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Apr 26, 2013 at 12:39 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Rescue crews were sent Monday morning to Highway 178 for an Isuzu flatbed truck that left the roadway and went down the canyon embankment.

The highway was shut down in both directions temporarily for...
Apr 8, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Rotary KRV is hosting a fundraiser dinner to help local kids go to Camp KEEP. The event comes up on Saturday, April 13.
Camp KEEP is run by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office and provides hands-on activities in environmental...
Apr 7, 2013 at 12:21 PM
A hiker died in a hospital Saturday after she fell off a 15-foot cliff  while panning for gold along the Kern River, the sheriff's office said.
Apr 2, 2013 at 6:15 PM

The annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby is just around the corner. This year, it's April 20, 21 and 22. It's the 24th year of the big event, and sponsors say they have more than $250,000 in prizes.
This year's derby has nine major sponsors,...
Mar 11, 2013 at 9:02 PM

KERNVILLE, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- The pilot of a small plane suffered a minor head injury Monday afternoon when his plane flipped over after landing at the Kern Valley Airport.

The accident happened just after 3 p.m.

The...
Feb 6, 2013 at 10:33 AM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The coroner's office has released the name of a motorcycle rider killed in a head-on crash with a pickup.

Johnny Richard Rankin, 64, of Lake Isabella, died Tuesday when he crashed on Highway 178 just...
Jan 14, 2013 at 11:17 AM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A mother and her live-in boyfriend were arrested over the weekend for the death of a toddler.

Sophialynn Marie Taylor, 14 months old, was found unresponsive early Saturday morning at her home on...
Jan 7, 2013 at 9:12 PM

KERNVILLE, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Store surveillance video and identification by his own brother led to the arrest of a suspect accused in the massive fire that destroyed a store and gas station on New Year's Day in Kernville.

Kevin...
Dec 27, 2012 at 12:16 PM
KERNVILLE, Calif. — A Kernville woman hopes someone might know something about her husband, who's been missing for eight months. The 84-year-old man just disappeared, but his wife thinks he might be safe someplace, and she's asking for...
Nov 14, 2012 at 6:32 PM

The final plans are ready for a "fix" of the two dams at Lake Isabella, and Kern River Valley leaders say they like what they hear. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding a series of public meetings, and also held a special tour of the...
Oct 26, 2012 at 1:20 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A 19-year-old Weldon man was killed early Friday in a crash on Saddle Springs Road east of Caliente Bodfish Road.

Kurt Evans, 18, of Bodfish, was driving his 1990 Toyota 4Runner eastbound when he lost...
Oct 18, 2012 at 6:24 AM

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hosts a special walk on Saturday, Oct. 20. They're calling it the "Out of the Darkness Community Walk."

The organization says suicide takes a tremendous toll on families, friends,...
Sep 24, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Two days of a rocking good time. The Bud Light Kern River Rock 'n Blues Fest will be held at Frandy Campground on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29.

Organizers say they'll have entertainment on the Bud Light Main Stage on Friday...
Sep 13, 2012 at 6:39 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Neighbors in an area north of Bakersfield are furious over word they'll have to pay a new state fee for fire prevention.

They just got notice they're in a so-called "State Responsibility Area," where...