A car that had been found engulfed in flames has caused a fire to spread near Highway 178.
Lanes began reopening on Highway 99 at about 2:40 p.m. Thursday after a pedestrian hanging off the eastbound White Lane overpass closed both directions of the highway for hours.
A former Centennial High football and basketball player has been found guilty of all 15 charges filed against him in a series of sexual assaults in northeast Bakersfield last year, one of which occurred in a Bakersfield College women's restroom.
A man who police said fired multiple rounds from a handgun outside a Union Avenue hotel was arrested after officers received ShotSpotter alerts.
The Bakersfield Police Department and other agencies will be out in force from Aug. 17 through Sept. 3 targeting impaired drivers.
A Bakersfield man has been charged with torture and other crimes after admitting to pouring boiling water over a mentally disabled woman's back while she was sleeping, deputies say in court documents.
A Bakersfield gang member convicted of murder for unleashing a flurry of bullets at two people leaving a medical marijuana dispensary has been sentenced to life behind bars.
A body found Monday in the Kern River near Hart Park has been identified as that of a Bakersfield man who went missing in the river over the weekend.
The fatal shooting of a man who fired at and injured two Bakersfield police officers last year was justified, according to a review of the shooting conducted by the District Attorney's office.
An Arvin woman who was driving a vehicle early Tuesday that left the roadway and overturned — injuring herself and a 2-year-old — was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The Bakersfield office of the California Highway Patrol is offering a class to current and prospective teen drivers to discuss safe driving habits, the consequences of poor choices behind the wheel and how to avoid a collision.
More than 300 vehicles were screened but no arrests made for driving under the influence during a Bakersfield Police Department DUI checkpoint Saturday.
The fifth annual Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash is scheduled to be held Sept. 29 at the Park at River Walk to raise awareness of the dangers of driving while impaired.
Three people have been arrested in connection with the death of a man whose body was found inside a burning vehicle in south Bakersfield last week.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office is asking for help identifying those responsible for a double homicide in Lamont in early July.
The brother of a 66-year-old woman who was killed in late June has been identified as a person of interest in her death and investigators have been unable to locate him, sheriff's officials said Wednesday.
A Bakersfield motorist was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI, among other offenses, after crashing into a nightclub early Tuesday east of Union Avenue.
A 48-year-old Mexican national, previously deported after being convicted of robbery, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Monday after authorities say he returned to the U.S and was living in Kern County.
A Laguna Hills attorney — and former Kern County prosecutor — has been convicted of two misdemeanor counts of sexual battery stemming from an incident last year in which he was accused of restraining a woman and touching her "with sexual intent against the victim's will," according to prosecutors.
A Delano man was killed and another injured in an apparent gang-related shooting Friday, and a suspect has been arrested, police said.
A brush fire in the Kern River Canyon was reported around 11 a.m. Sunday. California Highway Patrol was dispatched to control traffic, directing vehicles to one lane as the fire came between the river and Highway 178.
A body was found inside a burning vehicle early Friday and police are investigating the death as a homicide, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.
An inmate at Kern Valley State Prison who was found unresponsive in his cell July 15 and later pronounced dead died as a result of strangulation and his death is a homicide, coroner's officials say.
A former coach of Ridgeview High School's girls basketball team has been charged with two felonies in connection with sex acts with a minor.