BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A man charged with robbery, attempted carjacking, reckless evading a peace officer, using a person as a shield and transporting a controlled substance has been sentenced to 17 years and two months in jail.
Luis Patricio Pedroza pushed a woman out of her car during a grand theft auto and hostage situation back in August 2013.
BPD arrest murder suspect
A man wanted for murder has been arrested, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.
Illegal fireworks drop-off
The Bakersfield Fire Department is collecting illegal fireworks, no questions asked.
Kern County disposal sites closed 4th of July
All Kern County landfills, transfer stations and special waste facilities will be closed in observance of the July, 4 holiday on Saturday,…
Highway 178 through Kern Canyon reopened
UPDATE 11:33 A.M.: crews have reopened Hwy 178 through the canyon after an early morning fire.