The 50 most read News-Review stories of 2016

As the Riverhead News-Review recaps the past year, here’s a look at the most-read stories of 2016.

1. Family confirms body found in Shoreham is missing teen

2. Viral Splish Splash BMX video leads to police investigation

3. Man charged with sexual abuse after incident at Splish Splash

4. RHS graduate dies following last week’s car crash

5. Flanders man dies from injuries after being hit by driver high on drugs

6. Jamesport FD assistant chief pleads not guilty; released without bail

7. Riverhead’s marijuana dispensary is opening up shop Friday

8. Police identify Route 51 fatal car crash victims

9. Forget chiggers, folks; those are lone star tick larvae making you itch

1o. New owners have big plans for Riverhead Raceway

11. Morning’s mom: ‘Justice was served’ with guilty verdict

12. Vehicle slams into Riverhead Pizza Hut Saturday morning

13. Flanders family mourns tragic loss after crash

14. Riverhead cops come to the rescue of stranded Brooklyn teens

15. Wading River man arrested in Valero gas station robbery

16. Cops: Riverhead man charged for home burglary

17. Cops: Shirley woman escapes police custody

18. Babylon man identified as victim in fatal Flanders crash

19. Riverhead HS grad killed after car crash remembered as a ‘special life’

20. Police: Two arrested in killing of former councilman Tim Buckley

21. Coram man dies following injury involving bulldozer

22. Cops: Man who fired gun at hospital held on $35K bail

23. ‘Black Lives Matter’ demonstrators take to Riverhead streets

24. Cops: Bellport man charged with shooting gun outside TGI Fridays

25. After crash, a rescue, and now recovery for retired FDNY firefighter

26. SWR grad killed in single-car crash in Shoreham 

27. Report: Clown harassed teen in Wading River last week 

28. Cops: Man arrested in Calverton shooting, held on bail

29. Pizza Hut leaving Riverhead after 20 years and two crashes

30. Calverton roadwork sign ‘hacked’ to read ‘Vote Trump 2016’

31. Two bodies found near where police searched for missing men

32. Cops: Riverhead rapper shot outside North Patchogue club

33. South Jamesport man stops burglary, kept suspect at scene until police arrived

34. District investigating school shooting threat at Riverhead High School

35. $1M in anonymous donations to upgrade Thomas Cutinella Memorial Field

36. Three years after horrific crash, Riverhead man takes first steps

37. She’s making a splash with some flash at Riverhead Raceway

38. Cops: Employee stole $10K worth of merchandise from Walmart

39. Riverhead multiplex with 10-to-12 screens gets first approval

40. Cops: Pregnant woman, 4-year-old son get ejected in Roanoke Avenue crash

41. Cops: Riverhead man in ‘grave condition’ after gang stabbing

42. Byron Perez, Riverhead’s first Hispanic cop, is realizing his dream

43. Cops: After dispute with taxi driver, Flanders man fired gun

44. Firefighters put out fire at Riverhead High School classroom

45. ‘Not in the line of duty’ ruling reversed in Wading River soldier’s death

46. Riverhead man struck by LIRR train in Riverhead

47. Long Island Science Center finds new home in Rocky Point

48. Cops: Threatening letter mailed to elementary school

49. Troyan pleads guilty, prosecutors to recommend 9 years in prison

50. Skimming device found at Riverhead gas station