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Past articles by Olivia:

Multi-vehicle crash causes delays at Highway 99, Interstate 5 split south of Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — CHP says a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 99, just north of the I-5 interchange caused major delays for travelers heading through the Grapevine Thursday afternoon. CHP says as many as three vehicles were involved in the crash, with one driver going the wrong way in northbound lanes. CHP’s Traffic Incident Information […] → Read More

Jonathan Hearn, who killed the husband of his lover, Sabrina Limon, could be released years earlier than expected

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The gunman in one of Kern’s most notorious murders could be released seven years earlier than anticipated. Jonathan Hearn made national news after he was arrested for the murder of his lover’s husband. The case became even more explosive after Hearn agreed to testify against his former lover, Sabrina Limon, in […] → Read More

Mother of missing Baylee Despot speaks out on arrest of kidnapping suspect Matthew Queen

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — With the arrest of Matthew Queen on Monday, many have wondered if his arrest is directly related to the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend, Baylee Despot. Despot had been living with Queen at his home in Rosedale, along with Queen’s estranged wife when she disappeared in April 2018. In an exclusive interview […] → Read More

Jury finds Prentice Foreman guilty of 1979 murder of Dawn Koons

A Kern County jury has found Prentice Foreman guilty of murdering 18-year-old Dawn Koons, 40-years ago. 62-year-old Foreman was arrested for the murder two years ago, after his DNA matched to semen found at the crime scene. Foreman and the 18-year-old blonde waitress lived in the same apartment complex on Real Road in 1979. That’s […] → Read More

Msgr. Harrison expected to release a statement soon

Last night we brought you the story of Catholic monk Justin Gilligan, who said he witnessed misconduct on the part of Monsignor Craig Harrison. → Read More

A closer look at the Bakersfield 3: Where is Baylee Despot?

We're weeks away from a grim milestone for the families of the Bakersfield 3, three friends, who disappeared or were murdered within a month of each other. Baylee Despot, Micah Holsonbake, and James Kulstad all came from loving families, raised in middle class Bakersfield neighborhoods. For most of their lives, the three seemed to flourish, so how did they end up in such grave danger? → Read More

KCSO: Leg in lake is identified as female, but does not belong to Baylee Despot

The mother of Baylee Despot took to social media today to plead for help with finding her daughter. This comes after she got visual confirmation from a DNA report that a leg found in Lake Buena... → Read More

Celebration of life for Micah Holsonbake takes place Saturday

Micah Holsonbake's mother says this Saturday, a celebration of life will be held for the missing man who was confirmed dead last month. → Read More

Remains found by hiker is near location of another set of recently identified remains found in 2016

A set of remains found by a hiker Wednesday is near the same isolated road where detectives found a decapitated body in 2016. → Read More

Brutal slaying of young woman closed for decades officially reopened

On the 40th anniversary of the brutal murder of a young woman, the Bakersfield Police Department has announced the once closed-case is officially reopened. → Read More

BPD seeks charges against woman seen dragging dog on Bird scooter

BREAKING: Bakersfield Police say they're recommending the district attorney file charges against the woman seen dragging a dog on a Bird scooter in Central Bakersfield, in surveillance video... → Read More

Murder Mystery in the Kern Mountains: The Dale Hay case 13 years later

Thirteen years ago, the small mountain community of Weldon was rocked with a murder that continues to puzzle investigators today. It was unlikely in every way: From the victim, to the seemingly non-existent motive. → Read More

Parents accused of killing two of their babies take a plea deal

A couple charged with the murder of their infant son, who mysteriously died the same way as the couple's first child, have taken a plea deal. → Read More

Mother of missing woman raises money for Secret Witness program

For her birthday, the mother of missing Baylee Despot is asking friends to donate to the Secret Witness program in lieu of gifts. → Read More

2-month-old baby dies in suspected child abuse incident

A Tehachapi infant has died after sustaining multiple injuries suspected to be the result of child abuse, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office. The couple was arrested last Friday, Oct. 19 and later charged with multiple counts of assault on a child. It's unclear if more charges will be added now that the baby has died. The parents are Matthew Norwood, 29 and Brittney Collins, 28. A… → Read More

Up to $30K offered for information leading to arrest in Dulcich killing

A reward of $30,000 is being offered for information in the murder of local grape grower Jakov Dulcich. → Read More

Documents: Alleged mass murderer thought wife was cheating

At a press conference, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood released the names of the five victims shot and killed in Southeast Bakersfield. He also revealed a possible motive in the shooting spree. → Read More

Former deputies Penney, August formally charged in corruption case

The arraignment of two former Kern County Sheriff's deputies was followed up with an additional bombshell announced at a press conference Tuesday: An allegation of 350 pounds of marijuana stolen on the job -- ten times more than disclosed during a federal investigation. → Read More

Former deputies to soon be formally charged with several felonies

Two former Kern County Sheriff's Office deputies will soon be in a courtroom facing felony charges after being indicted by a grand jury for their confessed crimes of stealing marijuana on the job, and then selling it. → Read More

Local woman charged with murder for a second time

In your 17 court watch -- A Kern County woman accused of murdering a Caliente woman is back in court , after she was arrested and charged with the murder for a second time. → Read More