BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - For anyone with stagnant water around their home -- a deadly virus that thrives there has just been detected in Kern County.
Taft Mosquito and Vector Control has confirmed their first case of West Nile Virus.
Experts said they found an infected mosquito in traps set on Garrard Street.
As always, residents are urged to protect themselves by limiting their outdoor activities after dark.
Also check for standing water around homes, such as flower pots, neglected pools and when using mosquito spray, make sure it contains DEET.
Family curious about large amount of geckos
Geckos aren't something we ever expect to see in and around our homes, but the reptile is thriving in some parts of our community.
Man found guilty of hitting, slamming toddler
Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green announced Tuesday that Edward Czajka was found guilty of hitting and slamming his 2-year-old son.
BPD: 2 suspects wanted for stealing cigars
The Bakersfield Police Department is looking for a man and a woman who they say stole cigars from the Valero Corner Store on Buck Owens Blvd.
BPD looking for bank robbery suspect
The Bakersfield Police Department received a call of a robbery at the Rabobank on Gosford Road around noon on Tuesday.