Clockwise from top left: President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama in Dubuque (Larry Fisher / QUAD-CITY TIMES); Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook (AP / FBI); Hawkeyes in special uniforms (AP); St. Patrick's Day parade (Nick Schmidt / QUAD-CITY TIMES); Excedrin (File photo); Quad-City Air Show crash (Kevin Schmidt / QUAD-CITY TIMES); truck-eating bridge (Ryan Jaster / QUAD-CITY TIMES)

From politics to police activity and Hawkeyes to headaches, here are the top stories, photo galleries, videos, tweets and more that appeared on Quad-City Times websites in 2012.

Each item is linked so you can enjoy it again. Who knows, maybe one of these stories will be even more popular the second time around.

Top stories

Iowa NAACP leader quits over same-sex marriage flap

Pilot dies in plane crash during Quad-City Air Show

Mother confirms bodies are those of missing Evansdale girls

Man sentenced for having sex with minor at Bettendorf High School

Excedrin recall gives me a headache

RI police arrest man found naked and covered in Crisco

New Brady St. coffee shop serves up hot cups

Stolen boat hits dam; 4 towed to safety, arrested

Victim in fatal crash on 53rd identified; driver charged

Stuck truck stops Arsenal traffic


Top photo galleries

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Xi returns to U.S.

President Obama visits the Quad-Cities

2012 Quad-City Times Bix 7

Q-C's truck-eating bridges

Adrianne Reynolds murder case

Halloween displays 2012

Festival of Trees Holiday Parade

Best of 2011

Holiday lights


Top videos

Airshow crash

Rita Crundwell property tour

Dentist who used paper clips gets year in jail

Crashing cars in snow caught on tape

Hunters find bodies thought to be 2 Iowa cousins


Top stories

Hawkeyes look for style points in 2012

Penn State players consider Hawkeyes

Hawkeyes' Garmon 'ready for future'

Doxsie: Ferentz's seat in Iowa City is warming up

Hyde, 2 other Hawkeyes arrested


Top Go&Do stories

Filmmaker Cameron plans record 7-mile ocean dive

Talking burlesque, roller derby, 'American Pickers'

Mermaid body found? No, bad TV

Journey concert at i wireless postponed

Slowed-down Manilow still pleases his fans in Q-C


Top stories

Fab 5 power rankings

Bettendorf coaching legend dies

Ex-Blue Devil star Rodney Taylor dies

Coss: Preseason Iowa high school football rankings

Bettendorf rolls; Carton loses unbeaten mark


Top @qctimes tweets (most retweets)

President Obama opens with "Hello Quads! It's good to be back. This is about as close as I get to home these days." #obamaqc

Outdoor ice rink opens in Moline

Thundersnow? Or just rain? Tweet with #qcweather to let us know what you're seeing out there. And use #qctraffic if you run into any delays.

No stickers where you voted? Here's one. #iavotes #VoteIL

Hunters find 2 bodies that could be missing Evansdale girls

Auditor: Total Illinois deficit tops $43 billion

Rail to link Moline, Chicago by end of 2015

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Uncle Kracker will be at MV Fair

Obama wins Iowa #iavotes

The snowstorm you are in the middle of is named Draco


Top commented stories, editorials & letters

Iowa NAACP leader quits over same-sex marriage flap

Our presidential endorsement: Ready for change

Supreme Court upholds Obama health law by 5-4 vote

Open door on Romney finances

Fear guns and they will defeat you


Readers’ favorite Go&Do cover poll results

Jan. 19             58.5%

Dec. 13             11.3%

April 19             7.5%

June 14             5.7%

June 7              3.8%

Aug. 16             3.8%

Sept. 13            3.8%

Aug. 30             1.9%

Sept. 27            1.9%

Oct. 25             1.9%

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