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Here's a look back at some of the most important news of 2014 from The Gazette and The Associated Press.

FRIDAY
AP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014

The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere—and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired—was the top news story of 2014. Read more...

 
Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

Robin Williams. Maya Angelou. Philip Seymour Hoffman. Joan Rivers. Here is a roll call of some of the people who died in 2014. Read more...

SATURDAY
2014 brings legal gay marriage to Wisconsin

Wisconsin's top story in 2014 was a historic one, as the state joined the ranks of those that allow gay marriage. Read more...

 
Barfing dog, kicking giraffe top odd news

A dog that barfed up a wedding ring missing for five years and an angry giraffe that kicked a trespasser in its pen topped news of the odd in Wisconsin this year. Read more...

SUNDAY
Five high school sports moments to remember from '14

Gazette sports editor Eric Schmoldt takes a look back at memorable moments in area high school sports from the past calendar year. Read more...

 
NFL domestic violence is AP sports story of year

The NFL's troubles with domestic violence were selected the sports story of the year Tuesday in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press. Read more...

MONDAY
Ice buckets, breaking the Internet: A year in pop culture

It's always a challenge to capture a year in pop culture, but we try nonetheless. Herewith, our annual, highly selective trip down memory lane. Read more...

 
Blast, bar fight, bus crash among GazetteXtra's top videos for 2014

A house explosion, a Janesville bar fight and a bus crashing into a building are among the subjects of GazetteXtra's top videos for 2014. Read more...

TUESDAY
Gazette reporters share their favorite stories of 2014

Reporters interview hundreds of people and write dozens of stories in a year's time. Some are drudgery; others are a delight. Some become favorites that they'll never forget. Read more...

 
Gazette photographers' favorite photos of 2014

Gazette photographers shoot thousands of photographs in a year's time. Some are drudgery; others are a delight. Here are their favorites from 2014. Read more...

WEDNESDAY
Fire station was hot topic in 2014

Each year, employees in The Gazette newsroom nominate top local stories from the past 12 months and vote to determine their Top 10. This year, more than 30 stories were nominated. Read more...

 
Murder, Internet outage among GazetteXtra's top stories in 2014

Tragedy is a common thread in four out of five of 2014's most popular stories on GazetteXtra. That is to be expected. But the one story on this list that isn't tragic might surprise you. Read more...



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