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May 1, 2013 at 10:25 AM
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office Incident Review Board convened to consider the use of force by the deputies in this case and determined the shooting was conducted within sheriff's office policy.
May 1, 2013 at 3:26 PM
Johnny Reyes allegedly shot another man several times last Friday and ran over the man, whose name was withheld, with his pickup on the 2200 block of Camino Real, in a church parking lot across the street from Heritage Park.
May 1, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Update (May 1, 2013): The Kern County Sheriff’s Office Incident Review Board convened to consider the use of force by the deputies in this case and determined the shooting was conducted within sheriff's office policy.

The original...
Apr 30, 2013 at 11:17 AM
The Kern County coroner's office said late Monday that Alfredo Jesus Jacobo died in September of blunt-force traumatic injuries to his head and face. He died Sept. 22 at Children's Hospital Central California north of Fresno, but the injuries were...
Apr 30, 2013 at 11:17 AM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — An 8-month-old baby's death has turned into a homicide investigation.

The Kern County coroner's office said late Monday that Alfredo Jesus Jacobo died in September of blunt-force traumatic injuries to...
Apr 29, 2013 at 8:32 PM
A prostitution sting on Union Avenue led to 22 arrests of men who investigators said were soliciting acts of prostitution.
Apr 28, 2013 at 4:34 PM
California lawmakers are attempting to stay ahead of science fiction-style technology as increasingly nimble unmanned aircraft are considered for use in tracking fleeing suspects and monitoring crowded public spaces.
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) — 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 12:59 PM

BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- A Bear Valley Springs man who had stabbed his father was shot and killed by police Saturday night. The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. when a Bear Valley Springs officer showed up to investigate...
Apr 26, 2013 at 12:59 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A Kern County deputy accused of touching young women inappropriately was arraigned in court Monday.

Deputy Gabriel Lopez, 26, is accused of sexual battery against two separate women in back-to-back...
Apr 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
A Kern SWAT team helped deputies arrest a man who barricaded himself in the attic of his Oildale home early Sunday morning after he reportedly violently assaulted a man and threatened others, the sheriff's...
Apr 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A Wells Fargo branch on North Chester Avenue in Oildale was robbed Wednesday afternoon, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

The man reportedly threatened that he had a weapon. The alleged bank...
Apr 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Some Oildale shop owners are worried about what will open up in a now-closed medical marijuana dispensary. One merchant has heard it will house a so-called "sweepstakes cafe," and he thinks that would bring...
Apr 26, 2013 at 12:47 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Two people were arrested on suspicion of numerous charges, including child endangerment, following a drug bust Wednesday night at a home on the 3000 block of Horace Mann Avenue.

Deputies went to the home in...