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.
Keanu Reeves' Excellent Adventure: Stranded Actor Joins Group On Road Trip Back To LAIt wasn't quite "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure", but actor Keanu Reeves stole the show after he and other travelers were left stranded in Bakersfield.
NorCal Cop Killing Suspect Captured in Bakersfield AreaHe is wanted for shooting a 33-year-old police officer in a town east of San Jose during a traffic stop.
Investigators Believe Bakersfield Shooting Rampage Motivated By Domestic ViolenceA man killed his wife and four others before turning the gun on himself. The killings occurred at or near a trucking company and a home.
Sex Offender Who Led Police On Wild RV Chase From LA To Bakersfield Caught In BarstowThe Los Angeles County Sheriff said Stephen Houk had been placed in custody without incident at a rail yard in Barstow.
Sex Offender Escapes Following RV Pursuit From LA To Bakersfield, 2 Children RescuedStephen Houk kidnapped his children and lead authorities on a 3 ½ hour pursuit that ended in an orchard. The children and the family dog were found safe.
Battle Over Charles Manson's Estate Taking Place In L.A. CourtroomThe legal battle for his body or possessions could land in any of three California counties where those cities are located as friends and purported kin wage a court fight Friday that includes nasty accusations about profiteering off the death of the cult leader.
Child Living In Bakersfield Storage Container Dies In FireAuthorities say a young child has died in a fire inside a storage unit where a family of five had been living.
Man Leads 90-Minute Chase From Whittier To BakersfieldHe was arrested early Saturday morning after a chase that wound its way across Los Angeles County and up the Grapevine into Kern County.