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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.

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN - 2018-10-19 21:27:00

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

BAKERSFIELD CHANNEL - 2018-10-19 20:32:03

KCSOS orders audit of bank account opened by former Taft school official

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools has contracted with a third-party company to conduct an audit of an out-of state-bank account opened by the former business manager of the Taft Union High School District.The district said it was notified on Monday that the Fiscal Crisis & Management Assista


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.

KGET 17 - 2018-10-18 17:33:06

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.

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN - 2018-10-19 13:24:00

Coroner identifies Rosamond traffic fatality victim

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern County coroner has identified the victim of a traffic fatality in Rosamond, California on Thursday, October 18.

BAKERSFIELD CHANNEL - 2018-10-19 22:35:54

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

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN - 2018-10-20 01:48:00

Outside investigation being conducted on Taft Union High School Distruct

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - In a press release sent to 23ABC, the Taft Union High School District Superintendent addressed the outside investigation by the Kern Superintendent of Schools.


Bakersfield High School student stabbed during fight on campus

“The Kern High School District does not condone violence of any kind, and the appropriate disciplinary measures will be taken,” the district said in a statement.

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN - 2018-10-18 18:58:00

Bakersfield resident seriously injured in fatal Buttonwillow collision

A Bakersfield resident was seriously injured in a collision that killed someone on Wednesday.The California Highway Patrol said that at around 4:10 p.m., officers received a report of a traffic collision on Highway 43 south of Munzer Road in Buttonwillow. When officers arrived, the department said a

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

4 robbery suspects arrested after police pursuit on Highway 99

It all started around 10:45 p.m. near the ampm gas station on Ming Avenue. Bakersfield Police Department responded to reports of a robbery in the parking lot. According to the victim, four suspects confronted him with a knife and demanded money, BPD reported. When the victim refused to give money, t

KGET 17 - 2018-10-18 12:50:10

Landlords offer dozens of rental units for people with greatest need for housing

Local landlords joined the fight against homelessness this week by pledging to make an additional 47 Kern County rental housing units available to people deemed to be in dire need of somewhere to stay.Nearly attaining a goal of 50 units announced at an industry meeting Tuesday in Bakersfield, the co

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN - 2018-10-18 23:22:00

KCSO Narcotics Unit arrests four people during large meth and heroin seizure

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - On October 17, the Kern County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit with the assistance of the Department of Homeland Security Investigations conducted an investigation into suspected drug traffickers.


Taft Police activity for Oct. 13-14

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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


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.


Burglar stopped by gun-wielding mom takes plea deal

The man, identified as Aureliano Velasco, was busted at gunpoint in the woman's garage two weeks ago at the woman's home on Keene Lane.


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.


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.


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