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  1. BPD recognizes four top employees

    The Bakersfield Police Department recognized four of its employees Wednesday at its annual Employee Award Ceremony.

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    Taft superintendent 'disappointed' by Oliver mistrial

    Blanca Cavazos, superintendent of the Taft Union High School District, said in a statement Wednesday she was "disappointed" by Tuesday's mistrial in the Kern County Superior Court trial of school shooter Bryan Oliver.

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    Juveniles arrested in connection with 30 Rosamond vehicle thefts

    Two juveniles were arrested Tuesday in Rosamond on suspicion of stealing items from unlocked vehicles.

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    Woman died when her vehicle struck apartment building

    A woman died Tuesday evening when the vehicle she was driving struck the wall of an apartment building in southwest Bakersfield.

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    Body found hanging from tree at Jastro Park

    A white male was found dead hanging from a tree Wednesday morning at Jastro Park.

  6. Deputies arrest man accused of stealing two cars, leading police in car chase

    Kern County deputies arrested a man Tuesday after he allegedly stole two cars and led them on a chase in east Bakersfield that reached speeds of 70 mph.

  7. Police arrest another man in fatal shooting

    Bakersfield police have made another arrest in the Dec. 6 fatal shooting outside a market in central Bakersfield.

  8. Sandbags to fight flooding available at fire department stations

    Kern County residents concerned about flooding may pick up free sandbags at several local fire stations.

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    Cargo train derails early Tuesday

    Ten train cars derailed outside Tehachapi early Tuesday as the train traveled south from Brooklyn, Ore. to Los Angeles.

  10. Attorneys in Oliver trial to address jury about charges

    Attorneys at the request of jurors Tuesday morning in the Bryan Oliver trial will argue the difference between attempted murder and attempted voluntary manslaughter.

  11. Watsonville man wanted on murder charge arrested in Bakersfield

    A man wanted in connection with a double murder in Watsonville was arrested Monday in southwest Bakersfield.

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    Oliver trial: Jury can't reach verdict; judge declares mistrial

    Jurors in the Bryan Oliver school shooting trial were unable to reach a verdict Tuesday, resulting in Kern County Superior Court Judge John Lua declaring a mistrial. A retrial is scheduled for Jan. 26. Californian reporter Jason Kotowski was at the courthouse today covering the proceedings.

  13. DMV cautions new driver license applicants to avoid scams

    New driver license applicants should be aware of scams alleging to expediate applications.

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