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A 22-year-old Bakersfield man was arrested early Sunday after allegedly firing multiple shots at a Bakersfield police patrol car.
Several residences were evacuated after a woman found a grenade under a trailer in the driveway of her Oildale residence.
A McKittrick man was killed Saturday morning in a crash on Highway 58 about five miles west of Lokern Road.
We're live blogging the action from the 2014 March Meet at the Auto Club Famoso Raceway, where nitromethane-powered Funny Cars and Top Fuel dragsters reign supreme. On Friday, we saw two quick runs down the quarter-mile track with Dan Horan racing to a 5.66 second effort in Funny Car, while New York's Tony Bartone finished out the day in Top Fuel with a 5.63. Follow our photos, videos and Tweets from the track throughout the weekend.
UPDATED, 3:29 p.m.: Here are team scores headed into the finals, plus the finals matchups and the third-through-eighth place-winners at each weight:
Kern County sheriff's deputies from the Kern Valley substation served a search warrant at a home in Lake Isabella Thursday and found stolen property from a recent burglary plus firearms, authorities said.
WATER CONFAB: Is this historic statewide drought serious enough for local officials to consider the possibility of water rationing in Bakersfield? No. Bakersfield's extensive Kern River and Isabella Lake water rights are keeping such drastic measures at bay. But the situation is dire enough for the city Water Board to have planned a water conservation forum Thursday at City Hall.
UPDATED, 12:56 a.m.: So, obviously things got crazy there at the end of the night, but I'm back — hope you were able to check out our special BVarsity Live show tonight where coach Al Fontes of The California Wrestler broke down all the state brackets for us. If you didn't, a list of all of the semifinal matchups is below. Wrestling begins at 9 a.m. this morning with what I call the Cinderella round — winners are guaranteed a state medal, losers go home empty-handed. The semifinals then start at 9:30 a.m. Championships are 7:15 tonight. I'll start a new live blog in the morning. Time for sleep.
Deputies found an elaborate indoor marijuana garden inside a mobile home Thursday morning in Rosamond and seized 330 marijuana plants.
The promotion of Lt. Diana Burnett was announced Thursday by the Shafter Police Department.
An Amtrak passenger whose suitcase was allegedly full of pot and cash never made it out of the Bakersfield station Tuesday, after a police service dog detected the drugs in his luggage.
The 3rd Annual Trout Fishing Derby will by held Saturday by the Bakersfield City Firefighters Relief Organization to raise money for several community nonprofits.