The death of a 48-year-old Wasco State Prison inmate on Friday was due to heart disease, an autopsy determined.
The parents of a Realtor accused of renting out vacant properties she didn't represent are putting up the collateral to secure their daughter's release from jail.
Police have identified the people involved in the Monday crash of a big rig on Interstate 5 north of Highway 99 that closed portions of the connector for more than two hours.
Verizon customers with landline phones in Taft, McFarland and Glennville were without phone service Tuesday for several -- including 911 service -- and the Kern County Sheriff's Office had to handle all emergency and nonemergency calls for the McFarland Police Department.
Bakersfield resident Jesus Apolinar Rios-Gallegos was possibly out for a walk or a jog in southwest Bakersfield when he was struck and killed Tuesday morning by a truck that ran onto a sidewalk.
Bakersfield police have been receiving numerous calls regarding a variety of scams and are urging the public to be careful.
Jose Luis Garcia Villa, 22, of MichoacÃ¡n, Mexico, has been sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison for his involvement in a toxic marijuana cultivation operation in the Sequoia National Forest.
Federico Garcia Garcia, 45, of Arvin, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of filing false claims with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in connection with a scheme to obtain tax refunds.
A big rig was involved in an injury crash on Interstate 5 and went off the roadway and into an oil pumping rig Monday afternoon.
A Monday afternoon storage shed fire south of downtown that spread to three cars was controlled by Bakersfield firefighters before it could damage two nearby homes.
A group of Kern County firefighters spent 24 hours straight battling the Sand Fire in Northern California before getting a rest Monday.
Police arrested three people following a gang-related shooting Sunday afternoon south of downtown.
An inmate convicted of cocaine possession with intent to distribute went missing from Taft Correctional Institution over the weekend.