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UPDATE: The Kern County coroner on Friday identified this motorcycle rider as 64-year-old Leland Ernest Smith.---BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - A motorcyclist is dead after a crash on Granite Road. The California Highway Patrol says the man was riding a

Laura Pereyra was happy. She'd snagged a shadow box at a yard sale in southwest Bakersfield for less than $2.

Robert Griffin posted the story on Facebook, saying he and his wife Maggie were meeting a friend at Chick-Fil-A so they could drop off their daughters before they headed to the hospital. By that time, Maggie had started going into labor

The local unemployment rate jumped a full point in June as more people entered the workforce, the state reported Friday, even as it noted job gains in key sectors.

No charges will be filed against two Tehachapi Police Department officers who shot an unarmed man on May 24, 2017, Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green announced Friday.

The Bakersfield Dome will host one final event Sunday night: a free pro wrestling show.

The farmers market will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Kern County Fairgrounds, at Gate 30 near the intersection of P Street and Belle Terrace, organizers said.

Bakersfield College football’s two speedster stars on the offensive end, running back Elisha Ortiz and receiver Cameron Roberson, each have specific goals for themselves for the upcoming 2018 season.

A Paso Robles Winery with ties to Kern County is opening a tasting room in Downtown Bakersfield.

The Mega Millions jackpot swelled to $422 million after no winning tickets were sold in Tuesday's draw.

Richard William Kollin was shot by Tehachapi police officers Jared McCombs and Bruce Medina on May 24, 2017.

Millions of people on social media are talking about an alleged groping incident that happened at a popular Savannah restaurant.

Berry Petroleum Corp. continues its rise from ashes with news this week that the Bakersfield-based oil producer has launched an initial public offering that could bolster its finances following the

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - At least 13 people, including children, died after a boat carrying tourists capsized and sank on a lake during a thunderstorm in a country music mecca in southwest Missouri, authorities said Friday. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jason Pace said four people remain missing Friday after the Ride the Ducks boat sank on Table Rock Lake in Branson Thursday evening. He said 14...

One of the surviving horses of a fire that killed more than 30 animals at a stable on Cottonwood Road last year still needs your help.

Another sign is up welcoming travelers to Kern County while showing its commitment to local veterans.

Retailer Forever 21 will pay thousands to former employees to settle a lawsuit over an alleged English-only policy at its stores.

Bakersfield police say a man seen being punched by a truck driver along the side of a road in a video posted to social media, is the one who started the altercation.

SACRAMENTO -- The DMV is reminding California drivers of three new laws taking effect on July 1.
The first is a regulatory change for private, not-for-hire passenger carriers. An example of this kind of carrier would be an employee shuttle or church bus. SB 19 transfers regulatory authority from the California Public Utilities Commission to the DMV. You can read the legislation here.

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