Kern County

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.



Kern County Deputies Shoot, Kill Target Of 2-Week Manhunt

Kern County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man believed to be the target of a two-week-long manhunt in the rugged, mountainous high desert of central California, authorities said late Saturday.


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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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Preliminary 3.7M Quake Hits Frazier Park Area

The quake struck at 8:42 a.m. with an epicenter about 16 miles north-northwest of Frazier Park, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.


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State Officials Bust $14M Can, Bottle Recycling Scheme

State recycling officials say they’ve busted a ring of fraudsters who illegally redeemed $14 million worth of cans and bottles trucked in from Arizona.


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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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Kern County Woman Injured During Attempted Rescue Of 2 Dogs In Mobile-Home Fire

Crews were on the scene of a fire Thursday that erupted in a double-wide mobile home.

CBS Los Angeles–01/22/2015

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Crews Contain Electrical Fire In Kern County Mobile Home

Crews investigated the cause of a fire Friday that broke out in a mobile home in Rosamond last night.

CBS Los Angeles–12/26/2014


Kern County Deputy Pleads In Crash That Killed 2

A Kern County sheriff’s deputy whose speeding patrol car killed two people has pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter.


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Crews Race Weather In Shirley Fire

Deputies spent the night urging residents to leave a Central California community that remains threatened by a smoky wildfire near Bakersfield.


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Dry Winds Pose Challenge As Kern County Crews Battle 500-Acre Shirley Fire

Firefighters have contained five percent of a 500-acre brush fire in Kern County.


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Police Nab Alleged Ring Of Burglars Targeting Indian Families For Gold

Law enforcement announced Wednesday they caught five members of a Long Beach street gang who have allegedly been stealing gold from Indian families across California and Nevada.



Kern County Murder, Chase Suspect Fatally Shot By Authorities

A murder suspect was killed Friday morning following a shooting spree and high-speed chase in Kern County.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/25/2013

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Elderly Couple Stuck In Mud For 2 Nights After GPS Leads Motor Home To Oregon Back Road

A Kern County elderly couple was stuck in the mud for two nights after their GPS system directed their motor home to an Oregon back road.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/30/2013