As 2014 comes to an end, we decided to take a look back the ten most popular stories on News9.com. These stories may not have been the biggest news stories of the year, but they were viewed the most on News9.com, meaning you clicked on them more than any other story.
We found the list to be a mixture of crime stories, good news stories and some strange stories. Hope you find this list as interesting as we did.
1. OKC Panhandler Confronted After Being Seen Driving New Car
In our first story, we find a YouTube video that went viral after it aired on News 9. It shows a man confronting an elderly panhandler after she was caught getting into a brand new car.
2. Police Locate Subject Of Unauthorized Entry At Moore HS
This story is a follow up to a report of a man that walked into Moore High School and started talking to students.
3. Ardmore Police Arrest Amber Alert Suspect For Kidnapping, Sexual Assault
This is a sad story that shook Oklahoma. A man kidnapped a young girl and took her to his home. Police worked fast and were able to rescue the girl.
4. Lawyer Releases Video Of Man's Death In Police Custody In Moore
This is another follow up story. In this story, we talk to a lawyer for a man that died while being taken into custody by Moore police after he released video of the incident.
5. Lawmakers Consider Preventing ALL Marriage In Oklahoma
In an attempt to keep same-sex marriage illegal in Oklahoma, one state representative put up a bill to make all marriage illegal.
6. OKC Police Investigating Stars Of Discovery Channel Reality Show
The stars of a national reality show “Street Outlaws” came under investigation by the Oklahoma City police after complaints of drag racing on city streets.
7. Photo Featuring Oklahoma Girls Battling Cancer Inspires Many
A picture from a local photographer showing three girls who have been struggling with childhood cancer took the nation by storm. On a positive note, the girls are all now in remission.
8. McLoud Man Admits Killing Stepdad With "Atomic Wedgie"
A man from McLoud is arrested after police say he killed his stepdad with an “atomic wedgie.”
9. Kansas Quake, 4.8, Shakes Up Residents Across Oklahoma
It seems like this year Oklahoma has been quakin' and shakin'. This particular earthquake seemed to have got most of Oklahoma's attention. For more earthquake information and to check out the News 9 seismograph log onto: www.News9.com/earthquake.
10. Kevin Durant Named MVP, Gets Emotional During Acceptance Speech
Thunder superstar Kevin Durant was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player. During his speech, he got emotional when talking about his family and teammates.
There you have it, 2014's top ten most viewed stories on News9.com.
But why stop there? Here are four more stories that were at the top of the most viewed list. We decided to add these because they were either big stories that had an impact on Oklahoma or they were just too good to leave off the list.
11. Police: Former Employee Beheaded Woman At Moore Workplace
This is a story that held audiences captive as a man walks into a local business and beheads a woman and attempts to behead another before the owner was able to stop him.
12. Chouteau, Oklahoma, Casey Anthony Look Alike Assaulted
This is a bizarre story of an apparent case of mistaken identity that almost cost one Oklahoma woman her life. The Chouteau woman says someone tried to kill her because she looks like Casey Anthony.
13. Facebook Photo Of Huge Lake Eufaula Snapping Turtle Goes Viral
A photo of a huge snapping turtle caught in Lake Eufaula goes viral after a man from Edmond and his friend from Norman posted pics to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife's Facebook page.
14. Reptile-Looking Tortilla Mystery Draws Concern In OKC
This one goes under the gross category. The mystery inside a tortilla bag bought at an Oklahoma City Walmart sparks a food company investigation of sorts after finding what appears to be the body of a lizard in one of their tortillas.