The Bakersfield Police Department reports the bank robber who led officers on a chase earlier this week died shortly after a shootout. The suspect suffered a gunshot wound to his head; however, itís still unclear whether it was from a police firearm or self-inflicted.
Regulators are ordering farmers with California's oldest water rights to stop pumping from the San Joaquin River watershed for the first time in memory. A state water board engineer told a public drought hearing that the curtailment orders will be sent to so-called senior rights holders on Friday.
A pedestrian was killed in front of the CVS drug store on Stockdale Highway and California Avenue Wednesday afternoon. An elderly woman for some unknown reason drove up on to the sidewalk and struck another woman. That woman died from her injuries. Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor.
Police at Los Angeles International Airport used a stun gun on an unarmed man Wednesday who they say refused to cooperate with TSA agents at security. Authorities say the man was unarmed but didn't specify what threat he posed.
The Chevron Weather Center reports it will be mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms through Friday. Highs will be in the mid-70s with overnight lows in the 50s.