INDIANAPOLIS — What were the ten most-read stories on our website, theindychannnel.com, in 2019?
They probably aren't what you're thinking. None mention President Trump, Andrew Luck's retirement or the re-election of Joe Hogsett as Mayor of Indianapolis. Traditional big news stories give way here to the ones you found most interesting.
So, let's take a look, starting at number ten and working our way up:
#10 Mother and son killed in Hancock County crash
The tragic crash in mid-December in Hancock County left 44-year-old Amy Cox and her 24-year-old son, Isaac Cox, dead. Both were from New Palestine.
#9 Delphi Murders: ISP says new audio, video and sketch shows Libby and Abby's killer
In April, more than two years after Liberty German and Abigail Williams were found murdered, Indiana State Police released new evidence to help find their killer. But, as the year comes to a close, there has been no arrest.
#8 Purdue student's Puerto Rican ID not accepted to buy cold medicine
In November, we brought you the story of a Purdue University student from Puerto Rico who tried to purchase cold medicine at a West Lafayette drug store. The store said his ID wasn't a United States identification, even thought Puerto Rico is part of the U.S.
#7 Toyota looking for 400 workers at Indiana plant
Toyota put the "help wanted" sign out in a big way at its southwestern Indiana plant this past summer. The automaker was looking for 400 additional workers.
#6 Seasonal UPS employee confesses to stealing more than $1,000 worth of packages
Talk about a poor first impression. A seasonal United Parcel Service employee didn't last long on the job when it was discovered he was stealing the packages he was hired to unload.
#5 Governor signs bill changing Indiana's kindergarten eligibility rules
After the Indiana legislature passed it, Governor Holcomb signed a bill into law that changes the dates children are eligible to enroll in kindergarten.
#4 Indianapolis Steak-'n-Shake has license suspended by health department
It's been a tough year for Steak 'n Shake, with some locations closing. Earlier in the year, a northeast side Indianapolis Steak 'n Shake had its license suspended by the Marion County Health Department due to sanitation violations.
#3 Undercover videos show animal cruelty at Fair Oaks Farms
In June, disturbing footage of animal abuse at Fair Oaks Farms in northwest Indiana was released by a Florida-based animal welfare group. The farm is a popular tourist attraction, just off the main route between Indianapolis and Chicago.
#2 What does the air recirculation button in your car actually do?
Many people wanted to know the answer to this question because it was the second most-read story this year. Turns out knowing what this function on your car does is probably a pretty good idea!
#1 Bikers stop at little girl's lemonade stand
This touching story from Miami County was far and away the most viewed story on theindychannel.com in 2019. Bikers show up at the lemonade stand of a little girl whose mother helped save them during a bad accident. Mom is a nurse. Some of the crash victims were seriously hurt, but all survived.