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  1. Woman drowns in swimming pool

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Tuesday, Sep 16 2014 01:19 PM

    A Bakersfield woman found at the bottom of her swimming pool Saturday afternoon died later that night at a local hospital.

    Lenora Mae Moss, 59, was found in the pool in the 6200 block of Lupine Avenue about 6:15 p.m. She died at 8:40 p.m. at San Joaquin Community Hospital.

    Her death was ruled accidental.

  2. Man tried to elude police by breaking into homes

    A reported carjacking Monday afternoon in south Bakersfield turned into a violent game of hide-and-seek as the suspect tried to elude police by forcing entry into several homes.

  3. BPD checkpoint finds 35 drivers with bad licenses

    A Saturday night DUI/Driver License Checkpoint by Bakersfield police found 35 drivers with invalid or suspended licenses.

  4. Three escape east Bakersfield fire

    Three occupants of an east Bakersfield apartment escaped a Tuesday morning fire after being alerted by a smoke detector.

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    Burglars sought after break-in at newspaper offices

    The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a break-in at the offices of The Bakersfield Californian early Saturday morning.

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    Homicide detectives investigating infant's death

    A 2-month-old Oildale girl died Sunday evening after she was found choking and gasping for air, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

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    Authorities locate elderly man with dementia

    The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has located a local man with dementia who went missing Monday morning.

  8. Beer-hauling big-rig crash clogs morning commute

    Traffic on Highway 99 at Panama Lane was still restricted Monday morning as crews worked to clear up an overturned big-rig filled with beer.

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    Attorney: Homicide victim was father of four young children

    A father with custody of his four young children died Monday morning after he was discovered wounded in the front yard of a northwest Bakersfield home near Columbia Elementary School, police and his attorney said.

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    Police find body of missing woman

    The California Highway Patrol found missing Bakersfield woman Virginia Gregg deceased in her car over the weekend in Los Banos.

  11. Forest fire near Frazier Mountain held

    A fire broke out around 2 p.m. Saturday in the Los Padres National Forest near Frazier Mountain and grew to around a half-acre, according to Andrew Madsen, an LPNF spokesman.

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    High-risk sex offender located, arrested

    California City Police Department officers arrested a high-risk sex offender Saturday evening, hours after the Bakersfield Police Department announced he was wanted for failing to check in with his parole officer after being released from prison.

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    Police seek missing at-risk teen girl

    The Bakersfield Police Department needs the public's help finding Monica Romero, 13, who is missing and considered at-risk because of her young age.

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