Most-Read Stories On In 2011

Friday, December 30th 2011, 7:00 pm

By: News 9

Throughout the year there were several Oklahoma stories that visitors could not stop reading and talking about. We've compiled a list of our most popular stories online in 2011.

1. Oklahoma Puppy Survives Euthanasia, Will Now Get A Home

Wall-E, the puppy that survived euthanasia at a shelter in Sulphur, captured the hearts of people in Oklahoma and across the country.

2. 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma

The record-breaking Oklahoma earthquake shook up residents and had people rushing to their insurance agents to ask about earthquake coverage.

3. Chouteau Clerk Mistaken For Casey Anthony Attacked With Minivan

An Oklahoma woman says she was attacked just days after Casey Anthony was acquitted because the attacker believed she looked like the infamous mom.

4. May 24th Tornado Outbreak, Search For Missing Hamil Child

The outbreak of tornadoes on May 24 destroyed dozens of homes and killed nine people, including two children in the Hamil family.

5. Wife Of Slain Nichols Hills Fire Chief Says Shooter Spoke To Her

Before police arrested Becky Bryan for the death of her husband, she claimed a strange man walked into the couple's house and shot the Nichols Hills fire chief in the head.

6. Former OHP Trooper Charged With Rape

The Logan County District Attorney charged former Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Patrick Venable with second-degree rape following an investigation into sexual misconduct.

7. OU Professor Accused Of Questionable Medical Practices On Students

Students claimed a professor used them as guinea pigs for painful procedures that left them with bruises and sometimes serious injuries.

8. Mother Chases Down 'Fat' Purse Snatcher In Northwest OKC

An Oklahoma City mother ran after an armed man who stole her purse after she walked out of a Family Dollar store.

9. Suspect In Weleetka Girls' Murders Says He Shot 'Two Monsters'

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation announced the arrest of a suspect in the murders of two Weleetka girls, three years after the best friends were shot on a rural road.

10. Oklahoma Wildfire Outbreak

Wildfires in northeast Oklahoma City in August burned more than 800 acres and destroyed dozens of homes.

Although they were not the most-read stories online, several other events were big news across the state. They were:

Bethany Police Arrest Man, Seek Person Of Interest In Carina Saunders Murder

OSU Plane Crash

Blizzard Intensifies Across Oklahoma

Man On Tulsa Tower Refuses Rescue Efforts

Teen Admits Attacking Couple To Teach Racists A Lesson

8-Year-Old Woodward Boy Sticks Tongue To Stop Sign Pole, Gets Stuck

Consumer Watch: Phone Scam Targets Elderly, Costs Thousands

Family Holding Out Hope Teen Recovers From Brutal Beating

OHP Investigates Reports Of Shots Fired At Firefighting Helicopters

Paranormal Researchers Catch Earthquake On Camera

PETA Allegedly Paid Man To Spy, Download Information From Exotic Animal Park

Occupy OKC Protester Found Dead In Tent In Downtown OKC

Car Drives Off With Gas Hose Attached, Pouring Gas On Pregnant OKC Woman

Jerome Ersland Guilty Verdict Stuns Courtroom

Prison Riot In Sayre Contained



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