A monsoon storm that rolled into the Valley on Aug. 2 was the most popular story on AZFamily.com in 2018.

(3TV/CBS 5) - Ranked in order, here are the 10 most popular stories for AZFamily.com in 2018.

1. Monsoon madness! Huge wall of dust rolls through town

A monsoon storm hit the Valley hard Thursday evening, bringing high winds, low visibility and a massive wall of rolling dust coming from the south.

2. Backpage.com shut down by FBI

Classifieds website Backpage.com has been seized and shut down by the FBI. 

3. PD: Accused stalker sent 65,000 texts to man, said she wanted to bathe in his blood

What started as a potential relationship on a dating site ended in a stalking nightmare for one Paradise Valley man.

4. New cell phone restrictions take effect Sunday

A new law cracking down on teen cellphone use behind the wheel takes effect on Sunday. 

5. Mom arrested after Tempe toddler ate mac and cheese made with THC butter

A Tempe mom was arrested after police say her child ate mac and cheese made with THC butter. THC is a chemical in cannabis that gets you high. 

6. Goodyear teacher accused of having sex with teen student pleads not guilty

A Goodyear teacher accused of sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old student pleaded not guilty in court Friday morning.

7. Dad and newborn daughter unable to fly land at Phoenix woman's home

A Cleveland man and his 4-day-old daughter weren't allowed to board a Frontier flight, stranding the two in Phoenix without a place to stay for several days.

8. UPDATE: Amber Alert for 2 Phoenix boys and murder suspect extended to Mexico

The Amber Alert for two young boys believed to have been taken by their father, who is now the prime suspect in a triple homicide in Phoenix, has extended into Mexico.

9. Democrat looks for upset in strong GOP district in Arizona

In a district Donald Trump won by 21 points in 2016, a Democratic newcomer is trying to pull off an upset victory for an open U.S. House seat in Arizona that has been held by Republicans since the early 1980s.

10. 3-week-old baby dies after crash on Loop 101 in Glendale

A car crash on Saturday took a tragic turn when two parents were forced to take their 3-week-old daughter off life support.


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