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A number of Kern County firefighters and members of the public will be recognized Friday as part of the fire department's 2013 Awards Ceremony.
A fire at a church in Delano early Monday caused $100,000 in damage and the cause is under investigation.
Firefighters rescued four dogs from a house fire in Ridgecrest early Monday.
It was a good weekend overall for Kern County teams: Of the seven in action, four won, including three on the road. For the second time in three years, Kern County will be represented in each of the Central Section's top four divisions, this time with Bakersfield, Garces, Ridgeview and Bakersfield Christian. (In 2011, it was Bakersfield, Garces, Ridgeview and Wasco; only BHS won its championship game.)
Sheriff's deputies arrested an Oildale man Sunday afternoon after he allegedly shot a woman twice.
Burnings in fireplaces and wood stoves are prohibited Monday in the San Joaquin Valley air basin portion of Kern County.
An autopsy will be performed on a 7-month-old infant found not breathing in her home Nov. 30.
Delano police shot and injured a suspect who led them on a chase and then opened fire on officers Saturday morning.
UPDATED, 12:47 a.m.: Ridgeview ended up beating Porterville in a thriller, 38-35 in double overtime, on the strength of Ryan Huish's 39-yard game-winning field goal. The Wolf Pack won despite losing its top two quarterbacks to injury; freshman Ja'Mar Moya finished the game at QB.
So here are next week's title games. Five of last year's six section champions are still alive, with only Wasco coming up short in title defense thus far.
The 2013 Christmas Parade Thursday will result in several streets being closed to traffic.
A routine traffic violation stop by a Kern County Sheriff's deputy near Rosamond on Thanksgiving afternoon turned out to be anything but ordinary.
LOS ANGELES -- Phillips 66, which operates refineries across California, is moving forward with a plan to build a rail terminal in San Luis Obispo County that would send trains with up to 80 tank cars of crude oil through Southern California and the Bay Area.
Bakersfield Police arrested a Fortuna man Wednesday night in connection with multiple counts of child molestations.