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Central Virginia's biggest stories of 2013

'Shamrock the Block' brawl

Richmond Police were caught on camera in a physical altercation with a man at the annual Shockoe Bottom event. A Richmond judge later dismissed all charges against the Colonial Heights man charged in the brawl.

Story: http://www.nbc12.com/story/22523259/judge-dismisses-all-charges-in-shamrock-the-block-brawl

Great Bull Run run in Dinwiddie

They defied death, and descended upon Dinwiddie for the first running of the bulls in America – thousands of people attended the inaugural Great Bull Run dressed in sombreros, capes, and American flags, ready to grab life by the horns.

Story: http://www.nbc12.com/story/23247254/sprinting-like-in-spain-great-bun-run-runs-its-course-in-dinwiddie

Toots Hibbert struck by bottle during Riverrock

Toots & the Maytals were performing as the headline act at the Riverrock festival on Brown's Island when Hibbert was struck on the head by a vodka bottle.

Story: http://www.nbc12.com/story/23257495/reggae-star-sues-va-groups-after-bottle-injury

Brendon Mackey killed by celebratory gunfire

A 7-year-old boy in Chesterfield dies after he was struck in the head by celebratory gunfire on the 4th of July.

Story: http://www.nbc12.com/story/22770029/nurse-speaks-to-nbc12-after-rushing-to-dying-childs-side

Redskins training camp

Thousands of fans came to Richmond for the training camp at the new Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center.

Story: http://nbc12.com/trainingcamp

McDonnell Star Scientific scandal

Sources revealed Governor Bob McDonnell received as much as $70,000 from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams for a real estate company the governor owns with his sister.

Story: http://blogs.nbc12.com/decisionvirginia/star-scientific-coverage/

Democrat Terry McAuliffe wins VA governor's race

Democrat Terry McAuliffe will be the next governor of Virginia after a tight gubernatorial race.

Story: http://www.nbc12.com/story/23887630/cuccinelli-mcauliffe-camps-watch-early-election-results

Senator Creigh Deeds recovering after stabbing

Sen. Deeds was stabbed multiple times to his head and chest by his son, Austin "Gus" Deeds, who was found dead from a gunshot wound at their Bath County home.

Story: http://www.nbc12.com/story/24043111/sen-creigh-deeds-released-from-hospital

Detective alleges cover up in Golden Years murders

A former Richmond police detective reveals a secret he's kept for 17 years. He claims he was forced to cover up murders by one of Richmond's most notorious serial killers.

Story: http://www.nbc12.com/story/24173600/on-your-side-investigators-family-of-dead-woman-found

Metro Richmond Zoo unveils Cheetah Cam

Can't get enough of the cheetah cubs at the Metro Richmond Zoo? Now you can watch them 24 hours a day.

Story: http://www.nbc12.com/story/23918410/metro-richmond-zoo-unveils-cheetah-cam

'Killing Kennedy' premieres on National Geographic

The National Geographic Channel produced the film 'Killing Kennedy' in Richmond. The narrative is the sequel to Bill O'Reilly's historical book 'Killing Lincoln.'

Story: http://www.nbc12.com/story/23918745/killing-kennedy-premieres-sunday-on-national-geographic

Confederate Flag goes up on I-95

The Virginia Flaggers planned to fly a Confederate flag, fifty feet in the air, along a busy interstate for all entering the city to see.

Story: http://www.nbc12.com/story/23557246/new-confederate-flag-hardly-visable-along-i-95

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