BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A California prison guard and a Minnesota man have been charged with trying to buy cocaine and methamphetamine to sell.
Bakersfield brushfire burns 86 cars
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A spreading brushfire has burned 86 cars at a CarMax lot in Bakersfield.
Authorities received reports Monday afternoon of several grass fires erupting along State...
Police say victim was attacked by dogs before dying
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Central California are investigating the death of a woman who was attacked by dogs.
The Bakersfield Police Department says police were called to a...
Man killed by fireworks blast in Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The Kern County Sheriff's Office says a 45-year-old man was killed when an illegal firework detonated.
David Michael Adams of Bakersfield died late Friday at a...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The Bakersfield City Council has given the go-ahead to adding the motto "In God We Trust" to police and fire vehicles.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — After 122 years of family ownership, the Bakersfield Californian has been sold to a Canadian publisher, the newspaper announced.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Thunderstorms rattling around the central and southern Sierra Nevada, the San Joaquin Valley and parts of the Mojave Desert have been triggering flash-flood warnings and...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The city of Bakersfield has agreed to $60,000 settlement of a lawsuit by a black man who was arrested after refusing to answer questions when the vehicle he was riding...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Max Comtois scored 4:20 into the fourth overtime early Saturday to give the San Diego Gulls a 3-2 victory over the Bakersfield Condors in Game 1 of the American Hockey...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's reworked plan for a high-speed train estimates an $18.3 billion price tag to complete 171 miles (275 kilometers) of track in the Central Valley by 2028,...
5 separate Kern County shootings wound 7 people
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Kern County authorities are investigating five separate shootings that wounded seven people over the weekend.
The Sheriff's Office says the first two shootings...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man died and seven other people were hospitalized after they were exposed to carbon monoxide at a Southern California home.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A man who conspired with two Bakersfield, California police detectives to sell methamphetamine and marijuana stolen from police evidence has been sentenced to 7 ½ years...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The Kern County Fair has canceled its September poultry show and live exhibits due to the outbreak of virulent Newcastle disease in California.
CSUB faces Southern Utah in CIT second round
Cal State Bakersfield (17-15) vs. Southern Utah (17-16)
CIT Second Round, Centrum Arena, Cedar City, Utah; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Cal State Bakersfield and Southern Utah...
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — James Suber posted 17 points as Cal State Bakersfield beat Cal State Fullerton 66-58 in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament on Thursday...
CSUB faces UTRGV in WAC quarters
No. 5 seed Cal State Bakersfield (16-14, 7-9) vs. No. 4 seed Texas Rio Grande Valley (18-15, 9-7)
Western Athletic Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Orleans Arena, Las Vegas; Thursday, 4:30...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says an officer conducting a routine traffic stop found $13,000 of stolen Disney merchandise.
Inmate found dead at Corcoran state prison
CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — A prison inmate in Corcoran has been found dead, and his cellmate has been named the suspected killer.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation...
Utah Valley looks to extend streak vs CSUB
Cal State Bakersfield (16-13, 7-8) vs. Utah Valley (22-8, 11-4)
UCCU Events Center, Orem, Utah; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Utah Valley looks for its seventh straight conference...
CSUB looks to sweep Seattle
Cal State Bakersfield (16-12, 7-7) vs. Seattle (16-13, 4-10)
Redhawk Center, Seattle; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Cal State Bakersfield goes for the season sweep over Seattle...
Grand Canyon looks to sweep CSUB
Cal State Bakersfield (16-11, 7-6) vs. Grand Canyon (17-10, 9-4)
Grand Canyon University Arena, Phoenix; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Cal State Bakersfield seeks revenge on Grand...
Wreckage of missing plane, body found on California mountain
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say search and rescue teams have discovered the remains of one person near the wreckage of a missing plane in Southern California's Tehachapi...
Heading leads California Baptist over CSU Bakersfield 72-58
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Heading had a season-high 28 points as California Baptist defeated Cal State Bakersfield 72-58 on Saturday night.
