Here’s a look back at the most-viewed stories on our website from 2012:
10. 611 acre Rosecrest fire 100 percent contained
A wildfire near Herriman in late June and early July destroyed several homes and forced residents to evacuate and seek shelter elsewhere. The 611 acre fire was finally contained on July 2. See full story >>
9. Security video shows SkyWest jet hitting St. George airport
Police and city officials released a surveillance video from a July 17 incident where a SkyWest Airlines pilot suspected of murder stole a jet and crashed it into the airport shortly before killing himself. See full story >>
8. Autopsy reveals gruesome details in Powell boys’ murder
Autopsy reports say Josh Powell’s young sons, Charles, 7, and Braden, 5, were murdered preceding the home’s explosion. Reports say the boys appeared to have died by “chops to the neck” as well as carbon monoxide poisoning.
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7. Diet pill endorsed by Dr. Oz flying off shelves
A supplement called raspberry ketone and will apparently trick the body into thinking it is thin. After an endorsement by Dr. Oz, many supplement stores in the Salt Lake area were on back order for the product. See full story >>
6. Elementary school student brings gun to school
An 11-year-old boy allegedly told other students his parents encouraged him to bring a gun to school for protection following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. See full story >>
5. Wood Hollow fire burns 47,387 acres in Sanpete County
Dozens of homes and cabins were destroyed in a wildfire in central Utah in late June and early July. The Wood Hollow Fire started near Fountain Green and burned 47,387 acres.
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4. Utahns enjoy rare solar eclipse
Thousands of Utahns watched the sky on the evening of May 20 for the first annular eclipse visible in the US since 1994. The next annular eclipse visible in Utah won’t occur until 2023. See full story >>
3. Utahns strip to their skivvies for a cause
More than 3,000 Utahns stripped down to their skivvies for a run down one of Salt Lake City’s busiest streets. But for some participants, it was about more than just running in underwear, but about sharing their views on politics, religion and other issues. See full story >>
2. A Bigfoot sighting in Provo Canyon?
A Utah man camping in Provo Canyon caught sight of – what he claims – was a black creature in the woods. Could it have been the elusive sasquatch of North American folklore? See full story >>
1. Obama parade parody causes controversy
A Huntsville parade entry portraying President Barack Obama and using the term “Obamanation” made some angry, and others upset at the negative attention. The the Secret Service was contacted after some residents expressed concern the float was a threat to the President. See full story >>