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Top 10 1290 KGVO Stories of 2011

There were plenty of big stories in 2011. Many of them centered around the topics of flooding and crime.



Police in Utah arrested 53 year-old Kevin McCarthy of Missoula in Salt Lake City on charges involving sexual assault and sexual abuse of children.




In the early morning hours of June 3 Nate Montana was arrested by Missoula County Sheriff’s Deputies for driving under the influence of alcohol.




Despite being signed into law in 2010, The Affordable Health Care Act was still a hot topic this year.




Due to the large snow pack last winter, flooding was a constant concern this year.


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As water levels began to rise, and the risk of flooding grew, spillway gates were opened. The first one opened allowed 15,000 cubic feet of water per second to flow into the Missouri River.


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Manhunt Continues for David Burgert Near Lolo



In June, the Missoula County Sheriff’s Department searched the area for 47 year-old David Burgert, former leader of the Project 7 militia group in Flathead County.




Even before their standout playoff run, Griz football tickets were a hot commodity this year.


Following the skydiving accident endured by Blaine Wright at the University of Montana-Weber State football game, KGVO's Peter Christian interviewed fellow Silvertip Skydiver Scott Spraycar about what happened. If you missed the interview, we still have it recorded here.




David Paisley, former high school Missoula Hellgate girls basketball coach accused of arranging a sexual liaison with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl, appeared in district court for allegedly eating lunch at a Missoula park.




Ronnie Dunn stopped in Lolo in March on his first solo tour.


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