October's Top Stories: 'Bath Bomb,' Hurricane, Bryan Glenn
See which stories Vienna Patch readers clicked on the most in the month of October
Each month Vienna Patch will list the stories readers found the most fascinating, as measured by page views.
Once you're done reviewing the list, let us know if you're surprised by this month's top stories. Which story had you talking to coworkers at the water cooler the next day?
10. Missing Vienna-Based Doctor Found: Rescue crews found a Vienna-based animal surgeon, Dr. Neal Peckens, who went hiking through Glacier National Park in Montana and did not return home as scheduled.
9. Vehicle Drives into House on Echols Street: A car drove into a house on Echols Street on Oct. 5, hitting a gas line and temporarily shutting down the road.
8. Hurricane Sandy: Vienna Outages in Hundreds: After the worst of Hurricane Sandy hit the Northern Virginia area Oct. 29, Dominion Virginia Power crews had most of the more than 6,000 Vienna customers affected powered back up.
7. Worst of Hurricane Sandy to Hit Monday Afternoon in Northern Virginia: Residents hoping to be as prepared as possible for Hurricane Sandy found this report of when the worst would hit useful in their planning.
6. Vienna Restaurant Inspections: September 2012: Eighteen of the 19 Vienna restaurants inspected in September had critical violations.
5. Hurricane Sandy: Your Photos from Vienna: Vienna residents submitted their photos of Sandy's aftermath in the area.
4. Photos: Vienna Hosts 66th Annual Halloween Parade: Vienna hosted its annual Halloween Parade, and Vienna Patch put together a photo gallery. Then readers began submitting their own photos of the popular event.
3. Police Search for Missing High School Student: The Bryan Glenn case captivated Patch readers in Fairfax City and the surrounding neighborhoods. Glenn was reported missing Oct. 1. While Fairfax County Police ruled it as a runaway case, Glenn's family believed otherwise. They set up a search party in Thais Park, where Glenn's car was left behind. His body was found a week later in the park. Police are awaiting the Medical Examiner's report to determine manner and cause of death.
2. UPDATE: Hurricane Sandy: Power Outages Hit 6,000 in Vienna: As Hurricane Sandy blew through the area, more than 6,000 Vienna residents were left without power.
1. Police: 'Bath Bomb' Poses No Threat: After an investigation into a suspicious item shut down Center Street South and other nearby streets, police determined the item — a bath ball with the word 'BOMB' written on top — posed no threat to the community, police said.