All lanes of northbound Highway 99 at the Tulare-Kern County line reopened shortly before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday following a lengthy closure caused by a big rig crash.
A new Wal-Mart in Delano is just weeks away from opening, but not everyone is smiling ear-to-ear. The mega chain buys in massive bulk, which allows it to beat most, if not all, surrounding prices. And, for many Delano business owners, that is a huge concern.
DELANO, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A new Wal-Mart on the 500 block of Woollommes Avenue in Delano hired mainly from a pool of local residents and veterans, a relief some employees said was necessary considering the city's relatively high unemployment rate.
"New funding is what allows us to sort of move the needle, right, when renewal funding allows us to keep the programs we have, which are essential, but new funding lets us get people who are on the streets, into housing, and, so, very excited," Garden Pathways executive Kim Albers said Thursday.
A naked Tulare County man was arrested in a canal overnight by Kern County deputies.
Luis Carrillo, 33, was found suffering from gunshots wounds lying on the sidewalk of the 1100 block of Fremont Street. Maria Cabrera said she found Carrillo outside her home after hearing a series of gunshots.
An inmate who escaped early Wednesday from the minimum-support facility at North Kern State Prison was captured by late morning, prison officials said.
Cal-OSHA lifted the order Wednesday that temporarily closed Etchegaray Farms following the death of a worker.
Monday was sentencing day in federal court for five unrelated drug cases with connections to Kern County.
A Bakersfield man who was beaten while attending a large birthday party outside Delano is hospitalized in serious condition.
Hundreds of pounds of illegal fireworks have been seized through an undercover operation headed by Kern County Fire Chief Brian Marshall.
A fire that destroyed a senior recreation facility last month was accidental in nature, the Kern County Fire Department said Thursday.
A man who was shot late Friday night on Poplar Avenue is expected to recover from his injuries according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
The sheriff's office put out an alert late Wednesday about an elderly Wasco man who was last seen just after 1 p.m. Family members of 80-year-old Clarence Reynolds said he left his home around that time to visit his wife at a Bakersfield hospital and never arrived.
The Rural Crime Investigation Unit of the Kern County Sheriff's Office announced a pair of recent arrests.