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Van crashes into train in East Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Police Department is on scene of a crash between a van and a parked train in East Bakersfield.BPD says the train was stopped on the tracks near Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Wilkins Street when a van hit the train.The driver, an adult man, was pinned ins
Lamont celebrates 27th annual Dust Bowl Days
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Kern County was a popular destination for those who left the Dust Bowl in search of a new home. Saturday Lamont remembered those who came to Kern County during the Dust Bowl with their 27th annual Dust Bowl Days.Dry farmland and wind erosion, those were major elements of the Du
Traffic stop in central Bakersfield leads to several arrests
26-year-old Antonio Delgadillo, 19-year-old Tyreec Alexander, 23-year-old Terrell Gibson, 20-year-old Donnie Nolen and 23-year-old Traykell Propps were arrested.
Bakersfield pot dispensary raided for second time in one month
Two marijuana dispensaries were raided by Kern County Sheriff's deputies Friday resulting in the seizure of nearly 80 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of about $80,000.The raid was the second in a month at BMC Dispensary at 400 Covey Avenue. The other dispensary was PWC on 115 Price Street i
Two girls rescued from human trafficking in Bakersfield
Police say they received a report that two girls, under the age of 18, were being trafficked. At the time of the report, one of the victim's whereabouts was not known. Officials say they conducted a follow-up investigation and located the second victim at a local motel.
Three men arrested in human trafficking case
Police later arrested 50-year-old Loretta Smith and 25-year-old Frederick Smith for human trafficking of a minor by force or fear, pimping, pandering and conspiracy. Frederick Smith was also charged with rape of a minor and unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Officials also arrested a third su
Teenager high on "Whip-Its" killed Betty Jean Hollins in car crash
Bakersfield, Calif. - Betty Jean Hollins was killed in a terrible car crash seven months ago. The man who hit her - a teenager, high on nitrous oxide at the time of the accident.
Woman's body found in drainage sump in South Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A woman's body has been found in a drainage sump in South Bakersfield.According to KCSO, the unidentified woman was found in a drainage sump in the 2100 block of Mahoney Drive in South Bakersfield. KCSO is currently working to identify the Jane Doe.A postmortem exam was complet
Moto-Weekend races into Buttonwillow and Bakersfield
Young Lee, owner of M1GP, says the purpose ofMoto-Weekendis to make motorcycle racing more accessible to those outside of the racing community.
Sheriff's deputies raid marijuana dispensary for 2nd time in a month
Pot plants being grown inside were seized, along with pot, marijuana and marijuana edibles.
Five arrested after stolen gun found in vehicle
The Bakersfield Police Department said that at around 10:05 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 1000 block of 35th St. While searching the vehicle, officers found a loaded .32-caliber handgun that had been reported stolen.
Three arrested in human trafficking case
During the investigation, the department identified 25-year-old Frederick Smith, 50-year-old Loretta Smith and 23-year-old Eric Hodges as being involved and arrested them for human trafficking of a minor by force or fear, pimping, pandering and conspiracy.
Man arrested in Wasco attempted murder case
The department said that on Oct. 13, it had received a report at around 9:21 p.m. of shots fired at a vehicle in the 1700 block of Orchid Lane. When officers arrived, the found two vehicles that had been damaged from gunfire. No one was injured.
Two students arrested for stabbing at Bakersfield High School
Student and staff safety is a priority in the Kern High School District. On Thursday, 10-18-18 at about 10:00 am, a fight occurred on the campus of Bakersfield High School (BHS). A student suffered a stab wound to the shoulder during the fight and has since been treated and released from a local h
Driver dies in possible street race-related crash
By the time officials arrived on scene, the car was fully engulfed in flames, according to BPD.
Police trying to identify two women who allegedly robbed Northwest Bakersfield CVS store
The women depicted in the picture, robbed the CVS located at 4400 Coffee Road last Thursday, according to BPD. One of the women allegedly pulled out a can of pepper spray at en employee who tried to stop them, according to police.
Woman killed after vehicle hit power pole
The California Highway Patrol said that around 5:50 a.m., it received a report of a collision on Copus Road west of Old River Road. When officers arrived, they found a woman dead at the scene who apparently had struck a power pole after losing control of her vehicle.
USC proposes $215-million settlement over ex-doctor accused of sexually assaulting hundreds of students
Dr. George Tyndall (USC) USC said Friday it has reached an "agreement in principal" to pay $215 million to patients treated by Dr. George Tyndall, the longtime campus gynecologist accused of abusing and sexually harassing scores of young patients. The proposal would provide $2,500 to every student w
New high-tech Walmart distribution center in Shafter bringing 300 full-time jobs
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Walmart is set to break ground on a new high-tech perishable grocery distribution center in Shafter, the company announced Thursday.
BPD asking for the public's help in finding attempted residential burglary suspect
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - BPD is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect they say attempted to enter a residence in East Bakersfield.According to BPD, on October 11, the suspect attempted to enter a residence in the 2300 block of East Hills Drive. The attempt was caught on camera.The suspe