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Top 10 Stories Of 2011 On Newstalk 860

Here are the top ten stories in 2011 on KSFA 860.


Lufkin Panthers
Lufkin Panthers
 

After more than 70 years, Lufkin’s oldest radio station KRBA has lost the contract to carry Lufkin Panther sports. Lufkin school superintendent Roy Knight says he has decided to move the games to stations owned by Townsquare Media.

 
Gary Gershoff, Getty Images
Gary Gershoff, Getty Images
 

The American Kennel Club released its annual list of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S., based on registration statistics, and the Labrador Retriever has topped the list for the 20th year in the row. Check out what other breeds made the list.

 
Joe Raedle, Newsmakers
Joe Raedle, Newsmakers
 

A Henderson County man has been found guilty of cattle theft and sentenced to 20 years in prison. He didn’t take the cattle the way they did it in the movies, on horseback. He got them the modern way, by writing a bad check to the man he bought them from.

 
via Jerry
via Jerry
 

Studies of the impact of bass tournaments have found that, despite catch-and-release rules, a lot of fish are still killed needlessly, and this can do major harm to a lake’s bass population.

 
Scott Olson, Getty Images
Scott Olson, Getty Images
 

The SFA University Police Department arrested 19 individuals in connection to an undercover drug investigation back in March. It's a spring break these 19 students would surely like to forget...

 
Rick Stewart/Stringer, Getty Images
Rick Stewart/Stringer, Getty Images
 

It’s been learned that the Pennsylvania District Attorney who decided against prosecuting a former Penn State assistant football coach on child rape charges has been missing without a trace since 2005.

 
via NOAA
via NOAA
 

Federal agents in Massachusetts recently swooped in and confiscated a 900 pound bluefin tuna from a man who fishes for a living. Why did they do that you ask? It was caught in a net, instead of on a hook.

 
Brett Deering, Getty Images
Brett Deering, Getty Images
 

18 individuals were charged in March for raping an 11 year old girl in Cleveland, Texas. The males are between 14 and 27 years old.

 
Jared C. Tilton, Getty Images
Jared C. Tilton, Getty Images
 

Those wild and wacky hosts of the popular cable TV show “American Pickers” spent the day “picking” through a familiar junk yard on hwy 59 north at Redlands, just north of Lufkin in March.

 
Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images
 

Dustin Ellerman, a 28-year-old summer camp director from Zavalla, is also a crack shot with a rifle. That’s why Dustin will be featured in the upcoming third season of “Top Shot,” a History Channel show where marksmen compete for a grand prize of $100,000.

 
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Longhorns’ Spelling Error Delights Rival Fans

Sometimes and oops happens.  And this is one that Aggie fans are gonna run with!

In the University of Texas' media guide, it didn't take long at Big 12 Media Days to discover that "Texas" was misspelled.  

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Accident Victim Was A Teen On Her Way To Freshman Orientation at SFA

 

A bad accident Wednesday night claimed the life of an Austin woman, and Stephen F Austin said she was on her way to freshman orientation.

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Win McNamee, Getty Images
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Governor Perry Is Sending Troops To The Texas-Mexico Border

Governor Rick Perry announced Monday he was sending a thousand troops to the border with Mexico to combat the border crisis, and said that process will happen over the next month.

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Malaysian Airlines Flight Reported Missing On Route To Beijing
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Malaysian Passenger Jet With 295 Onboard Crashes Near Ukraine-Russia Border [UPDATED]

A Malaysia Airlines jet carrying nearly 300 people crashed near the border between Russia and Ukraine, according to Reuters and Interfax. The airline company has confirmed that it has lost contact with the plane, a Boeing 777.

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Category: News, World News
Stuart Scott
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Watch Stuart Scott’s Heartbreaking Speech at the ESPYs [VIDEO]

Longtime ESPN personality Stuart Scott literally took center stage at Tuesday night's ESPY Awards when he accepted the Jimmy V Perseverance Award. And his speech did not disappoint.

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McAllen Police Dept
McAllen Police Dept
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Texas Judge Arrested for DWI

Late Saturday night, Nora Longoria, a justice with the 13th Court of Appeals in McAllen was arrested and charged with suspicion of DWI. 

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Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
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Thousands Help Lone Survivor After Her Family Is Killed in Spring, TX

After her family was killed execution style last Wednesday near Houston, people are coming out in droves to help the 15-year old sole survivor.

Cassidy Stay's parents and four siblings were killed in the shootings at their home, but Cassidy survived after a bullet grazed her head and she played dead until the violence ended. Now almost $300,000 has been raised for her benefit, as she starts her new life without her family.

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Getty Images-Online USA
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Lone Ranger Outfit Brings In Big Bucks at Texas Auction

The family of a late businessman and collector decided to put the original Lone Ranger outfit on the auction block, and it brought in $195,000 at the auction in Waco Saturday.

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Monkey Business
Monkey Business
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Three Weeks Left To Nominate a Lufkin Small Business Of The Year

Do you have a favorite ice cream shop, burger joint, lawn service or barber?  Tell everyone about them!

Now is the time to nominate your favorite Mom or Pop shop for Small Business of the Year with the Lufkin Chamber of Commerce.

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David McNew/Getty Images
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Game Wardens Have Been Targeting Lakes Looking for Drunk Boaters

If one of your favorite things to do during the summer is pack some frosty beverages on ice and head to the lake, be safe when you hop on the boat!

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