Here are some images from some of the top Tri-State stories of 2012.
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Charleston mayor Danny Jones, right, describes the fire on Arlington Street on Charleston's West side as the worst fire since the 1940's on Saturday, March 24, 2012 in Charleston, W.Va. A fire tore through the two-story home that had no functioning smoke detectors, killing eight family members, including six children, Jones said. Charleston Assistant Fire Chief Bob Sharp said the fire seems to have started in the middle of the home's main level. The cause is under investigation.