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Top 10 Most Popular Stories of 2013

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Randa Westbrook was injured in a pit bull attack on June 27. Randa Westbrook was injured in a pit bull attack on June 27.
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Some tragedy and some tears in 2013, but we've also got the story of a heroic LPD officer who survived a shooting and one brave little girl who has learned how to smile again after a pit bull attack.

These were the most popular stories on KCBD.com for 2013:

Severe storm damages buildings, tears down power lines in Lubbock

A late night thunderstorm swept through the Lubbock area on June 5, leaving severe damage in its wake.

5 killed in Sunday morning wreck north of Seagraves

An accident near Seagraves killed five people on Sept. 29. The driver was charged with intoxication manslaughter.

Lubbock woman drowns at Possum Kingdom Lake

26-year-old Lindsey Culver was reported missing on July 6. Her body was eventually recovered from Possum Kingdom Lake.

Kidnapping claim leads to SWAT raid on Lubbock home

An Amarillo girl told police she had been kidnapped and escaped from a Lubbock home on July 20. SWAT deployed to raid the home and the girl was returned to her parents.

Former Texas Tech basketball forward charged with murder

Decensae White, who played forward for Bobby Knight in the 2006-2007 season, was charged with the murder of a Georgia rapper named Lil Phat on May 24, 

United sells to Albertsons

United announced their sale to Albertsons on Sept. 9. United reassured customers that they would remain an independent business unit and the names of the stores would not change.

Winter storm, blizzard warnings issued for South Plains

A winter storm shut down schools and created hazardous road conditions on Feb. 24.

Radio personality Kidd Kraddick has died at age 53

Beloved radio personality Kidd Kraddick passed away on July 27.

Lubbock police officer shot outside Salvation Army

Lubbock police officer Timothy Varner was shot while confronting a man outside a Salvation Army shelter on Oct. 12. He went on to recover from his wounds and attend a UMC fundraiser in his honor.

7-year-old girl in ICU after pit bull attack

7-year-old Randa Westbrook was injured in a pit bull attack on June 27. She went on to recover from her injuries and receive plastic surgery. The firemen who came to her rescue were honored by the Red Cross.

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