Top 12 stories of 2012

Ali McKean, 5, has a rare genetic disorder impairing her mobility.

Heartbreaking, uplifting, outrageous, inspirational--Only a few words that describe the emotional charge behind WNWO's top 12 stories of 2012. Take a look back at the most read stories on and tell us which ones impacted you most this year.


Little girl battles Stone Man Syndrome

One in 2 million. It may be your odds for winning the lottery, but for 5-year-old Ali McKean, it means a lifelong fight for mobility.


Couple charged with murder after baby found in freezer

After an autopsy report revealed that the baby found in an apartment freezer was born alive, the couple accused of endangering the child has now been charged with murder.


Landlord finds dead baby in freezer

Police say an East Toledo landlord found a dead infant inside the freezer in one of his properties on Friday.


Man shot, killed outside South Toledo gym

Toledo police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man outside of Intensity CrossFit gym on Warehouse Road early Monday.


3 sorority sisters, wrong-way driver killed in I-75 crash

Five Bowling Green State University students about to begin their spring break trip were struck head-on by a wong-way driver along I-75 early Friday, killing three in their car and the other driver.


Local soldier in Afghanistan dies during Skype chat with wife

The Texas-based wife of an Army officer, from Lenawee County, who was serving in Afghanistan witnessed her husband's death as the two video chatted via Skype, his family said Friday.


'19 Kids and Counting' family memorializes miscarried daughter

The stars of the hit TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting" are dealing with the loss of their 20th child in a public and unusual way.


Grandma's child custody battle may be motive in carbon monoxide murder-suicide

Five people were found dead in the garage of a West Toledo home on Monday.


Viral photo tries to re-paint Trayvon and Zimmerman, but is fake

A picture attempting to reveal competing views of 17-year old Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed in Florida by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, has been making the rounds on the internet.


VIDEO: Hero dog saves drowning puppy from pool

A golden retriever's motherly instincts took hold when one of her puppies fell into a pool and couldn't get out.


Lottery winner still collecting food stamps

A Michigan woman hits a lottery jackpot and continues to use her Bridge card--a card for food stamps.


Another group of BGSU students saw fatal crash happen

What was supposed to the beginning of spring break for students at BGSU was cut short for 3 sorority sisters and another driver along I-75 early Friday morning.