Sen. Jean Fuller of Bakersfield took over Thursday, becoming the Senate’s first woman Republican leader.
Authorities say a police officer in Central California crashed his patrol car into a block wall and died.
Kern County sheriff’s officials have named three suspects in a shooting of a man and his pregnant wife that also wounded their baby.
Police 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 has postponed a comedy performance in Bakersfield, California, amid allegations of sexual abuse of women.
Two 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.
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.