Bakersfield Police, fire fighters and paramedics were called to the Panorama bluffs around 10:00 Wednesday night after reports of a baby rolling down the hill in a stroller. The eight-month-old child was left unattended by a sibling. The baby is expected to be fine.
City crews cleared out a homeless camp built on South Union Avenue Wednesday. The Kern County Homeless Collaborative will be offering assistance to the dozens of people who were living there.
A driver was sent to the hospital after running a red light and hitting a school bus near East High Wednesday afternoon. Witnesses say the car was traveling at a high rate of speed. No children were on board and the bus driver wasn’t hurt.
The federal government has issued an order to ensure that Plains All American Pipeline finishes the cleanup of the oil spill along the coast. Meanwhile a stretch of Manhattan Beach in Southern California is closed as scientists investigate balls of tar and oil that washed ashore Wednesday. The cause of the goo is a mystery.
A crop dusting helicopter crashed Wednesday in an onion field west of Wasco. The pilot suffered two broken legs and has burns covering 80 percent of his body. The Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating.
Caltrans will be closing the northbound off-ramp and southbound on-ramp on Interstate 5 and Highway 46 Thursday night from 6:00 until 6:00 a.m. Friday. I-5 will also be reduced to one lane in both directions near the work area.
The Chevron Weather Center reports it will be mostly sunny and warmer with highs in the 90s Thursday and Friday and possibly 100 this weekend.