Eyewitness News is taking a look back at the stories you viewed most in 2013 on BakersfieldNow.com.
This isn't a subjective list of the year's biggest stories. It's a tally of the local stories that gained the most attention.
The top 10 list below doesn't include some popular postings, such as Kern County's Most Wanted or the collection of photos from Bakersfield's past, because the list is reserved for defined news stories. The countdown also doesn't include high-traffic national stories.
The most-viewed stories for 2013 on BakersfieldNow.com, in ascending order, are:
An outpouring of shock and compassion came from the community after a newborn baby's body was found in June in a trash container. The case remains unsolved. The child was buried months later in the new Garden of Innocence, a resting place for abandoned babies.
Bryan Oliver, who was 16 at the time of the Jan. 10 shooting, is charged with two counts of attempted murder and three counts of assault with a firearm for the classroom shooting of 16-year-old Bowe Cleveland at Taft Union High School.
Amid a public split of Bakersfield and Kern County animal control services, the county had to calm Internet rumors that it would undertake a mass killing of shelter animals before a facility move.
Among officer-involved shootings this year, 31-year-old Maria Rita Zarate was shot and killed in October after walking around outside near near Oswell Street and Virginia Avenue with a handgun. Officers fired on Zarate when she raised a gun towards them, police said.
Five people were hurt by shrapnel one August morning during a planned demolition of the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power plant in northwest Bakersfield. Spectator Jerry Wood's legs were severely wounded.
A Wisconsin man died in May after crashing his semitruck off Highway 99 and into a canal.
No. 4 - Dumped, skinned animals found?
Mystery carcasses, found last winter by an Eyewitness News viewer, sparked curiosity and questions.
A judge in Oklahoma City awarded custody of a child to 55-year-old Nicholas Elizondo, who is a registered sex offender from Bakersfield.
The local news story that generated the most traffic on BakersfieldNow.com, people were saddened by the tragic death of little Kylie Rose Ricards. The 3-year-old Taft girl died from complications of swallowing a common household "button" battery. Kylie's story is shared by around 3,000 children each year who swallow these dangerous batteries.