The rain Friday caused several traffic problems on the morning commute in Bakersfield. A big rig crashed on the ramp from Freeway 99 to eastbound Highway 58, leaving the truck partially dangling from the overpass. The driver wasnít injured. There were no serious injuries from any of the other reported accidents from the wet roadways.
The man who robbed the Wells Fargo bank downtown and then led officers on a chase earlier this week died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Kern County Coronerís Office ruled the death a suicide Thursday. The pursuit ended when the suspect crashed into a tree on East 18th Street.
State water regulators accepted farmers plans to cut back on water usage during the drought. Growers along the delta of the Sacramento-San Joaquin rivers will cut back water usage by 25% this year in exchange for being spared deeper mandatory cuts.
Health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to raw tuna that has sickened 53 people in nine states. The California Department of Public Health says 31 of the cases are here. Ten people have been hospitalized. The source of the outbreak is unknown, but most who fell ill reported eating sushi containing raw tuna.
The Chevron Weather Center reports it will be mostly sunny and warmer for Memorial Day weekend with highs in the 80s through Monday.