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2013: A look back at the most memorable headlines


(WVVA) - Crime and tragedy dominated the most-viewed content on WVVA.com in the year 2013.

In the slideshow above, you can follow a chronological timeline of the most memorable headlines over the past 12 months at WVVA.com.

Below are the lists of most-viewed stories, videos and photo slideshows at WVVA.com during the year. Lists are ordered by number of online views:


Most-viewed stories:

1. Stabbing at Claypool Hill Walmart -- A Thanksgiving night argument over a parking space led to a stabbing and national headlines.

2. 'Buckwild' star found dead -- Shain Gandee and two others died of carbon monoxide poisoning in April. The MTV series was canceled shortly after.

3. Fog leads to 95-car pileup on I-77 -- Three people died in a massive pileup in April on Interstate 77 at Fancy Gap, near the Va.-N.C. border.

4. Rock slide closes Interstate 77 -- Slide near Bluefield closes I-77 North for more than a week in March.

5. Bus driver murdered in Wyoming County -- Elaine Birchfield was killed in her Brenton area home in February.

6. McDowell County parents charged with abuse -- Children found living in deplorable conditions in August.

7. One killed in Lewisburg standoff -- Man brandishing gun shot dead by police in January.

8. McDowell man pleads guilty to killing wife -- Robert Johnson fatally shot wife, then attempted to kill self in 2011. He was convicted in April.

9. One mother shot dead, another charged with murder -- Confrontation stemming from apparent dispute between children on a school bus leads to a woman's murder in March.

10. Pit bull pups found dead in Bluefield -- In April, 10 pit bull puppies were found dead in dog food bags in a remote area near Bluefield.

11. Arrest made in Pizza Plus slaying -- The son of the victims in a brutal 2009 Tazewell County murder was arrested in February.

12. Meth lab found in child's room -- Three were arrested after meth lab bust in Greenbrier County in April.

13. Hunter missing in Tazewell County -- Eric Smith of Cedar Bluff vanished after leaving his home to go hunting in November.


Most-viewed Videos:

1. I-77 rock slide captured on cell phone video

2. 1 mom dead, 1 jailed after shooting

3. Bramwell family catches cougar on camera

4. Woman pulled from submerged vehicle in Princeton

5. Pileup closes I-77 at Fancy Gap

6. Neighbor, sheriff comment on McDowell child abuse case

7. Driver narrowly avoids hitting Greenbrier Co. school bus

8. Bear enters Bluefield, Va., business

9. Pit bull puppies found dead

10. I-77 rock slide forces motorists to alternate route

11. Nightclub murder suspect in court

12. Wyoming County murder suspect speaks

13. Wyoming County break-in suspects caught on camera


Most-viewed Photo Slideshows:

1. October Tazewell County drug roundup

2. January 17 winter storm

3. January Tazewell County drug arrests

4. Massive I-77 pileup at Fancy Gap

5. September Buchanan County drug roundup

6. High water across the region in January

7. May Tazewell drug indictments

8. June 13 storm

9. December ice storm

10. March snow storm

11. Scenes from the State Fair

12. Boy Scout Jamboree

13. August high water in Tazewell County


What was your most memorable headline of 2013? Tell us about it below...



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