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The stories that most interested you this year

Posted at 7:29 PM, Dec 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-24 19:29:57-05
It was a year of rare birth events and tuition winning half-court shots, but the story that received the most interest on our Facebook page this year is one of courage and inspiration.
 
Josh Speidel, a standout basketball player at Columbus North, suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident this year. His plans to play for the University of Vermont were delayed. He returned to the basketball court with the team when they played Purdue.
 
The video of his introduction at the game was viewed more than one million times and shared more than 10,000 times.
 

Former Columbus North basketball star Josh Speidel suffered a traumatic brain injury following a car accident earlier...

Posted by RTV6 (WRTV - Indianapolis) on Sunday, 15 November 2015

 
And who could forget about the Indiana farmer who jumped in his hot tub to save his baby cow?
 

You might be wondering why this Indiana farmer is sitting in a hot tub with a baby cow. The reason is actually pretty moo-ving -- http://bit.ly/1wcrUMk

Posted by RTV6 (WRTV - Indianapolis) on Friday, 6 March 2015

 
Some stories grabbed your attention because of how disturbing they were.
 

This woman is accused of beheading her 3-month-old daughter inside her Cincinnati-area home. "It's days like this when...

Posted by RTV6 (WRTV - Indianapolis) on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

 
And how frightening they were.
 

Multiple timber rattlesnakes have been spotted in forests south of Indianapolis. Indiana DNR Law District 6 says they...

Posted by RTV6 (WRTV - Indianapolis) on Monday, 10 August 2015

 
The video of a Ball State freshman hitting a half-court basketball short for free tuition was viewed more than 830,000 times. His reaction might have something to do with that. 
 

Great shot! A Ball State freshman hit a half-court basketball shot for free tuition at last night's rally. More here: http://bit.ly/1EH7tX1 Video via Ball State Sports Link

Posted by RTV6 (WRTV - Indianapolis) on Friday, 21 August 2015

 
We often appreciate a story about a waiter receiving a large tip, but it was the story behind this particular tip that helped this Facebook post reach more than one million people. 
 

A Tennessee waitress received a $36 tip on a $30 bill last weekend. While the tip was generous, it was the explanation left behind that was priceless -- http://bit.ly/1CatrUt

Posted by RTV6 (WRTV - Indianapolis) on Thursday, 12 March 2015

 
Many of you shared your own experiences with Purina Beneful after we posted the story about a lawsuit claiming the food is killing dogs.
 

Do you feed your pup Purina Beneful ? This class-action lawsuit claims the food is killing dogs. Full story: http://bit.ly/1FUpm94

Posted by RTV6 (WRTV - Indianapolis) on Tuesday, 24 February 2015

 
Thousands of you "liked" the story of the Baltimore mother who saw her son on TV throwing rocks at police, and sought him out in the crowd to discipline him.
 

SPARE THE ROD?: When this mom saw her son on TV throwing rocks at police in Baltimore, she sought him out in the crowd...

Posted by RTV6 (WRTV - Indianapolis) on Tuesday, 28 April 2015

 
After we posted the story about an Indiana couple preparing for the arrival of rare identical triplets, many of you offered the family help.
 

Soon-to-be-dad: "Is this a joke?" Ultrasound tech: "Sir, we do not joke about this." An Indiana couple is preparing for a very rare birth event: http://bit.ly/1t1hsWr

Posted by RTV6 (WRTV - Indianapolis) on Thursday, 22 January 2015

 
And hundreds of you came up with reasons why this man was in a stranger's home in nothing but his underwear, eating chips.
 

A 19-year-old Greenwood man was arrested early this morning after a stranger awoke to find him "standing in his living room, in nothing but his underwear, eating his chips." More here: http://bit.ly/1ImYWM4

Posted by RTV6 (WRTV - Indianapolis) on Sunday, 7 June 2015

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