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Oct 7, 2010 at 1:00 PM
A man was sentenced Thursday to 26 years to life for killing his roommate last December.
Aug 30, 2010 at 11:34 AM
Justin Ennis, 23, of Bakersfield, was arrested Saturday for manslaughter and boating under the influence. He allegedly crashed into 28-year-old Salvador Rodriguez' boat on Lake Webb at the Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area.
Jul 21, 2010 at 11:48 AM
The state corrections department says Eric Rodriguez surrendered Tuesday to a California Highway Patrol officer who was checking for stolen vehicles near a family member's home in Fresno.
Jul 16, 2010 at 4:20 PM
Residents are asked to call 911 if they spot an inmate who escaped Friday from Wasco State Prison.
Jul 2, 2010 at 11:30 PM
Nearly a dozen inmates are hospitalized after their transport van slammed into a big rig. The incident happened around 7:30am on Friday at the intersection of Pond and Wallwood near Delano. According to the California Highway Patrol the van was...
Jun 2, 2010 at 11:38 PM
In these hard economic times, special group of correctional workers is lending a hand. On Saturday, the Chicano Correctional Workers Association (Wasco State Prison Chapter) is having the first annual Raymond Rodriguez Memorial Bike Run. Rodriguez...
Apr 14, 2010 at 6:51 PM
The man who hit and killed 14-year-old Michelle Ramirez while she was in a crosswalk in November was sentenced Wednesday to three years in Wasco State Prison.
Dec 14, 2009 at 11:31 PM
While California is facing a possible budget deficit of more than $20 billion, state officials are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on temporary prison health care workers.
Aug 24, 2009 at 5:29 PM
A man was able escape a fire Monday that destroyed his home. The unidentified man was sleeping when Kern County fire officials think a fire started in his attic. The 1,600-square-foot duplex on Highway 46 was half consumed in flames when firefighters arrived.
Jun 10, 2009 at 1:16 PM
Noe Flores Reyes was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in Wasco State Prison for sexually abusing young family members. He pleaded no contest last month to felony counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child and lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14.
May 19, 2009 at 12:57 PM
Two men accused of killing a woman last year were sentenced Tuesday morning. James Wyatt and Justin Ennis were convicted for the April 2008 death of 44-year-old Lora Shine in a home on Trojes Avenue that she shared with Wyatt.
Apr 24, 2009 at 1:59 PM
Three men were sentenced Friday to eight years each in Wasco State Prison for their participation in a murder-for-hire plot. Alberto Torres, Jesus Estrada and Cesar Montoya pleaded no contest to conspiracy charges, and murder charges were dropped.
Feb 17, 2009 at 6:30 PM
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plans to lay off thousands of state workers to help meet a $42 billion budget deficit could hit Kern County hard. The state prison department could see thousands of job losses, and Kern County has four state prisons.