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Top 10 Most-Watched necn Videos in 2017

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    necn covered thousands of stories this year, but there were some that stood out above the rest. 

    The most-watched stories on necn.com this year include shocking sexual acts on the beach, shark attacks and a controversy around pro-Trump signs in Maine.

    1. Four Teens Arrested for Allegedly Having Sex at Cape Cod Beach

    Four Arrested for Acting Inappropriately at Mayflower Beach Four Arrested for Acting Inappropriately at Mayflower Beach

    Four people were arrested for allegedly acting inappropriately in the water at Mayflower Beach in Dennis, Massachusetts, on Tuesday afternoon.

    (Published Wednesday, July 5, 2017)

    A large crowd gathered around four teeneagers allegedly having sex at Mayflower Beach in Cape Cod. The teens involved in the incident, which was caught on tape, were arrested for disorderly conduct.

    2. Beachgoers Witness a Bloodbath When Shark Attacks Seal

    Beach-Goers React to Seeing Shark Kill SealBeach-Goers React to Seeing Shark Kill Seal

    Editor's note: Some viewers might find the images in this video disturbing.

    A shark killed a seal off Nauset Beach on Cape Cod Monday.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017)

    Beachgoers witnessed a brutal scene when a shark tore a seal apart near two surfers off the coast of Nauset Beach on Cape Cod. The teens didn’t notice the shark at first, but were able to make it back to shore safely.

    3. Babysitters Caught Putting Baby in a Refrigerator

    CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Babysitters Put Baby in RefrigeratorCAUGHT ON CAMERA: Babysitters Put Baby in Refrigerator

    Two juvenile babysitters are facing charges after allegedly putting a baby they were watching in a refrigerator.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017)

    A Snapchat showed two babysitters placing a baby into a refrigerator and closing the door while the child screamed. The two girls were charged with child endangerment and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.

    4. Maine Woman Defies Call to Remove Oversized Pro-Trump Signs

    Maine Woman Refuses to Take Down Pro-Trump SignsMaine Woman Refuses to Take Down Pro-Trump Signs

    A woman in Rockland, Maine, is refusing to take down her pro-Donald Trump signs and says she would rather go to jail.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017)

    A Rockland, Maine woman became the center of controversy after hanging two pro-Trump signs on her front gate. The size of the signs exceeded that allowed in the city ordinance, but she refused to take them down or pay fines for the violation.

    5. White Shark Attacks Seal Off Cape Cod

    WATCH: White Shark Attacks Seal Off Cape CodWATCH: White Shark Attacks Seal Off Cape Cod

    The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy captured a white shark eating a seal off the coast of Chatham, Massachusetts over the weekend.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 23, 2017)

    The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy captured a white shark eating a seal off the coast of Chatham, Massachusetts.

    6. Hundreds in Northeast Marvel at Fireball Shooting Across the Sky

    Fireball Streaks Across Tri-State SkiesFireball Streaks Across Tri-State Skies

    Hundreds of people in the tri-state area saw a fireball streak across the afternoon sky Wednesday afternoon, according to one scientific group.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 20, 2017)

    Nearly 200 people across the Northeast reported seeing a bright object streak across the sky in October. The bright meteor was seen in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maryland and Delaware

    7. Beach Closes After Shark Chomps on Paddleboard

    Cape Cod Beach Closed After Shark ScareCape Cod Beach Closed After Shark Scare

    A beach on the Cape Cod National Seashore was temporarily closed Wednesday after a great white shark bit a paddleboard, authorities confirm.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017)

    Marconi Beach in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, was temporarily closed after a great white shark bit a stand-up paddleboard. The 69-year-old man using the paddleboard never saw the shark, but luckily only received indirect injuries from the encounter.

    8. Tornado Spotted on Sebago Lake in Maine

    WATCH: Tornado Spotted on Sebago Lake in MaineWATCH: Tornado Spotted on Sebago Lake in Maine

    A tornado was recorded touching down on Sebago Lake in Maine on July 1, 2017. Such a tornado over water is also called a waterspout. The tornado flipped a pontoon boat, but there were no reported injuries.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017)

    A tornado was touched down on Sebago Lake in Maine at the beginning of July and filled a pontoon boat. Luckily, nobody was injured during the waterspout.

    9. Mass. School Rejects Dr. Seuss Book Donation From First Lady Melania Trump

    Librarian Returns Books Sent by Melania TrumpLibrarian Returns Books Sent by Melania Trump

    Melania Trump responded after a librarian in Cambridge, Massachusetts, rejected 10 Dr. Seuss books sent by the first lady.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017)

    First Lady Melania Trump sent a shipment of books to Cambridgeport Elementary School, but they were rejected by the school librarian. The First Lady responded to the librarian’s decision, who gained both supporters and critics for the rejection.

    10. Pregnant Fiance of 19-Year-Old Killed by Police Speaks Out

    Family of 19-Year-Old Killed by Police Speaks OutFamily of 19-Year-Old Killed by Police Speaks Out

    The fiance of Larry Ruiz-Barreto says the 19-year-old moved to Massachusetts for a new life for him, her, and their baby on the way. Ruiz-Barreto was shot and killed by police in Fall River just before midnight on Sunday.

    (Published Monday, Nov. 13, 2017)

    A 19-year-old man was shot and killed by police in Fall River, Massachusetts in November. He was supposed to be married to his pregnant fiance in December.

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