With no rain in sight, farmers are scrambling to keep their crops. Eyewitness News anchor Amity Addrisi digs into how the drought is not only sinking hopes for farmers, but sinking the very land we live on.
A 19-year-old Bakersfield man becomes the latest victim to drown in Kern River. He went under at the same spot where another 19-year-old drowned on Father's Day.
Federal scientists are out with the latest analysis of earthquake risk, and local experts say it's a good reminder to Kern County that quake preparation is a must.
A disabled man's cellphone was stolen from him by three teenagers as he sat on a bus.
A report from the Bakersfield city manager’s office reveals some good news when it comes to crime. Police stats show a large reduction in serious crimes.
As residents of Murrieta have now learned, one small protest can lead to big misconceptions across the country.
One local obstetrician/gynecologist could possibly have his medical license revoked or suspended after the California Medical Board accused him of gross negligence.
The Kern County District Attorney's Office announced a conviction Monday in a gang murder case.
The Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce says its longtime special projects manager Pauline Bartlett has died.
The Bakersfield Recreation & Parks Department said Monday that kick scooters are now allowed in city-owned skate parks.
A 67-year-old Bakersfield man was sentenced Monday to a year in federal prison for tax crimes.
Marcelino and Denice Guzman beat the boy with belts, wooden sticks, open hands and fists, and repeatedly burned the boy with cigarettes. The boy also suffered a broken jaw, and his skin had been burned by chemicals.
man shot his 13-year-old daughter Friday night during an incident on the 3200 block of Kentucky Street, near Niles and Oswell.
A 19-year-old man died over the weekend in a single-vehicle crash in Delano.
As the city's bus strike enters its second week, a closed meeting is scheduled to consider a new union proposal.
Enrique Reynosa, 37, was stopped on Highway 99 in Kern County for a a traffic violation. A subsequent search of his truck turned up 6 pounds of methamphetamine, 8 pounds of cocaine and $1,510 in cash, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Fresno.
A drunk driver entered a plea Monday in Kern County court to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
Police on Monday released surveillance photos of a woman suspected of trying to rob a bank.
The taxable value of all Kern County properties for this fiscal year is up 5.6 percent to $97.5 billion, Assessor-Recorder Jim Fitch's office said Monday.
Five people were arrested over the weekend on suspicion of attempted homicide and conspiracy.
A man was stabbed overnight in the area of 18th and N streets.
A Westminster man died over the weekend in a single-vehicle crash in Delano.
Search-and-rescue crews will return to the Kern River Canyon on Monday for what's now considered a body-recovery operation.
Police are working on a drive-by shooting investigation after a man was found wounded early Monday.
A jackknifed big rig stymied traffic Monday morning on a section of Highway 99.
This weekend, Kern County saw rain, starting with some sprinkling on Saturday followed by more substantial rainfall on Sunday.
Assemblyman Rudy Salas hosted a public safety town hall Saturday in Delano, giving residents an opportunity to voice their concerns and receive information on how to better protect their neighborhoods.
Eyewitness News viewers reached out about a phone scam where the caller claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service.
Freeways through Kern County are getting updated sprinklers as part of the state's own effort to save water during California's drought.
The shopping center at the corner of Calloway and Stockdale will soon house five new stores, four of which are entirely new to Kern County.
Police say someone hacked the email account of a Pasadena high school teacher and sent pictures of him naked to more than 200 people.
Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed two bills into law that are intended to tighten controls on gun sales and keep firearms out of the hands of criminals and people who have been confined due to mental health issues.
He says in a statement issued Friday that "there is simply not enough time to see this process through to the end." California law has no provision for an automatic recount, and Perez's campaign has had to pay county election staff.