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2012: Top 30 Most Read Stories On Renton Patch

Top reads include Lindbergh physics experiment, voter's approval of keeping the Library over the Cedar River, and lots of police and fire highlights.

Tragedy often tops the list of most-read stories, as it does this year with our year-end list. Even then, there is a silver lining to this cloud. The family involved with our number one story is working to re-build their lives with the help of the community. Click here to read more and do your part.

The second most-read story was just plain silly, especially when the 21-year-old driver insisted that he was “a good driver” and had no intention of using the doll as a fake passenger. Click the #2 link for a picture. It's worth a thousand shakes of the head.

Good news can, and does, prevail. A Lindbergh physics class experiement came in as a surprise third-place finish. 

Take a look at our list and tell us what you think. What were the biggest stories this year in Renton?

  1. UPDATE: Jarod T. Lane Waives Extradition
  2. Photos: Students Egg State Rep.-Elect In The Name Of Education
  3. Woman Robs Key Bank In Hopes Of Going To Jail
  4. Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil Sees His Shadow
  5. Best Places To Watch Blue Angels During SeaFair 2012
  6. UPDATED: Family Thankful To Renton Police And Others
  7. Will DNSChanger Crash Your Computer Monday? Run This Simple FBI-Approved Test
  8. Renton Pics & Clips
  9. Car Thieves Target "Steamers"
  10. Update: Suspect Was After Oxycontin
  11. Reader's Choice: Who Offers The Best Preschool In Renton?
  12. Smoking Monkey Pizza To Open On Saturday
  13. One Critical in Maple Valley Highway Crash
  14. Police Seek Information On Missing Renton Man
  15. UPDATE: Woman Killed After Car Crashes Into Renton Farmers Insurance Building
  16. UPDATE: Woman Struck By Car On Lake Washington Boulevard Has Been Identified
  17. Lindbergh High School Copes With Student Death
  18. Renton Murder Suspect Reportedly Distraught Over Breakup
  19. Victim In Wednesday’s Car-Into-Building Crash Identified as Kaye Hall
  20. Renton Sonics May Be No Longer
  21. UPDATE: Cedar River Library Overwhelming Favorite of Renton Voters
  22. UPDATE: Bomb Squad Fires Water Cannon at Car After Reported Home Invasion
  23. UPDATE: Medical Examiner Names Man Found Dead In South Renton
  24. Fry’s Electronics Slapped With Six-Figure Fine In Harassment Of Renton Employee

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