California Baptist seeks revenge on CSUB
California Baptist (14-11, 5-6) vs. Cal State Bakersfield (16-10, 7-5)
Icardo Center, Bakersfield, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
Giles scores 14 to lift UMKC over CSU Bakersfield 75-67
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jordan Giles had 14 points off the bench to lift UMKC to a 75-67 win over Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday night.
Xavier Bishop had 14 points for UMKC (10-16, 5-6 Western Athletic Conference). Danny Dixon added 12 points. Marvin Nesbitt Jr. had seven rebounds for the hosts.
Jarkel Joiner had 19 points for the Roadrunners (16-10, 7-5). Rickey Holden added 13 points.
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Texas Rio Grande Valley tops CS Bakersfield 79-74 in OT
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Jackson had 15 points as Texas Rio Grande Valley rallied from a 17-point, second-half deficit to beat Cal State Bakersfield 79-74 in overtime on Saturday night.
Tyson Smith had 12 points for Texas Rio Grande Valley (14-12, 6-4 Western Athletic Conference), which earned its fourth straight win. Javon Levi added 12 points, six rebounds, six assists and five steals. Greg Bowie II had 11 points for the road team.
Man fatally shot by CHP on Interstate 5 in Kern County
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A man was fatally shot in a pre-dawn confrontation with California Highway Patrol officers on a rural stretch of Interstate 5 in the San Joaquin Valley.
Queen’s 3 caps NM State’s rally over Bakersfield in OT
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Trevelin Queen beat the overtime buzzer with a 3-pointer and New Mexico State rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to defeat Cal State Bakersfield 71-70 on Thursday night.
Grand Canyon beats CSUB 72-59 for first place in WAC
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Johnson scored 20 points and Grand Canyon beat Cal State Bakersfield 72-59 on Saturday night in a game for first place in the Western Athletic Conference standings.
Grand Canyon (14-7, 7-1 Western Athletic Conference) and CSU Bakersfield (15-7, 6-2) entered tied with New Mexico State (18-4, 7-1), which beat Chicago State 83-39 Saturday night, atop the conference. The Antelopes host New Mexico State next Saturday.
CSU Bakersfield preps for WAC showdown with 81-54 win
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Damiyne Durham scored 12 points on four treys to lead five players in double figures as CSU Bakersfield coasted to an 81-54 win over Division III UC Santa Cruz on Tuesday night.
Justin McCall, Justin Edler-Davis and Jarkel Joiner each scored 11 points, Rickey Holden added 10 and Greg Lee chipped in eight as 12 Roadrunners got in the scoring column.
CSU Bakersfield holds onto WAC lead, tops Cal Baptist, 88-84
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Jarkel Joiner scored a season-high 34 points and conference leader CSU Bakersfield held on late to beat the conference's newest member, California Baptist, 88-84 in the first Western Athletic Conference battle between the schools Thursday night.
CBU is in the first year of a transition from Division II, but knocked off defending WAC champion New Mexico State in its first conference game.
CSUB rallies late to beat Chicago State 86-73
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Jarkel Joiner scored 22 points for Cal State Bakersfield and the Roadrunners closed on a 17-3 run to beat Chicago State 86-73 on Saturday night.
Chicago State led 70-69 with about three minutes left. Joiner scored five points and Justin Edler-Davis made two 3-pointers during the closing stretch.
CSU Bakersfield (13-6, 5-1 Western Athletic Conference) has won five of its last six games. Chicago State (3-16, 0-4) has lost eight straight.
Joiner’s free throws lift CSU Bakersfield over UMKC
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Jarkel Joiner made three free throws with 0.2 seconds on the clock and CSU Bakersfield defeated UMKC 74-73 in a wild finish on Thursday night.
Moore’s buzzer-beater lifts CSUB over Utah Valley 73-71
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Taze Moore had 16 points and scored on a putback at the buzzer to lift Cal State Bakersfield past Utah Valley 73-71 on Saturday night.
