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Apr 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Some Oildale shop owners are worried about what will open up in a now-closed medical marijuana dispensary. One merchant has heard it will house a so-called "sweepstakes cafe," and he thinks that would bring...
Apr 24, 2013 at 10:22 AM
Some Oildale shop owners are worried about what will open up in a now-closed medical marijuana dispensary. One merchant has heard it will house a so-called "sweepstakes cafe," and he thinks that would bring crime and problems to the area.
Feb 21, 2013 at 1:47 PM
A new project in the Kern County Sheriff's Office takes aim at two problems. The Community Work Crew is cleaning up some of the worst illegal dumping incidents, and, at the same time, helping with impacts from state prison realignment.
Feb 21, 2013 at 1:47 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A new project in the Kern County Sheriff's Office takes aim at two problems: The Community Work Crew is cleaning up some of the worst illegal dumping incidents, and, at the same time, helping with impacts from state...
Jan 25, 2013 at 9:29 AM
You can add Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood to the list of law enforcement officials who say they will not enforce any laws that ban assault weapons.
Jan 22, 2013 at 9:27 PM
Statistics released by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office show that reported crimes increased in 2012. What they found is reason enough to keep both personal vigilance and a neighborly eye out for anything suspicious.
Jan 22, 2013 at 9:27 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Statistics released by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office show that reported crimes increased in 2012. What they found is reason enough to keep both personal vigilance and a neighborly eye out for anything suspicious....
Jan 17, 2013 at 9:09 AM
Bowe Cleveland, who was shot last week inside a classroom at Taft Union High School, has received a special message from comic book legend Stan Lee. "Hey, hi, Bowe," Lee says to start the YouTube video, posted Wednesday. "You know, I've been told...
Jan 11, 2013 at 9:26 AM
Neighbors and students who know the 16-year-old student suspected of taking a shotgun to school and shooting another student describe him as smart, but a person who would often be subjected to bullying.
Jan 11, 2013 at 1:49 PM
A student offered her firsthand account Friday of a shotgun attack inside her Taft Union High School science class that left one teen critically injured. "Right as he walked in, he didn't say anything, he just lifted (the gun) up and shot," said...
Jan 10, 2013 at 10:05 AM
The alleged shooter, a 16-year-old boy, missed the beginning of school before interrupting a science class, armed with a shotgun and "numerous" 12-gauge shotgun shells, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said.
Jan 8, 2013 at 12:50 PM
The Kern County District Attorney's office provided evidence Tuesday of increased crime resulting from the controversial prison realignment plan. The office says the number of felony criminal cases filed jumped by more than 1,000 after the change happened.
Nov 5, 2012 at 9:25 PM
Just over one year since the changes started, law enforcement in Kern County is grappling with the impacts from so-called state prison realignment. The plan puts more state prisoners under local probation supervision and into Kern County jails....
Sep 27, 2012 at 1:59 PM
Six people were arrested Wednesday as authorities seized hundreds of marijuana plants and 1,387 pounds of processed marijuana during a bust in southern Kern County. Local officials say their efforts to battle pot-growing seem to be paying off....
Jul 27, 2012 at 3:09 PM
California has awarded Kern County a $100 million grant to build a new county jail.