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.
Bakersfield Officer Who Died After Crashing Into Wall During Pursuit Was Burbank NativeThe 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.
Bakersfield Cat Who Saved Owner In Viral Video Awarded Hero Dog HonorFor the first time ever, a Los Angeles shelter's Hero Dog award has gone to a cat.
California Farmers Sue Over Contaminated Water AquifersA group of farmers and others in Central California's Kern County is suing state officials and oil executives over contaminated underground water aquifers.
Authorities Investigate Death Of 4-Month-Old Boy In BakersfieldDeputies investigated the circumstances surrounding the death of a 4-month-old boy Monday who was found unresponsive in a motel room in Bakersfield.
Taco Bell Tests New Cap'n Crunch Delights In BakersfieldTaco Bell is adding a dessert menu item that will speak to many people's childhood.