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NBC29.com Top Ten of 2013

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1. Search for Alexis Murphy – Alexis Murphy left her home in Shipman Saturday, August 3 - reportedly heading toward Lynchburg. Surveillance video shows her at the Liberty gas station in Lovingston around 7:15 that night. That was the last time she was seen. Authorities arrested Randy Allen Taylor, 48, on Sunday, August 11, and charged him with felony abduction in relation to the case.

2. Tables Turn on Fontaine Avenue Robbery Suspects - Charlottesville police say two men picked the wrong people to rob at gunpoint. The robbery suspects - Johnny Calderon and Gerald Allen - are behind bars, badly beaten by their victims. 

3. Random Act of Kindness Renews Holiday Spirit at Cavalier Diner - Employees at the Cavalier Diner in Charlottesville are nearly speechless by a random act of kindness that occurred at their counter when a customer turned a disaster into a remarkable experience for a busboy he didn't even know. 

4. Senator Deeds Assault - State Senator Creigh Deeds was treated at the University of Virginia Medical Center after being stabbed multiple times by his son at his home. His son, 24-year-old Gus, died at the home from a gunshot wound, which police say was self-inflicted. 

5. Second Year UVA Student Dies in Washington D.C. - Second-year student Shelley Goldsmith, died suddenly in Washington, D.C. in September. After investigation, the University of Virginia warned parents about the dangers of a drug known as Molly. Molly is a pure form of MDMA, or Ecstasy. 

6. Associate Dean at UVA Faces Child Porn Charges - An associate dean and professor at the University of Virginia is behind bars. Michael Morris is at the center of a child pornography investigation. Morris is facing at least one count of distribution of, or receiving, child pornography. 

7. UVA Sends Family Home with Body Parts – The University of Virginia Medical Center mistakenly sent a family home with amputated body parts. It’s tragic enough losing someone but imagine hours after finding out about his passing, you were given his arm and fingers.

8. Albemarle Police Investigate Shooting in Crozet – Albemarle police responded to the 1400 block of McAllister Street in Crozet for reports of a gunshot wound. It was later confirmed a 10-year-old girl was killed and a 14-year-old boy pulled the trigger.

9. Man Walks into Hydraulic Road Kroger with Loaded Rifle - A man who witnesses say walked into a Kroger grocery store in Charlottesville armed with a loaded semi-automatic rifle will not face any criminal charges. Police say he did nothing illegal, but it created quite a scare.

10. Charlottesville Police investigate Woodland Drive Homicide – In October Charlottesville police investigated their first homicide of the year. The victim, 22-year-old Jarvis Brown, was found in the road in the 2500 block of Woodland Drive dead from a gunshot wound.

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