Running back James Wofford #44 of the Minnesota Vikings rushes for yards during the NFL game against the Green Bay Packers at the Lambeau Field on December 8, 2002 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The Packers defeated the Vikings 26-22.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Academic Dean At Kern County Charter School Suspected Of Child Pornography

An official at a Bakersfield-area charter school has been arrested on suspicion of distributing child pornography.


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California Drought May Exacerbate Wildlife-Human Encounters

The scarcity of food in the wild has been blamed for unusual animal activity during California’s drought including a recent bear attack, mountain lion sightings and an uptick in orphaned animals.


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Remote, Rugged Area Strains Inland Empire Manhunt After Attacks

Searchers are dealing with difficult high-desert terrain — tough to scan and even tougher to traverse — in a manhunt following a series of crimes that includes a kidnapping, a killing, and the wounding of two sheriff’s deputies.


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Rugged Calif. Area Searched In Manhunt For Gunman

A manhunt linked to a killing, kidnapping and the wounding of two deputies is focused in a rugged, five-square-mile California area.



Autopsy To Determine Whether Bakersfield Man Fatally Struck By Lightning

An autopsy will determine whether a Bakersfield man who died during weekend thunderstorms was hit by lightning.


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Family Of Fallen Bakersfield Officer Killed In Line Of Duty Express Profound Grief

The family of a Bakersfield police officer killed in the line of duty expressed their profound grief on Saturday.


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Bakersfield Officer Who Died After Crashing Into Wall During Pursuit Was Burbank Native

The body of a fallen Bakersfield police officer returned home after the former Burbank High School graduate died Friday morning in a crash during a pursuit.


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Bakersfield Cat Who Saved Owner In Viral Video Awarded Hero Dog Honor

For the first time ever, a Los Angeles shelter’s Hero Dog award has gone to a cat.


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California Farmers Sue Over Contaminated Water Aquifers

A group of farmers and others in Central California’s Kern County is suing state officials and oil executives over contaminated underground water aquifers.


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Authorities Investigate Death Of 4-Month-Old Boy In Bakersfield

Deputies investigated the circumstances surrounding the death of a 4-month-old boy Monday who was found unresponsive in a motel room in Bakersfield.


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Taco Bell Tests New Cap’n Crunch Delights In Bakersfield

Taco Bell is adding a dessert menu item that will speak to many people’s childhood.


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Bill Cosby Postpones Comedy Performance In Bakersfield

Bill Cosby has postponed a comedy performance in Bakersfield amid allegations of sexual abuse of women.


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Police Arrest Moorpark Man Accused Of Setting Wife On Fire

The man accused of setting his wife on fire in front of their three young children has been taken into police custody.


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Moorpark Man Wanted For Allegedly Setting Wife On Fire Turns Himself In

The Moorpark man wanted for allegeldy setting his wife on fire has turned himself in, authorities said Friday.



Driver Flees Into Bakersfield Backyard After Being Shot Several Times, Crashing Into Fence

Deputies dispatched Friday to a report of a shooting victim found an abandoned vehicle crashed into a fence in Bakersfield.