Most-viewed stories of 2012 on

Most-viewed stories of 2012 on

Credit: Preston Trauscht

15. An early morning missile launch out of White Sands, N.M. lit up the predawn sky over Arizona Thursday | Sept. 13, 2012


Posted on December 26, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 12:12 PM

PHOENIX -- When you think back on the big news stories of 2012, what do you remember? staffers took a look at website traffic reports and dug up the top most-viewed stories of the year.

1. Hawaii responds to Bennett's Obama birth records request

2. Justin Bieber sick on stage at first concert of 'Believe' tour

3. Bath salts to blame for face-eating 'zombie' attack in Miami?

4. Police release photos of Jhessye Shockley's apartment

5. Mother accused of forgetting baby on roof of car released from jail

6. PD: Counterfeit coupon operation busted in Phoenix

7. Scottsdale 16 paid to party and add sparkle to events

8. Massive Whiskey Row fire under investigation; Prescott landmarks destroyed

9. Driver killed, 3 children injured in Loop 202 motor home crash

10. Baby with cancer is medical mystery for doctors

11. Queen Creek football players stand up for bullied special-needs student

12. Photos: Major flooding hits Anthem area

13. Photos: Couple disappointed with 'disgusting' vacation rental home

14. Suns dancer tryouts have begun

15. Photos: Missile launch lights up Arizona sky

16. Your Pics: Supermoon 2012 over Western skies

17. WWE superstar John Cena receives Make-a-Wish honor

18. ASU's A falls victims to Oregon Ducks hours before epic match-up

19. 'Rich Dad, Poor Dad' author files for corporate bankruptcy

20. Teens killed in 'catastrophic' collision with semi identified