Deadly Erskine Fire Near Bakersfield 40 Percent Contained2,500 homes are still threatened.
Erskine Fire Kills 2, Scorches 47 Square Miles Across Kern CountyAbout 80 homes were destroyed in a mobile home community.
Crews Work To Surround Thousand-Acre Wildfire In Kern CountyCrews are working to surround a wildfire that has charred at least 1,000 acres of brush and timber in a wilderness area of Kern County.
German Grocer Aldi To Open 45 Stores By End Of 2016German discount supermarket chain Aldi announced plans Tuesday to open as many as 45 stores employing more than 1,100 people in Southern California by the end of the year.
Manhunt On For Kern County Deputy Who Escaped Custody A Second TimeA Kern County sheriff's deputy arrested over the weekend for allegedly brandishing a gun at a 12-year-old girl was arrested for a second time and promptly escaped custody.
Crews Search For Missing Man Swept Away During Flash FloodingAuthorities searched Monday for a 67-year-old man reportedly swept away during flash flooding and mudslides last week that inundated roads and homes in a rural area of Southern California, authorities said.
Roads Reopen, Most Stuck Vehicles Freed From California MudOfficials hoped to reopen the lanes by Thursday at the latest.
Off-Duty Deputy Accidentally Shoots Another While CampingThe deputies both work out of the Palmdale station.
Prosecutors To Detail Case Against Accused Contract Killer For Mexican Drug CartelsA man who acknowledged killing dozens of people across the United States as an enforcer for Mexican drug cartels will hear evidence in court Tuesday that prosecutors say proves he gunned down nine people throughout central California.
DNA Links Kidnapper, Rapist To 1980 Cold Case Murders In Ventura, Kern CountiesA man serving a life sentence for kidnapping, robbery and rape was linked by DNA as the main suspect in the cold case murders of two women in Ventura and Kern counties, authorities said Wednesday.
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.
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.