Latest Bakersfield News

2-year-old injured in deadly LA crash dies

Nov. 20, 2019 7:48 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A 2-year-old girl whose mother crashed their car while driving naked has died, two days after the Los Angeles-area crash that also killed the girl’s sister. Authorities say the Bakersfield toddler died of her injuries Wednesday at a hospital. Her 6-year-old sister died...

San Francisco goes to 5-0; beats CSU Bakersfield 100-70

Nov. 20, 2019 12:21 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Charles Minland and Remu Raitanen each scored 19 points and San Francisco won its fifth straight game to start the season, beating CSU Bakersfield 100-70 on Tuesday night. The Dons scored the first eight points of the game and led by 10 midway through the half, but the Roadrunners...

California police say woman tampered with officer’s food

Nov. 18, 2019 1:30 PM EST

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A California woman who lost a police excessive force lawsuit was arrested on suspicion of tampering with an officer’s food at a McDonald’s restaurant. The Bakersfield Californian reported 21-year-old Tatyana Hargrove was arrested Friday after the restaurant provided...

Buckingham carries Cal St Bakersfield past NAIA Life Pacific

Nov. 15, 2019 6:00 PM EST

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — De'Monte Buckingham had 19 points and eight rebounds, and Taze Moore added 18 points as Cal State Bakersfield routed NAIA member Life Pacific 91-51 on Friday. Buckingham led the way in the first half with 13 points and six rebounds. Moore added 14 points as the Roadrunners led...

Wingett, S. Dakota St. beat CS Bakersfield 93-91 in 2OT

Nov. 10, 2019 1:49 AM EST

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Douglas Wilson had 26 points and 13 rebounds and David Wingett made a layup with four seconds left in the second overtime to help South Dakota State beat Cal State Bakersfield 93-91 in double overtime on Saturday night. Brandon Key had 18 points for South Dakota State (3-0),...

CSU Bakersfield beats D-II Notre Dame de Namur 103-51

Nov. 6, 2019 2:26 AM EST

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Shawn Stith and Taze Moore scored 18 points apiece and CSU Bakersfield beat Notre Dame de Namur 103-51 on Tuesday night in the Roadrunners' season opener. Moore was 7-of-9 shooting and had five steals. De'Monte Buckingham had 12 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and three...

Police: Hemp plants seized in California were pot worth $1B

Nov. 5, 2019 10:06 PM EST

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Central California have seized and destroyed about 10 million plants they said were being grown as legal hemp but contained higher-than-allowed levels THC, the chemical compound that gives marijuana its high. The Kern County Sheriff's office said it served search...

Correction: Marijuana Plants Seized story

Nov. 4, 2019 2:59 PM EST

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — In a story Nov. 2 about the seizure of hemp plants in California, The Associated Press reported erroneously that 100 million plants were seized. Authorities seized 10 million plants they said were being grown as legal hemp but contained levels of THC above the allowed limit. A...

Latest: Son: Mother, 89, missing after California homes burn

Oct. 10, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on power outages in California (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Don Turner says his 89-year-old mother is missing after a wind-driven wildfire destroyed dozens of Southern California mobile homes. Turner says Lois Arvickson's neighbors saw her getting into her car in her garage...

Correction: Swamp Rodent Invasion story

Sep. 26, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — In a story Sept. 25 about swamp rodents, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Central Valley is an agricultural region 130 miles (210 kilometers) north of Sacramento. The Central Valley region spans about 400 miles (645 kilometers) from Redding to Bakersfield,...