A fire that began Sunday afternoon with an electrical short in the attic caused $3,000 damage to a south Bakersfield home.
The fire in the 1900 block of South M Street began at 2:10 and was controlled within 10 minutes by Bakersfield Fire Department personnel.
A fire at a vacant southeast Bakersfield house early Sunday caused $40,000 damage.
The man suspected in the fatal hit-and-run death of a motorcyclist earlier this month, was arrested Friday morning but posted bond and was free by Saturday night.
The Kern County Fire Department sent 17 members late Saturday to battle the Sand Fire, which started Friday afternoon in Northern California along the Amador-El Dorado county line and had grown to around 4,000 acres by the following night.
Two McFarland residents died Saturday morning when their 2006 Honda Accord hit a Ford truck with a crane southeast of Delano, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The Kern County Coroner's office is investigating the death Friday afternoon of an inmate at Wasco State Prison.
A search for stolen property Friday morning by several Kern County, state and federal agencies at a Weldon residence discovered not only the property but also multiple firearms and ammunition.
Bakersfield police will be conducting a DUI/driver's license checkpoint Saturday night.
A 12-year-old girl missing since Tuesday morning returned home Thursday.
A 3-year-old was hit by a car Thursday night in the 1300 block of Sandra Drive.
Kern County Sheriff's deputies conducting a probation search at a Tehachapi residence Thursday night found a variety of drugs, narcotics and drug paraphernalia.
A former Kern County employee pleaded no contest Thursday to DUI and hit and run resulting in property damage in connection with crashing a county vehicle late last month.
Bakersfield police are searching for a 12-year-old girl missing since Tuesday.