It's been a long year. Maybe because 2012 was a leap year (well that's only a day) or maybe because it was an election year, but a lot has happened in and around College Park this year.
So here's one more countdown you can add to your New Year's Eve—the top 12 most-read stories on College Park Patch from 12 to 1:
12. Denny's to Come to College Park
11. City Council Votes 7-1 to Support O'Malley's Gay Marriage Legislation
10. Police Working to Curb Prostitution at College Park Hotels
9. UMD Attempts 'Gangnam Style' Flash Mob
6. UMd. Alumnus Alerted Police to Online Threats of Campus Shooting
5. Tebow-ing? Nah. We're Zach-ing.
4. Pipe Bomb Explodes Outside College Park Home
3. More than 30 Arrested in Prostitution Sting
and the most read story this year was: Police Say Suspect in College Park Shooting on PCP
Also, some honorable mentions:
Man Sentenced in Shooting Death of UMd. Student
Officials: Fire Engine Placement Saved Lives at College Park Crash Scene