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Most Popular Local Stories of 2013

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RICHMOND (WRIC) - From police standoffs to Alexis Murphy's disappearance, here are the most viewed local stories from this year.

Chesterfield Man Charged with Capital Murder of Virginia State Police Master Trooper
A Chesterfield County man was charged with the capital murder of a Virginia State Police Master Trooper Junius A. Walker on Interstate 85.

8News Investigates:  ROC Pastor Accused of Sexual Misconduct
An 8News Investigation that spanned several months exposed accusations of sexual misconduct against Geronimo Aguilar, the pastor of The ROC church in Richmond. Officials in Texas also investigated the pastor on allegations of child molestation and lewd acts with two children.

Sen. Deeds Stabbed During Altercation with Son
State Senator Creigh Deeds was stabbed multiple times during an altercation with his son. The senator's 24-year-old son, Austin "Gus" Deeds, was found suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound at the residence.

Alexis Murphy Goes Missing
Nelson County teenager Alexis Murphy was last seen leaving her Nelson County home Saturday, August 3. She was later captured that evening on surveillance footage at a Liberty gas station. Randy Taylor, the man charged with her abduction will remain in jail without bond. Murphy's whereabouts and condition remains unknown.

Author Appearance Canceled Over Controversial Book Title
Author Meg Medina's appearance at a school was canceled due to her new book's controversial title, "Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass," a story of girl who deals with bullying.

Richmond Police To Review Actions In 'Shamrock The Block' Video
An incident highlighted in a viral video at the Shamrock the Block festival had many people asking if Richmond Police went too far in controlling the crowd.

Chesterfield Standoff Suspect Taken Into Custody
Chesterfield County Police and SWAT teams took a man into custody after he barricaded himself inside a home for several hours following a domestic incident in April.

Boy Saves Grandmother From House Fire
A 13-year-old boy rescued his blind, wheelchair-bound grandmother from a fire on Sept. 20. He was later honored by the Henrico County Board of Supervisors for his life-saving efforts.

"Lingerie Party" Videos Investigated in Amelia
Authorities investigated videos posted to YouTube titled "Amelia County Lingerie Party," which appeared to show teens in skimpy clothing dancing promiscuously. Amelia County Public Schools say the private party not sanctioned by the school system.

Men Charged With Hazing After VSU Students Disappear In River
After the disappearance of two Virginia State University students following an initiation ritual at the Appomattox River Saturday, four men have each been charged with five counts of hazing; two of the suspects are students at the school.


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