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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A settlement has been reached in a civil lawsuit filed against the Boys and Girls Club of Kern County regarding allegations of sexual a...

The Bakersfield Police Department is reminding drivers that this Sunday is the Bakersfield Marathon and road closures can be expected throughout the city. The marathon begins at 7 a. m. and is expected to go until 2 in the afternoon. There will be numerous street closures throughout this time across the city. Some closures will begin as early as 4 in the morning. Stockdale Highway between Gosford Road and Calloway Drive will be closed during the entire event.

The Bakersfield Police Department has received a $405,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to help raise public awareness for traffic safety. The traffic safety program is intended to educate the public on safe roadway habits and deter people from violating traffic laws or practicing other unsafe behaviors that lead to injuries and death. The grant will help fund various activities such as: DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols.

A Bakersfield man is set to serve close to a decade in prison after being sentenced on federal child pornography charges.

A manslaughter case against a management company in the death of a baby girl in a mobile home fire in 2016 has been dismissed because of insufficient evidence.

Second-ranked Mets prospect Peter Alonso racked up four hits and a league-high six RBIs to lead Scottsdale over Peoria, 10-3, on Wednesday.

CHICO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities searching through the blackened aftermath of California's deadliest wildfire have released the names of about 100 people who are still missing, including many in their 80s and 90s, and dozens more could still be unaccounted for. As the names were made public late Tuesday, additional crews joined the search, and the statewide death toll climbed to at least...

A law enforcement official says Michael Avenatti is in police custody in Los Angeles following an allegation of domestic violence. The official says Avenatti was taken into custody Wednesday. Police had responded to a domestic violence incident a day earlier and took a report. The official wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

The California Highway Patrol will be hosting its ninth annual toy drive starting Nov. 19. The CHiP's for KiDs Toy Drive helps give presents to families who are less fortunate. Members of the public can bring a new and unwrapped toy for donation to the following locations:The CHP office on Compagnoni Street. Motor City (in the auto mall) United Way on Stockdale Hwy. Both Carneceria La Carreta locations. All local Walgreens stores. The toy drive runs through Dec. 17.

Four Liberty seniors signed letters of intent during a signing ceremony at Liberty on Wednesday with Isaiah Hill signing with the men's basketball program at Tulsa, Elise Ferreira signing with

WASHINGTON — Bakersfield Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of

Victory Outreach Southwest Bakersfield is getting ready to make Thanksgiving a little more magical for families. The church has collected several hundred turkeys to distribute to families Wednesday night. The church officials say families will be able to choose between a turkey or ingredients to help make traditional Thanksgiving side dishes. Families will be required to show proof of residency and a proper form of identification, according to the church’s pastor. Registration begins at 6 p. m.

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge admonished the lawyer for Mexican drug smuggler El Chapo on Wednesday after an opening statement that riled Mexican presidents by accusing them of taking bribes. Federal prosecutors had asked U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan to throw out the defense's opening statement at the New York trial of Joaquin Guzman, saying it was "permeated with improper...

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, a familiar role for the underestimated scrapper whose top priority will be to protect President Donald Trump's agenda and try to build the party back to retake the majority. The speaker's gavel long gone, the race for minority leader was McCarthy's to lose, but the Californian's rise was never guaranteed.

A 14-year-old from Cal City was arrested on suspicion of stealing a car and then leading officers on a chase through Cal City earlier this week.

By eliminating one type of immune cell in the brain, researchers were able to erase any evidence of inflammation following traumatic brain injury, according to a new study from The Ohio State University.

The suspect in this year's Parkland school massacre is in trouble behind bars after authorities say he attacked an officer inside the jail he is being held at.