Fire crews aided by calmer winds and aircraft knocked down a wildfire Tuesday that damaged or destroyed 100 homes and a church and forced more than 1,000 people to flee a small town near the Oregon border.
The Kern County coroner's office on Tuesday released the name of a man found with what police called "traumatic injury" on the front lawn of a northwest Bakersfield home.
An examination also confirmed that 59-year-old Lenora Mae Moss drowned, and the coroner's office ruled her death accidental.
Taft Union High School District held its first public meeting since the alleged hazing incident involving varsity football players, and former head football coach Jarudd Prosser addressed the board.
The Adrian Peterson abuse case has shed light on the issue of child abuse, across the nation, including here in Kern County.
A 24-year-old Bakersfield man has been sentenced to six years of hard labor in North Korea, and a California State University, Bakersfield political science professor thinks that government is using the situation to put pressure on the United States and other governments, to get more global attention.
The family of an Arizona shooting-range instructor who was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi say they're praying for her.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California broke out the Trojan Marching Band on Monday to beat the drum for a $650 million expansion that school officials say will not only transform the campus but also the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood surrounding it.
A baby's death is under investigation and "being treated as suspicious," according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
One man was sentenced for maintaining a drug stash house in Bakersfield with his cousin.
A potentially dangerous citrus pest has been detected in the Bakersfield area.
A former Kern County man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Fresno.
A Northern California man has been arrested after his ex-girlfriend said he cooked her dog and fed it to her.
Wildlife rehabilitation experts are working to keep two baby opossums alive after the mother was apparently beaten to death with a sharp rock.
Classes resume for the fall Monday at California State University, Bakersfield.