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

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**FILE** Violet Ripken (center), mother of Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr., throws out the first pitch of the Orioles game with the Boston Red Sox on October 6, 2001 at Camden Yards. Looking on are Cal Ripken's wife, Kelly, and their son, Ryan. (The Washington Times)

Police: Cal Ripken’s mom safe after kidnapping

The mother of retired Baltimore Orioles baseball player Cal Ripken Jr. was abducted from her Aberdeen, Md., home at gunpoint but located unharmed Wednesday morning in her neighborhood, according to police. Published July 25, 2012

Maryland ACLU lauds D.C. for rules on camera use

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland is pointing to a D.C. police department's recent order as a model for law enforcement agencies in the state that want to adopt clear policies dealing with private citizens' right to record police actions. Published July 24, 2012

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Ex-PG officer sentenced in scheme on cigarettes

A former Prince George's County police officer was sentenced Monday to almost four years in prison for his role protecting shipments of untaxed cigarettes and alcohol, a scheme uncovered as part of a widespread federal investigation into what the sentencing judge called a "cesspool of corruption" in county government. Published July 23, 2012

Cab repair shop manager fatally stabbed during robbery

A 60-year-old man fatally stabbed Thursday night in the District was a cab repair shop manager killed during the robbery of his business, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Published July 20, 2012

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Maryland judge decides on one trial in double killings

A man charged with first-degree murder in the beating deaths of his estranged wife and her 11-year-old son in Montgomery County last fall will face the charges collectively rather than in separate trials, against the wishes of defense attorneys. Published July 19, 2012

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

O'Malley sheds tainted Thompson funds

Looking to wipe his campaign clean of tainted money, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has donated $38,000 in campaign funds he received from Jeffrey E. Thompson, his businesses and other associates, a spokesman confirmed Wednesday. Published July 18, 2012

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Murder-soliciting suspect to be tried as juvenile

A 17-year-old boy who faced the possibility of life in prison after he was accused of soliciting the murder of a Prince George's County judge on Twitter likely will receive a lesser punishment now that his case has been waived down to juvenile court. Published July 16, 2012


Lanier: 'No place for jokes' about first family's safety

A D.C. police officer assigned to the White House motorcade is now on desk duty while police and the Secret Service investigate a report that the officer made threatening comments about first lady Michelle Obama. Published July 13, 2012

Bar owner David B. Lett of Harlet Enterprises testifies about the "gang of five" provision during the Committee on Human Services' public hearing Thursday on a proposal to restrict who can protest the issuance or renewal of a liquor license.

Panel mulls liquor license revision

Residents, bar owners, and drag queens faced off Thursday over a proposed bill that would limit residents' ability to protest a commercial liquor license application unless they live within about a block of the business. Published July 12, 2012

Bowie businessman Christopher Lawson served as the president and principal broker for Insuraty Inc., a company that has continued to make campaign contributions despite not being licensed to sell insurance since 2006.

Defunct insurance firm doled out cash to politicians

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III hailed Christopher Lawson as an "incredible and experienced" leader last year when he named the Bowie businessman as a director helping to oversee the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). Published July 11, 2012

D.C. man charged in July 4 gang-related shooting

D.C. police believe three people are responsible for a gang-related shooting on July 4 that killed a 19-year-old man and injured three others in Northwest, according to a police affidavit filed in the case. Published July 9, 2012

Metro train derails in P.G. County

A Metro train derailed at the West Hyattsville Station and passengers had to be evacuated during Friday afternoon's rush hour. Published July 6, 2012