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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.
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...
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — More than 400,000 unemployed Californians will feel the effects of the federal government’s sequestration spending cuts after cuts to unemployment benefits take effect on April 28.

There will be no...
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A proposal that sought to ban smoking in apartments and condominiums has failed in a California Assembly committee.

The bill from Democrat Marc Levine of San Rafael was rejected Wednesday on a 5-2...
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 12:50 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A bus driver for the Kern County Superintendent of Schools is receiving a state honor.

Damon Anglin will be presented Tuesday with the California Bus Driver of the Year Award.

Anglin is...
Apr 26, 2013 at 12:46 PM

TEHACHAPI, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - A man was killed Friday when he was hit along Highway 58 near the Tehachapi Boulevard exit.

The man who was later identified as 32-year-old Levi Bryant, Jr.  was on foot, reportedly working on signs...
Apr 26, 2013 at 12:47 PM

LEBEC, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- Caltrans put out a Sig Alert Saturday afternoon warning of traffic backups on southbound Interstate 5 south of State Route 138 due to construction.

People traveling southbound I-5 in the Fort Tejon area are...
Apr 26, 2013 at 12:47 PM
STALLION SPRINGS, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — After a long search to buy their first home, Larry and Jennifer Arroyo finally found what they had long been searching for.

"We wallked through the house and fell in love with it," said Jennifer...