Kern County Fire Department officials released a video Friday showing a suspected arsonist.
City Council voted against an ordinance Wednesday night allowing chickens as pets in urban neighborhoods.
The vehicle was found flipped over in a home's front yard off Security Avenue in east Bakersfield.
A 21-year-old man who was shot on Mother's Day during an early morning fight involving several women has been identified as Michael Leon Harris and his death has been ruled a homicide.
The attorney for the witnesses, John Tello, said his clients will likely release the video for public viewing by Friday, if not sooner.
Family says there was video on a cell phone that showed deputies beating a man on the ground, and suspect a cover-up.
Southbound lanes of Chester were closed during the investigation. Police said it appears the motorcycle rider ran a red light.
Bakersfield College must vacate its 2012 state football championship and all wins from the last two seasons after it was found in violation of multiple California Community College Athletics Association regulations.
Outside agencies are getting involved in the Kern County Sheriff's Office in-custody death investigation.
The family of a man who died in sheriff's custody is speaking out about surveillance video of the incident. David Silva, 33, died after a confrontation with several officers across from Kern Medical Center. A neighbor in the area gave the Silva family video that shows the incident from a distance.
Guadalupe Ramos was attacked in August 2012 outside the Foods Co. grocery store on Haley Street. An alleged street gang member came up behind Ramos and ripped a gold chain from her neck. That knocked the frail woman to the ground, causing fatal injuries. Ramos suffered emotion-precipitated sudden cardiac death and blows to her trunk and extremities, the coroner's office said.
Bystanders are credited with pulling an allegedly drunk 19-year-old man out of a car he crashed into a power pole late Sunday night.
Deputies investigating a report of shots fired early Mother's Day in the 700 block of Sterling Rd. discovered a stabbing victim and then a victim of a shooting.
A 911 call was released Friday that further indicates Kern County deputies might have played a role in a suspect's death. "There's a man laying on the floor, and your police officers beat the (expletive) out of him and killed him," the caller told the 911 dispatcher.
Graduation season kicks off Friday with the 99th Bakersfield College Commencement. See the list of high school and college graduations here.