An engineer died Tuesday after being injured last week when a Southern California commuter train smashed into a truck on the tracks and derailed, officials said.
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Two teachers have been charged with having sex with students and providing alcohol and cocaine to them during an overnight beach camping trip in Southern California.
A man armed with scissors called police and claimed he had hostages after attempting to rob a Northern California restaurant.
Authorities say a California man fell 1,000 feet to his death in a paragliding accident while his teenage daughter, who was flying in tandem with him, survived.
KGO reports Tuesday that police believe 15-year-old Sierra LaMar of Morgan Hill was kidnapped and murdered in March 2012.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office says deputies are on scene of SWAT callout in the area of Interstate 5 and Valpredo Avenue, north of the I-5 junction with Highway 99.
A law enforcement official says a homeless man killed on Skid Row by Los Angeles police had been released last May from a federal prison after serving roughly 14 years for bank robbery.
A man was arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of attacking his wife and mother-in-law with a knife.
An assistant state fire chief was demoted for using a state cellphone and vehicle to arrange sex with escorts, and a firefighter was fired for sexually harassing a civilian at a graduation celebration near the state's fire academy, according to documents made public Monday.
A pedestrian was killed Monday night in a hit-and-run crash.
According to GasBuddy.com, the average price of gasoline has risen close to 40 cents a gallon in the past week.
The Kern County District Attorney’s office filed new sex charges against a man whose previous trial was negated by charges that the prosecutor fabricated evidence.
The Delano Guardians Committee has filed a lawsuit against the city of Delano for raising utility rates. The rates will increase customer payments by an average of 75 percent for a little over three more years.
It's a story every parent of a teenager should see. Two teenagers at a Bakersfield high school use social media to cyber-shame two disabled students they were supposed to protect.
Delegates voted 861-293 to charter the 240-member California Log Cabin Republicans — a move that gave official party designation to the group that supports gay rights and sent a signal about the direction of the party that has struggled for a unified vision.
Water districts that serve 25 million Californians and vast farmland can expect to receive a fraction of the supplies sought from the state during the fourth year of the drought, officials announced Monday.
A suspect in a California homicide was shot and killed in western Arizona by a California sheriff's deputy following a chase on Interstate 10 during which shots were fired at motorists and a police officer, authorities said Monday.
California's Supreme Court ruled Monday state corrections officials cannot prohibit all registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park as required by a 2006 voter-approved ballot measure.
The uncertainty stems from the very public clash between university President Janet Napolitano and Gov. Jerry Brown over the state's role in underwriting the cost of a UC education for qualified Californians.
Authorities say the Southern California teacher who committed suicide by hanging in her classroom was a well-liked 31-year-old photography instructor.
Federal authorities have seized more than 15 tons of marijuana in a near-record bust at a border crossing in Southern California.
Four months after California voters lowered penalties for certain crimes, state lawmakers and law enforcement officials are lining up with proposals to repeal portions of the new law that they say have created unintended consequences, such as reducing the number of DNA samples taken from suspects.
The Kern County Fire Department blames "heavy rain" on a sinkhole in Taft.
The theme park says the "It's a Small World" ride resumed operations Saturday night. The fire broke out in some foliage in the backstage area of the attraction.
Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the city's Skid Row as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun.
Authorities in Southern California say no one was injured when an Amtrak train with 85 people aboard hit an empty car stopped on the tracks.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office said Jackson is from Georgia but had been in California visiting relatives. She also has relatives in the Apple Valley area, and may have traveled to the Long Beach area or back to her home in Georgia.
Highway 178 has reopened after a mudslide with rocks blocked the roadway in both directions inside the Kern River Canyon.
Under a proposed law by state Sen. Holly Mitchell, families who get cash assistance may be eligible for additional aid if they have more children.
Since appearing on television, the local restaurant has been packed.
Hundreds of people gather for the black history parade.
State regulators are taking a hard look at wastewater disposal in Kern County's oil fields.