10 Most Read News Stories In Baltimore In 2014

10 Most Read News Stories In Baltimore In 2014

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s been an interesting year in Baltimore, with some local stories taking the national spotlight, especially with local athletes.

Although Ebola, the Ray Rice scandal, the Maryland governor’s race and local protests over racial tension in the country seem to have taken up a lot of our social media feeds, some other stories were actually trending more.

These stories were chosen based on on website analytics that show us which stories you — the readers — clicked on the most.

Here’s the list from 10 to 1.

10:  Six Confirmed Dead After Plane Crashes Into Gaithersburg Home

Dec. 8, 2014: Six people were confirmed dead after a small, private jet crashed into a Gaithersburg, Md. neighborhood, damaging several other homes in the area.  Three people on the plane and three residents inside the home—mother Marie Gemmell and her two small children—have died.

9. Tensions Rise At Digital Harbor High Between African-American & Latino Students

June 8, 2014: Racial tensions erupted both inside and outside of Digital Harbor High School in Federal Hill in June. School officials and the police hoped working together would put an end to the violence.

8. Baltimore Woman Cycling Cross-Country To Benefit Cancer Killed By Truck

June 13, 2014: A Baltimore woman cycling cross-country to benefit cancer is hit and killed by a truck in Kentucky.

7. Baltimore Residents React To Stricter Curfew

July 20, 2014: Baltimore City passed the toughest curfew law in the country and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake hoped this new law will not only keep kids safe but also expose those families who are in need of critical parental guidance.

6. McDaniel College Probes ‘CMT Versus BET’ Event

March 6, 2014:  Controversy on campus. A fraternity and sorority at McDaniel College were under fire after allegations of ethnic stereotyping during a party.

5. Video Shows Officer Confronting Man Filming Arrests In Towson

Feb. 25, 2014: A man videotaped Baltimore County Police as they arrested two people in Towson, but an altercation broke out between the man and officer.

4. Some Western Md. Residents Want To Form Their Own State

Feb. 10, 2014: A tale of two Marylands: Western Maryland and the rest of the state. Fed up with high taxes and gun control, some people wanted to break away and go it alone.

3. Landmark Settlement Reached In Preakness Arrest Case

March 12, 2014: A Baltimore City lawsuit settlement sparked major police policy and training reforms that affected everyone with a cell phone camera.

2. Disturbing Video Shows 17-Year-Old Beaten By Gang Of Girls

October 2014: A 17-year-old is beaten and robbed by a girl gang in West Baltimore. The entire thing was caught on cell phone camera and shared repeatedly on the web.

1. Police: 3 Dead, Including Gunman, After Shooting At Columbia Mall

Jan. 25, 2014: Mayhem at the mall. Three people are dead after a shooter opens fire at the Mall in Columbia.

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