A motorist died early Saturday morning after hitting at a high rate of speed a center divider on Highway 99 north of Olive Drive, according to California Highway Patrol officials.

A woman was found by the Bakersfield Police Department seriously injured near the intersection of 4th and P Streets early Sunday morning, according to a news release. 

Two men charged in the fatal shooting 17 years ago of another man in Bakersfield were sentenced Thursday after accepting plea agreements in exchange for the dismissal of murder charges, ending years of legal wrangling. 

An 18-year-old has been arrested in connection with a killing that occurred in late January in the Wasco area.

A 33-year-old man was arrested for attempted murder after holding his mother and two adult sisters captive at a southwest Bakersfield home Saturday night and attacking them with a hammer and knife, Bakersfield Police Department officials said. 

Kern County Sheriff Coroner’s officials identified a man shot and killed on Union Avenue last month as 20-year-old Ian Bry-Son Reed.

Kern County Sheriff Coroner’s officials identified a pedestrian killed after being struck by a vehicle in Rosamond last month as 34-year-old Rickey Lynn Chapman.