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Feb 15, 2013 at 12:16 PM
Valley Air District officials are giving a proposed power plant a green light, but critics complain the project will add to Kern County's already dirty air.
Jan 6, 2013 at 1:43 PM
Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash on Elk Hills Road that killed one woman and sent her male passenger to the hospital Saturday night.
Oct 5, 2012 at 11:22 AM
A 5-month-old girl has died in western Kern County. Kern County firefighters were performing CPR on the girl when deputies arrived, according to the sheriff's office.
Sep 5, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Multiple people have been arrested in the investigation of a burglary at the senior center in Buttonwillow, the Kern County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.
Jul 11, 2012 at 6:02 PM
Imagine driving down Interstate 5 and seeing a semitruck burst into flames, with the driver still inside. What would you do?
Jul 9, 2012 at 1:45 PM
Full closures are planned this week along a section of Interstate 5 in Kern County.
Jul 4, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Fourth of July celebrations abound in Kern County. Here's a list of ones we know about. Let us know if we're missing any by sending a message to

Setting off fireworks yourself? Check the rules...
Jul 3, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Fourth of July celebrations abound in Kern County. Here's a list of ones we know about.
Mar 26, 2012 at 4:01 PM
Expect travel delays once again if you drive along Interstate 5 near Buttonwillow.
Feb 6, 2012 at 2:28 PM
Two Kern County deputies have been cleared in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man in a Buttonwillow park.
Jan 25, 2012 at 12:32 PM
An explosion rocked an Aera oil processing facility Tuesday north of McKittrick and west of Buttonwillow.
Jan 24, 2012 at 5:43 PM
A grieving family has questions after Kern County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a suicidal 18-year-old man who was armed with a knife. Officers say Christian Chavez tried to stab one of the deputies.
Jan 24, 2012 at 11:01 AM
A 18-year-old man was shot and killed Monday afternoon in a Buttonwillow park. Someone called 911, requesting help with Christian Chavez, who she believed to be suicidal, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
Nov 11, 2011 at 6:13 PM
The Kern County bomb squad was called Friday afternoon to Buttonwillow when a truck hauling explosives caught on fire.
Oct 21, 2011 at 5:54 PM
The Bakersfield Police Department and Kern County Sheriff's Office will participate in this year's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.