Novelist Laura Lippman shared a Baltimore morning photo from a year ago on this day, via Twitter.

Video-game testers in Md. form Microsoft’s first union – Associated Press

Western High School students helping residents stay warm in winter – WMAR-TV

Streetscape project to protect bicyclists is complete – WJZ-TV

Baltimore County lawmakers introduce plastic-bag ban proposal – The Sun

Baltimore Divided: Old Town residents struggle while neighbors thrive – Baltimore Banner/Capital News Service

Baltimore law firm closes after 95 years – Baltimore Business Journal