(Richmond, IN)--Each year, Kicks 96 and The Point News ranks its top local news stories of the year. The rankings are based on multiple factors, including amount of news coverage, level of listener response, and impact on the area. The rankings are compiled by News Director Jeff Lane based on a combination of subjective and objective factors. Here are our tops stories of the year.
10. Chase Bank closures in downtown Richmond.
9. Search for two child molesters in the areas of Middlefork Reservoir and IU East.
8. Search for Austin Neathery, the accused murderer of Richmond's Tremell Carpenter.
7. Belden's drug rehabilition program.
6. Interfaith Aparments fire.
5. Hepatitis A outbreak.
4. Elder Beerman closure.
3. Dennis Intermediate School shooting.
2. Old Reid Hospital demolition.
1. Effects of road and bike path construction on downtown Richmond businesses and drivers.