Top 10 local stories of 2014 on

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DENVER — An armed man takes a woman hostage outside a 7-Eleven, a hours-long police chase through the metro area, Broncos fever and students teasing a principal with a mariachi band — these are the most viewed stories on last year.

We took a look back at the archive and organized stories by unique visitors. This list cannot be interpreted as a list of the most important stories of the last year, but it is what people were clicking on.

Here are the most viewed local stories of 2014 on in order of most viewed to least.

1. Students hire mariachi band to follow principal around all day for senior prank


2. Man takes hostage outside 7-Eleven

Blas Leroux
Blas Leroux holds a woman hostage after barricading himself inside a 7-Eleven store in Denver on Jan. 14.

3. Severe respiratory virus impacting hundreds of kids reaches Colorado


4. Broncos’ Shaun Phillips shares apology text with son on Twitter

text message

5. CDOT replaced 420 mile marker sign with 419.99 sign because of thieves

(Photo: CDOT)
(Photo: CDOT)

6. Aurora teen walks on busy streets with shotgun, videotapes encounter with police


7. Police: Man missing following Broncos game found safe and unharmed


8. VIDEO: Broncos’ Miles and Seahawks’ Blitz star in SportsCenter commercial

super bowl commercial

9. WATCH: Peyton Manning’s kids rush the QB at Broncos practice


10. Longmont boy safe, trooper injured, 2-hour chase for suspect ends in DougCo

4 yr old carjacking victim
Four-year-old Allen Chavarria-Rodriquez was reunited with his parents after a kidnapping, carjacking that evolved into a high-speed chase on March 12, 2014.

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