SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — It’s that time of the year when we look back at what people clicked on the most on CBS13.com.
Today we’re counting all the way down from 100 to 76. Weather dominated the first part of the year, but Hawaii checks in twice in this part of the list.
The list starts with fears earlier this year from a massive sinkhole during an intensely wet January. This won’t be the first time the wet winter will come up on this list, nor will it be the biggest hole.
Nearly 2,500 miles from home, Sarah Grow was stuck in a hospital bed following a fall that left her unable to return from a vacation in Hawaii.
California law gives a 20-day grace period to complete the registration without paying a penalty, but many people have been skirting the registration requirement. The CHP even has a site for people to report cheaters.
What had started out as a missing person’s case involving a teenager disappearing after Church in April turned into something different when she was found.
Right in the heat of tourism season, victims came forward saying the drinks they were having at certain resorts weren’t above the board.
The crash claimed the lives of a child and three adults
Two teenagers were shot and killed on a night in May while they walked together on Fruitridge Road, leaving a community in shock.
So far the list has been doom and gloom, so how about a happy story about a newborn finding a new home with the cop who helped save that child’s life.
Sometimes a second chance is as easy as a mugshot. That’s the case for Jeremy Meeks, whose booking photo went viral, leading to him finding a job in the world of modeling.
The employee had gone out to talk to the men outside, and then things escalated to a deadly climax.
The agricultural feel of Sacramento is attracting a bad crop from out of state. Investigators found grow homes that in some neighborhoods that were linked to out-of-state addresses.
It was a shocking scene in Old Sacramento when a man took off with a child. He only made it 50 yards before he was stopped.
An escaped mental patient accused of the brutal slaying of a woman in 1979 somehow managed to hop a plane and make it to San Jose before anyone knew he was gone.
Police say it was a dangerous situation as the pit bull ran around the neighborhood, attacking at least three people, and say their only option was to shoot the dog.
Paula Ede says it took her weeks to have the courage to speak out and that the last few weeks have been a heart-wrenching experience for her and her family. Weeks later, Aly Yeoman would be found dead in an apparent drowning.
Truckers upset over changes to rules on logbooks rolled through the Sacramento area
A brutal attack on a church left 26 people dead and a community reeling in Texas. The attack that stemmed from a family arguement has some rethinking security in churches.
A family mourned the death of a mother and her two sons after a car crash on Jackson Highway.
Police say the woman was driving with her sons early in the morning when she crossed over into oncoming traffic. Friends and family came by the dozens to the crash site later that evening in shock, unable to understand how this could’ve happened.
A group of eight African-American men and women requesting a Lyft ride were told they couldn’t fit. That’s when the driver said some people in the group began assaulting her.
It doesn’t seem like it after a mostly dry December, but the year started off on a very wet and stormy note. Some of those storms included tornadoes like the one that touched down in Natomas. In January.
A car theft investigation turned into a shootout that claimed the life of a Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy.
It turned out to be the calm before the storm during the storms. A hole developed in the Oroville Dam spillway, creating a difficult developing emergency. The rain would keep filling Lake Oroville, meaning more water would have to be released through the damaged spillway. Days later, the emergency spillway would be used for the first time, setting the stage for a massive evacuation that weekend.
A gunman went on a roaming rampage through a small town in Tehama County, killing five people. It could have been much worse as he went for a school, but quick-thinking staff were able to get it on lockdown.
It’s a story that will continue to resonate in 2018. State lawmakers looking for a way to fill the pothole in Caltrans’ road repair budget passed the first gas tax increase in years, but they needed help from a Republican lawmaker to get the job done. Now, that tax is the focus of Assemblyman Travis Allen’s campaign as he runs for governor and Republicans look for any kind of a foothold in a legislature dominated by Democrats.
To drive home how incredibly wet last winter was, the Don Pedro Reservoir in Tuolumne County had to open its floodgates for the first time this century.