Bakersfield police are looking for a man wanted for armed robbery at the Safe 1 Credit Union on Oak Street. The suspect entered the business around 1:00 p.m. Friday, yelled at customers and pointed a gun at a teller. He escaped with an undetermined amount of money. Several area schools were placed on lock down.
The Bakersfield Condors are looking for a new identity to go with their new league. As first heard Friday afternoon on KNZR’s Jaz McKay show with Tony “Puck” Whitnack filling-in, the Condors announced a fan contest to come up with a new name and logo for the American Hockey League version of the team. Entries must be submitted before midnight February 15th via email, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
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 January 25th. 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 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.