspected of a Sept. 14 shooting death of Glenn Earl Henderson Jr. at Beale Park in custody.
The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for community assistance locating a missing 17-year-old girl who is considered at-risk due to a medical condition.
Angelique Nash, who was convicted for the 2010 murder of 81-year-old Dorothy Session, was granted a motion for release at the Kern County Superior Court on Monday.
The Bakersfield Police Department is requesting community assistance identifying the suspect in a June 12 vehicle burglary at a residence located in the 1200 block of Candace Avenue.
The Bakersfield Police Department has arrested a man suspected of a Sept. 14 injury hit-and-run at the intersection of Monterey and Inyo streets.
The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a Tuesday morning shooting that sent children ages 3 and 9 and a 20-year-old man to the hospital.
The Kern County coroner’s office has identified a 13-year-old boy involved in a Sept. 6 fatal traffic accident on State Route 58 at Claymine Road near North Edwards.
The Kern County coroner’s office has identified the victim of a fatal bicycle accident on Sept. 5 in the 6700 Block of White Lane.
The Kern County coroner’s office has identified the victim in Thursday's fatal shooting at Basham Funeral Care, 3312 Niles Street in east Bakersfield.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal traffic accident Monday morning at the intersection of Burbank Street and Scaroni Avenue.
A Kern County Sheriff’s Office vehicle was involved in a fatal traffic accident on Saturday with a motorcyclist on Highway 178 near the Upper Richbar campground.
After being awarded nearly $15 million in a program designed to rehabilitate housing for the homeless, Kern County is ready to put “action” behind its efforts to address homelessness, according to Stephen Pelz, executive director of the local housing authority.
A joint street racing enforcement operation held by the Bakersfield Police Department and California Highway Patrol Saturday night into Sunday morning yielded arrests and citations.
A Bakersfield Police Department DUI and driver's license checkpoint held Saturday night to Sunday morning led to one arrest for driving under the influence of narcotics plus other citations.
The California Highway Patrol will offer its free “Start Smart” class to current and prospective teenage drivers and their parents or guardians on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
The Department of Transportation announced the re-opening of multiple ramps and a connector on northbound State Route 99 on Friday night as part of the Bakersfield 99 Rehab Project.
Mayor Karen Goh released a public service announcement in which she called on the community’s help to reach the state metrics to reopen schools, churches, gyms and other businesses.