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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 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- A man who was hit by a car while crossing Wible Road from the Valley Plaza mall Friday night died early Saturday at a hospital from his injuries.

According to Bakersfield police, the preliminary...
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A 5-year-old girl was found last week with burns "consistent with being placed in scalding water" during a Child Protective Services investigation, police said Monday.

The child was found unattended in a...
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) —
A man who police said was shot late Friday night at a home on Pacheco Road is expected to recover.

Officer were called to a report of gunshots being fired just before 11:30 p.m., according to a...
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 are looking for an indecent-exposure suspect.

A girl reported walking past a car Wednesday on the 4600 block of Belle Terrace Avenue with a man exposing himself and making sexual comments. The man...
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
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Calloway Drive was closed Monday near the under-construction Westside Parkway because of a gas leak.

Authorities closed the roadway between Gleneagles Drive and Marby Grange Way for roughly three...
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) — 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 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...