A gangster was sentenced Thursday to 135 years in prison for his part in a deadly crime spree.
A cat is back on level ground, after spending over a week stuck in a tall pine tree in east Bakersfield.
Officials have an eye on conditions at the Lake Isabella dams while engineers get ready to address the concerns. If the dams failed, a lot of water would reach a wide area around Bakersfield, and it could be very deep.
As Kern County emergency responders draw up plans for what they'll do if there's a disaster in our area, families can also plan ahead for how and where they would get to safety.
"Piney" has been rescued. The cat had been stuck for a week in a tall pine tree at Niles and Mt. Vernon Avenue, Kern County Animal Services said.
A security guard shot someone early Monday at a nightclub on east Truxtun Avenue.
A bicyclist was arrested Friday morning after a short chase with a Kern County deputy and the discovery of stolen mail and drugs inside his backpack.
A Bakersfield businessman said Thursday that he can't get help dealing with homeless people living near the tracks next to his parking lot.
City officials are putting more pressure on so-called pot shops to shut down. A new round of warning letters has gone out, this time telling both the landlords and operators they have to close. Officials say 11 have closed since a ban went into effect, but 15 appear to still be running.
Two men were arrested Wednesday night for allegedly shooting at another man.
The CHP says a drunk driver lost control of his car and then slammed into a man who was on the sidewalk, killing 38-year-old Angel Gomez.
So-called impostor firefighters were actually real firefighters doing a legitimate task, the Bakersfield Fire Department said Tuesday. City crews say they were doing an annual check on smoke detectors.
One person was hospitalized after being shot in east Bakersfield.
The police department said Monday that it received grants worth more than $345,000 to fight dangerous driving.
The final defendant in the death of an elderly woman was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder, second-degree robbery and participating in a street gang.