(WXYZ) - In 2012 Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast and a series of tornadoes tore across the nation, stretching from Alabama to Illinois.
We bid farewell to entertainment greats Whitney Houston and Dick Clark and sat shocked and in silence after twelve people lost their lives in an Aurora, CO movie theater.
The victims of a Happy Valley, Pennsylvania scandal were mourned and the athletes of the London Games, celebrated.
We held our breath, crossed our fingers and rubbed our lucky rabbit foot hoping we were millionaires and we laughed but likely participated in hoarding a box of our favorite Hostess snacks.
They are just some of the many headlines that captured our nation's attention in 2012. Take a look back at the top 20 stories of the year in our photo gallery above then let us know; which headline do you remember most this year?
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He's been on the run for more than four years, but tonight, Lakshminivasa Nerusu is in police custody.
Officials say an autopsy has been unable to determine the cause of death of a Brownstown Township women whose body was found six years after she vanished.
Grosse Pointe Farms Police are trying to locate the owners of 11 garden statues that were found Saturday morning.