Lexington Park, MD – As 2018 ends, the staff and management looks back on a year filled with compelling news stories. With cameras, recording devices, pens and pads, our crew has canvassed the Tri-County area to bring our readers quick, accurate coverage of events. Our site is a blend of the best and worst of our community. We appreciate the both the biting and constructive criticism, the helpful suggestions as to how we might better serve the community and the compliments we receive when we have done our job well. TheBayNet.com greatly appreciates your readership.

What follows is a list of the 15 most-read stories of 2018. This compilation is based on data, not opinion.

15. January – Murder-suicide in White Plains read story 

14. July – Motorcyclist dead after collision in St. Mary’s read story

13. January – Three-year-old succumbs to injuries in Lexington Park crash read story

12. November – Election 2018, St. Mary’s County results read story

11. December – Shooting victim in stable condition read story

10. March – Family launches GoFundMe for children who died in house fire read story 

9. February – Argument between couple ends in murder read story

8. February – Vigilant student derails potential mass shooting read story

7. August – No foul play suspected in Clements man’s death read story

6. June – Woman who was attacked by dog dies read story

5. February – Sheriff addresses mass shooting threats–Video read story

4. April – Tiki Bar—Not open for business read story

3. October – Waldorf teen dies in crash, several injured read story

2. February – Cops investigate shooting threats at Great Mills read story

1. March – Funeral arrangements for shooting victim announced read story

Contact Marty Madden at marty.madden@thebaynet.com