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Apr 30, 2013 at 10:58 AM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A woman is hospitalized with injuries that could be life-threatening after being hit by a car in central Bakersfield.

The accident happened around 8:15 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of A...
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 30, 2013 at 10:22 AM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A reputed gangster and shooting suspect was arrested early Tuesday following a SWAT standoff with police.

James Lamar Thomas, 26, was wanted in connection with a shooting that happened around 1 a.m....
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

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
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) — 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

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) — 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...