Most-viewed Maryland stories of 2014 on

As of mid-December, these are the most viewed local stories of 2014 on


In May, a Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering student got a graduation surprise when her father, Col. John Valledor, presented her with her diploma. He had not been scheduled to return home from Afghanistan until June.

Breaking news of the deadly shooting at The Mall in Columbia in January.

The former Ravens cheerleader was arrested and charged in November with third-degree rape and unlawful sexual contact with a 15-year-old boy, Delaware State Police said.

The Baltimore Sun's October story about the family of Adnan Syed, whose case was featured in the "Serial" podcast.

After undated photos were posted on a social news and entertainment site about conditions at Mimi's Cafe in January, the Columbia restaurant passed an inspection.

The wife of former Ravens running back Ray Rice posted a message on her Instagram account in September after Rice's contract was terminated and he was suspended.

In February, news broke about Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his then fiancee unconscious in an altercation at an Atlantic City casino.


In March, the University of Maryland, College Park student and manager of the men's basketball team lost his battle with brain cancer. His "Zaching" pose had inspired many.

Court documents laid out the case of a kidnapping in which the victim was held in a vacant East Baltimore home that police say may have been used to hold other victims in this October story.

This May article describes a medical procedure that lengthens the limbs of those with trauma and genetic disorders such as dwarfism.