Bakersfield firefighters extinguished an engine fire on a diesel locomotive at the train yard between Jackson and King streets in east Bakersfield Wednesday afternoon.
The fire was extinguished in 10 minutes and no injuries were reported, firefighters said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
A man charged with the murder of his girlfriend's 2-year-old son told investigators the child suffered fatal injuries when the two of them were driving off-road in Berry's Dodge truck and crashed.
The coroner's office has determined a woman found dead in her garage in September was strangled.
Bakersfield police are asking for the public's help identifying a suspect who tried grabbing a juvenile when she refused to get in his car.
A drunken driver who crashed into a wall in October of last year -- killing a passenger and wounding two more -- was sentenced Tuesday to 29 years in prison.
A structure fire in Tehachapi closed Highway 202 Monday evening and caused about $80,000 in damage.
A disturbance in south Bakersfield left one woman with a gunshot wound to her leg after several suspects fired at a residence Tuesday morning.
The cause of death of a Ridgecrest man who died in August has been determined to be blunt force trauma and the death is a homicide.
Before he could plead not guilty to murdering his girlfriend's child, Mathew Berry first had to listen to the child's grandmother repeatedly curse him before being escorted from the courtroom by deputies.
The Kern County Coroner's office released the name Monday of a Bakersfield man whose body was found nearly four months ago by firefighters putting out a brush fire in Arvin.
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.