If Baltimore kept a family album for every year of its life, the one for 2014 would be dominated by dazzling pictures of September's Star-Spangled Spectacular. The city never looked better than when it celebrated the 200th anniversary of the national anthem with tall ships, the Blue Angels and its largest-ever fireworks display.
But of course, that wouldn't tell the whole story of the year, which predictably had both high and low points. Here's a look at some of the stories that unfolded over the year, the people — and even a few animals — that for better or worse made for memorable news.
Policing the police
Baltimoreans joined nationwide...