The Bee's 10 most viewed online stories of 2013

The Fresno BeeDecember 28, 2013 

Here are the 10 most-viewed Fresno Bee staff stories online in 2013:

Fresno hitchhiker Kai arrested in N.J. homicide From hero and Internet sensation to murder suspect, the spotlight has shifted quickly and not in a good way for the man known as Kai.

Kai, whose real name is Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, was the toast of the Internet in February when his tale of rescuing a utility worker in Fresno went viral. But on Thursday he was arrested on suspicion of the beating death of a 73-year-old man in Clark, N.J. (May 16)

>California reservoirs in dire need of a wet winter Pine Flat Reservoir is a ghost of a lake in the Fresno County foothills — a puddle in a 326 billion-gallon gorge. Holding only 16% of its capacity, Pine Flat is the best example of why there is high anxiety over the approaching wet season. (Oct. 27)

California Department of Justice agents sweep Fresno, Clovis for illegal guns The sign in the window warned burglars that the homeowner owned a handgun and would use it in self-defense. The state agents knocking on the door were there to confiscate the weapon. (Nov. 16)

Off-duty Fresno police officer shot at and fires back, wounding 2 Two gang members were wounded Monday night when one of them opened fire on an off-duty officer in southeast Fresno, and the officer fired back, police said. (Dec. 2)

$213 million ticket sold at Fresno is California's first Powerball winner Somebody who likely lives in the Fresno area is in a much higher tax bracket as a new multimillionaire -- and California's first-ever Powerball winner. (Oct. 23)

Biker club shootout in Calwa leaves 1 dead, 12 injured One person is dead and at least 12 are injured following a shooting early Saturday at a motorcycle club gathering in southeast Fresno. (Oct. 5)

Die by the sword: Suspect killed in Firebaugh home invasion A suspect in a home-invasion robbery in Firebaugh was killed by a sword-wielding resident early Saturday, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said. (May 18)

Fresno ambush: 3 officers injured in shooting; suspect killed Three law-enforcement officers were shot and injured Tuesday by a man who emerged from a pile of clothing in the garage of a southeast Fresno apartment and opened fire. (Nov. 5)

Fresno dentist sued after teen loses part of her jaw A young Fresno woman is suing her dentist for negligence in a civil trial that is exploring whether Hmong culture played a role in the woman's medical troubles. (Sept. 24)

Jim Sweeney, legendary Fresno State football coach, dies at 83 Jim Sweeney, who christened Fresno State a "sleeping giant" when he arrived in 1976 and then awakened not only the school but a region with 19 years of charismatic, firm and witty leadership as a football coach, died Friday. He was 83. (Feb. 8)

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