Here are the five most viewed news stories on Channel3000.com in the month of October:

1) Homeowners defend themselves in Sun Prairie child abuse death

2) Wisconsin tops Daily Beast's 20 sexiest colleges list

3) Police ID man taken into custody during Sun Prairie incident

4) Father, brother of slain 5-year-old charged with sexual assault

5) Counselors help students after 10-year-old killed by alleged drunken driver