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Apr 30, 2013 at 12:43 PM
The attorney representing a Taft student wounded in a classroom shooting has filed a lawsuit against the school district.
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Eyewitness News has received numerous calls from frustrated commuters who can't find a way off Highway 99 in south Bakersfield.

Caltrans has announced some ramp closures beginning for the Hwy. 99...
Apr 17, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Eyewitness News has received numerous calls from frustrated commuters who can't find a way off Highway 99 in south Bakersfield. Ramp closures at Taft Highway, Panama Lane and White Lane have many drivers taking long detours.
Apr 12, 2013 at 9:03 AM
Taft has been hit by a jump in crime, and it's blamed on the so-called state prison realignment. Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green says that's the only factor she can point to. And Green says Taft is seeing more of an increase than any...
Apr 2, 2013 at 11:13 AM
Desa Harper recalls spending the better part of her life searching for her grandmother, a woman she'd heard about but never met. She and other family members exhausted the traditional search methods of using birth, marriage and death records. Then,...
Mar 26, 2013 at 5:52 PM
Severe budget cuts by the state to Kern County's court system means longer waiting times and shuttered courthouse doors. The county is suffering from a $3.7 million deficit this year, and officials have had to make some drastic changes to make up for that gap.
Mar 26, 2013 at 5:50 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Justice will be served, just at a much slower rate.

Severe budget cuts by the state to Kern County's court system means longer waiting times and shuttered courthouse doors. The county is suffering...
Mar 22, 2013 at 4:32 PM
A series of community job fairs is set to take place over the coming months.
Mar 21, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The intersection of Taft Highway and South H Street in south Bakersfield will be dedicated Friday to the memory of a fallen Kern County deputy.
Mar 21, 2013 at 3:16 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The intersection of Taft Highway and South H Street in south Bakersfield will be dedicated Friday to the memory of a fallen Kern County deputy.

Deputy Daniel Archuleta was killed in the line of duty on...
Mar 19, 2013 at 10:55 PM

The off-ramp to Panama Ln. from Highway 99 will close for a month beginning Sun., March 24.
According to Caltrans, the ramp closure marks the start of $33 million project to convert State Route 99 from a 6-lane highway to 8-lanes between...
Mar 19, 2013 at 12:15 PM
The mother of an allegedly murdered 3-year-old Taft girl will spend roughly a decade in prison. Angela Vickrey, also known as Angela Hanna, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday in Kern County court. She pleaded no contest last fall to four...
Mar 16, 2013 at 5:14 PM
A top Irish government official visiting the U.S. during St. Patrick's Day celebrations said Saturday he skipped a trip to Savannah, home of the largest and oldest St. Pat's parade in the American South, to avoid a dinner where only men are allowed.
Mar 11, 2013 at 1:15 PM
A trial date is set for September for a man accused of torturing and murdering a 3-year-old Taft girl. Eric Foster, who also goes by the last name of Luna, was arraigned Monday in Kern County court. He faces five felony charges, including...
Mar 7, 2013 at 10:23 AM
Arvin High School's former principal has taken the job of superintendent of Taft Union High School District.