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A woman who pleaded no contest to a felony count of child abuse in connection with harming her fiance's 2-year-old child was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday.
Ashlynn Westbrook, then 18, was arrested in August after the child's mother noticed bruising, scratches and multiple bit marks on the boy after he returned from a visit with his father and Westbrook.
The woman who died in a Tuesday accident has been identified as 22-year-old Elizabeth Lopez.
Bakersfield police arrested a 16-year-old boy Thursday who was found with his pants down in front of a computer at Plantation Elementary School.
Karen Ortiz, who was reported missing Thursday, has been located, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
Kern County's mountain areas will be able to transition out of fire season Friday thanks to recent rains and cooler temperatures, but residents still need to be vigilant and prevent sparking blazes, the Kern County Fire Department said Thursday.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating an at-risk missing person.
Bakersfield police are searching for the man wanted for stealing a bicycle Tuesday morning.
Taft City School District Superintendent Ron Bryant resigned his post after pleading no contest to two counts of driving under the influence.
Cal State Bakersfield begins a three-game tournament at Utah State on Thursday. At 1-8, the Roadrunners need a win in one of those games to avoid the worst start of a season in the program's history.
The man shot and killed in southwest Bakersfield on Wednesday afternoon has been identified as 37-year-old John Cooper.
A grand jury indicted three men Thursday who were reportedly found in possession of 12 pounds of heroin.
A house fire in central Bakersfield left one home with $50,000 in damage Wednesday evening.
Bakersfield fire crews responded to a Wednesday evening blaze that resulted in $35,000 in damage to a single-story home.