Slideshow: The Times top videos of 2013

December 30, 2013 12:40 pm  • 

Here are the top 10 most watched videos in 2013 produced by The Times multimedia and editorial staff ranked in ascending order of number of views.

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  • Torrential rain and winds delayed the start of Friday night's football game at Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond, and the continued lightning ultimately forced the Warriors' game against Boone Grove to be postponed until 5 p.m. Saturday.

  • A Lake Ridge Middle School student was battered when a group of people attempted to rob a group standing at the bus stop in the area of 24th and Gerry Street Wednesday morning.

  • Blake Loudenber is an inspiration. After 28 days at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, 9-year-old Blake is finally discharged after an intense kidney transplant. He returns to a hero's welcome by his family, friends and community.

  • Fans evacuate Soldier Field as storm roars through Chicago and delays Bears-Ravens game. Video by The Times' Al Hamnik.

  • Firefighters battle blaze Friday at 60 W. Jefferson St. in downtown Valparaiso.

  • Tank was nearly burned to death in a Gary fire two years ago. He was rescued by Gary firefighters and Ann Llamas, of Valparaiso stepped in to care for the dog after he spent 6 weeks at Westchester Animal Clinic, in Porter. Llamas was able to find a family to adopt Tank-the Bobeles- and they have cared for him for about a year. Abbie competed Thursday in obedience and showmanship categories, and will follow through with Tank in the agility competition on Friday.

  • The Region STOP team, made up of several local police departments, patrols Gary in an effort to curb crime.

  • Three automobiles and a semi-truck were involved in a crash on Calumet Ave. near Centennial Park.

  • Firefighters battled a blaze in a florist's workshop near Meyer's Castle restaurant in Dyer Friday, July 19.

  • Merrillville beat LaPorte, 34-13, but the game centered on the teams honoring the memory of the Slicers' Jake West, who collapsed on their practice field and died earlier this week.

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