Top 10 Most Popular Stories of 2012

A look back on the stories that you read the most in 2012 on Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch

What was your favorite story on Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch? 

Here is a look at the top 10 most-read stories of 2012, complete with links and a brief description so you can reminisce.

1. Lansdale Man Claims Stripper Ruptured His Bladder: Patrick Gallagher, of Lansdale,  is suing The Penthouse Club in Port Richmond, Philadelphia, because he alleges a stripper ruptured his bladder when she slid down a pole during his bachelor party in 2010.

2. Steam on the PS3: What Does It Mean?: This article was written in April 2011, but remains the second-most-popular story of 2012. Columnist Matt Buckley opined during the time when Valve announced that "Portal 2" would run on a new version of Steam built for the Playstation 3.

3. Man Transported to Local Hospital After Public Suicide Attempt: This controversial story was about a resident of Valley Stream Apartments in Hatfield who attempted suicide in plain view of the public on his patio.

4. Marino Remembered at Saturday Vigil: The ongoing story of the shooting death of a Quakertown man Michael W. Marino by Perkasie Police on Saturday, June 16, 2012.

5. Kony 2012: Jason Russell and Slacktivism: Columnist Gino Ferretti opined about Kony 2012 leader Jason Russell and why the Kony 2012 campaign was caught with its pants down.

6. Lansdale Teen Charged with 2006 Rape of 8-Year-Old Girl: Lansdale teen Timothy Patrick Dunigan IV, 19, of the 700 block of Columbia Avenue, has been charged with 33 criminal offenses — including 28 felonies — involving the alleged statutory rape and indecent assault of a teenage girl that began when she was eight or nine years old, and he was 12 years old, in June 2006.

7. UPDATE: Lansdale Serial Masturbator Suspect Busted in Train Yard: An ongoing update on the arrest of Lansdale resident Gerald Boyce and his numerous public masturbation incidents.

8. Fire Engulfs Montgomery Township Home (video): A single-family Montgomery Township home belonging to the North Penn High School art department chairperson was destroyed by fire Jan. 9 in the Heather Knoll neighborhood bordered by Route 202, County Line Road and Upper State Road.

9. Two Killed in Crash on Route 309 in U. Dublin: This story comes from our sister site, Upper Dublin Patch. In May 2012, two people were killed in a crash on the northbound lanes of Route 309 between East Valley Green Road and Camp Hill Road at the eastern edge of Whitemarsh Township.

10. Gunman Surrenders After 10-Hour Armed Standoff in Doylestown: This story comes from our sister site, Doylestown-Buckingham-New Britain Patch. Richard Klementovich, an off-duty police officer from Clifton, NJ, was involved in a 10-hour armed standoff at his estranged wife's home at 25 Bittersweet Drive in the Doylestown Lea neighborhood of Doylestown Township.


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