Christmas is less than a week away and soon after, 2012 will be just a faint memory. However, before we prepare to head into the New Year, let's take a look back at the stories that topped the news.
Top 10 Stories On News9.com For 2012:
(based on page views)
1. Piedmont Mom Gets $2,500 Ticket After Son, 3, Urinates In Front Yard – Havonnah Johnson
A 3 year old gets his mom into trouble with the law after he urinates in his own yard. She got a $2,500 ticket from a Piedmont police officer following the incident.
2. 12-Year-Old Girl Shoots Intruder During Home Invasion In Bryan County – Chris McKinnon
A 12-year-old girl took matters into her own hands during a home invasion in southeast Oklahoma.
3. Elderly OKC Man Accused Of Talking Dirty To 911 Operators – Deanne Stein
Oklahoma City police arrest an elderly man after he allegedly called 911 operators to talk about sex.
4. Student Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound At Stillwater Junior High School – Deanne Stein
Eighth grade student Cade Poulos, 13, dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside Stillwater Junior High School on Wednesday, September 26.
5. Man Accused Of Exposing Himself At Maternity Clothing Store In OKC – LaShauna Sewell
Oklahoma City Police arrested a man suspected of wearing a bra and crotch-less underwear at a northwest Oklahoma City clothing store for pregnant women.
6. Massive Damage, Fatalities After Tornado Strikes Woodward – News9.com & Various Reporters
A large tornado nearly quarter-mile wide has caused five confirmed fatalities, massive damage and injuries in Woodward early Sunday, April 15.
7. 15 Year Anniversary Of Oklahoman Hit By Space Junk – Deanne Stein
Sunday, January 22, is an interesting anniversary. It was 15 years ago that the first person ever documented was hit by space junk. That person was an Oklahoman.
8. Numerous Homes Destroyed As Grass Fires Erupt In Parts Of Oklahoma – News9.com & Various Reporters
Several grass fires broke out across the Sooner State Friday, August 3. Numerous structures, including people's homes, have been destroyed.
9. OKC Thunder Announcer Out On Bond After Arrest For Lewd Acts With A Child – Michael Konopasek
The public address announcer for the Oklahoma City Thunder was released from jail on Friday, May 11 following his arrest on three felony counts of lewd or indecent acts with a child under 16.
10. OKCPS Reviews Dress Code After Student Asked To Change T-Shirt – Karl Torp
A parent is demanding changes to the dress code policy at Wilson Elementary School after her 5-year-old son was asked by the principal to turn his University of Michigan T-shirt inside-out.