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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

BAKERSFIELD CHANNEL - 2018-10-17 23:50:32

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.

BAKERSFIELD CHANNEL - 2018-10-17 00:46:53

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.

KGET 17 - 2018-10-17 17:25:54

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

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN - 2018-10-17 00:21:00

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

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN - 2018-10-16 21:48:00

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."

KGET 17 - 2018-10-17 01:14:18

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

KGET 17 - 2018-10-17 13:15:49

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.

CLEBURNE TIMES-REVIEW - 2018-10-17 13:51:54

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.

BAKERSFIELD CHANNEL - 2018-10-16 18:20:08

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."

KGET 17 - 2018-10-17 01:37:21

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.

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN - 2018-10-16 18:28:00

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.

BAKERSFIELD CHANNEL - 2018-10-17 02:07:01

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

BAKERSFIELD CHANNEL - 2018-10-16 21:31:56

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.

BAKERSFIELD CHANNEL - 2018-10-16 03:13:33

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

BAKERSFIELD NOW - 2018-10-16 09:45:02

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.