Alpaugh, CA

Porterville woman accused of trying to mow down officer with her vehicle

PORTERVILLE, Calif. — A woman was accused of hitting a Porterville Police officer while trying to get away during a traffic stop. Police said they pulled 41-year-old Monyka McDarment over in the area of Lime St. and Mulberry Ave. around 11:00 a.m. Thursday for some kind of vehicle equipment violations. They said during the stop, she refused to tell them her name, and fought officers. They said she hit the gas pedal and hit an officer with her vehicle before she sped away.
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KCSO arrests 3 people for vehicle-related thefts

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Department arrested three people for vehicle-related thefts on Thursday. KCSO’s Rural Crimes Investigations Unit was investigating a series of diesel fuel thefts in the Shafter, Wasco, and Buttonwillow area. During this investigation, at approximately 11:30 a.m., deputies arrested Donald Webb, 59, of Shafter, and David Barnum, 32, […]
Porterville Recorder

Chivas cap Year with NorCal State Cup title

With more half a decade of experience, Coach Diego Mendoza of the South Valley Chivas Academy 14 and under team celebrated his team's wins at the NorCal State Cup knockouts as well as an impressive win at the Modesto Ajax Presidents Day Cup. The South Valley Chivas team has had...

Train collides with pickup, man killed

A pickup truck was dragged nearly a half-mile to the Shafter Cemetery by an Amtrak train Friday evening, killing the driver and injuring three train passengers. Upon arrival, Shafter police officer officers discovered a pickup truck wedged underneath a southbound Amtrak train near the cemetery. It is believed that the...
Bakersfield Californian

McCarthy recognizes 23rd Congressional District of California Merit Award winners

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, hosted a ceremony Thursday to recognize 23rd Congressional District of California Merit Award winners for Kern and Tulare counties. McCarthy also awarded the 23rd Congressional District of California Inspirational High School Educator Award, given to teachers who have empowered their students and provided them with the tools for success over the last academic year.

Red Wagon Café adds Friday Night barbecue

Now open for over a year and a half, the Red Wagon Café on 18800 Beach Avenue of south Shafter is expanding. Good word of mouth as well as excellent reviews on Yelp, the Bakersfield Californian and The Shafter Press have kept the restaurant open for breakfast and lunch, Tuesday through Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mystery History - May 19, 2022

Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Wasco Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people. in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to the Tribune, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter, CA 93263, or e-mail it to [email protected]. Winners...

Schools assuages parents fears over safety protocols after Texas shooting

Superintendents around the county sent out statements to staff and families in their districts. Kirk Shrum, new Visalia Unified School District (VUSD) superintendent, felt it was important to let families know the district is aware of the growing concern and reassure everyone of their already set protocols. “Safety is a...

Pet of the Week: Dallas needs a loving home

Dallas came into the Wasco Animal Shelter as a stray. The female wirehaired terrier mix is about 3 years old. She is great with staff and other dogs, but has only been tested with large dogs. At the time, it is unknown if Dallas is house/crate trained. Dogs are not tested with children and cats; her behavior towards cats and children is unknown. Dallas will be available for adoption on May 19.

SHS seniors honored in a night of awards

Shafter High seniors were in the spotlight on Tuesday night as over 100 students were honored with awards and scholarships at the annual Senior Night awards event. With a large crowd gathered at the Fred Starrh Performing Arts Center on the campus of Shafter High, seniors from Shafter High were rewarded for their hard work and efforts during their high school careers.

SHS Drama brings Broadway hit to Shafter

The Shafter High Drama Department put on their production of the Broadway hit, "The Drowsy Chaperone," on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at the Fred Starrh Performing Arts Center on the campus of Shafter High. Directed by advisor Hal Friedman, the ensemble presented the parody of 1920s American musicals to...