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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...

 
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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.

 
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.

 
Grand Jury Decision Reached In Ferguson Shooting Case
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Darren Wilson Not Indicted for Michael Brown Shooting [UPDATED]

A grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, chose not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown this past August.

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Lock Your Doors – Vehicle Break-Ins Are On The Rise

Vehicle thefts are a problem all year long, but especially during the holiday season when there are shopping bags and electronics sitting in plain sight.

Here's some special incentive to lock your doors and hide your valuables in Lufkin.

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Category: East Texas News, News Tags: ,
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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Makes All of the Money and It’s Still Not Enough

There‘s going to be a lot of blood and ink spilled across the internet on the subject of the opening weekend for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.’ Yes, the third film in the series did open significantly lower than its predecessors. Yes, there are definitely people at Lionsgate wringing their hands and trying to figure out why the film opened below expectations. And yet, that opening weekend is still massive. It’s three day total is larger than most movies ever have a chance to make in their entire runs. So, let's have some perspective as we dive into this week’s top 10.

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Category: News
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‘Jurassic World’ Teaser Promises to Deliver Our First Trailer on Thanksgiving Day

A few days ago, the YouTube page for Universal Spain posted memorable footage of the cup of water vibrating from ‘Jurassic Park’ as a teaser for ‘Jurassic World,’ which seemed pretty curious. But today brings our first official footage from ‘Jurassic World’ in the form of a far more awesome teaser for the trailer, which will hit the web on Thanksgiving day. If that’s not something to be thankful for, what is?

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Category: News
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‘Realistic’ Barbie Doll Could Be This Holiday Season’s (Not-So) Surprise Sensation

The latest shot in the battle to make people accept and love their bodies has been fired by a doll that could very well turn the toy industry on its ear.

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Category: National News, News
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Facebook’s Cool New Feature Allows You to Say ‘Thank You’ to the Special People in Your Life [VIDEO]

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and now you can celebrate the special relationships for which you're the most thankful with a cool new video feature from Facebook.

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zbsx via YouTube.
zbsx via YouTube.
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Chicago Radio Hosts Discover Their Show Is Cancelled Via Twitter While On Air [VIDEO]

Meet Ben Finfer and Alex Quigley, the hosts of 'Quigs and Finfer,' which airs weekday afternoons from noon-3pm on WGWG-LP The Game 87.7 FM in Chicago. Make that aired.

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Category: News, Sports, Videos, Weird News
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Two Kids Tragically Die in House Fire While Mother Gives Birth to Third Child [VIDEO]

What should've been a magical day turned into a nightmare for one new mother.

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Category: National News, News
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More Than 40 Chains Won’t Open on Thanksgiving Day

Some stores are opening up at 5 or 6pm on Thanksgiving Day to help you burn some calories after all the turkey and cranberries.  But others have said no, and won't open up until Black Friday.  Check out the growing list of stores that WON'T open on Thanksgiving Day.

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Reward Offered In Blinn College Student’s Murder

Blinn College is a small school in Brenham, about an hour and a half outside of Houston.  After a male student was murdered there last month, police are asking for tips as they try to figure out who killed him.  And there's a reward in the case now.

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