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An autopsy performed Tuesday on a 21-year-old Bakersfield man determined cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head.
Joseph Israel Vargas was found dead Friday in the 1900 block of Quincy Street, according to a coroner's office news release.
- Kern County Sheriff's Department
Kern County Fair director Mark Salvaggio, whose advocacy of reform and transparency sometimes placed him at odds with fellow directors and fair management, was removed from the fair board Friday afternoon by a deputy to Gov.
Al Miller, along with 11 other jurors, listened to hours of testimony and digested mountains of evidence in the trial of school shooter Bryan Oliver. He found Oliver's actions, while terrible and deserving of punishment, did not justify the attempted murder charges against him.
Only in government would your workload be cut by half but not your budget or number of employees. Specifically, I'm talking about the shelter operations of the Kern County Animal Services Department.
Illegal off-highway vehicle use is returning to the Kern River Bluffs, with riders trespassing into a section of the Bakersfield Cactus Ecological Reserve and threatening the endangered succulent that thrive there.
An Arvin police officer was shot and wounded Sunday morning by 24-year-old man who fired as the officer entered an apartment while answering a domestic abuse call.
I think I gave up on "holiday films" a few years ago after reading that "Die Hard" had made several lists as one of the greatest Christmas movies ever.
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