All evacuations and road closures related to the Way Fire were lifted at 4 p.m. Wednesday, the U.S. Forest Service announced.
The fire began Monday and has burned 3,367 acres between Wofford Heights and Kernville. More than 1,000 people were evacuated from homes.
Eight residences have been destroyed, along with outer buildings, and more than $1.35 million has been spent fighting the blaze.
Thirty-three graduates of the Bakersfield Law Enforcement Training Academy Class 13-02 graduated Aug. 15 in a ceremony at Centennial High School. All successfully completed the 900-hour training.
A driver suspected of driving under the influence collided with a power pole Wednesday morning, knocking out service to the area and closing portions of Noriega Road.
Employees at Sierra Recycling were suspicious about the 2,720 pounds of commercial and utility grade copper wire Brian McDaniel delivered on Aug. 8.
The driver of a car who the California Highway Patrol said caused a three-vehicle accident Monday on southbound Interstate 5 at Grapevine Road was later arrested at a local hospital on suspicion of felony hit and run charges.
The actor known for playing the henchman in the first "Austin Powers" movie has changed his mind about representing himself in the potential death penalty case he faces.
The Way Fire that has burned 3,367 acres in Wofford Heights took a turn for the better overnight, but is still a major threat, firefighters reported Wednesday morning.
A man who stole alcohol from the Rite Aid on 23rd Street is being sought by police.
Bakersfield police are searching for three women who stole multiple items from a Family Dollar Store earlier this month.
Bakersfield police are seeking help identifying two suspects who used a brick to break into a White Lane business and steal money and electronics.
The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever was responsible for the murder of one of its employees in Tehachapi.
KERNVILLE — The Way Fire continued to spread Tuesday, shifting southeast toward Kernville and threatening 200 homes there and in Wofford Heights.
A DUI/driver's license checkpoint is scheduled for Saturday in the Bakersfield area.