Deadly Erskine Fire Near Bakersfield 40 Percent Contained2,500 homes are still threatened.
Inmate Crashes Van During Attempted JailbreakThe California Highway Patrol says an inmate crashed a van into a gate during an escape attempt at a Southern California jail.
Bakersfield Man Accused Of Robbing 4 OC Banks As 'Whitewashed Bandit'Brian Lee Bellman, 35, was arrested Wednesday night in Covina.
5 Bodies Recovered From Plane Wreckage In Orchard Near BakersfieldFive bodies were recovered from the wreckage of a small plane Sunday, a day after the aircraft disappeared from radar and the crash was found in an orchard in central California, local and federal authorities said.
Bakersfield Man Suffers Serious Injuries After E-Cigarette ExplosionLast month, 23-year-old Vicente Garza of Bakersfield had an e-ciggarette blow up in his face.
McCarthy Abruptly Withdraws Candidacy For House SpeakerA small but determined bloc of conservatives had announced they were opposing him, and they commanded enough votes to block him on the floor.
Academic Dean At Kern County Charter School Suspected Of Child PornographyAn official at a Bakersfield-area charter school has been arrested on suspicion of distributing child pornography.
California Drought May Exacerbate Wildlife-Human EncountersThe 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.
Remote, Rugged Area Strains Inland Empire Manhunt After AttacksSearchers 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.
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 LightningAn autopsy will determine whether a Bakersfield man who died during weekend thunderstorms was hit by lightning.
Family Of Fallen Bakersfield Officer Killed In Line Of Duty Express Profound GriefThe family of a Bakersfield police officer killed in the line of duty expressed their profound grief on Saturday.