Kern County

(credit: Palmdale Sheriff's Station)

Missing Palmdale Boy, 13, Commits Suicide After Alleged Bullying

A 13-year-old boy who was allegedly bullied at school and disappeared in Palmdale Monday morning has committed suicide.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/16/2013

(credit: Los Angeles Police Department)

Exhibition Sheds Light On Notorious 1963 ‘Onion Field’ Murder

An exhibition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the kidnapping of two Los Angeles Police Department officers opened Saturday at the Los Angeles Police Museum.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/09/2013

Officials outside Taft Union High School. (credit: CBS)

Alleged Gunman, 16, Charged As Adult In Kern County High School Shooting

The 16-year-old who wounded two people in a school shooting at Taft Union High School has been charged as an adult, Kern County’s District Attorney’s office said Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/14/2013

(credit: CBS)

Community Gathers To Show Support For ‘Popular’ Kern County School Shooting Victim

A shocked community gathered for a vigil Friday night for the 16-year-old who was allegedly shot by a classmate at Taft Union High School in Kern County.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/11/2013

(credit: Facebook)

Officials Identify Victim In Kern County High School Shooting

One student was wounded Thursday in a school shooting in the city of Taft, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/10/2013

Officials outside Taft Union High School. (credit: CBS)

Witness Says Classmates Were ‘Really Rude’ To Kern County School Shooter

A student who witnessed Thursday’s shooting at Taft Union High School in Kern County said her classmates were “really rude” to the alleged 16-year-old gunman.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/10/2013

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Woman Sentenced For Nursing Home Death

A woman was sentenced Wednesday to three years in state prison for inappropriately medicating elderly patients at a Kern County nursing home, including several who died, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris said.

01/09/2013

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Calif. Reports First West Nile Virus Death

State officials say an 88-year-old Kern County woman is the first person to die from the West Nile virus in California this year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/03/2012

(credit: CBS)

150-Acre Brush Fire In Kern County Now Fully Contained

irefighters say a brush fire that scorched more than 150 acres in Kern County is fully contained.

05/12/2012

(credit: CA Family Health Council)

CA Teens Can Now Order Free Condoms Online

Teens in several California counties can now order free condoms by mail.

02/18/2012

(courtesy LASD/Palmdale)

Suspected TV Thief Who Posed As Walmart Employee Behind Bars For Drug Charge

Authorities say they’ve nabbed the thief who posed as a Walmart employee and walked out with four flat-screen TVs.

01/10/2012

(credit: CBS)

2 ATV Riders Found Dead In Mojave Desert

Two off-roaders from Santa Barbara, have been found dead in the Mojave Desert.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/23/2011

(credit: Kern County Fire Department)

Lightning Sparks Wildfires Throughout Kern County

Wildfires sparked by lightning strikes are burning near homes in mountainous areas of Kern County, causing some residents to flee.

09/11/2011

One of 50 brush fires burning in Kern County as the result of lightning strikes. (credit: CBS)

Lightning Strikes Spark 50+ Brush Fires In Kern County

Authorities in Kern County say lightning strikes have sparked more than 50 brush fires there since Saturday morning and they have declared a Proclamation of Local Emergency.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/10/2011

(credit: CBS)

Winds Push Tehachapi Fire To 20 Square Miles

A fire threatening 650 homes and a windmill farm was buffeted by erratic winds overnight and grew to more than 20 square miles, firefighters said Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/06/2011

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