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Four suspects -- three men and a woman -- were arrested by police Monday night on suspicion of attempted homicide in connection with a gunfight earlier that day on Union Avenue.
Deon Hodge, 20, Derrick Welch, 20, Delwuan Scott, 19, and Xzayvia Peterson, 18, were booked into the Kern County Jail.
No one was injured in the exchange of gunfire around 3:45 p.m. Monday after a verbal altercation in the parking lot of the Johnny Quick Food Store at 349 Union Ave. between a black male in his 20s and the occupants of a small, light-colored compact car.
The compact, which contained the four suspects, fled after the shooting, colliding with a Chevy S-10 pickup on 4th Street. A passenger in the pickup was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Police said a vehicle passing at the time of the shooting was struck by gunfire. The driver of that vehicle was uninjured.
Police said Wednesday the driver of the pickup that killed a pedestrian early Tuesday in southwest Bakersfield fell asleep just before the accident.
Eight firefighters from the Kern County Fire Department participated earlier this month in a Union Pacific Railroad training course on crude-by-rail safety.
The Victims Services Unit of the Kern County District Attorney's Office has provided services to more than 1,800 crime victims since Jan. 6.
No one was injured Tuesday afternoon after gunfire was exchanged near the intersection of 4th Street and Union Avenue.
The death of a 48-year-old Wasco State Prison inmate on Friday was due to heart disease, an autopsy determined.
Sandi Taylor, Bakersfield College's interim athletic director, said that the home side of Memorial Stadium for BC football games will return to the stadium's north side.
The parents of a Realtor accused of renting out vacant properties she didn't represent are putting up the collateral to secure their daughter's release from jail.
This time last summer, Kevin Sneed wasn’t feeling well. Lethargic and not with the same pep in his step that he’s used heading into the football campaign, he soon was given news no one wants to hear - he had throat cancer.
Police have identified the people involved in the Monday crash of a big rig on Interstate 5 north of Highway 99 that closed portions of the connector for more than two hours.
Verizon customers with landline phones in Taft, McFarland and Glennville were without phone service Tuesday for several -- including 911 service -- and the Kern County Sheriff's Office had to handle all emergency and nonemergency calls for the McFarland Police Department.
Bakersfield resident Jesus Apolinar Rios-Gallegos was possibly out for a walk or a jog in southwest Bakersfield when he was struck and killed Tuesday morning by a truck that ran onto a sidewalk.
Bakersfield police have been receiving numerous calls regarding a variety of scams and are urging the public to be careful.