Police released surveillance photos Thursday of a man suspected in a common scam: The suspect approaches a victim in public (usually an elderly person), offers a fake story about having a large amount of money he is trying to give away, and convinces the victim to drive him to a bank, where the victim ends up giving the suspect money.
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.
A car plowed into a laundry business Thursday morning on South Chester Avenue.
Police said they wrapped a monthlong drug investigation Wednesday with several arrests and the seizure of more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine.
A former vice principal accused of molestation was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison.
The driver of a red Saturn was killed Tuesday evening when they left the roadway and smashed into a tree.
A Bakersfield woman's 3-year-old dog was accidentally euthanized last week at the city's new Animal Care Center.
A prison sentence of 21 years was handed down Tuesday for a man who shot another man with a shotgun during a child custody dispute.
The police department said Monday that it received grants worth more than $345,000 to fight dangerous driving.
Fire officials say two kids started a house fire on Alberta Street on Friday evening when they were playing with matches in a garage.
In a move that caught many by surprise, the Bakersfield City Council voted 5-2 to drop further discussions to restrict abortions in the city.
Kern County deputies arrested two men from San Bernardino County for allegedly dealing large amounts of methamphetamine.
The city's new solo animal shelter opened Tuesday. Bakersfield recently severed its animal control partnership with Kern County, amid monetary and operational arguments.
A motorcycle operator died Tuesday night after crashing into a car at Bell Terrace and Loch Lomond Drive.
The first of three public forums is scheduled Monday night for proposed boundary changes within the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District.