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Apr 30, 2013 at 11:17 AM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — An 8-month-old baby's death has turned into a homicide investigation.

The Kern County coroner's office said late Monday that Alfredo Jesus Jacobo died in September of blunt-force traumatic injuries to...
Apr 30, 2013 at 10:55 AM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A pedestrian died Monday after he was hit by an SUV in central Bakersfield.

The crash happened around 9 a.m. when 63-year-old Timothy Walker was crossing Union Avenue near 9th Street. Police said the...
Apr 30, 2013 at 10:43 AM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A proposed three-year rate hike by California Water Service was soundly denounced by its customers at a hearing held by the California Public Utilities Commission in Bakersfield.

Among other things, rate...
Apr 29, 2013 at 10:28 AM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — It's been a dry winter for California, and temperatures will start to heat up soon. That has fire crews gearing up for what could be a tough summer. Kern County crews are keeping an eye on the weather, and...
Apr 29, 2013 at 9:14 AM

A 28-year-old Bakersfield woman was hospitalized Saturday after behind hit by a car while crossing California Avenue, just west of Union.

Police said Jessica Thompson stepped in front of a Nissan...
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday it's unlikely that changes he's seeking to the state's environmental protection law can be accomplished this year, although a top Senate Democrat says he's still pursuing...
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Kern County detectives believe a carjacking and stabbings are connected, but they're not sure how, yet.

A woman's Honda was carjacked around 2 a.m. Monday on the 3100 block of Niles Street in east...
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Police held a press conference Friday to address questions about an officer who crashed his patrol car on the unfinished Westside Parkway.

Chief Greg Williamson said the officer was traveling 62 mph...
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in the California Senate said Tuesday that they will use their majority to advance seven bills that would tighten the state's already strict gun control laws.

One of the bills, which were receiving...
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A man has been arrested in Fontana on suspicion of murdering a 78-year-old man in Bakersfield.

Alfredo Moralez Uiaz, 42, was located by police Monday. He was transferred back to Kern County and booked...
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A 5-year-old boy suffered a broken right femur Thursday morning at the hands of a hit-and-run driver, according to police Sgt. Joe Grubbs.

The boy was hit in the area of East 9th Street and South Owens...
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — With an immigration reform bill now in Congress, local community activists hope to drum up support for its passage.

"We have to keep our eyes on the prize, which is a pathway to citizenship," said Roberto...
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — More than 400,000 unemployed Californians will feel the effects of the federal government’s sequestration spending cuts after cuts to unemployment benefits take effect on April 28.

There will be no...
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A proposal that sought to ban smoking in apartments and condominiums has failed in a California Assembly committee.

The bill from Democrat Marc Levine of San Rafael was rejected Wednesday on a 5-2...
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Police have launched a homicide investigation after city workers found a dead woman at Dr. Martin Lurther King Jr. Park.

The woman's body was found around 7:20 a.m. Tuesday. Police said there were...