1 dead, 5 injured in 4-vehicle crash on Zerker Rd.: KCFD
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A four-vehicle crash left one person dead and five others with varying injuries Tuesday morning on Zerker Road, according to the Kern County Fire Department. KCFD responded to the crash just before 7 a.m. on Zerker Road, one mile north of 7th Standard Road. Shafter police said one man died as […]
Second death at Miracle Hot Springs prompts indefinite closure of the area
The second death at Miracle Hot Springs in 16 months has prompted the U.S. Forest Service's Kern River Ranger District to close access to the springs indefinitely, the federal agency said in a news release Monday afternoon. Citing public health and safety concerns, the Forest Service said someone was found...
Kern County fire crews extinguish fire on Niles Street: KCFD
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Fire Department extinguished an early morning commercial building fire on Niles Street. Fire officials say Kern County firefighters were dispatched to the 2900 block of Niles Street for the report of black smoke coming from a 3,000-square-foot commercial structure. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the […]
Bakersfield firefighters conduct MOBEX disaster drill for the first time in Kern County
A 7.4 magnitude earthquake is something unheard of in Bakersfield, but it's best to be prepared.
🚧 Rescheduled Road Closure Update for SR 155 in Kern County 🚧
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Fresno, CA. The previously scheduled closure on SR 155, located just east of Glennville, has undergone a date change due to the forecast of inclement weather. Initially set to begin on Friday, March 1st, the road closure is now rescheduled to start on Friday, March 8th at 5 pm and will last until Monday, March 11th at 6 am. This closure is necessary to facilitate the placement of a new culvert 0.2 miles east of Fulton Creek. Commuters should note that traffic between Alta Sierra and Wofford Heights is expected to remain unaffected by this update to the closure schedule. Motorists are advised to plan their travel accordingly and to remain aware of the updated closure dates for their convenience and safety.
'Devastating' Lake Isabella Resident Reeling After Home Lost in Fire
Jannae Wren lost all of her belongings and several of her dogs in a fire that destroyed her property.
Kern County Feb 26 Weekly Crime Report: 211 Incidents and 45 Crime Stories
Kern County Feb 26 Weekly Crime Report: 211 Incidents and 45 Crime Stories. During the last week, Kern County reported a total of 211 crime cases, revealing an unsettling state of affairs. The most prevalent crime type was 'Other', with 111 incidents, accounting for more than half of the total crime cases. This was followed by theft, with 28 cases, and assault, with 19 cases. Arrests were made in 16 cases, while suspicious situations were reported 10 times. Burglary and vandalism each accounted for 9 cases. Disturbances and trespassing were less frequent, each with 3 cases, and robbery was the least reported crime, with only 2 cases. The data draws attention to the high prevalence of unspecified crimes, and the need for increased vigilance against theft and assault in the place.
Pedestrian who died on Highway 99 identified by coroner
The Kern County coroner’s office has identified a pedestrian who died around 6:30 p.m. Jan. 2 on northbound Highway 99 north of Olive Drive. Bakersfield resident Jackie Ruffin, 66, died after he was hit by multiple cars on the highway.
Winter Weather Storm Incoming: Central California Braces for Snowfall and Gusty Winds
The National Weather Service's Hanford office has issued a comprehensive update regarding the weather conditions expected to impact Central California over the coming days. Residents in the region are advised to prepare for significant snowfall, gusty winds, and potential travel disruptions.
Man who died in fatal stabbing identified by coroner
The Kern County coroner's office on Monday released the name of the man who died from a stabbing Jan. 10 in the 10800 block of Anacostia Way. According to the coroner, Bakersfield resident David Robert Stroup, 44, died from multiple stab wounds. His death was classified a homicide.
New Water Well Under Construction in Weldon Aims to Increase Clean Water Supply
A new well currently under construction in Weldon is part of a larger plan to update and improve water systems in Weldon.
Kernville Chamber announces contest winners
The Kernville Chamber of Commerce held Whiskey Flat Days, Presidents Day weekend this year, as is tradition. President of the Kernville chamber, Orion Sanders said, “Kernville had a great weekend and all the events went off well. We had very few issues with anybody around town.”. In the Costume...
Coroner identifies three Bakersfield men killed in South Union Avenue crash
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Kern County Coroner’s Office has identified the three people killed in the crash on South Union Avenue on Friday, Feb. 23 as 20-year-old Daniel Alfonso Loaiza Acosta, 24-year-old Henrry Antonio Maldonado Caballero, and 21-year-old Kevin Alexander Arredondo Cabrera, all from Bakersfield. The California...
Standoff suspect pleads no contest to two counts
The man arrested after a roof-top standoff in Dustin Acres in early February pleaded no contest to a felony count of possession of ammunition and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing or delaying arrest, according to Kern County Superior Court records. Marty Joe Schoonover entered the pleas at a pretrial hearing...
Coroner confirms shooting death in Arvin
The Kern County coroner's office has confirmed that 31-year-old Arvin resident Adrian Avila, who was shot Jan. 21 at the intersection of Walnut Drive and Sycamore Road, died from multiple gunshot wounds. His death has been classified a homicide.
Expect some scattered showers in Kern County to begin Tuesday
Some areas of Kern County will see scattered showers early Tuesday morning. The light rain is expected to taper off Tuesday morning, but another storm is slated to arrive in the area by the weekend. That one is expected to tap into an atmospheric river and potentially bring stronger rain on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. […]
Kern County Sheriff’s Office and Kia offer free steering wheel locks
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office and Kia Bakersfield dealer are teaming up for a free theft prevention services event Saturday. In response to the increased thefts of Kia vehicles, KCSO’s Crime Prevention Unit will be providing steering wheel locks to the community. Locks will be distributed on a first come, first […]
6th Street Apartments officially open in Central Bakersfield: Housing Authority
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Housing Authority of Kern County celebrated the grand opening of a new 40-unit affordable housing apartment complex Monday morning in central Bakersfield. The 6th Street apartments, located at 1201 6th St., features 39 one-bedroom units which are affordable to households with income less than 30% of AMI and also features […]
Mostly cloudy skies with a chance of rain Monday night in Kern County
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — It was a great weekend with temperatures in the lower 70’s. We will be in the upper 60’s today with increasing clouds and a chance of rain late. Showers will come to an end Tuesday morning with mostly sunny skies by afternoon. We...
Chamber provides Whiskey Flat Days mayor campaign totals
The Kern Valley Sun requested Tuesday, February 20, that Kernville Chamber of Commerce board director Gary Ananian present to the press the dollar amounts, which mayor candidates raised, during their fundraisers. River Rat Ryan and Deputy Dillinger Doug, who won the mayor slot for Whiskey Flat Days 2024, raised $42,271...