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  1. Electrical short causes south Bakersfield house fire

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Sunday, Jul 27 2014 05:17 PM

    A fire that began Sunday afternoon with an electrical short in the attic caused $3,000 damage to a south Bakersfield home.

    The fire in the 1900 block of South M Street began at 2:10 and was controlled within 10 minutes by Bakersfield Fire Department personnel.

  2. Southeast Bakersfield house damaged by fire

    A fire at a vacant southeast Bakersfield house early Sunday caused $40,000 damage.

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    Suspect in fatal hit-and-run arrested, posts bond

    The man suspected in the fatal hit-and-run death of a motorcyclist earlier this month, was arrested Friday morning but posted bond and was free by Saturday night.

  4. County firefighters sent to battle Sand Fire

    The Kern County Fire Department sent 17 members late Saturday to battle the Sand Fire, which started Friday afternoon in Northern California along the Amador-El Dorado county line and had grown to around 4,000 acres by the following night.

  5. Two dead in rollover crash near Delano

    Two McFarland residents died Saturday morning when their 2006 Honda Accord hit a Ford truck with a crane southeast of Delano, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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    Wasco prison inmate dies in Delano hospital

    The Kern County Coroner's office is investigating the death Friday afternoon of an inmate at Wasco State Prison.

  7. Agencies find stolen property in Weldon

    A search for stolen property Friday morning by several Kern County, state and federal agencies at a Weldon residence discovered not only the property but also multiple firearms and ammunition.

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    DUI/driver's license checkpoint Saturday night in Bakersfield

    Bakersfield police will be conducting a DUI/driver's license checkpoint Saturday night.

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    Runaway girl, 12, returns home

    A 12-year-old girl missing since Tuesday morning returned home Thursday.

  10. Child, 3, struck by SUV

    A 3-year-old was hit by a car Thursday night in the 1300 block of Sandra Drive.

  11. Probation search in Tehachapi nets 2 arrests, drugs

    Kern County Sheriff's deputies conducting a probation search at a Tehachapi residence Thursday night found a variety of drugs, narcotics and drug paraphernalia.

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    Former county employee pleads no contest to DUI and hit-and-run

    A former Kern County employee pleaded no contest Thursday to DUI and hit and run resulting in property damage in connection with crashing a county vehicle late last month.

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    Police searching for runaway girl, 12

    Bakersfield police are searching for a 12-year-old girl missing since Tuesday.

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