Unarmed Man, 73, With Dementia Shot And Killed By Police In BakersfieldA Bakersfield police officer answering a report of a man with a gun shot and killed an unarmed 73-year-old as he stood in a neighbor's driveway, authorities said. The man's family said he was in the early stages of dementia.
Country Legend Merle Haggard Dies At 79The manager for Merle Haggard says the country legend has died in California at the age 79.
Sister Saves Young Siblings From Bakersfield House FireKern County authorities say a quick-thinking 16-year-old girl was able to get her siblings out of their house after her 6-year-old brother started a fire while playing with a lighter.
Bakersfield Cop Accused Of Joking With Corpse Of Man Shot By Officers Leaves DepartmentSgt. Joe Grubbs told media on Tuesday that Aaron Stringer no longer works for the department.
Central California Man Posted Facebook Statuses During SWAT StandoffAuthorities have arrested a man who posted messages on Facebook while surrounded by SWAT teams after a five-hour standoff in Bakersfield.
California Senate Elevates First Female Republican Leader EarlySen. Jean Fuller of Bakersfield took over Thursday, becoming the Senate's first woman Republican leader.
Central California Officer Dies In Car Crash During ChaseAuthorities say a police officer in Central California crashed his patrol car into a block wall and died.
3 Men Sought In Shooting Of Pregnant Central California WomanKern County sheriff's officials have named three suspects in a shooting of a man and his pregnant wife that also wounded their baby.
Man Caught On Convenience Store Camera Slapping Toddler In The FacePolice have arrested a man after surveillance video from a Bakersfield convenience store showed a toddler being knocked down with a slap to the face.
Bill Cosby Postpones Comedy Performance In BakersfieldBill Cosby has postponed a comedy performance in Bakersfield, California, amid allegations of sexual abuse of women.
2 Teens Arrested For Allegedly Feeding Live Cat To 2 DogsTwo teenagers who allegedly fed a live cat to two dogs, videotaped the attack and posted it online have been arrested in Kern County on suspicion of cruelty to an animal.
Political Candidate In Central Valley Who Died Leads RaceA candidate for a seat on a Central California board may win his race, despite having died last month in a small plane crash.

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