Most-popular stories of August

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BakersfieldNow.com: 10 most-popular stories of August

Hundreds of thousands of you visited BakersfieldNow.com in August. Here are the top 10 most-viewed stories of the month.

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No. 10
McFarland police: Gangsters target college studentsMcFARLAND, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - McFarland police announced the arrests of three Myfas gang members Tuesday in the weekend beating of a pair of college students. The victims were beaten overnight Sunday during a party for a person leaving for the military.
No. 9
Earthquake swarm puts California town on edgeBRAWLEY, Calif. (AP) - A series of small to moderate earthquakes that shattered windows and knocked trailer homes off their foundations is putting people in this small farming town east of San Diego on edge as they continue to feel jolts that scientists said could last for days.
No. 8
100 years to life for gang killerBAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - A reputed gang member out of Los Angeles was sentenced Tuesday in Kern County court to 100 years to life in prison. Salvador Jacobo Patino was found guilty in May of shooting two men at Flower and Owens streets in June 2011. Marcus Williams, 43, died in the shooting.
No. 7
Documents describe alleged teacher sexCALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Court documents reveal California City High School teacher Amber Failla allegedly had sexual encounters in her classroom with students when class was not in session. Some of the students allegedly involved with the 36-year-old math teacher were as young as 14.
No. 6
Buried body parts: Documents ID alleged victim, motiveBAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Police unearthed body parts this week during a murder investigation conducted at a pair of Bakersfield homes. Court documents obtained Friday identify the alleged victim and motive. Frank Valles, 45, is accused of killing Alphonso John Hyde sometime between January 2008 and July 2012, the court documents show.
No. 5
Photos: Women's beach volleyball at 2012 OlympicsLondon Olympics Beach Volleyball Women Brazil's Maria Antonelli, left, spikes against Australia's Louise Bawden during a beach volleyball match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
No. 4
New spider species sent to San FranciscoGRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Amateur cave explorers have found a new family of spiders in the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon, and scientists have dubbed it Trogloraptor - Latin for cave robber - for their fearsome front claws. The spelunkers sent specimens to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, which has the West Coast's largest collection of spiders.
No. 3
Car chase ends with naked burglary suspect in lakeBAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - A 50-minute pursuit with law enforcement officers ended Friday morning with a naked man crashing his car into Truxtun Lake. Kern County deputies attempted a traffic stop around 7:15 a.m. at Snow and Norris roads, but the driver, later identified as 33-year-old Dennis Sherrell, didn't stop.
No. 2
Police unearth body parts in murder investigationBAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Officers were digging Thursday for murder evidence at a south Bakersfield home. Police said suspected human body parts have been found buried at two homes - one off Curnow Road and South Union Avenue, and another off Grass Creek Drive, which is near Harris and Buena Vista roads.
August's most-popular story
Turtle mystery Tuesday night along Kern County highwayBAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Hundreds of turtles were found Tuesday night roaming the side of Highway 58 near Highway 99. Some of the turtles were loose, while others were trapped in trash bags. Authorities didn't know how the turtles arrived along the highway.