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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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...

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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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Flickr user stockerre
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Lost Texas Dog Shows Up in Indiana

When a dog gets out of the yard and doesn't come back, you never think perhaps he's safe and sound, 1100 miles away.

One Texas dog made it all the way to Indiana.

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Man With A Gun Causes Scare At East Texas Walmart

A customer saw a man with a gun last Friday night at the Walmart in Sulphur Springs, and it turns out he had been driving a stolen pickup.  It turned out okay, but could have been much worse.

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WrestleMania Is Coming To Texas

WrestleMania is the biggest event of the year for the WWE, and AT&T Stadium in Arlington gets the chance to host it in 2016.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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What Does a Lifetime’s Worth of Pennies Get You? Not Much.

There's a man who lives over by Lubbock who has been saving pennies since 1952 and finally cashed them in.  You'll never guess how much cash he got for this lifetime of pennies.

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Bradley Cooper Stops in Texas to Promote New Film

On Thursday actor Bradley Cooper found out he was nominated for Hollywood's biggest honor, an Oscar.  And the night before that he was in Texas, hanging out at an average, ordinary theater, to promote the film he's nominated for.

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Some Customized License Plates May Be Discontinued

It's a matter of demand.

If there are only a dozen or so people ordering certain customized license plates in Texas, it doesn't justify the cost to keep them going. Which ones are in jeopardy?

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Texas BBQ Master Gets To Cook on Inauguration Day

When there's a big party in Texas, chances are there's barbecue involved.  And one well-known Texas smokehouse is handling all the food for the Governor's inauguration soon.

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Lots Of People Moved to Texas Last Year

There was a huge number of people who left states like New York and New Jersey last year, and Texas received a bunch of them.

When it comes to states people moved to in 2014, Texas is in the Top 10.

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You Don’t Have To Be Wasted To Get A DWI

If you're drinkin' on New Year's Eve, you're not drivin' right?

Heads up that there will be extra patrols on the roads watching tonight.  And it's not just drunk driving that will get you in trouble.  Buzzed driving can have you seeing flashing lights too.

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New Device for Christmas? Check Out These Free Apps.

If you got a new smart phone for Christmas, you might be looking for the best apps to load it up.

Free ones, right?  Free is always good.  Here are some ideas.

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