A look back on 2012's most popular online stories
Good Morning Tucson continues its "Twilight on 2012" series with a look at the stories that had viewers clicking like crazy.Photo: Video by kgun9.com
Web Producer: Mekita Rivas
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Good Morning Tucson continues its "Twilight on 2012" series with a look at the stories that had viewers clicking like crazy.
5. In March, a Tucson man died after his dump truck rolled over in the Pantano wash. The accident raised questions about the safety of the construction company and his family -- including four children -- couldn't afford to pay for his funeral. 9 On Your Side's story got 43,000 page views and told viewers they could help by donating to the Danny Murphy Memorial Fund.
4. The little town with big problems: Quartzsite, Ariz. A resident was arrested after she politely brought up a concern during a city council meeting. The incident was caught on camera and the video went viral. Soon after, Quartzsite was under the microscope for other violations of open meeting laws. All of the controversy drove viewers to the story online -- getting 45,000 page views.
3. When then 6-year-old Isabel Celis was reported missing by her parents on April 20, 2012, the case gained attention not just locally, but across the country. 9 On Your Side has a special online section dedicated to keeping viewers informed on any updates about the case, which has garnered more than 61,000 page views.
2. The Endeavour space shuttle flyover on Sept. 21, 2012. To honor his wife, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Captain Mark Kelly arranged for the retiring space craft to fly over Tucson during its final voyage. 9 On Your Side asked viewers to send in their photos of Endeavour and that photo gallery got more than 80,000 page views.
And topping our list?
1. The case of the "Catastrophe Award." A little girl got an award from her 3rd grade teacher that said she had the most excuses for not getting her homework done. The teacher called it a joke, but many others said it was bullying. This story got a whopping 107,000 page views.