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    Top 10 Most-Watched NBC Boston Videos in 2017

    It has been another whirlwind year in news, but there are some stories we posted that stood out above the rest and got your attention.

    The most-watched stories on NBCBoston.com this year include a controversy around the First Lady, shark attacks in Massachusetts and the stunning Aaron Hernandez acquittal.

    1. Mass. School Rejects Dr. Seuss Book Donation From First Lady Melania Trump 

    Librarian Returns Books Sent by Melania TrumpLibrarian Returns Books Sent by Melania Trump

    Melania Trump responded after a librarian in Cambridge, Massachusetts, rejected 10 Dr. Seuss books sent by the first lady.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017)

    First Lady Melania Trump sent a shipment of books to Cambridgeport Elementary School, but they were rejected by the school librarian. The First Lady responded to the librarian’s decision, who gained both supporters and critics for the rejection.

    2. Babysitters Caught Putting Baby in a Refrigerator

    CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Babysitters Put Baby in RefrigeratorCAUGHT ON CAMERA: Babysitters Put Baby in Refrigerator

    Two juvenile babysitters are facing charges after allegedly putting a baby they were watching in a refrigerator.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017)

    A Snapchat showed two babysitters placing a baby into a refrigerator and closing the door while the child screamed. The two girls were charged with child endangerment and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.

    3. Four Teens Arrested for Allegedly Having Sex at Cape Cod Beach

    Four Arrested for Acting Inappropriately at Mayflower Beach Four Arrested for Acting Inappropriately at Mayflower Beach

    Four people were arrested for allegedly acting inappropriately in the water at Mayflower Beach in Dennis, Massachusetts, on Tuesday afternoon.

    (Published Wednesday, July 5, 2017)

    A large crowd gathered around four teeneagers allegedly having sex at Mayflower Beach in Cape Cod. The teens involved in the incident, which was caught on tape, were arrested for disorderly conduct.

    4. Car Tries to Drive Through Flooded Street in Lynn

    WATCH: Car Tries to Drive Through Flooded Street WATCH: Car Tries to Drive Through Flooded Street

    Despite widespread flash flooding in Lynn, Massachusetts, cars are still trying to travel on flooded roads. This video was taken by our Glenn Marshall. Our meteorologists encourage all drivers who come across a flooded roadway to turn around and find a different route to safely reach your destination. Do not try to drive through the water.

    (Published Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017)

    Despite widespread flash flooding in Massachusetts during a September storm, cars like this one were still trying to travel on flooded roads. The storm brought close to four inches of rainwater that flooded homes and businesses throughout the area.

    5. Mail Carrier Caught on Camera Cursing, Throwing Package

    Angry DeliveryAngry Delivery

    A Littleton, Massachusetts, family is outraged after they say their mailman swore repeatedly and got rough with their mail.

    (Published Monday, June 19, 2017)

    A Littleton, Massachusetts, mail carrier was caught on tape swearing and hurling mail onto a family's deck. The family said they had been complaining about the mail carrier for years, even though they have never had a disagreement or argument with him.

    6. Tornado Spotted on Sebago Lake in Maine

    WATCH: Tornado Spotted on Sebago Lake in MaineWATCH: Tornado Spotted on Sebago Lake in Maine

    A tornado was recorded touching down on Sebago Lake in Maine on July 1, 2017. Such a tornado over water is also called a waterspout. The tornado flipped a pontoon boat, but there were no reported injuries.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017)

    A tornado was touched down on Sebago Lake in Maine at the beginning of July and filled a pontoon boat. Luckily, nobody was injured during the waterspout.

    7. White Shark Attacks Seal Off Cape Cod

    WATCH: White Shark Attacks Seal Off Cape CodWATCH: White Shark Attacks Seal Off Cape Cod

    The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy captured a white shark eating a seal off the coast of Chatham, Massachusetts over the weekend.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 23, 2017)

    The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy captured a white shark eating a seal off the coast of Chatham, Massachusetts

    8. Billerica Auto Auction Accident Kills Five People

    3 Dead, 2 Others Critical After Accident at Auto Auction3 Dead, 2 Others Critical After Accident at Auto Auction

    Three people are dead and two others have life-threatening injuries when a vehicle plowed into a crowd and crashed through a wall at an auto auction site in Billerica, Massachusetts, on Wednesday morning.

    (Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017)

    Tragedy struck Lynnway Auto Auction after an employee lost control of a Jeep and ran into a crowd inside the building. Five people were killed along with the many injured during the accident.

    9. Aaron Hernandez Acquitted in Double Murder

    Aaron Hernandez Acquitted of 2012 Double MurderAaron Hernandez Acquitted of 2012 Double Murder

    Jurors found Aaron Hernandez not guilty of the 2012 murders of Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu Friday, but the former Patriots tight end will remain in prison for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.

    (Published Friday, April 14, 2017)

    Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who is already serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, was acquitted in a 2012 double slaying. Hernandez committed suicide in his jail cell soon after.

    10. 'Racism is as American as baseball' Banner Unfurled at Fenway Park

    Controversial Sign on Display at Fenway ParkControversial Sign on Display at Fenway Park

    A banner was quickly confiscated during Wednesday night's Red Sox game against the Oakland A's

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017)

    Four fans unfurled a sign that read "Racism is as American as baseball" during a Red Sox game in September. Boston Antifa soon took credit for the stunt, which was soon followed by a unified effort between local sports teams stop racism and hate speech.


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