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.
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.

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