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Aug 22, 2012 at 12:11 PM
The final gunman convicted in the infamous "Onion Field" murder died in California prison last week, closing the books on a case that changed police protocol forever. Thanks to former Springfield Police Chief Pierce Brooks, the case files live on in Oregon.
Aug 13, 2012 at 10:14 AM
Gregory Powell, who was convicted of killing a Los Angeles police officer during an infamous kidnapping that inspired Joseph Wambaugh's true-life crime book "The Onion Field," has died in prison at age 79, the California Department of Corrections...
Aug 11, 2012 at 1:41 PM
Officer Ian Campbell, who was killed in a Bakersfield onion patch, had a street dedicated to him at the corner where he and partner Karl Hettinger were kidnapped in 1963 by two small-time criminals during a routine traffic stop.
Jun 1, 2012 at 5:59 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A plugged-up nozzle appears to be the reason a Bakersfield couple was exposed to farm chemicals. Kim and George Dunn were outside their home Friday morning, when they were covered with the material. They worry about the...
Apr 2, 2012 at 7:45 PM
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Two onion workers have filed a federal lawsuit against a farm alleging they were underpaid and forced to live in squalid conditions on the edge of the fields.
Oct 18, 2011 at 5:03 PM
A man convicted of a murder that was chronicled in the novel and movie "The Onion Field" is now near the end of his life.  But, Tuesday a state prison parole board refused to give their stamp of approval to a "compassionate release" from prison.
Jan 28, 2010 at 10:33 AM
A convicted killer was denied parole Wednesday 47 years after he and a partner kidnapped two Los Angeles police officers and shot one to death in an onion field near Bakersfield.
Jan 27, 2010 at 9:37 AM
Gregory Powell is facing a parole hearing 47 years after he kidnapped and killed a Los Angeles police officer in a case made famous in the book and movie, "The Onion Field." The murder occurred near Bakersfield in March 1963.
Jul 10, 2009 at 10:47 AM
Five field workers have been decontaminated after a pesticide over-spray in the Stallion Springs area. A Kern County Fire Department hazmat team was dispatched Friday morning to the area after a reported 30 workers were exposed to the chemical.