BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - It has been three decades since the brutal murders of two people in Kern County, and the family's have been given few answers. One case of a teenage girl, the other case of a church-going father -- were sitting on the shelf at the sheriff's department growing colder with every passing year. After the families of the victims reached out to 17 News, we contacted the sheriff's department asking what could be done to solve the cases 30 years later.
BAKERSFIELD, CALIF - An update now to a story we brought you earlier this week about the murder case of Jonathan Dean, the man who prosecutors say was gunned down by his teenage friends-who were hired by his adoptive father to kill him in cold blood. On Monday, prosecutors dropped charges against one of the defendants, but refiled the charges the same day. Summer 2014, Jonathan Dean was driving to Sonic with 16-year-old Gabriel Rodriguez, a neighbor and family friend of the Deans.
BAKERSFIELD, CALIF - It was a chaotic violent scene when gunfire rang out at the Payless Liquor store. Two men were shot. Officers say one man is a victim, the other, a murderer. The parents of the victim had lost another son to a recent shooting, and the suspect, who's officially been charged with murder-has made headlines before. It was an all too familiar nightmare for the Ali family.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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