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Kern County News

Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | Victorville Daily Press

Authorities seek 'person of interest' in murder of Helendale man

Kern County Sheriff's officials are seeking public assistance in tracking down a "person of interest" in the homicide investigation of a BNSF employee murdered in Tehachapi.


Related Topix: Helendale, CA, Tehachapi, CA

6 hrs ago | SFGate

Prison company pays $8 million in back wages

The nation's largest private prison company has paid more than $8 million to 362 current and former guards and other employees at a California prison after a federal investigation found violations of wage and benefit laws, the Labor Department announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: California City, CA, State Prisons, Prison

10 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

8 homes destroyed by Kern County wildfire

Authorities say a wildfire north of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain has destroyed eight homes and is threatening more than a thousand others.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Lake Isabella, CA, Wofford Heights, CA

13 hrs ago | Tehachapi News

Golden Hills land committee discusses safety

All seven committee members and Golden Hills residents alike expressed what should be done to maintain safety and security when it came to recently acquired properties on Golden Star Boulevard, Moon Drive and Woodford Tehachapi Road.


Related Topix: Golden Hills, CA, Tehachapi, CA

17 hrs ago | CNN

California Dust Bowl

These are pictures of a dust storm that happened in Kern County, California. They were taken during afternoon on a sunny day.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Tehachapi News

News@Noon for Aug. 20, 2014

Here Don't miss the news and feature stories in this week's Tehachapi News - available in stores and coin machines around town or CLICK HERE to subscribe.


Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA, Helendale, CA, Pinedale, CA

The Fresno Bee

Supreme Court upholds death penalty in Lemoore girl's murder

The California Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty verdict against Gene Estel McCurdy, 54, who was found guilty 17 years ago of murdering 8-year-old Maria Piceno of Lemoore.


Related Topix: Lemoore, CA, Death Penalty, Wasco, CA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA Provides Federal Funding to Combat Way Fire in Kern County, California

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of California combat the Way Fire currently burning in Kern County.


Related Topix: FEMA, US News, Kernville, CA, Wofford Heights, CA

Tehachapi News

Railroad offering $100k reward following worker's death

The death of a railroad worker in Tehachapi on Aug. 17 was ruled a homicide by the Kern County coroner's office, prompting an reward to be issued by the railroad company.


Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA, Helendale, CA

Cybercast News Service

Southern California wildfire burns out of control

An out-of-control wildfire in Southern California's Kern County has scorched about 5 square miles of dry brush and prompted evacuations in several neighborhoods.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Lake Isabella, CA

Fire Near Yosemite Threatens 500 Structures

Kern County Firefighters work on the Way Fire on in the hills above Wofford Heights, Calif., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.


Related Topix: Fire, Wofford Heights, CA, Lake Isabella, CA, California

My Mother Lode

California Raging Wildfires

In Oakhurst, in Madera County, the Junction Fire has burned 1,200 acres, and many neighborhoods are considered threatened.


Related Topix: Fire, Madera County, CA, Oakhurst, CA

KSEE-TV Fresno

Way Fire Spreads in Kern County

Firefighters are battling a massive wildfire in Kern County. The Way Fire, located in Wofford Heights, has scourged over 3,000 acres and is not contained at all.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Wofford Heights, CA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Cal Fire

Way Fire (Kern County) Started 8/18/2014, updated 8/18/2014

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protecton is unable to guarantee the accuracy of this translation and is therefore not liable for any inaccurate information resulting from the translation application tool.


Tehachapi News

Homicide in Tehachapi is under investigation

The death of a 38-year-old Helendale man in Tehachapi on Sunday is being investigated as a homicide.


Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA, Helendale, CA, San Bernardino County, CA, Victorville, CA

Fri Aug 15, 2014


Loving Obamacare - and McCarthy

Nearly 70,000 people in the Central Valley's Kern County have gotten health care coverage this year because of Obamacare.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law, Representative David Roe, Bakersfield, CA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Tehachapi News

Pedestrian struck by car on Valley Blvd

A pedestrian was struck and injured by a car while crossing the road on Valley Boulevard between Pauley and Curry streets on Aug. 14. According to Tehachapi Police Department, at approximately 3:55 p.m., a car traveling westbound on Valley toward South Pauley struck the pedestrian.


Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Kern County deputy pleads in crash that killed 2

A Kern County sheriff's deputy whose speeding patrol car killed two people has pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter.


Related Topix: Oildale, CA

Tehachapi News

News@Noon for Aug. 14, 2014

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Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA, Golden Hills, CA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Driver said to laugh before fatal crash

Trevor Rodgers said he and five others had gone to several bars the night of Jan. 10, and were on their way home after one member of the group quarreled with an employee at a Kearny Mesa sports bar and got kicked out.


Related Topix: San Diego, CA, Ridgecrest, CA