A candidate for a seat on a Central California board may win his race, despite having died last month in a small plane crash.
Two Americans held by North Korea were on their way home Saturday after their release was secured through a secret mission by the top U.S. intelligence official to the reclusive Communist country.
A woman accused of driving around for hours with the body of her 2-year-old niece in the back seat has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison in California.
People dressed as clowns are causing a stir in the southern San Joaquin Valley.
Sgt. Joe Grubbs of the Bakersfield Police Department said Thursday that 51-year-old Kent Williams was booked into jail and placed on administrative leave. Williams cooperated with officials and police say the school day went uninterrupted.
Investigators are trying to determine a motive after multiple men in masks stormed a Central California apartment and opened fire, killing three men and wounding another.
Police in Central California said Thursday they seized more than 3 tons of packaged marijuana after pulling over a U-Haul driver who ran a red light.
Firefighters in Bakersfield, California, had to rescue a pit bull from a tight spot.
House Republicans have made the first change in their leadership since Majority Leader Eric Cantor unexpectedly lost a primary election last week. They’ve elected California Rep. Kevin McCarthy to replace him in the No. 2 job.
Firefighters were racing to control a wildfire that threatened more than 500 homes in central California before hotter, drier weather sets in later in the week.
A smoky wildfire burning in southern California forced calls for the evacuation of some 500 homes, authorities said.
Cities in California’s Central Valley dominate the American Lung Association’s annual rankings of the nation’s worst air pollution, though traditional dirty-air leader Los Angeles still tops key categories.