Channel 4 is looking back at the top stories in Middle Tennessee for 2012.
The fungal meningitis outbreak that affected multiple states was particularly deadly in Tennessee, killing 13 residents. The story was voted as the biggest of 2012 by WSMV.com viewers.
The terrible outbreak caused the Centers for Disease Control to rush to Nashville.
Their investigation was quick, leading to a bad batch of steroids from the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts.
Middle Tennessee summers are always hot, but this year was one for the record books. Between late June and early July, the average daily temperature was 104 degrees. June 29 was the hottest day ever recorded in Nashville, with a temperature of 109.
In a year where Tennessee was named the third-worst state in America for women killing men, there were some unforgettable, awful killing sprees.
In Lincoln County, a six-person murder mystery occurred in October. The case is still unsolved after the main suspect was found murdered himself.
In Bellevue, three people were stabbed to death in September. A neighbor, Craig Garber, was arrested.
In west Nashville, three more were murdered on Maxon Avenue on Oct. 22. Lorenzo Kelvin Jenkins was arrested, but others involved may still be at-large.
In sports, the University of Tennessee's most famous coach, Pat Summitt, resigned. The Cheatham County native is second in college basketball national championships to UCLA legend John Wooden.
One of the most positive stories of the year was the success of the Little League team from Goodlettsville. The team defeated Petaluma, CA, 24-16 in a thrilling U.S. Championship game for the U.S. title but lost to Japan for the national title.
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What do you think was the biggest story of the year in Tennessee?
Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais
Retirement of Vols' coach Pat Summitt
Republicans win supermajority in state Legislature
Heat wave shatters long-standing records
Goodlettsville Little League wins U.S. Championship
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