BAKERSFIELD, CA- A fire destroyed a vacant duplex in East Bakersfield Monday night. It happened just before 9 p.m. in the 1000 block of Quincy Street near Gage Street. Bakersfield fire crews were assisted by Kern County Firefighters. City fire said the coordinated attack brought the fire under control in 25 minutes. The BFD is investigating whether it was started
BAKERSFIELD,CA- If you're waking up in pain in the morning, you're not alone. A study from the Institute of Medicine indicates chronic pain affects the lives of more than 100 million Americans. "There's times where I'll be walking and my legs would give out and I'll fall and then I have bruises all over my legs and I have to sit for
(WTHR) An Indianapolis family is in mourning after a 3-year-old accidentally shot and killed himself. Police say around 6:00pm on Saturday they received a 911 call saying a gun went off and a child was hit. They responded to find the 3-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the head. He was rushed to Riley Hospital for Children where he
(NBC News) Cell phone towers help millions of Americans stay connected on their cell phones. They also help police catch criminals. That's because the towers collect information about when, where and who a person calls or texts. Police can then gather that data in bulk in what's known as tower dumping. "Its a continuation of the erosion of our rights,"
SACRAMENTO, CA - Kern County was at the heart of a heated debate in Sacramento Thursday involving the dumping of oil drilling fluids. The water board decided to stop the practice done without question by Central Valley oil companies for decades. Staff said it is all in an effort to protect groundwater. One by one they spoke, including environmentalists like
BAKERSFIELD, CA- The Bakersfield Planning Commission approved a revised, residential development project for Southwest Bakersfield. Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday night to move the so-called "River Run" project forward. It calls for construction of 53 single-family homes by "Kern Land Partners, LLC" on a site once reserved for a school. When the project was first unveiled last spring, it was a
Leonardo DiCaprio has co-founded an eco-friendly motor racing team with Gildo Pallanca Pastor, the owner of electric carmaker Venturi Automobiles. The Monaco-based team will compete in the new Formula E championship next year. DiCaprio and Pastor's team will be up against cars backed by Renault, McLaren, technology group Qualcomm, Michelin and Virgin. The racing series will compete in 10 of
George Clooney has sent protesters in the Ukraine a pre-Christmas video message, wishing them success in their bid to persuade President Viktor Yanukovych to sign a treaty with the European Union. Citizens in the country have been gathering outside the leader's official residence in Kiev since 21 November, after Yanukovych announced plans to strengthen ties with Russia instead of making