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    Prison officials — including victim — shocked by shooting

    The 52-year-old correctional officer shot  on a North Kern State Prison yard from outside the facility’s security perimeter is “still kind of in shock that this happened to him,” authorities said Tuesday.

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    Correctional officer hit by bullet fired from outside prison grounds

    A North Kern State Prison correctional officer was struck and injured by gunfire that came from outside the facility Monday evening.

  3. Two who were charged with attempted murder in shooting at police take plea deals

    Two people who were charged with attempted murder in connection with firing at officers in a parked Bakersfield police cruiser in November have taken plea deals.

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    Police searching for driver of vehicle woman seen getting out of night before death

    Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle a woman got out of the night before she was found dead at the Villa Inn Motel on Union Avenue.

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    Suspects robbed people washing cars at gas station

    Two men are wanted in connection with robbing people washing their cars at a Chevron station in southwest Bakersfield.

  6. Man robbed at gunpoint after answering front door

    A man who heard a knock at his front door early Monday opened the door to find a gun pointed in his face.

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    Suspects wanted for using stolen credit card at Lowe's

    A man and woman suspected of using a stolen credit card at the Lowe's Home Improvement store on Rosedale Highway allegedly went back to the store the next day and committed a similar crime.

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    Police asking for help finding teen runaway

    A 13-year-old girl left home Friday and is considered at risk because of her age and because it's the first time she's run away from home.

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    Sheriff Donny Youngblood named 1st Vice President of California State Sheriffs' Association

    Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood has been named 1st Vice President of the California State Sheriffs' Association for 2015-16.

  10. Windows to businesses, residences shot out by pellet guns in Wasco

    Windows to at least 14 Wasco businesses and residences were shot out with pellet guns Sunday evening.

  11. Officer's fatal shooting of knife-wielding man determined within BPD policy

    A Bakersfield Police Department Critical Incident Review Board determined an officer's fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man at a downtown hotel last month was within department police and state and federal guidelines.

  12. Proposed state water regulations pinch Bakersfield users even further

    Bakersfield residents will be expected to cut their water usage by 32 percent to 36 percent, depending on where they get their water, if proposed regulations are approved by the California Water Resources Control Board early next month.

  13. Another fire erupts on Kern River bottom

    Another fire in the Kern River bottom erupted Saturday morning, according to the Kern County Fire Department. This is the third fire in the river since March 26.

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