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  1. Body retrieved from Kern River Canyon

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Thursday, Nov 20 2014 07:24 PM

    A man's body discovered Thursday in the Kern River at mile marker 23 in the Kern River Canyon was recovered by search-and-rescue teams.

    Kern County Sheriff's Search and Rescue was notified at 12:30 p.m. Volunteers with Kern Valley Search and Rescue, and Bakersfield Search and Rescue used a rope system and litter to retrieve the body.

    The body has not been identified and remains at the coroner's office.

  2. Arvin man guilty in crash that killed 6-month-old infant

    An Arvin man who admitted he'd been drinking before crashing his Cadillac Escalade into the back of a car in southeast Bakersfield on Jan. 19, killing a 6-month-old girl, was convicted Thursday on charges including second-degree murder.

  3. Edison Highway crash victim identified

    An Edison man died Tuesday afternoon after he lost control of his truck on Edison Highway and crashed.

  4. Mother who left child, 2, out overnight found guilty of child cruelty

    A Tehachapi woman accused of leaving her 2-year-old child in a field overnight on June 14 was convicted Thursday of willful child cruelty.

  5. Woman pleads no contest to abusing fiance's child

    An 18-year-old woman has pleaded no contest to a felony count of child abuse in connection with abusing her fiance's 2-year-old child.

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    Hospital, rescue group caring for abused and abandoned dog

    Kern County animal welfare officials and rescue group Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue have teamed up to save a little Boxer mix found abused and abandoned in Rosamond earlier this week.

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    Missing 12-year-old girl returned home

    The reported 12-year-old runaway, Tekkfiina Nhuy, has returned home, Bakersfield police say.

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    Police seek man wanted for Target robbery

    A suspect is wanted for attempted robbery after trying to steal from Target and fighting with the employees.

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    Man wanted for asking children to get in his car Wednesday

    Three children on their way to school Wednesday morning were approached by a stranger who offered to give them candy and asked them to get in his vehicle, police say.

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    Police seek suspect in Taco Bell vandalism

    Bakersfield police are seeking the suspect who allegedly vandalized a Taco Bell restaurant Monday for no apparent reason.

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    Deputies seek man accused of stealing $206,000 pistachio shipment

    After a four month investigation, an arrest warrant has been issued for the Los Angeles man believed to have stolen $206,000 worth of pistachios.

  12. Bomb squad responds to Lamont credit union for suspicious object

    A bomb squad responded to the Kern Central Credit Union in Lamont after employees thought a disgruntled person left a suspicious object in the building Wednesday.

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    Storify: Live updates from the Bryan Oliver trial, Nov. 20

    Californian reporter Jason Kotowski provides live updates from the Bryan Oliver trial. Follow us for exclusive coverage.

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