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Man dies after being struck by vehicle in Northeast Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A man was killed after he was struck by a vehicle in Northeast Bakersfield on Tuesday night. The collision happened around 8:20 p.m. In the 4200 block of Auburn Street.


BPD: Two people arrested in Northeast Bakersfield for human trafficking of minor

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department conducted an undercover operation targeting online prostitution in an attempt to identify victims of human trafficking on Tuesday, February 19.


Docs: Woman hooked dog's leash to belt loop while operating electric scooter

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — According to a probable cause report, Elaine Rosa operated an electric scooter while having a dog on a leash that was hooked to her belt loop. Documents say that the dog was unable to keep up and was dragged by Rosa while she continued down the street.


Ford Dream Builders create "Greetings from Bakersfield"

A local group of highschool students with Ford Dream Builders has created the book "Greetings from Bakersfield." The book features community members that make Bakersfield a great place.


Man killed in crash near Kern Valley State Prison identified

DELANO, Calif. — The Kern County Coroner has identified the man killed in a deadly crash near Kern Valley State Prison this morning. 41-year-old Ezequiel Lara Flores of Delano was killed after his 1996 Nissan pickup truck collided with a 2008 Chevy pickup truck at the intersection of Wasco-Pond Road


BPD searching for woman wanted for credit card fraud, possession of stolen property

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a woman they say is wanted for credit card fraud and possession of stolen property.


Unexpected Backup Arrives While Bakersfield Deputy Responds to a Call

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A cat made friends with a Kern County Sheriff’s deputy responding to a call in the 200 block of East McCord in Bakersfield on Sunday. The deputy arrived to investigate suspicious circumstances, and after handling the call, spoke with a driver who was in her car. As Deputy Ramir


Kern County Sheriff’s Report: 02/09/2019 – 02/15/2019

On 02/09/19, deputies arrested Danielle McCutcheon, age 29, in the 1700 block of Kilbreth Dr., Lake Isabella, for child endangerment. On 02/09/19, deputies arrested Kara Sanchez, age 42, in the 2800 block of Rembach Ave., Bodfish, for battery on a spouse.


Rain moving into Southern California Wednesday evening

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Southern California will see a day of chilly conditions and partly cloudy skies before another storm system moves into the region. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 10 p.m. Thursday for many mountain and valley regions in SoCal. A frost advisory is also in effect for


Bakersfield police is asking the community for help finding this suspect

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Bakersfield police are looking for a woman suspected of credit card fraud and possession of stolen property and is asking the community for help in locating her.


Police on scene for traffic collision in East Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Police are on scene in East Bakersfield near 2600 Auburn Court for a traffic collision. This is ongoing and we will update as more information comes in.


Memorial set up for victim of Valentine's Day shooting

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A small memorial marks the spot where a man was shot and killed in crossfire on Valentine's Day in East Bakersfield. Police say 57-year-old Manuel Figueroa was caught in the crossfire after two groups began shooting at each other on Quincy and Haley streets.


Two arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs into Lerdo jail

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two people on suspicion of smuggling marijuana, methamphetamine and heroin into the Lerdo Jail Facility. Noe Cantu, 39, of Wasco, and Jose Betancourt, 25, of Bakersfield were arrested Friday by the Sheriff’s office. Both were documented members of the cr


3 men shot to death in Southern California gated community were ‘targeted,’ police say

A suspect who shot three men to death inside a Porter Ranch home was known to at least one of the victims, police said Tuesday, but a detective declined to explain what may have prompted the killings.


Organizers of memorial event invite vendors to sign up soon

Organizers of a memorial event in honor of innocent victims of gang violence scheduled for this spring are inviting organizations and businesses to sign up ahead of time to participate in the event.


Victim in Feb. 2 stabbing died; five suspects now face murder charges

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Bakersfield Police Department said that ateenager who was stabbed multiple times Feb. 2 died of his injuries Thursday. Aaran Porter, 18, was involved in a large fight on the 7400 block of District Boulevard, where he sustained major injuries. The detectives on t


City calls East Hills Mall public nuisance, may take six months before issues are addressed

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The City of Bakersfield has labeled East Hills Mall a potential public nuisance. However, it could be up to six months before the owners of the mall are able to address the issues.


Bakersfield 'Survivor' contestant stops by Eyewitness News

A young Bakersfield woman is among the newest competitors on CBS' "Survivor." Lauren O’Connell stopped by Eyewitness News on Wednesday morning to talk about why she tried out for the show.


Future climate map shows Bakersfield could become more like Yuma, Arizona

It's no crystal ball but there's a new program that gives a glimpse of how Bakersfield's climate may change in 60 years. The University of Maryland released the program as part of a larger study published in the scientific journal "Nature."


Experts say rare mega-storm to hit California will be 3 times as damaging as San Andreas earthquake

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - A warning for California: get ready for the "other big one." That's what scientists are calling the rare mega-storm, which is predicted to cause three times as much damage as a major earthquake that would hit along the San Andreas Fault.