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Most viewed stories of 2013 on CBS8.com

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The year 2013 produced a wide range of stories that captured the attention of CBS News 8 viewers in San Diego and around the world.

Thousands of people come to cbs8.com to get the news. Throughout the year some stories have drawn more hits than others.

Here are the top 10 stories that got the most clicks on cbs8.com in 2013:

10. Lawsuit aims to shut down 'open riding' at Ocotillo Wells off-road park -- In May, two statewide environmental groups filed a lawsuit seeking to shut down open riding areas at Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area and designate certain trails -- off-roaders fought back. The lawsuit is still held up in court.

9. Local cystic fibrosis treatment called a miracle -- In May, scientist got closer to a possible cure for cystic fibrosis -- the medicine was discovered in San Diego.

8. SDPD, family looking for man missing since fatal shooting -- Salvatore Belvedere and his brother's fiance Ilona Flint were shot in the head in their car at the Westfield Mission Valley Mall on Christmas Eve. Sal's brother hasn't been seen since the shooting and his family is pleading for a sign of Gianni.

7. Carlsbad teen found safe after fight -- In January, 14-year-old Baileigh Karam disappeared when video of her and classmate getting in a brutal fist fight was caught on a cell phone. A week later she was found safe and reunited with her parents.

6. New information on police officer shooting -- A gang member is suspected of shooting a San Diego police officer in City Heights. Ignacio Canela, is facing five felony charges, including attempted murder for shooting officer Tim Bell in a tunnel. 

The chase shut down traffic on the 805 trapping drivers for hours. Bell was treated and released from the hospital -- the suspect pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to be in court in February, 2014.

5. Dolphin in trouble asks divers for help -- In January, a local photographer captured amazing video of a dolphin tangled in fishing wire. He appeared to ask for help -- a local diver set the dolphin free and swam away.

4. Texas teen found in Carlsbad after dad's plea goes viral -- And this time last year, a Texas father pleading to find his 17-year-old went viral. The YouTube video helped find his teenage daughter who ran away and lived in her car in Carlsbad.

3. Authorities: McStay family's remains found in Mojave Desert -- The Fallbrook family who disappeared from their home in 2010. In November, Joseph and Summer's remains were found in two shallow graves, including their young sons Gianni and Joseph in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County. No suspects have been arrested.

2. Hannah Anderson found safe in Idaho, DiMaggio killed -- Another story that continues to make national headlines, the Amber Alert for Lakeside teen Hannah Anderson.

The second most viewed story on cbs8.com started in August when family friend James DiMaggio burned down his Boulevard home. In the rubble investigators found the charred remains of Hannah Anderson's mother Christina and her 8-year-old brother Ethan.

Family pleaded for Hannah's safe return. Six days later federal agents found Hannah and DiMaggio camping in Idaho. Hannah was safely rescued -- agents killed DiMaggio. The San Diego sheriff's department says it has closed the investigation.

1. Controversial Tweeter reveals DUI checkpoint locations -- Controversy over tweets, SDSU grad Sennett Devermont posts about DUI checkpoint locations.

Better known as "Mr. Checkpoint" he claims he's preventing drunk driving and promoting public safety. But groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving believe drunk drivers would avoid the checkpoints and evade arrest.

Mr. Checkpoint has since created an app and spreading the word about checkpoints across the nation. 

The story click counter doesn't lie, surprisingly the scandal involving former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner didn't even make it as a runner up.

Thousands of people go to cbs8.com -- we value your input, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and on the web. CBS News 8 is looking forward to another interesting year of news in 2014.

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