Top Stories Of 2011

| December 31, 2011 | 4 Comments

Each year, we take a look at the top stories of the year.  I find it refreshing to take a look back at the news and events that kept our attention. Unfortunately, 2011 was a tragic year that saw the loss of too many young lives. The year saw hatred at its worst when the Westboro Baptist Church held a protest at Meade Senior High School.  The Blue Angels were canceled and may not return and that are lost a great benefactor in Don Riddle.

Eye On Annapolis was the first to break many of these stories–the drowning death of Olivia Constants, the passing of Don Riddle from Homestead Gardens, a Route 2 traffic ramp collapse, and the recent violence at Westfield Annapolis over Nike Air Jordan Concord sneakers.

Rather than pick the top ten or twelve, we decided to cut it off this year based on the number of times each story was actually read. It seemed to be a better indicator to us. All of these have been read at least 8,000 times with the the story of the tragic death of Olivia Constants being read more than 20,000.

Take a walk back through 2011 and click on these top 17 stories reported on Eye On Annapolis. Do these surprise you? Which stories do you remember? Leave us a comment!

  1. Broadneck Teen Drowns In Sailing Accident
  2. Westboro Baptist Church To Target Meade High School
  3. Violent Night Near Local Bars
  4. 2 Men Sexually Assault 14-Year Old Crofton Girl
  5. Hurricane Irene Updates
  6. Homestead Gardens’ Founder, Don Riddle, Found Dead On Boat
  7. Anne Arundel County School Bus Routes
  8. Route 2 To Route 100 Ramp Collapses In Glen Burnie
  9. Major Drug Bust In Annapolis
  10. Prisoner Escapes From Courthouse In Annapolis
  11. Details Slowly Emerge In Fatal Motorcycle Crash
  12. Double Homicide At Arundel Mills Mall
  13. Former Spalding Coach Arrested On Sex Charges Involving Minor Student
  14. Blue Angels Canceled For 2011
  15. Motorcycle Crash Victims’ Names Released
  16. Blue Angels May Be Grounded For USNA Commissioning Week
  17. Concord Shoes Cause Serious Crowd Problem At Westfield Annapolis And Arundel Mills
Check back at 6pm for our favorite videos of the year!

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