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Looking back on 2015: Top videos from The Sacramento Bee

Many videos published at sacbee.com in 2015 resonated with viewers. The following are the top 10 most-viewed videos produced and/or published by the Sacramento Bee through the year.

1. Sacramento native and French train hero Spencer Stone was stabbed in midtown Sacramento in October. Surveillance video caught the attack on camera. A suspect was later arrested and Stone has made a full recovery.

Here is a shorter, clearer version of the video showing the Spencer Stone stabbing. Stone appears to be larger guy in white shirt.

Sacramento native Spencer Stone was stabbed in midtown Sacramento early Thursday. This is video of the attack.

2. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other QBs were taped by The Sacramento Bee’s Matt Barrows during passing workouts at OTA sessions in Santa Clara over the summer. Kaepernick wouldn’t finish the year as the team’s starting quarterback.

Colin Kaepernick and other quarterbacks take part in passing workouts during an organized team activity (OTA) session Monday in Santa Clara. Video by Matt Barrows, The Sacramento Bee

3. In December, a Fed-Ex truck hit a center retaining wall on Interstate 5, snarling traffic for several hours and killing a 45-year-old Elk Grove man in the crash.

CHP Officer Michael Bradley explains what happened Thursday morning in the crash involving a Fed-Ex truck and a pickup.

4. A driver on Interstate 80 near Madison Avenue in Sacramento on a May morning took a video with a Go-Pro camera of a wrong-way driver in the fast lane seconds before he hit another car head-on, killing himself and two occupants of the other car. Caltrans would later announce safety tests to combat wrong-way freeway driving in Sacramento.

A driver on Interstate 80 near Madison Avenue in Sacramento took this video in May 2015 with a Go-Pro camera of a wrong-way driver in the fast lane seconds before he hit another car head-on, killing himself and two occupants of the other car. The

5. A deputy is accused of beating a Carmichael man with a flashlight. Two other citizens say the same deputy beat them with a flashlight in separate incidents. Video of one of those incidents began circulating in December. The Sacramento Bee this month obtained exclusive video of one incident shot from the dashboard cameras of two patrol cars.

Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Paul “Scotte” Pfeifer has been hailed as a hero cop. The 14-year veteran has won numerous awards in his career, including the department’s highest honor – the Sheriff’s Gold Medal of Valor – for helping save a ba

6. The 49ers in April unveiled the first “alternate” uniform in franchise history - all-black threads with red numerals.

7. Drowning was a sad theme surrounding Sacramento waterways this summer, with several drownings recorded. In response, The Bee’s Sharon Okada and Sam Stanton produced a video on tips to save yourself from drowning.

Don't be the river’s next victim. Use the Sacramento Drowning Accident Rescue Team’s tips to save yourself from drowning.

8. State biologists confirmed on Aug. 20 that a family of seven wolves had claimed Northern California as their home.

State biologists confirmed Thursday (Aug. 20, 2015) that a family of seven wolves has made Siskiyou County home. They're calling it "the Shasta Pack."

9. In September, a shooting during a fight at Sacramento City College killed one and injured two people.

Video and photographs by Renée C. Byer, produced by Andrew Seng

10. Also in September, the Butte and Valley fires became the most destructive in state history. A video captured some of the devastation.

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