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Countdown of Top 2012 Stories: Nos. 10-6

Leading up to the New Year, here is the fourth installment of our 25 most popular posts of the past year.

With countless high points and low points, it's been a memorable year in Novato. As a review, we are counting down the Novato Patch stories that received the highest readership during 2012. Maybe you have vivid memories of them — or maybe you missed them completely. For folks new here, this is an overview of what's happened in your new town.

No. 10

Dec. 22:

A vehicle flipped over the center divider in San Rafael and into the southbound lanes. Four people were hurt in the SUV that was hit.

No. 9

May 25: Boy Freaks Out Restaurant Patrons by Bringing in Rattlesnake

A 16-year-old boy walked around Old Town with a lethal 4 1/2-foot snake draped around his neck.

No. 8

May 5: Suicidal Gunman Surrenders After 6-Hour Standoff

A well-known youth sports coach faced felony domestic violence and false imprisonment charges after this incident.

No. 7

Sept. 28:

Many at Hailey Ratliff's candlelight vigil were complete strangers who were rocked to the core when the Sinaloa Middle School was killed in a traffic accident the previous day.

No. 6

Nov. 20:

A 17-year-old boy admitted to taking shots of alcohol and smoking marijuana prior to the crash on Vineyard Road.

Here are the other top stories:

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Mark Cwirko December 30, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Sad to think that all of the best things in 2012 (aside from the bizarre story of the kid with the rattlesnake...) are tragedies. We can do better! I hope that items 5-1 have some positive connotations with them!

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