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May 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Another pedestrian was hurt in a crash, this one around 8 p.m. Wednesday on Oildale Drive near Roberts Lane. This marks the fifth pedestrian crash in less than a week in Bakersfield.
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 10:43 AM
A woman has died after being hit by a car in central Bakersfield, the Kern County coroner's office said late Tuesday.
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 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 29, 2013 at 11:36 PM
A woman is hospitalized with injuries that could be life-threatening after being hit by a car in central Bakersfield.
Apr 29, 2013 at 12:33 PM
The crash happened around 9 a.m. when the man was crossing Union Avenue near 9th Street.
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 26, 2013 at 5:12 PM
The truck's driver made a turn at the intersection of Merle Haggard Drive and McCray Street and struck the woman in the crosswalk, the California Highway Patrol said. The woman's name was later released by the coroner's office: 60-year-old Neva Yribarren.
Apr 26, 2013 at 5:21 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A Tehachapi woman was killed Friday afternoon when she was hit by a truck in Oildale.

The truck's driver made a turn at the intersection of Merle Haggard Drive and McCray Street and struck the woman...
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

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) — 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...