Most read local stories on in October 2011

1. Astros draft pick killed after smashing into big rig
An Astros draft pick from Conroe was killed overnight in a two-vehicle accident involving a big rig in Montgomery County.

2. Big rig slams into car at toll booth
A big rig slammed into a toll booth on the North Beltway and then landed on top of an SUV early this morning, causing both vehicles to burst into flames.

3. Two-year-old girl saves mom's life
She is only two years old, but a Harris County girl is being hailed a hero.

4. Fire rips through Garden Ridge store
A massive fire is finally under control after burning at a Garden Ridge store on I-45 south in the Conroe area for nearly three hours.

5. Houston man killed by shark in Australia
Family and friends are mourning the loss of a Houston man who was killed in a violent shark attack off the coast of Australia.

6. Boy, 11, ticketed after being hit by car
A boy was hit by an SUV, and he's the one who gets a ticket. The outcome following the accident surprised the fifth grader and his mother.

7. Suspected drunk driver blamed for pileup that killed 2
Two people were killed in a five-car pileup in north Harris County overnight, and the accident is blamed on a suspected drunken driver.

8. Arrest made in hit-and-run that killed dog, injured woman
We are getting our first look at an 18-year-old man charged in a hit run that severely injured a woman in Champion Forest over the weekend. The woman's dog is being credited with saving her life, but unfortunately, her pet didn't survive the accident.

9. Three people shot at Academy store in SW Houston
Three people have been shot at a sporting goods store in southwest Houston.

10. Dad accused of giving daughter gun to kill herself
A father is accused of beating his young daughter with a belt and offering her a gun and knife to commit suicide.

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