Taft High School shooter Bryan Oliver was sentenced to 27 years and 4 months in prison Thursday morning. He will be eligible for parole in 13 years under plea deal last month in which he pleaded no contest to two counts of attempted murder.
The Bakersfield Condors announced Wednesday night when the team moves to the American Hockey League next season, its name will remain the Bakersfield Condors. Officials say a new uniform design and team colors are still in the works.
One person died in a single-vehicle traffic accident on Panama Lane just before 2:00 Thursday morning. The car left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a PG&E power pole. The driver, and only occupant, was dead at the scene.
Two people were killed in a car accident on Highway 99 on the Olive Drive off ramp Wednesday morning. The CHP says the vehicle hit the front of a big rig, spun and then crashed into a guardrail. The driver of the truck wasn't hurt.
Bakersfield Police are looking for three people wanted in connection with a crime spree early Wednesday morning. West High was on lockdown while officers searched for the suspects. Authorities say there was no immediate threat to the school.
The average retail price of gasoline statewide has climbed above the $3-a-gallon mark for the first time since early December. Thatís an increase of 30 cents in one week and nearly 60-cent spike in the past month.
The Chevron Weather Center reports it will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper-60s. It will be partly cloudy Thursday night with lows in the mid-40s. It should be mostly cloudy Friday with a 40% chance of rain by Friday night.