Kern County

Central Valley Assemblywoman Blames Drought On God's Wrath Over AbortionAssemblywoman Shannon Grove touched off a firestorm of criticism when she blamed California's historic drought on abortion.
Catastrophic SpaceShipTwo Crash Kills Virgin Galactic Pilot In Major Setback For First Private SpaceflightsSpaceShip Two, a commercial aircraft designed for suborbital space tourism appears to have malfunctioned over California Friday morning.
Water Supply Flow May Shift From South To North For Santa Clara Countyhe severity of the drought has Santa Clara Valley water officials considering a dramatic proposal to increase their supply by shifting water north from the southern end of the Central Valley.
Central Valley's Kern County Sues State Over High-Speed Rail PlanKern County is the latest Central Valley government to sue the state over its $68 billion bullet train plan.
Oil Company Caught Illegally Dumping Fracking Discharge In Central ValleyFor the first time, California has penalized an oil company over illegal fracking activity after the discovery of a video showing wrongful dumping of the fracking discharge.
Inmate Suspected Of Strangling Cellmate At Central Valley PrisonAn inmate serving a life sentence is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central Valley prison, according to state corrections officials.
Spectator's Leg Severed By Shrapnel At Demolition Of Bakersfield Power PlantOne man had his leg severed Saturday and four others were also injured as shrapnel from the demolition of a power plant flew into a crowd of more than 1,000 spectators that had gathered in Bakersfield to watch it come down.
4 Oakland Teens Killed In Solo-Vehicle Crash In Kern CountyFour Oakland teenagers, several of whom are believed to be cousins, were killed in a car accident in Kern County Monday afternoon, local authorities said Tuesday.
Student: Central Valley Teen Smirked While Firing Shots In SchoolMorgan Alldredge had just finished her oceanography test when a classmate she knows well suddenly walked in the open door to her science class with a shotgun.
FAA: Central Valley Skydiving Sex Stunt Didn’t Violate RulesThe Federal Aviation Administration said a videotaped skydiving sex stunt did not result in a violation of any regulations and the pilot wasn’t distracted during the incident over Kern County.
Feds Probe California School District Over Gay Teen SuicideFederal education officials are investigating the California school district of a 13-year-old boy who committed suicide after allegedly being harassed by classmates because he was gay.