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

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Andrew Reuter
Monday, December 29, 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.

Starting at the bottom, here are the most-watched videos:

5. Janesville police body camera footage shows rooftop rescue

Date: April 25

Summary: "The Janesville Police Department released video from a dramatic rooftop rescue in early April. The footage, taken from a body camera worn by officer Daniel Schoonover, shows the officer coming up from behind a woman and pulling her away from the edge of the roof April 8. The woman was threatening to jump, police said.

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4. Blast during house fire rocks nearby home

Date: May 12

Summary: "Video of a Beloit house fire showed a blast big enough to engulf a building. Neighbor Jim Tropp, who caught the blaze on video, said the explosion shook his home."

3. Bar fight leaves woman seriously injured

Date: Nov. 25, 2013

Summary: "WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: An early-morning fight Oct. 6, 2013, at Quotes Bar & Grill in Janesville left one woman seriously injured and drove police to seek the revocation of the tavern's liquor license."

2. Video shows Janesville bus crashing into duplex

Date: Aug. 13

Summary: "Janesville officials released video from a multi-vehicle accident where a city bus crashed into a duplex."

1. Water main break sends water, debris shooting into air

Date: March 16

Summary: "A water main rupture near the intersection of East Van Buren Street and South Parker Drive in Janesville on Sunday afternoon sent debris and water shooting into the air."



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