KENDALLVILLE — A $10,000 Prada purse, a shooting that left two people dead and a murder trial ending in unanimous guilty verdicts made the double homicide in Ligonier on March 5 The News Sun’s top story of 2018.The shocking crime in Ligonier’s Riverside Villa Apartments dominated the news cycle in March this year and the ongoing legal cases against three Fort Wayne people implicated in it have made headlines throughout 2018.The News Sun editorial staff each cast ballots for their Top 10 stories in Noble and LaGrange counties this year. Those votes were then aggregated to come up with the top list.The votes for the top spot this year were not unanimous, with the No. 2 story — the massive fire that destroyed the former McCray Refrigerator factory in Kendallville on June 4 — also clinching a few first place votes. In any other year, the story almost certainly would have grabbed the top position.Here’s this year’s Top 10 as voted on by The News Sun … [Read more...] about Double homicide is top story of 2018
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Hawaii News By JOHN BURNETT Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Sunday, December 30, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Lava fountains from fissure 8 on June 6 in Leilani Estates. HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald People watch from the Puueo Street bridge on Aug. 23 as the Wailuku River rages below them in Hilo. HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald A landslide blocks the Hilo bond lane at about 6:55 a.m. Thursday morning at the Honolii bridge on Highway 19 in Hilo. HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Steam rises from an empty Pu'u 'O'o on May 16. Earth has made another revolution around the sun and, as we get set to ring in 2019, it’s time to look back at the year that was 2018. In addition to White House firings and resignations too numerous to detail, 2018 is marked with a mind-boggling number of disasters locally, nationally and globally. ADVERTISING Hurricane Florence blew ashore from the Atlantic in September, causing 53 … [Read more...] about Aloha, 2018! The Tribune-Herald’s top stories of the year
Elected officials had a busy year in 2018, trying to solve the homeless crisis, dealing with the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana and for many of them, running for re-election. Those were three of the top news stories over the past 12 months as reported by The Wave. Here is our annual look back at the top stories of the year. Spending begins on homeless solutions LOS ANGELES — City and county officials began spending money building new shelters and other housing facilities in a effort to get more people off the streets. In his annual State of the City address in April, Mayor Eric Garcetti pledged $20 million for emergency shelters in what he called A Bridge Home program. Garcetti said he wanted A Bridge Home facility in each of the city’s 15 council district complete with trailers, tents and other emergency shelters to “confront the greatest moral and humanitarian crisis of our time.” Garcetti estimated that through the plan, 1,500 beds would be … [Read more...] about 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW: Legalized pot, sidewalk vending are among top stories
Most of The Seattle Times’ top stories of 2018 had national relevance — but all were uniquely Puget Sound. The peril of orcas in our waters. An unauthorized takeoff of a passenger plane from our airport. Hot dogs at our national warehouse-store chain. Our most-read topic of the year, with no other coming close, was orcas, specifically the story of Tahlequah, a mother who carried her dead calf for 17 days and more than 1,000 miles. Reporter Lynda V. Mapes wrote dozens of stories about the saga; the top four alone garnered millions of page views. Why? It wasn’t just a story about a whale. It was a story about us. “Animals sometimes say things more clearly than people, and Tahlequah, clinging to her dead calf, for many people, said it all,” Mapes says. “Every parent, everyone who has ever lost a loved one, no matter where they live or who they are, could respond to this story.” Explore a selection of 2018’s top stories below, and read about … [Read more...] about What were The Seattle Times’ top stories of 2018? Here’s the list.
Phil Drake Great Falls Tribune Published 1:53 PM EST Dec 27, 2018 It was kind of a chicken or egg kind of year. Was the biggest story of 2018 Democratic Sen. Jon Tester getting re-elected for a third term and overcoming a full-court press against him by President Donald J. Trump and other top Republicans or was Trump visiting Montana four times to oust Tester the top story? Or are they one in the same? We lean toward singling out Tester in which the 62-year-old Big Sandy farmer won over Republican Matt Rosendale and Libertarian Rick Breckenridge in a two-fisted (or is that three-fisted) political brawl with a nearly $70 million price tag, making it the costliest race in state history. It also flooded TV screens with an endless parade of commercials and stuffed mailboxes with election flyers. Other stories topping the list for the year include floods that briefly created beachfront property in Augusta, legal action accusing a former athletic trainer in Miles City of sexual … [Read more...] about Montana’s top stories for 2018