Kern County Sheriff's Deputy Phillip Campas Killed, Another Wounded In Wasco StandoffA total of five people are believed to have died, including Kern County sheriff’s Deputy Phillip Campas, in the violent standoff. The confrontation between the deputies and the suspect began when they responded to a home Sunday afternoon on the report of shots fired.
Massive Cache Of Weapons Found Inside Pickup Truck Stolen Out Of BakersfieldDeputies found several AR-15 style rifles, a loaded handgun, several magazines for the guns, approximately 300 rounds of ammunition, body armor similar to those worn by law enforcement officers, handcuffs, replica law enforcement badges, a stun gun and other items.
Caught On Video: Bakersfield Residents Use Buckets Of Water To Put Out Car Fire After It Crashes Into SemiA red Kia had crashed into a parked semi truck and caught fire Monday morning, trapping the driver inside. Several people in the neighborhood immediately jumped into action and began filling buckets with water to douse the flames.
Liliana Carrillo, Accused Of Killing 3 Young Children In Reseda, Appears In Bakersfield Courtroom On Carjacking ChargesLiliana Carillo, 30, was arrested Saturday following a car chase into Kern County, where she is accused of carjacking as she ran from police. Carillo was named by the LAPD as a suspect after her three young children were found dead in a Reseda apartment.
Angelenos Head For Bakersfield, Where COVID-19 Vaccinations Are Plentiful For Walk-Ins Over 16A vaccination super site at Cal State University Bakersfield has opened eligibility to everyone 16 years and older and is taking walk-ins – even from outside of Kern County.
Car Catches Fire Outside Bakersfield TV Station, Suspect DetainedInvestigators believe the fire may have been intentional.
'2 Kids Don't Just Come Up Missing': Relative Of Missing Kern County Toddlers Speaks OutThe two young brothers disappeared from the backyard of their adoptive parents’ home in California City on Dec. 21.
Volunteers Search For Toddler Brothers Who Disappeared From California City Backyard 2 Weeks AgoVolunteers joined law enforcement over the weekend to help search for the boys in Bakersfield, where the adoptive parents lived before moving to California City. The FBI has reportedly also joined the investigation.
Study Says Riverside Ranks Among Worst US Cities To Raise ChildrenA new study from Brandeis University ranked several California metropolitan areas, including Riverside and Bakersfield, among the worst places in the U.S. to raise children.
Firefighters Attacked By Man They Were Trying To Save From Burning HouseA man was arrested after allegedly attacking firefighters as they saved him from his burning home in Southern California.
Bakersfield Apple Store Employee Fired After Texting Customer's Intimate Photo To His PhoneGloria Fuentes recounted the horrifying experience in a lengthy Facebook post that’s been shared more than 1,500 times since she published it on Nov. 5.
Firefighter Rescues Newborn Puppy From Bakersfield Brush FireThe firefighter said he couldn't see the puppy at first but could hear its cries for help.
Stanton Motel Homicide Suspect Nabbed In BakersfieldThe suspect was not publicly identified beyond saying the alleged killer was male.
Kern County Officials Report Power Outages, Backlog Of Calls For HelpAccording to Kern County officials, Highway 178 through the canyon is closed. There are roughly 1,800 people without power following tonight's 7.1-magnitude earthquake, but there are currently no reports of major gas leaks and no fatalities immediately reported.
2 Children Abducted In Bakersfield Found Safe, Father Arrested By LAPDMichael Aguirre, his 8-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son were found somewhere in the Los Angeles area.