People may say they prefer to read happy news, but the numbers don't lie. Stories about crime, tragic death and violence were the most-read on Newark Patch in 2012.
Here's a recap of the biggest news of the year, judged by how many people clicked through to read the stories.
- Piedmont Man Arrested In Shooting of Federal Agent in Newark
- Newark Student Stabbed to Death at Party
- Police: Burglary Suspect Drove Near 80 MPH Before Fatal Collision
- Police Seek Four Men in NewPark Mall Jewelry Store Robbery
- Tri-City Women Among Victims of Oakland Shooting
- Update: Two Found Dead in Possible Murder-Suicide or Double Suicide
- Justice Afoa Case: Arrests Made in 2010 Teen Slaying
- Remembering Slain Transgender Teen Gwen Araujo
- Cinedome 7 Slashes Movie Ticket Prices
What were other big news stories this year in Newark? Which Newark Patch story was your favorite? What would you like to see more of in 2013? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.