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Man arrested, charged with murder in connection to deadly Oildale crash

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A man has been arrested and charged with two counts of murder in connection to the deadly crash that killed two people in Oildale on Monday. CHP arrested Damion James Hutson on Friday. He was charged with two counts of murder, possession of a stolen car, hit-and-run resulting i


Lamont School District celebrates love for farm worker families

LAMONT, Calif. — For some, Valentine’s Day is about romance. But the Lamont School District put their own twist on this sweet holiday—this time for the little ones. “Tonight we have our Valentine’s dance for our parents,” said Lucina Navarro, a lead teacher with Lamont School District’s Lamont site.


Celebrate the three-day weekend with events happening across Kern County

It's finally Friday, Kern County, and for some it's a three-day weekend! Here's what's going on this weekend. Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias is bringing his comedy to Rabobank Arena as part of his "Beyond The Fluffy" World Tour! The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are available online .


BPD: Woman arrested for operating illegal gaming establishment in East Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — 36-year-old Stephanie Blancarte was arrested by Bakersfield Police on Friday, February 15 for charges related to operating an illegal gaming establishment.


Gov. Newsom Gives Early Endorsement To Kamala Harris

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom showed loyalty to a fellow San Francisco political figure Friday night, endorsing Sen. Kamala Harris for president in 2020. The Democrat said in an MSNBC interview Friday: “I think the American people could not do better” than Harris. He added later in


Two major power outages in Kern County, affecting over 1500 customers

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — There are two major power outages being reported in Kern County affecting a combined 1500 customers. One of the outages is being reported in Pumpkin Center and is affecting over 1300 customers. PG&ER is currently investigating the cause of the outage and do not have an estimate


18-year-old dies from District Boulevard stabbing, two suspects still at large

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - An 18-year-old died Monday after being stabbed several times in the arm and leg. Bakersfield Police arrested three suspects in his stabbing, but two others remain at large.


6 flu deaths reported this season in Kern County

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – Six local flu-related deaths have now been recorded this season. Kern County Public Health on Friday also reported there have been a dozen intensive-care unit hospitalizations related to flu this season.


Snow Too Thick to Plow Keeps Skiers from California Resorts

Winter weather enveloping California’s mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile it.


Newsom On Trump’s Border Wall Plans — ‘CA Will See You In Court’

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom had a quick response Friday to President Donald Trump’s announcement he would sign a declaration of a national emergency to fund a border wall.


Court Docs: Woman sexually assaulted on Valentine's Day, arrest made

Bakersfield, Calif. - A woman said she was held against her will, tied up, sexually assaulted, and strangled on Valentine's Day, according to court documents. The incident occured in the 600 block of Sumner Street in East Bakersfield.


Kieffe and Sons Ford closing after 59 years in Kern County

MOJAVE — Kieffe and Sons Ford is closing its doors on its two locations in Mojave and Rosamond after 59 years in business in Kern County, according to Owner Rick Kieffe. Kieffe confirmed the rumor going around that the iconic and longstanding dealership that has been selling cars and trucks for 59 y


$1.9 Million to Be Spent on Ridding California Marshlands of Giant Rodents

For more than a year, giant rodent invaders with orange-hued teeth have munched through California’s marshland, threatening significant damage to the state’s wetlands and water infrastructure.


Kern County, Calif., First Responders Add Critical 911 Communications

Law enforcement and other first responders get a better sense of what to expect on a call with new Smart911 technology profiles that include mental health and addiction issues.


Feds find more than 200 pounds of cocaine in floor boards of ship at California port

Federal agents uncovered more than 200 pounds of cocaine hidden beneath the floorboards of two cargo ships at a California port, according to the Customs and Border Protection department (CPS).


Supervisors consider whether to bring "Lightning in a Bottle" music and arts festival to Kern County

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A music and arts festival expected to draw thousands of people, and even more in revenue, could come to Kern County. The Board of Supervisors Tuesday considered bringing the "Lightning in a Bottle" festival to Lake Buena Vista near Taft. Some in attendance expressed support, bu


District Attorney: Charges filed against woman accused of dragging dog behind scooter

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Elaine Rosa, who was accused of dragging a dog behind a scooter has been charged with animal abuse and neglect. According to the District Attorney's office, District Attorney charges were filed today against Elaine Rosa for animal abuse and neglect. One felony charge and one mi


On anniversary of Parkland shooting, Kern County students take safety into their own hands

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - On the anniversary of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students around Kern County are concerned about the safety of their own classrooms.


California mail carrier’s heat-related death prompts bill to require air conditioning in U.S. Postal Service mail trucks

Seven months after a mail carrier’s heat-related death in Woodland Hills, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas introduced a bill Friday that if enacted would require all U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicles to be equipped with air conditioning within three years.


Two wanted after innocent man dies in crossfire

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A deadly valentine's day across the county. Bakersfield Police say the shooting in East Bakersfield started with an argument, turned into a shootout and ended with one man dead who officers say had nothing to do with the fight.