Another winter storm is on its way. There will be gusty winds, rain and potentially some snowfall with the level for Thursday at 7,000 feet. It drops to 4,000 feet on Friday. There is concern for travelers along I-5 on the Grapevine and Highway 58 through Tehachapi.
Local law enforcement agencies, the city fire department and first responders trained for an active shooter situation Tuesday night at Bakersfield High School. The drill was planned months before last week’s terrorist attack in San Bernardino.
Bakersfield Assemblywoman Shannon Grove said she plans to run for Jean Fuller's 16th senate in 2018. Fuller is subject to term limits and says she’s keeping her options open at this point.
The IRS is reporting a scam in the area. Callers claiming to be from the IRS are threatening recipients with messages demanding payment of taxes owed because of a miscalculation. The IRS says they never contact people over the phone or via e-mail nor does it ask for payment through a prepaid debit card or wire transfer.
The fall in oil prices is causing many to lose their jobs in Bakersfield and around the world. The Employment Development Department in Kern County says oil and gas jobs have been cut nearly 20% from October 2014 to 2015.
The Chevron Weather Center reports it will be fair on Wednesday with highs in the 60s. There will be increasing cloudiness Wednesday night with lows in the 40s.