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Apr 30, 2013 at 8:32 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- Police said Tuesday they believe the same person may have robbed three banks since January and they're asking for help to identify him.

In each of the robberies, the suspect entered the bank alone,...
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 8:58 AM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Police are looking for a man they say robbed a Bank of America branch Saturday afternoon.

Officers responded to the bank at 9000 Ming Ave. just after 12:15 p.m. Saturday to find that a robbery had...
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

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) — 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) — 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) — 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 1:05 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — California State University, Bakersfield is breaking ground Saturday on a $19 million, 9,000-square-foot arts center.

"This simply gives the Art Department what it has always deserved: adequate studio...