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California Highway Patrol is warning drivers about suspicious people posing as disabled motorists trying to scam other motorists. CHP has received several 911 calls about vehicles, mostly SUVs, that seem to be broken down on the side of the road. The occupants of the vehicles flag down drivers and tell them they need money for gas. In exchange, the suspects offer to sell the jewelry they are wearing. The jewelry is stamped 18K and the suspects claim it is worth more than they…

County leaders have officially stopped a project that would have brought Bakken crude oil to Kern County for refining. On Tuesday, the Kern County Board of Supervisors rescinded the permit they initially granted to Alon USA back in 2014. The permit would have let Alon send crude oil from North Dakota to Kern County.

The San Joaquin kit fox has been on the endangered species list for more than 50 years, but just a few years ago the small, furry animal seemed to thrive in Bakersfield’s surprisingly hospitable environment. Since then the kit fox population has declined by about 50 percent according to Erica Kelly, a research ecologist for the Endangered Species Recovery Program (ESRP), an effort out of California State University, Stanislaus.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was right to recuse himself from...

A local woman is asking for help after a burglar stole her fiance's remains from her Northeast Bakersfield home.

"She's my family, my beloved Fierce, she's my baby," said David Gutierrez the owner of a four-year-old Japanese Chin dog named Fierce, that went missing on M...

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and a rally in Downtown Bakersfield highlighted the existence of one of the world's fastest growing crimes.

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The kid's clothing chain Gymboree is expected to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This will be the second time the company has filed for bankruptcy. If they d...

There will be a free CPR and first-aid course on Saturday January 19 at McMurtrey Aquatic Center. It starts at 8 a.m. and lasts until 1 p.m. You must registe...

The Kern High School District will present reports on the 2018-2019 suspensions, involuntary and voluntary transfers, expulsion, student discipline and other timely subjects at its Winter Community Forum. The district extended an invitation to students, parents and the community to attend the forum. It takes place at 7 p. m. Jan. 30 in DeMello Hall at West High School, 1200 New Stine Road. This is the fourth forum KHSD has held about student behavior and school climate in the district.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – Two Arvin students have lost their lives in a vehicle accident in Mexico, according to a school district official. Andres Gallardo was in first grade. Emily Moreno was in high school. Arvin Union School District Superintendent Georgia Rhett said the two were cousins. Rhett said her students returned to class this week after winter break, and extra grief counselors were available Monday. Social workers remain available to students at each school.

MLB Pipeline will unveil its 2019 Top 100 Prospects list with a one-hour show on MLB Network and MLB.com on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. ET. Leading up to the release, we look at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position. When it comes to right-handed pitching prospects -- well, pitching prospects who throw with either hand -- there's Forrest Whitley and then there's everyone else.

At the height of the warmest season, when the weather is beautiful, there is no better time to get out to explore our own back yard.

The Kern High School District appointed Ed Komin as the new district police chief Monday night, according to a news release. Komin joined KHSD in January 2016 as a police officer assigned to West High School. In October 2016, he became the acting police chief. In that role he implemented several programs, including a traffic enforcement team, a Police Activities League (PAL) and evening dispatch.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – Cal/OSHA on Monday released a statement on a worker’s death over the weekend. Brien Daunt, 45, of Rancho Cucamonga, was killed in a fall Saturday at the Amazon fulfillment center that’s under construction in Bakersfield. Family shared his name with Eyewitness News on Sunday, and that information was confirmed Monday morning through a coroner’s office news release. Daunt leaves behind a daughter, his family told Eyewitness News.

A fourth suspect was arrested for his alleged involvement in the 2017 murder of Kawanza Hilt in Rosamond. Hilt, 17, of Mojave, was shot and killed Dec. 12. Seth Marin, 19, was arrested Dec. 12, 2018, one week after Anthony Bonczek, 21, and Arthur Hernandez, 21, were arrested. Another suspect, Matthew Morrissette, 29, was already in the Kern County Jail for unrelated charges. All four suspects were charged with allegations of murder in the first degree and participating in a street gang.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its video streaming service 12 years ago.Its most popular plan will see the largest hike, to $13 per month from $11. That option offers high-definition streaming on up to two different internet-connected devices simultaneously. Even at the higher price, that plan is still a few dollars cheaper than HBO, whose streaming service charges $15 per month.

A show dog set to participate in the Westminster Dog Show next month has gone missing in Bakersfield.

The second episode of "Dr. Phil" featuring the family members of James Kulstad, Baylee Despot and Micah Holsonbake — collectively known as the Bakersfield 3 — will be airing at

BARRON, Wis. (AP) - For nearly three months, prosecutors say, 13-year-old Jayme Closs was held in a remote woodland cabin and often forced to hide in a 2½-foot space beneath her kidnapper's bed, going without food, water or a bathroom for hours, too terrified to flee from a man she knew had fatally shot both of her parents.

Students at Mira Monte High School will be dismissed early today, California Highway Patrol reported.