BAKERSFIELD, CA - Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy accused of exposing himself in front of a computer at Plantation School. Police responded to the school in south Bakersfield Friday afternoon after a teacher's aide saw the boy seated in front of a computer with his pants down. Police say when the boy observed the staff member he
BAKERSFIELD, CA - The city announced Friday the dismissal of its California Environmental Quality Act lawsuit, in exchange for a new proposed route through Bakersfield. City officials say the proposed alignment is shorter and the environmental impact is much smaller. Officials say the current route, from Fresno to Bakersfield, triggered six lawsuits from plaintiffs here in Kern County, including the city
SACRAMENTO, CA -- Cases of Valley Fever are reported from most of the counties in California, with over 75% of reported cases in people who live in the San Joaquin Valley. "The number of reported Valley Fever cases in California is rising, with more than 4,000 cases reported in 2012," says Kat DeBurgh, executive director of the Health Officers Association
The following is a timeline of significant events in the Michael Brown shooting case. For a more complete breakdown, visit NBC News' Ferguson Storyline page. You can view official documents regarding Michael Brown and the grand jury decision by clicking on the links above. Aug. 9 - Brown is killed. Ferguson police receive call about convenience store robbery. Officer Darren
FERGUSON, MO - (NBC News) Police Officer Darren Wilson will not face charges in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. After months of anticipation and anxiety, a grand jury handed down its decision Monday. "They determined that no probable cause exists to file any charge against Officer Wilson, and filed a no true bill to the five indictments," St.
SACRAMENTO, CA. - A new initiative by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide more students with locally grown fruits and vegetables has chosen California as one of eight states selected to participate in the pilot program. “This program will give schools more flexibility in how they procure fresh produce directly from local farmers,” said State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson.
The second annual Outside the Box Bakersfield Film Festival starts Friday. More than 100 films have been entered into the weekend-long competition, many made by filmmakers right here in Bakersfield.
Sir Paul McCartney wants to write a song about the recent cop shootings in the U.S. The Beatles star plans to produce a track about the recent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and in New York City following the grand jury decisions not to indict two police officers who killed unarmed men in separate incidents. McCartney admits he is struggling to
Retired Olympian Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. The decorated swimmer was pulled over for speeding in Baltimore, Maryland, in October and booked after failing a field sobriety test. He was subsequently charged with driving under the influence, excessive speeding and crossing double lanes, and was hit with a six-month suspension from USA Swimming-sanctioned competitions. Following