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Fatal crash in Southwest Bakersfield, early reports show at least one person dead
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - There are early reports of a crash off of SR 43 and Stockdale HWY, with at least one person dead.Per the California Highway Patrol traffic website, it appears traffic will be directed to the right hand shoulder to drive around the crash.@23ABCNews— Jessica Harrington (@Jessica2
BPD looking for suspect wanted for carjacking in Southwest Bakersfield
According to police, on September 28, the suspect confronted a victim near 200 Coffee Road and demanded the keys to her vehicle. The suspect then fled in the stolen vehicle and his photo was captured on a red light camera at Coffee Road and Stockdale Highway.
Corrections officer found guilty of killing co-worker in love triangle sentenced
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A judge sentenced Rigoberto Sanchez, 41, to 80 years in prison for killing his coworker in a love triangle gone wrong.
High-speed rail authority approves local plan for connecting Bakersfield and Fresno
A locally supported alternative for routing bullet trains into Bakersfield won approval Tuesday from California's high-speed rail agency, capping what had been a contentious planning process that pitted city interests against officials in Sacramento.Pending final approval by federal authorities, hig
Person working in Bakersfield diagnosed with contagious stomach illness
TBCA person working at Urbane Cafe on Mt. Vernon Ave. has been diagnosed with Shigellosis, according to Kern County Public Health.Shigellosis is a contagious diarrheal illness caused by the bacteria Shigella. People who are infected may develop diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps within a day or two
Man charged for murder of young Tehachapi woman
Julie Doughty, family friend, and "surrogate mother" to Cheyenne Watkins struggled to describe the moment she head an arrest was made. "I was absolutely speechless, I literally couldn't put a sentence together."
Four arrested, 40 pounds of meth seized in Delano drug bust
On Oct. 15, federal investigators from Homeland Security, the Drug Enforcement Agency and even California Fish and Wildlife, teamed up to help Kern County Sheriff's deputies to bust three men near Golden State Highway and Woollomes Avenue, KCSO announced. A fourth subject was arrested in the 200 blo
Prison’s policy caused death of pregnant officer’s unborn child, judge says
The judge issued a temporary injunction against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Sarah Coogle emerged from court Tuesday supported by family, and the judge, in her lawsuit against her employer.
Victim identified after fatal Buttonwillow crash
Antonio Rocha-Valdez, 18, was driving on State Route 58 just east of Corn Camp Road in Buttonwillow on October 15 around 7 a.m. when his vehicle overturned and crashed. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
High-Speed Rail moves forward in Bakersfield
Bakersfield, Calif. - Another portion of the high-speed rail project was voted on in Bakersfield Tuesday. Folks from the High-Speed Rail Authority calling it, "a major step forward."
Teen who died in rollover accident near Buttonwillow identified by authorities
Antonio Rocha-Valdez, 18, was driving on Highway 58, just east of Corn Camp Road when his vehicle overturned and crashed at a few minutes before 7 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Sheriff's officials did not say whether the teen was wearing a seat belt.
Play structure burned in Northwest Bakersfield park on Tuesday afternoon, unknown what started fire
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - There was a fire in the park at Olive Park East in Northwest Bakersfield, Tuesday afternoon.
New details on McFarland basketball coach arrested for sexual misconduct with minor
On October 9, a McFarland High School student reported inappropriate sexual contact with a McFarland High School staff member. During the investigation, detectives learned Francisco Pruneda, a basketball coach at McFarland High School, was attempting to obtain sexual favors from the student and had
Human remains found in Bakersfield sump, homicide investigation underway
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – A homicide investigation is underway after human remains were found in a drainage sump.The discovery was made Friday evening in the area of Mahoney and Southgate drives, near Ming Avenue and South Union Avenue.The Kern County Sheriff's Office didn’t release any addi
BPD searching for suspect responsible for Southwest Bakersfield business burglary
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for assistance identifying a suspect responsible for a business burglary on October 2, 2018 at the Spot Food Mart in Southwest Bakersfield.The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic man from 25 to 30 years old, between 5 feet 8 i
Collision in Central Bakersfield, possible DUI
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - There was a crash on R and 21st Street on Monday, October 15.
Rolling lane closures planned this Sunday morning on Hwy 99 in Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – Drivers might want to avoid Highway 99 near Belle Terrace this Sunday morning.TheThomas Roads Improvement Programis warning of rolling lane closures so workers can pull utility lines across the freeway.The closures will take place between 6 and 8 a.m.All lanes in bo
Three suspects wanted by Bakersfield police
Two women and a man allegedly used a stolen credit card to purchase items at WSS, 60 Chester Ave., on Aug. 16.
Sears in Bakersfield and Kmart in Delano stores closing
Sears Holdings announced today it will close another unprofitable stores, as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, on top of 46 store closings announced this summer. Among those will be the Sears store in Bakersfield on Ming Avenue and the Kmart in Delano.Liquidation sales at the additional stores are
Bakersfield police looking for fraud suspect
The man allegedly used a stolen credit card to purchase items at a Bakersfield Walmart, 6225 Colony St., on Oct. 5.