(WXYZ) - From Detroit's bankruptcy to the Kilpatrick Corruption case, it was a year of high profile bad news for our region.
See a report on our top stories of the year in the video player on the left.
But it wasn't all bad news!
Here are seven of the stories that warmed our hearts over this past year.
- Balaal Hollings was shot in the head trying to break up a fight between classmates. 2 months later, he walked across the stage at graduation
- Owen Groesser, an Rochester Hills eighth grader with Down syndrome, made national headlines this year when he made 2 three-point shots during a game in January
- Petey, the Jack Russell terrier, made a 600 mile journey from his home in Erin, Tennessee to Rochester Hills
- A Cincinnati man recreates his wedding photos with his 3-year-old daughter in memory of his late wife