A Bakersfield man died Friday afternoon after losing control of his vehicle and hitting a tree along northbound Highway 99.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office reported Saturday that the man, 41-year-old Luis Antonio Mercado, died at 3:47 p.m. at the scene of the accident north of Bear Mountain Boulevard.
Firefighters credited a residential fire alarm for saving the lives of people whose Rosamond home caught fire early Saturday.
A Lake Isabella man suffered major injuries Friday night during an assault possibly committed by his younger roommate, the Kern County Sheriff's Office reported Saturday.
Police are searching for a man who may have information regarding a burglary that occurred in east Bakersfield.
Two suspects are wanted in connection with entering a residence in south Bakersfield and stealing property.
A vacant two-story building in east Bakersfield with a history of transient use and fires started in it was completely destroyed in a new fire Friday.
The Bakersfield Police Department released a 911 tape Friday from the March 10 deaths of Stockdale Estates residents Shawn and Diane Carroll, indicating the deaths of the couple in their 50s are still believed to be a murder-suicide -- but "many questions (are) yet to be answered."
A man threatened an employee at the Smart & Final store on Stockdale Highway with bodily harm earlier this month.
A pedestrian was struck and killed Wednesday evening while crossing Highway 99 south of Highway 155.
Law enforcement is holding a DUI/driver's license checkpoint in Bakersfield on Saturday.
An inmate fatally shot while attacking another inmate Wednesday at Kern Valley State Prison has been identified as 27-year-old Jose E. Herrera.
The body of a man who fell into a Delano area canal was recovered late Wednesday afternoon.
There's no evidence Quailwood Elementary School was the intended target of a shooting that occurred nearby, police said Wednesday.