Battle Over Charles Manson's Estate Taking Place In L.A. CourtroomThe legal battle for his body or possessions could land in any of three California counties where those cities are located as friends and purported kin wage a court fight Friday that includes nasty accusations about profiteering off the death of the cult leader.
Child Living In Bakersfield Storage Container Dies In FireAuthorities say a young child has died in a fire inside a storage unit where a family of five had been living.
Man Leads 90-Minute Chase From Whittier To BakersfieldHe was arrested early Saturday morning after a chase that wound its way across Los Angeles County and up the Grapevine into Kern County.
Willie Nelson Cancels 3 California Shows For IllnessWillie Nelson has postponed three California shows because of illness.
Report: 2 Dead, Several Hurt In I-5 Pileup Near BakersfieldThe crash shut down I-5 south for several hours.
73-Year-Old Killed By Bakersfield Police Had Crucifix, But No GunA 73-year-old man with dementia fatally shot by police had a crucifix — not a gun, as officers were led to believe, Bakersfield police said Wednesday.
Rookie Officer Kills Unarmed Man, 73, Who They Thought Had A GunAn unarmed 73-year-old man refused to take his hand out of his pocket and stop walking toward officers who believed he had a gun when they fatally shot him, the incoming police chief of Bakersfield said.
14 Wounded In Drive-By Shooting Outside Party In BakersfieldAuthorities say attackers have shot and wounded 14 people, two critically, in an attack on a crowd outside a house party in Bakersfield.
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.

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