Top 10 Dallas-Fort Worth News Stories of 2017

Here are the Top Ten News stories from 2017 based on traffic data from our website, NBCDFW.com.

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August 24, 2017 a Dallas County Grand Jury indicted (clockwise from top left) Desmond Jones, 22, Devontae Owens, 24, and Laquon Wilkerson, 30, each for the offense of Aggravated Kidnapping in connection with Shavon Randle (pictured right). Randle was kidnapped in June and her body was discovered in July.
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No. 10 -- McKinney Boy Invents Device to Prevent Hot Car Deaths
A 10-year-old boy from McKinney invented what he hopes is a life-saving tool that every parent could use. Bishop Curry V says he was inspired to create a device he calls "Oasis" after a baby died in a hot minivan last summer outside a home in Melissa, not far from where they live. Curry is a fifth grader at Melissa Ridge Intermediate and his father says they drive by the home every day on their way to school. Read More Here.

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No. 9 -- Answering the Call for Breakfast With Dads Event
When Dade Middle School put out a call for volunteers to help with the Breakfast with Dads event, there was a fear there wouldn't be enough dads for the students. But as NBC 5's Kristin Dickerson reports, North Texans answered the call for help. Read More Here.

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No. 8 -- Rodents Fall From Ceiling of Dallas Chipotle: Customers
In August, Chipotle temporarily closed a Dallas location where a diner posted video of rodents inside the restaurant. After the 100-year-old building in Dallas' West End neighborhood was treated, the restaurant reopened. Read More Here.

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No. 7 -- The Risks of Streaming Illegal Content Through Amazon Fire Stick
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a popular device designed to make streaming easier than ever before. With the device, consumers no longer have to connect their laptops to their television or have a fancy smart TV to watch Netflix, Hulu, Amazon video and premium channels like HBO. The stick connects to all, but we've learned there's a loophole that’s giving people access to even more. Read More Here.

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No. 6 -- Sherin Mathews, October - December
Sherin Mathews, a 3-year-old child adopted from India by a Plano family, was first reported missing by her father who later said he hid her body after she choked on milk that he "physically assisted" her in drinking. Sherin's mother was later jailed on a negligence charge after police said the couple left the child home alone while they went to dinner with their biological daughter. Both parents remain in police custody. The couple's surviving daughter is living with family in the Houston area. Read More Here.

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No. 5 -- Arrest Warrant issued for Plano Day Care Worker Seen Throwing Child, April
Two day care workers are out of work and one is facing a felony charge after a recording shared thousands of times on Facebook appeared to show children being tossed around before naptime at a North Texas day care. Read More Here.

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No. 4 -- Passengers on New Six Flags 'Joker' Coaster Freed After 3.5-Hour Rescue, May 20
After a three-and-a-half-hour rescue mission, eight passengers stuck suspended on Six Flags' newest roller coaster, 'The Joker,' were finally freed. Two days later the ride would stop again, this time only briefly before being reset. Read More Here.

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No. 3 -- Track Coach Killed, 18 Students Hurt in East Texas Bus Crash, March 24
An East Texas track coach was one of two people killed in a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a bus that also left at least 18 high schoolers injured Thursday night.Read More Here.

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Tom Fox, The Dallas Morning News

No. 2 -- Chase Ends in Fiery Crash, June 9
The driver of a flatbed tractor-trailer held police at bay for hours following a multi-city chase that ended with a fiery crash along Interstate 30. Jose Luis Cano Olivas, 35, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest in a vehicle. Paramedics strapped him, handcuffed, onto stretcher after SWAT team members pulled him from his crashed semi.Read More Here.

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No. 1 -- Shavon Randle.
In August, a Dallas County Grand Jury indicted (clockwise from top left) Desmond Jones, 22, Devontae Owens, 24, and Laquon Wilkerson, 30, each for the offense of Aggravated Kidnapping in connection with Shavon Randle (pictured right). Randle was kidnapped in June and her body was discovered in July. In addition to Randle's body, police also found the body of 19-year-old Michael Titus, who was initially named as a person of interest in the girl's disappearance. To date, no one has been charged in the girl's death. Read More Here.

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