TOP 15 OF 2015: The most watched videos on our YouTube channel this year

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Over 1.2 million video views were recorded on the EastIdahoNews.com YouTube channel this year. Several of our videos went viral – with folks all over the world watching and sharing our content with their friends and families.

Here are the top 15 most watched videos in 2015 from our YouTube channel. By the way – if you haven’t subscribed to our channel, simply click here. It’s free and you’ll never miss any of the videos we upload.

15. SECRET SANTA SURPRISES I.F. SECRETARY WITH $10,000

It’s only been online for a week but this video has already become one of our most watched of the year. Dora Erickson Elementary School secretary Stephanie Empey is given the surprise of a lifetime when we show up at her door with a $10,000 check from Secret Santa and his wife. Her reaction is priceless.

14. LEMHI SHERIFF ANSWERS QUESTIONS ABOUT DEORR KUNZ CASE

In an extensive interview, Lemhi County Sheriff Lynn Bowerman sits down with EastIdahoNews.com and answers questions about the disappearance of Idaho Falls toddler DeOrr Kunz Jr.

13. PROBABLE CAUSE HEARING FOR IDAHO FALLS MURDER SUSPECT BRIAN MITCHELL

Details emerge during a probable cause hearing about what allegedly happened the night Deraek Larson was murdered in Tautphaus Park. WARNING – this video contains graphic and violent details.

12. NANCY GRACE COVERS MISSING IDAHO FALLS TODDLER DEORR KUNZ

Nancy Grace devotes several segments of her popular HLN talk show to missing Idaho Falls toddler DeOrr Kunz Jr.

11. REXBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO VIRAL VIDEO: IT’S BEEN HUGE

A week after their Segway training video goes viral, the Rexburg Police Department responds to the worldwide attention.

10. DAVID ARCHULETA OPENS UP ABOUT TOURING, MUSIC, DATING AND IDAHO

Pop star David Archuleta sits down with EastIdahoNews.com reporter Nate Eaton and discusses touring, music, dating and his visit to Idaho.

9. FAMILY FRIEND AT CAMPSITE: DEORR KUNZ ‘JUST DISAPPEARED’

The friend who was with the Kunz family the day their son disappeared answers a few questions about what happened.

8. MAN FOUND MURDERED AT IDAHO FALLS TAUTPHAUS PARK

Idaho Falls Police discuss what they know about a man found dead on playground equipment at Tautphaus Park. We later learn the man is 31-year-old Deraek Larson and the man accused of killing him is 18-year-old Brian Mitchell.

7. A CLOSER LOOK: THE CAMPGROUND WHERE DEORR KUNZ DISAPPEARED

EastIdahoNews.com gives you a closer look at the campground where DeOrr Kunz was last seen.

6. ‘ELLEN’S ONLY BOYFRIEND’ SPEAKS OUT TWO WEEKS AFTER HEART TRANSPLANT

The world fell in love with Rigby boy Tayt Anderson after he appeared on Ellen and discussed his heart condition. After waiting years, Tayt finally received a heart transplant and in this video he tells us how he’s doing.

5. LDS PRES. DIETER UCHTDORF’S WIFE HELPS WITH WARDROBE MALFUNCTION

Dieter Uchtdorf, the second counselor in the First Presidency for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, spoke at BYU-Idaho earlier this year. When his sash didn’t look quite right, his wife jumped into action during Uchtdorf’s speech.

4. DRONE CAPTURES MASSIVE BEE SPILL ON I-15 IN POCATELLO

When a semi carrying millions of bees crashed on I-15 in Pocatello, a drone captured the aftermath.

3. HEARTBROKEN PARENTS OF MISSING 2-YEAR-OLD: ‘WE’LL FIND YOU SON’

Two days after he disappeared, the parents of DeOrr Kunz Jr. sit down with EastIdahoNews.com reporter Nate Eaton. An unedited version of the interview is also watched thousands of times by people around the world.

2. IDAHO FALLS/BONNEVILLE COUNTY OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING DASH CAM VIDEO

The Bonneville County prosecutor releases dash cam video of an officer-involved shooting to EastIdahoNews.com. The officers were cleared of any wrongdoing and the suspect faces multiple charges. WARNING – this video contains violent images.

1. HILARIOUS VIDEO SHOWS REXBURG POLICE SEGWAY TRAINING ENDING IN CRASH

Our most watched video of the year went viral within 24 hours. Media outlets and websites around the world showed the video of Rexburg police officers learning how to ride their new Segway.

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