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Andrea Noble is a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at

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Gary Giordano

Aruba court denies Giordano's detention appeal

The Aruban Court of Appeal has upheld a judge's ruling to keep a Gaithersburg man, suspected in the disappearance of a travel companion, detained for 60 days, prosecutors said Wednesday. Published September 7, 2011

Gary V. Giordano

Judges to hear appeal of Aruba detention

An appeals hearing will be held before a panel of three judges Wednesday morning in the case of a Gaithersburg man suspected in the August disappearance of a travel companion on Aruba, according to prosecutors. Published September 6, 2011

PG man guilty of killing ex-lover

A Prince George's County jury found a man guilty of first-degree murder in last summer's fatal shooting of his 17-year-old former girlfriend in Landover, an incident that highlighted the mishandling of a felony arrest warrant by the county's Office of the Sheriff. Published September 1, 2011

Three shot in D.C., P.G.

Two men were shot and critically injured Tuesday night in a Landover neighborhood and another man was shot in Northeast Washington. Published August 31, 2011

Gary Giordano

Aruba keeps Giordano detained

An Aruban judge on Wednesday ordered a Gaithersburg man suspected in the disappearance of a travel companion detained for an additional 60 days, according to prosecutors. Published August 31, 2011

Ricardo Leon

Fairfax officers cleared in fatal shooting

Two Fairfax County police officers who fatally shot a Defense Department security officer after a disturbance at the man's home in Centreville will not be criminally charged, police said Tuesday. Published August 30, 2011

Hearing delayed in shooting case with D.C. officer, transgenders

A preliminary hearing has been continued until Friday in the case of an off-duty Metropolitan Police Department officer accused of drunkenly climbing onto the hood of a car and firing shots at the five people inside after an altercation with the group. Published August 30, 2011

Maryland judge bars prior warrant in murder trial

After a Capitol Heights man was charged in the fatal shooting of his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend last summer, sheriff's deputies in Prince George's County admitted to mishandling a felony warrant for the man on a prior offense and failing to arrest him. Published August 29, 2011

Va. man charged in P.G. homicide

A Warrenton, Va., man has been charged in connection with the weekend murder of an acquaintance in Laurel, Prince George's County police said. Published August 29, 2011

Northeast D.C. woman charged in fatal stabbing

A Northeast woman has been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of a neighbor with whom she frequently fought, according to police and court records. Published August 29, 2011

Montgomery County Council member Craig Rice

Montgomery County proposes flash-mob law

Montgomery County officials are exploring ways to stem a troubling trend of juvenile flash-mob thefts, including by drafting a bill specifically tailored to prosecute mob-related crime. Published August 28, 2011

D.C., P.G. police investigate homicides

Police in the District and Prince George’s County are investigating fatal shootings from Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Published August 27, 2011

**FILE** Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

More than a dozen teens charged in Germantown mob robbery

More than a dozen teens who were part of a mob that descended en masse on a Germantown 7-Eleven and were captured on surveillance videos brazenly raiding the store's shelves and refrigerators of candy, chips and sodas have been criminally charged, police said Friday. Published August 26, 2011

MPD officer charged in shooting involving transgenders

A drunken off-duty Metropolitan Police Department officer fired a gun and wounded a person among a group of people — some of whom were transgender — after a confrontation with them early Friday morning, police said. Published August 26, 2011

This image released by the National Park Service shows Steve Lorenzetti, Deputy Superintendent of Planning, left, and Robert A. Vogel, Superintendent of the National Mall and Memorial Parks conferring with civil engineer Ned Wallace, right, inside the Washington Monument Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, amid debris that fell to the floor after a 5.8 magnitude struck the Washington area on Aug. 23. (AP Photo/National Park Service)

Cracks in Washington Monument will take time to repair

Cracks at the top of the Washington Monument caused by Tuesday's earthquake will keep the structure closed to the public indefinitely while engineers complete inspections and recommend repairs. Published August 25, 2011

P.G. man found unconscious dies from injuries

A Palmer Park man died Wednesday evening after he was found unconscious and injured in front of a home in the Landover area around 5 a.m., Prince George's County police said. Published August 25, 2011

D.C. area evaluates earthquake damage

The Washington area spent much of Wednesday cautiously evaluating the structural integrity of its homes, schools, office buildings, bridges, rail lines and tunnels. By the end of the day, it appeared that Tuesday's earthquake shook nerves more severely than anything else. Published August 24, 2011