An autopsy has determined that a woman found dead in her east Bakersfield backyard Sunday died by suicide.
Jonnette Adams, found in the 2800 block of Primera Vista Street, shot herself, according to a coroner's office news release.
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Justin Whittington, the man police say was caught on a convenience store's surveillance camera punching a toddler in the face, was scheduled for release from jail Saturday after police reduced the charges expected to be filed in the case.
Dr. Daniel Ellsberg flashed peace signs as he was greeted with a standing ovation at Cal State Bakersfield’s Dore Theater Tuesday night. Known for his release of the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War, Ellsberg spoke to a standing-room-only audience at the 29th Annual Charles W. Kegley...
Tucked into Gov. Jerry Brown’s executive order mandating Californians cut back on water consumption was a tidbit directing the State Water Resources Control Board to direct water suppliers to develop rates that would “encourage” water conservation.
Teachers in the Bakersfield City School District will vote on a 7 percent salary increase Tuesday after months of contract negotiations. The raise would, if teachers and school board members approve it, be implemented as a 3.5 percent increase in 2014-2015 and a 3.5 percent increase in 2015-2016.
A Bakersfield police officer is under investigation for allegedly manipulating the body of a man killed in an officer-involved shooting, moving the man's head and pretending to tickle his feet as he lay in a gurney covered in a blood-soaked white sheet.
Former Nebraska star running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison over the weekend.
Local tattoo artist Chris Danaher was seeking exactly the outcome he got when he posted on Facebook a video of a man striking a child in the face in a Chester Avenue market aisle Thursday.
Authorities found a Kern Valley State Prison inmate unresponsive in his cell Saturday morning, and he was taken to the hospital where he died.
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