The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man who died after a head-on collision with another vehicle at 3:10 p.m., Thursday, on Highway 99 north of the Interstate 5 intersection.

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The man Mexican authorities arrested Friday in connection with the homicide of Jose Arredondo was a longtime friend of the local businessman and philanthropist who was killed at his home in Baja California, an attorney working for Arredondo's family said Tuesday.

A man has pleaded no contest to first degree murder charges related to the July 2016 shooting death of Saddam Ali on the 800 block of 8th Street, the Kern County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.