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    The following are 12 the most popular local web stories of 2012. The rankings are based on the number of page views each article received via todaysthv.com.

    1: Today's THV anchor Matt Turner killed in vehicle accident 

    Today's THV is heartbroken to announce we have lost one of our own. Matt Turner died in a crash on I-30 Saturday night. State police say his vehicle ran off the interstate and hit a highway sign.

    2. Teen caught in crossfire after MLK parade in Little Rock

    On a day meant for peace, a teenage girl was at the wrong place at the wrong time. On Jan. 16 after the Martin Luther King, Jr. parade in downtown Little Rock, the victim got beat up by five other girls, then the shooting happened. She was struck twice.

    3: Ark. lawmaker wants to end abuse of government-issued phone program

    Republican Congressman Tim Griffin said he wants to end government issued cell phones to low-income and elderly individuals in an effort to stop rampant abuse of the program.

    4. DJ 'DC' found, said he was sleeping

    DJ "DC McGehee" reappeared early Friday night after being reported missing all day, and told officers he had been asleep in the attic.

    5. Rescuers search for missing Stone Co. boy

    Three-year-old Landen Cade Trammell is safe and sound with his family. Authorities found him Wednesday afternoon playing in some muddy water about three miles from his home in the town of Onia.

    6. WM3 defense team gives prosecutors new evidence

    Defense attorneys for the men accused of murdering three boys in West Memphis in 1993 say they have new evidence that will exonerate Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley.

    7. Report: Jon Gruden offered Razorbacks head coach job

    An offer has reportedly been made for a new head coach at the University of Arkansas. Sports writer Jim Harris says the university has offered Jon Gruden the head coach position for the Razorbacks football team.

    8. Petition filed for Arkansas to secede from the United States

    Four days following the presidential election, a group of Arkansans filed a petition to secede from the United States of America.

    9. Correction officer Barbara Estes stabbed to death by inmate

    A female correctional officer was killed by an inmate at the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys.

    10. Former Bryant teacher Courtney Speer to be charged

    A now-former Saline County teacher was charged with sexual assault.

    11. Cabot police arrest Stacy Stracener for sexual assault on male student

    According to police, a Cabot teacher was arrested after inappropriate contact with a student.

    12. Report: UA staffer on motorcycle with Petrino

    According to the Arkansas State Police accident report, Jessica Dorrell, 25, was riding on the motorcycle with Razorbacks head coach Bobby Petrino when he had his accident Sunday evening.

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