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  1. Gang member sentenced to life without parole for 2012 murder

    The third and final defendant charged in connection with a fatal gang-related shooting in September 2012 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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    Police seek teens in Famous Footwear theft

    Three suspects are being sought by Bakersfield police for the Aug. 20 burglary of Famous Footwear store in the Northwest Promenade.

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    Man wanted for theft from salon

    Bakersfield police are seeking a man wanted for breaking into and burglarizing the Headquarters Salon earlier this month.

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    Bank of the Sierra on Mt. Vernon Avenue robbed

    The Bank of the Sierra on Mt. Vernon Avenue was robbed Monday afternoon by a man brandishing a knife.

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    Way Fire now 96 percent contained

    The Way Fire near Wofford Heights and Kernville was 96 percent contained by Monday afternoon.

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    Man sentenced for trying to sell 17 pounds of meth to deputy

    An Arvin man was sentenced Monday to six years and eight months in federal prison for attempting to sell 17 pounds of methamphetamine to an undercover Kern County deputy.

  7. Correctional officer pleads guilty to conspiring to smuggle drugs, phones into prison

    A Taft Federal Correctional Institution guard pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to smuggle cellphones, cash, alcohol, heroin and methamphetamine into the prison.

  8. Gang member convicted in stabbing, beating

    A gang member who stabbed a Lamont man in December and beat him with pipes, was convicted Friday by a Kern County jury and faces 25 years to life in prison.

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    Saturday night checkpoint busts five DUI drivers

    Of the 1,340 vehicles passing through a Saturday checkpoint, Bakersfield police arrested four people for driving under the influence of alcohol and one for narcotics.

  10. Deputies arrest eight for drug crimes

    Kern County deputies arrested eight people for illegal drug activity and weapons charges in Boron earlier this month after serving two search warrants.

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    Man pleads guilty after DEA seizes 170 pot plants

    A Bakersfield man pleaded guilty Monday after law enforcement agents found him with 170 marijuana plants, 25 pounds of processed marijuana and $68,173 cash.

  12. Pedestrian who stepped in front of car seriously injured

    A Delano man who stepped in front of a car in the Buttonwillow area early Friday morning suffered major injuries.

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    PHOTO GALLERY: More images from today's earthquake

    From the Los Angeles Times: Ninety to 100 homes in Northern California have been red-tagged — that is, labeled unfit to enter — after a 6.0 earthquake struck near Napa early Sunday, and there have been more than 50 aftershocks, but a large follow-up earthquake is now unlikely, state officials announced.

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