Voting results: Your top Pittsburgh stories of 2013

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With everything going on in Western Pennsylvania this year, we didn't want to ask readers to pick just one story as a favorite -- so we asked for three. Regardless, one did emerge: the Pirates' dream season was overwhelmingly selected as the main event of 2013. Here are the results of our top news stories poll: (See a summary of stories and how PG staff voted.)

The Pirates stun everyone with a wild playoff run and first winning season in 21 years - 4052 (34%)

The Heinz Company is sold for $28 billion, costing 350 local jobs - 1581 (13%)

A giant rubber duck moored in the Allegheny River draws huge crowds for weeks - 1313 (11%)

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl unexpectedly bows out of elections - 1236 (10%)

Police Chief Nate Harper leaves the post in disgrace due to a corruption case - 1157 (10%)

Highmark completes acquisition of WPAHS while its fight with UPMC continues - 612 (5%)

Supreme Court Judge Joan Orie Melvin is convicted of illegal politicking charges and gets an unusual sentence - 587 (5%)

Steubenville is rocked by a rape case connected to the powerhouse high school football team - 510 (4%)

The Steelers struggle in unexpected fashion on their way to a second straight disappointing season - 454 (4%)

UPMC neurologist Autumn Klein’s husband is charged with killing her with cyanide - 368 (3%)


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