The most-viewed Baltimore Sun articles of 2012
Shocking crimes, recording-breaking jackpots and a devastating storm were among the most read stories of 2012 on baltimoresun.com.
8:34 PM EDT, May 31, 2012
The 21-year-old college student allegedly told detectives that he hadn't just killed the man who'd lived with his family for months, but had eaten his heart and portions of his brain. The victim's severed head and hands were found in the men's Harford County home; more remains were left in a trash container outside a church.
6:38 PM EDT, September 14, 2012
No 2: Democrat withdraws from 1st District congressional race after allegations she voted in two states
Wendy Rosen, the Democratic challenger to Republican Rep. Andy Harris in the 1st Congressional District, withdrew from the race Monday amid allegations that she voted in elections in both Maryland and Florida in 2006 and 2008.
11:00 PM EDT, August 27, 2012
With heightened security and trauma counselors on hand, Perry Hall High School will restart its school year Tuesday, the day after a student shot in the cafeteria was left in critical condition and another student was taken into custody as the suspected gunman.
9:54 PM EST, December 12, 2012
The Baltimore City speed camera ticket alleged that the four-door Mazda wagon was going 38 miles per hour in a 25-mph zone ¿ and that owner Daniel Doty owed $40 for the infraction. But the Mazda wasn't speeding. It wasn't even moving.
5:40 PM EDT, October 29, 2012
As Sandy pounds the mid-Atlantic coast Monday, the Baltimore region is bracing for gale-force winds and flooding.
8:48 AM EST, November 29, 2012
The hefty jackpot jumped almost $200 million Wednesday with the increase in sales as more players bought the small sheets of paper bearing what they hoped would be the winning numbers, which turned out to be 05 16 22 23 29 with a Powerball of 06. Winning tickets were purchased in Arizona and Missouri, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.
3:36 PM EDT, May 17, 2012
A Baltimore County delegate said Wednesday that the governor should send in the Maryland State Police to control "roving mobs of black youths" at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, prompting a colleague to label the message "race-baiting."
1:12 PM EDT, April 23, 2012
Vendors at the Patapsco Flea Market have a history of allegedly selling counterfeit and pirated merchandise, according to an affidavit, which outlined the latest accusation that resulted in a raid Sunday by federal Homeland Security Investigations special agents.
1:45 AM EDT, September 24, 2012
After wiping a tear away from his eye before the first quarter, Smith, who had traveled to Virginia early Sunday morning to be with his family prior to returning to Baltimore for the game, went to work on the Patriots' defense. By the second quarter, a visibly emotional Smith was pointing toward the sky after grabbing a 25-yard touchdown.
10:27 PM EDT, July 25, 2012
Bound and abducted in her own vehicle, Violet Ripken was gone for 12 hours before her disappearance was reported to authorities. And amid an intensive search, she was quietly dropped off by her kidnapper on her secluded Harford County street.
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