BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A man was killed in a drive-by shooting Saturday morning in Northwest Bakersfield. At around 2:30 a.m. near Gibson Street and Marriot Drive, just off Rosedale Highway, a man was found shot and unresponsive in the street by Bakersfield Police officers, said the Kern County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office assumed the investigation after BPD responded initially.
Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Kern County Coroner’s Office has identified 27-year-old Jeremy Ryan Dixon as the man killed in the east Bakersfield shooting on Wednesday afternoon. According to BPD, on Wednesday, October 20, at around 1:44 p.m., officers were called to the 800 block of 31st Street for a...
The Kern County coroner’s department said a Bakersfield man died from a blunt force trauma during a work-related accident. Homero Rangel Alvarado, 52, died 12:25 p.m. Oct. 1 in the 7600 block of Hall Road in Lamont.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office reported a train fatality in Delano involving an 82-year-old woman.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) Update (10/22) — The man accused in a deadly shooting in South Bakersfield back in May has taken a plea deal. The plea deal reached with the Kern County District Attorney’s Office, will dismiss the charge of voluntary manslaughter, possession of a controlled substance while carrying a loaded firearm, and carrying a […]
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Congressman Kevin McCarthy has appointed Donny Youngblood, Kern County's sheriff, coroner, and public executive , to the State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Review Board within the U.S. Department of Justice. The Review Board is comprised of individuals with knowledge or expertise in the field of state and local law enforcement and is tasked with making recommendations to the U.S. Attorney General on recipients of the Congressional Badge of Bravery.
When Lisa Smith noticed the air conditioning in the house next door switched on, she began to suspect something was wrong. The Fairfax Junior High teacher knew that the owner of the home had died the previous year and nothing indicated the house had been sold. Soon after, the lights...
Kern County DA, countywide law enforcement officials raise awareness, honor domestic violence victims
Angelica Zuniga reached her breaking point in 2013. She was in an abusive relationship with her trafficker, and in the sex industry starting at age 12. Some time later — now 29 years old — she wanted out. However, Zuniga had no idea where to get help. Ultimately, she sought...
According to a new study, rates of gun violence were 30% higher in the U.S. during the pandemic than a year earlier. The study was published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports.
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