's Most-Popular Stories of 2012's Most-Popular Stories of 2012

January 7, 2013 Updated Jan 7, 2013 at 1:51 PM CDT was a popular place in 2012.

And with 2012 officially in the books, it is time to take a look back at the year that was on

Here are's 20 most-viewed stories from 2012. Click the links to view the stories and photo galleries.


1. Stunning photo gallery shows Minnesota storm damage (46,755 views)

Check out this amazing photo gallery from Granite Broadcasting sister station Northland's NewsCenter HERE.

2. Perfect prom photos (43,444 views)

Click HERE to revisit this fun collection of photos.

3. Hilarious Pics Show Some Families Love of Pets Goes a Little Overboard  (40,480 views)

Click HERE to scroll through a gallery of funny photos.

4. Jackpot! $336 Million Powerball Winner Sold in Rhode Island (22,811 views)

Big pageviews for a story about big bucks.

5. Woman Rides Elevator to Death in High-Rise Fire (22,207 views)

A tragic story from Chicago last January.

6. Six arrested following undercover drug investigation (19,898 views)

Six individuals were arrested in April following a drug investigation in Peoria and Fulton Counties.

7. Peoria man in critical condition after accident in Wisconsin (17,160 views)

A tragic story from August involving a 21-year-old Peoria man.

8. Just in time for Father's Day: Awkward dad pics (12,853 views)

Another gallery of funny photos HERE.

9. Missing Stark County infant found alive (11,390 views)

Nearly 12 hours after being reported missing from her mother's vehicle, a 3-week-old girl was found alive in September.

10. Man arrested in connection with Dunlap student's death (10,346 views)

Click HERE to read the story.

11. Diner suffers heart attack while eating at Heart Attack Grill (10,115 views)

The Las Vegas restaurant apparently lived up to its name last February.

12. Semi carrying bacon overturns on I-74 (9,450 views)

A semi carrying 40,000 pounds of bacon overturned in August.

13. Two dead in fatal crash near Banner Marsh (9,392 views)

Pair of males were passengers in an SUV that was struck and crushed by a garbage truck in May.

14. GALLERY: Car crashes into One World Cafe (8,668 views)

Click HERE to revisit this bizarre incident from last February.

15. Firefighters battle structure fire in Morton (7,954 views)

A huge fire at the Bradley Services Incorporated company broke out in March.

16. Dunlap students mourn death of classmate (7,795 views)

Dunlap High School students grieved the death of a classmate in April.

17. Car crashes through Pekin business (7,722 views)

One person was injured in August incident.

18. Local couple dies in car crash; leave behind 9 children (7,600 views)

A tragic story from October.

19. Body found inside car in Kroger parking lot (7,240 views)

Click HERE to revisit this story from April.

20. Amber Alert in effect for missing Stark County infant (7,177 views)