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

Maryland man charged with killing, eating man's brain, heart

A 21-year-old Morgan State University student has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of a man whose dismembered remains he ate, police said.

Democrat withdraws from 1st District congressional race after allegations she voted in two states

Wendy Rosen, the Democratic nominee to challenge Republican Rep. Andy Harris in the 1st Congressional District, withdrew from the race Monday after allegations surfaced that she had voted in elections in both Maryland and Florida in 2006 and 2008.

Student shot at Perry Hall High School

A student at Perry Hall High School was shot on campus this morning, the first day of the new academic year, Baltimore County Police say, and a suspect was taken into custody.

City issued speed camera ticket to motionless car

The speed camera ticket alleged that the four-door Mazda wagon was going 38 mph 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.

Massive storm Sandy delivers high winds and torrential rain

The Baltimore area will remain under a flood watch through Tuesday evening, with coastal flooding expected late Monday into Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. The area will also endure heavy rain and high winds throughout the next two days

Winning Powerball numbers drawn; jackpot worth $588 million

The winning Powerball numbers have been drawn. Wednesday's jackpot was worth $588 million.

Delegate warns of 'black youth mobs'

A Baltimore County delegate called on the governor to send in the Maryland State Police to control "roving mobs of black youths" that he said are terrorizing Baltimore's Inner Harbor, prompting one of his colleagues to label the message "race-baiting."

Federal agents raid Patapsco Flea Market

Federal agents raid Patapsco Flea Market and confiscated items believed to be counterfeit merchandise.

Torrey Smith contributes to Ravens, while remembering his brother

Tevin Jones died in a motorcycle accident in Virginia.

Vi Ripken abducted at gunpoint, quietly returned

The Baltimore County Police Department was asking for the public's help in finding Violet Roberta Ripken, the 74-year-old mother of former Orioles Cal Ripken Jr. and Billy Ripken.