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Andrea Noble was a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times.

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Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III has said that "National Harbor is the perfect location for this high-end $1 billion entertainment complex," in speaking of a casino recommended for the site. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Redskins join backers of Maryland gambling expansion

The Washington Redskins on Tuesday endorsed the ballot question on gambling expansion in Maryland, tossing the team's helmet into an already crowded ring surrounding the hot-button issue. Published October 2, 2012

Jason Thomas Scott

Mental test delays trial in murders of Largo women

A suspected serial killer who was set to face first-degree murder charges this week in the slaying of a Largo woman and her daughter will undergo a mental competency exam to determine whether he is fit to stand trial, according to Prince George's County court records. Published October 2, 2012

A woman walks past the Consolidated Forensics Laboratory in Washington, D.C., on Monday. The facility is a 351,000-square-foot building that consolidates public safety forensic science and public health efforts into one facility. Different divisions plan to move into the facility in waves. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times) **FILE**

Forensics laboratory opens in D.C.

Years of the District outsourcing forensics work, including drug and DNA analysis, came to an end Monday with the opening of the city's $210 million Consolidated Forensics Laboratory. Published October 1, 2012

Fairfax police seek 'office creeper'

A man police describe as an "office creeper" has been targeting doctor's offices in McLean and Falls Church stealing purses and wallets from patients. Published September 28, 2012

Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier

Three arrested in brutal August beating of man near Eastern Market

Investigators worked for more than a month to find the people responsible for the robbery and brutal beating of a man at Eastern Market, but it became clear Thursday – when three men were criminally charged in the case – that a key piece of evidence was right in front of D.C. police all along. Published September 27, 2012

Two P.G. men arrested in mistaken revenge killing

The fatal shooting in November of a young mother in Oxon Hill was a retaliatory action by a group of people who mistakenly believed that the woman's boyfriend had killed a friend of theirs the day before, according to charging documents. Published September 27, 2012

A security guard was shot at the Family Research Council building in Washington on Aug. 15, 2012. Floyd Lee Corkins told authorities that he wanted to kill as many employees as possible after finding the group on the Southern Poverty Law Center's "hate map."(The Washington Times/File)

Man arrested in ’10 killing has faced gun charges before

A man arrested this week in a fatal 2010 shooting in Southeast Washington previously had faced charges -- which were later dropped — of attempting to shoot a man in the head in the basement of a recreation center. Published September 26, 2012

Fairfax police officers investigate the death of four family members discovered around 12pm after individuals had failed to show up to work, Herndon, Va., Tuesday, September 25, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Police say father killed wife, children, self in Herndon home

Fairfax County police on Wednesday identified the family of four found dead in their Herndon home, saying that preliminarily it appears a man living in the home fatally shot his wife and two children before taking his own life. Published September 26, 2012

D.C. to resume breath testing of suspected drunken drivers

The District will resume breath testing on Friday of motorists suspected of drunken driving, reviving a critical investigative tool that has been dormant for more than two years amid questions about its reliability. Published September 25, 2012

Police seek leads in killings of two students

Prince George's County police are examining video that shows a Central High School student walking to school shortly before he was gunned down and don't believe anything was taken from him in the fatal attack, officials said. Published September 25, 2012

Scope of proposed D.C. gun bill questioned

A proposed bill in the District that would decriminalize some gun and ammunition charges for nonresidents will send the wrong message about gun laws in the District, the city's office of the attorney general said at a hearing Monday. Published September 24, 2012

Dwayne Hogue made a wrong turn from in March 2011 and headed into the District from Maryland, where his gun was legal. His car was pulled over by police, and he was arrested for having a firearm. The D.C. Council Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing this week on cases like his. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

D.C. will revisit gun law for outsiders

A bill that would decriminalize gun and ammunition possession charges for some legal firearms owners from outside the city caught traveling through the District with their weapons goes before a D.C. Council committee Monday, a potential change to the law that comes too late for one Capitol Heights man. Published September 23, 2012

D.C. Jail in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy of

Union says D.C. jail needs more staff for safety

Corrections officers working at a D.C. jail facility worry about their safety on a daily basis due to a lack of adequate staffing after recent layoffs, employees testified Thursday at a D.C. Council hearing on the facility's management. Published September 20, 2012