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Apr 22, 2013 at 12:05 PM
Five people were arrested after a bicycle was stolen Sunday at San Diego Park in Lamont. The alleged robbers were armed with a gun and knives, and they yelled out the name of their gang during the execution of the crime, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
Apr 19, 2013 at 12:46 PM
The Kern County District Attorney's Office said Friday that a reputed member of the Lamont 13 gang has been convicted of attempted murder.
Apr 12, 2013 at 4:45 PM
San Joaquin Community Hospital will be offering free childhood immunizations against vaccine-preventable diseases at the following sites in May.
Mar 26, 2013 at 5:52 PM
Severe budget cuts by the state to Kern County's court system means longer waiting times and shuttered courthouse doors. The county is suffering from a $3.7 million deficit this year, and officials have had to make some drastic changes to make up for that gap.
Mar 26, 2013 at 5:50 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Justice will be served, just at a much slower rate.

Severe budget cuts by the state to Kern County's court system means longer waiting times and shuttered courthouse doors. The county is suffering...
Mar 22, 2013 at 4:32 PM
A series of community job fairs is set to take place over the coming months.
Mar 22, 2013 at 10:36 AM
A teenager was arrested Thursday night for allegedly leading Kern County deputies on a high-speed chase in a stolen car.
Feb 13, 2013 at 8:28 AM
North Korea's underground nuclear test shows it is making big strides toward becoming a true nuclear power. But the test may also reveal key clues the secretive nation might have hoped to hide about how close, or how far away, it is from fielding a...
Jan 28, 2013 at 11:30 AM
A man who kidnapped an 11-year-old Lamont boy for ransom was sentenced Monday to just over 20 years in prison.
Jan 23, 2013 at 4:28 PM
Fairview Elementary School in southeast Bakersfield was placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after reports of a shooting in the area.
Jan 23, 2013 at 3:20 PM
Lamont Elementary School was placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after a second-grader reported seeing a man with a gun on campus.
Jan 16, 2013 at 9:49 PM
Kern County's new animal control director is taking aim at the problem of too many sick pets in the shelter. A 14-page report lists reasons why Kern faces an epidemic of parvo in puppies, and that analysis is drawing some fire.
Jan 3, 2013 at 3:40 PM
A South Los Angeles man who went on the run for a decade was sentenced to 32 years to life in prison Thursday for a botched robbery that killed a German tourist.