Top 10 Stories Of 2013

As it does each year, the staff of The Hartford Courant has compiled a list of the top 10 news stories of 2013 based on reader response and interest. Come back each day from December 22 through New Year's Eve as we count down to the most important story of the year.

There were certainly other stories that our readers showed great interest in. Click here for a gallery of 15 More Stories That Caught Our Attention, chosen from those stories that were most viewed by users.