Kern County

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.
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.
Preliminary 3.7M Quake Hits Frazier Park AreaThe quake struck at 8:42 a.m. with an epicenter about 16 miles north-northwest of Frazier Park, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.
State Officials Bust $14M Can, Bottle Recycling SchemeState recycling officials say they've busted a ring of fraudsters who illegally redeemed $14 million worth of cans and bottles trucked in from Arizona.
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.
Kern County Woman Injured During Attempted Rescue Of 2 Dogs In Mobile-Home FireCrews were on the scene of a fire Thursday that erupted in a double-wide mobile home.
Crews Contain Electrical Fire In Kern County Mobile HomeCrews investigated the cause of a fire Friday that broke out in a mobile home in Rosamond last night.
Kern County Deputy Pleads In Crash That Killed 2A Kern County sheriff's deputy whose speeding patrol car killed two people has pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter.
Crews Race Weather In Shirley FireDeputies spent the night urging residents to leave a Central California community that remains threatened by a smoky wildfire near Bakersfield.