The most-read stories of 2010

What did komonews.com users read more than anything else in 2010?

From crippling snow to sonic booms and bizarre crimes to sports features, this year's list runs the gamut. Below are the stories you and other readers from around the world clicked on more than anything else.

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#20 Speeding motorcyclist taunts state trooper trapped in crashed car

Readers didn't hesistate to click after we posted the story about a state trooper who rolled his car multiple times while chasing two reckless motorcyclists, one of whom returned to taunt the injured trooper trooper.

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#19 Hundreds hold vigil for Clark hours after body found in bay

The search for Dwight Clark captivated readers' attention for days, but the sad update from police announcing that his body was found made it one of the most-read stories of the year.

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#18 2-year-old girl shot in Tacoma road rage incident

Tacoma police said the girl was shot when a driver became embroiled in a road rage incident with another vehicle that had a family inside.

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#17 Snow, wind, ice make for hours-long commutes

A powerful snow storm brought roads and freeways to a standstill in late November, leaving thousands of drivers struck in the middle of the gridlock.

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#16 Green River Killer suspected in murder of Oregon woman

Stories about the Green River Killer have dominated the news for years, and a report that Gary Ridgway may be tied to the death of an Oregon woman quickly captured the interest of readers around the region.

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#15 Police investigating grim message left on missing student poster

Before Dwight Clark's body was found, police rushed to a Bellingham store after someone posted a grim note claiming the Western Washington University student had been murdered.

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#14 Suit: Chase Bank ransacked home of man on his death bed

J.D. Butler was on his death bed when JP Morgan Chase invaded his home, according to his daughter, who said the intrusion left the waterfront home in shambles.

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#13 Woman after house cat attack: 'I was mauled for the kill'

A bizarre tale and a harrowing claim in the headline quickly had lots of readers sharing the story about a woman who said one of her cats tried to kill her.

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#12 More snow, wind loom for afternoon commute

Thanksgiving week kicked off with more snow falling across most of the Puget Sound area .

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#11 Al Gore interviewed by Portland detectives

Portland police detectives questioned the former U.S. Vice President about allegations that he sexually abused a licensed a massage therapist.

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#10 Order restored after inmates riot at King County Jail

Inmates armed with homemade weapons rioted at the King County jail, triggering a lockdown and massive police response before the disturbance was brought under control.

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#9 'Barefoot Bandit' now a wanted man in Nebraska

Readers flocked to nearly every story posted about Colton Harris-Moore, but this one about his crime spree extending far beyond the Northwest was linked from sites around the world.

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#8 Driver stopped with dead woman in car

Thurston County sheriff's deputies said a dead woman was found in the passenger seat of a pickup truck that was pulled over near Tenino.

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#7 'Barefoot Bandit' gives police the slip - again

Months before he was finally captured in the Bahamas, Colton Harris-Moore managed to slip away despite an intense 14-hour manhunt on Orcas Island.

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#6 'My mom's gone crazy': Four shot dead in West Seattle

People from around the country read the sad story about a woman who shot four people, killing three of them before turning the gun on herself at a home in West Seattle's Highland Park neighborhood .

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#5 Father of girl killed by falling ice: 'I lost my little girl'

Grace Tam was killed when she was hit by a huge chunk of ice during an outing with her family to the Big Four ice caves in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

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#4 F-15s responding to air space breach trigger sonic booms

If you were in Western Washington on August 17 you probably heard the loud booms, and a huge number of people flocked to the story to find out what happened.

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#3 Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop

This story was picked up by news outlets around the world, and the video has been viewed more than 2 million times. The officer was cleared and the girls involved pleaded guilty.

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#2 Little Heroes: Now this kid's got game

The link to Eric Johnson's profile of Jordan McCabe has been landing in one e-mail inbox after another. If you haven't seen the video yet, prepare to be amazed.

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#1 Mother furious after in-school clinic sets up teen's abortion

The mother of a Ballard High School student was fuming after the health center on campus helped facilitate her daughter's abortion during school hours, and the story quickly went international. The incident sparked debate on cable news shows and news sites all over the world, and it was our most-read story of the year.

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