A standoff between the Kern County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and an armed gunman is over. The incident began Thursday just before midnight at southbound I-5 near Highway 46. The suspect crashed a stolen vehicle. He shot at two off-duty members of the Mount Shasta Fire Department who tried to help, and then opened fire on responding deputies. The man was found dead a few hours later from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Health officials issued a warning regarding a measles-infected person who stopped at the McDonald's on Woollomes Avenue in Delano last Sunday. Anyone who visited the restaurant between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. may have been exposed and are urged to be immunized.
Arson detectives are investigating a fire that destroyed a four-plex in east Bakersfield Thursday afternoon. The building at Monterey and Mount Vernon is believed to have been inhabited by transients. There were no injuries.
The Bakersfield Condors are joining the American Hockey League. The AHL is creating a Pacific Division, beginning next season. The move is considered a step-up for the Condors.
The Chevron Weather Center reports it will be mostly sunny this weekend with late night and early morning fog. Highs will be in the low-60s.