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Top 20 Most Visited Stories in 2013

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With 2013 coming to a close, here is a look at the top 20 news stories visitors read on this year.

The stories range from national politics and local breaking news to sports and entertainment buzz and the absurd.

The stories selected are the top 20 posts published on the website that were news or event-based stories in 2013 and are listed in the ordered from the most viewed story to least viewed based on the total page views that story received.

To read each item’s full story, click the headline.

Holly Hills Farm
Shreveport-Bossier Film Office

Dakota’s Summer is announced to be filming in the Shreveport-Bossier area.

photo of Elio Motors prototype

Elio Motors announced it would be purchasing the former General Motors facility in Shreveport.

brett shoebridge
Parkway Memorial Facebook page

A Parkway High School alumnus died in a wreck on Clyde Fant Parkway in Shreveport.

deer meat
Facebook photo

Hundreds of pounds of meat donated to a Shreveport shelter has been destroyed by health inspectors and many wanted to know why.

Dez Duron
Frederick M. Brown/Getty

Former NBC’s The Voice contestant Dez Duron stopped by the KEEL studio and talked about what he’s been up to since his appearance on the competition program.

Paula Deen
Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

It was good news for food celebrity Paula Deen after a racial discrimination lawsuit was filed against the former Food Network star and effectively destroyed her career.

Fox News
Fox News

A judge ordered the name of a 7-month old boy’s be changed, saying the religious name was earned by one person and “that one person is Jesus Christ.”

Getty Images

Some like it hot, but a set of death row inmates at Angola, including Shreveport’s Nathaniel Code, weren’t happy with the conditions in the prison.

Dennis Foley

Shreveport wasn’t the only city Elio Motors was considering to build its new three-wheeled car.

Official rendering of completed complex
Official rendering of completed complex

Shreveport’s newest casino opened its doors for thousands of patrons this past summer.

Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Residents in North Shreveport are excited over news of a new Walmart coming to town.

Chapter Jackson/YouTube

After the Walmart EBT glitch that led to a feeding frenzy at Shreveport-Bossier area Walmarts, listeners shared a rap song about abusing the EBT system.

police line do not cross

A Haughton softball team assistant coach was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage girl on that team.


After Kidd Kraddick’s untimely death, many were wondering if a segment he had done only a few days prior was a prediction of Kidd’s own death.

Getty Images

A man who purportedly left a hilarious voice mail message of him providing a play-by-play description of a car accident and describing how a group of four old women beat up a man who hit their car has Shreveport roots.

Clint Bowyer

NASCAR fans were up in arms about a wreck in the Sprint Cup Series’ last race before the Chase in Richmond.  The event eventually had a huge impact on the Chase and cost Martin Truex Jr. his ride at Michael Waltrip Racing.

Miley Cyrus Twerking
Andrew H. Walker, Getty Images

While everyone covered their eyes during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, thousands in the Ark-La-Tex were either curious or appalled by the musical performance by Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke.

Kidd Kraddick

Kidd Kraddick’s sudden death over the summer was a shock to many of his fans here in the Ark-La-Tex.

cole vosbury

Before Shreveport native Cole Vosbury became a national sensation on NBC’s The Voice, he had to audition to make it onto the show.


Congressman Jim Bridenstein (R-OK) gave his review of President Barack Obama on the House floor, including words like “dishonesty, incompetence, vengefulness and lack of moral compass.”

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