Moore made a pair of free throws to give the Roadrunners 71-68 lead, and Utah Valley tied it at 71 on Ben Nakwaasah's 3-pointer with 18.1 seconds left. Jarkel Joiner missed a 3 but Moore hit the layup to seal it.
The Latest: Fatality jams Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a major traffic jam on Interstate 5 between Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley (all times local):
Northbound Interstate 5 has partially reopened in Tejon Pass north of Los Angeles after a full closure due to a fatality investigation.
Caltrans says northbound traffic on the heavily traveled highway is reduced to two lanes at Grapevine Road.
Death investigation jams Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A death investigation has disrupted northbound travel on Interstate 5 in Tejon Pass between Los Angeles and Bakersfield.
The California Highway Patrol traffic incident website says a pedestrian was hit by multiple vehicles shortly before 6 a.m. Friday near Grapevine Road.
Traffic was stopped on all northbound lanes a short time later.
CSU Bakersfield tops Seattle 83-71 in WAC opener
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Damiyne Durham hit four 3-pointers on his way to 20 points and Jarkel Joiner scored 16 to power Cal State Bakersfield to an 83-71 victory over Seattle University in a Western Athletic Conference opener on Thursday night.
California officer’s killing reignites sanctuary law fight
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The shooting death of a California police officer has reignited the debate over sanctuary laws, with a sheriff all but blaming the statewide immigration policy for the killing as he announced the arrest of a man living in the U.S. illegally.
The Latest: Community vigil honors slain California officer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a California officer (all times local):
A community vigil has been held to honor a Northern California policeman killed during a traffic stop.
Friends, relatives and fellow police officers along with many residents gathered Friday night in the tiny town of Newman to remember Cpl. Ronil Singh on the same day that his alleged killer was captured.
2 arrested in Kern County homicide, arson
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Two people have been arrested in the investigation of the killing of a person found in a burned vehicle in Bakersfield.
The Kern County Sheriff's Department says a 26-year-old man was arrested last Saturday and booked into jail for investigation of murder and arson. A 34-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and booked for investigation of arson and destruction of evidence.
CSU Bakersfield tops Cal Poly for 4th straight win
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Justin Edler-Davis sank 9 of 10 free throws and scored 15 points and Cal State Bakersfield ran its winning streak to four with a 74-61 victory over Cal Poly on Tuesday night.
Jarkel Joiner grabbed 11 rebounds while scoring nine points and James Suber pitched in with 11 points and nine boards for the Roadrunners (7-4). Justin McCall came off the bench to hit two 3-pointers and score 10.
Holden has 20 points to lead CSU Bakersfield to 86-65 win
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Rickey Holden had 20 points with nine assists and Taze Moore added 14 points with three blocks as CSU Bakersfield dominated the second half to beat Lamar 86-65 for its third straight win on Thursday night.
Damiyne Durham, who finished with 15 points, nailed three treys to total 280 to set a school career record. Kenny Warren (1990-94) set the previous record. Justin Elder-Davis chipped in 11 points.
Man suspected of false active-shooter reports in California
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Police have arrested a man suspected of making false reports of active shooters twice in recent months at two Southern California hospitals.
Suspect in grape grower’s killing found dead in California
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man who had faced a murder charge in the killing of a California grape grower has been found dead along a highway north of Bakersfield.
Kern County coroner's officials said Tuesday that Mariano Perez suffered "traumatic injuries."
KBAK-TV reports the 24-year-old's death is being investigated as a homicide.
Joiner, Suber lead CSU Bakersfield to victory
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Jarkel Joiner tied his season high with 22 points and James Suber added his second career double-double to propel Cal State Bakersfield to a 67-53 victory over NAIA Division II-member California Merced on Tuesday night.
USC uses late surge to get past CSU Bakersfield 90-75
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Usher scored 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds to help Southern California beat CSU Bakersfield 90-75 on Sunday night.
Bennie Boatwright added 19 points and eight rebounds and Shaqquan Aaron scored 18 for the Trojans (4-2). Jonah Mathews had 13 points and Nick Rakocevic chipped in 11 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four blocks.