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

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A photograph provided to the D.C. Office of the Inspector General by the heads of the fire and police unions shows personnel files found in an abandoned car at the D.C. fire training academy.

Agencies reviewing D.C. police 'file burn' incident

An email sent by a deputy director from the D.C. police department's recruiting division to other department officials alerted them that a "file burn" was scheduled for the same day that trash bins of personnel files were found ablaze. Published May 23, 2012

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray faced reporters' questions about an aide's indictment after a news conference about street improvements. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Second Gray aide charged in campaign probe

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray implored city residents to "let this investigation play out" after a second operative from his 2010 campaign was criminally charged Wednesday with lying to FBI agents investigating whether the mayor's campaign illegally provided cash to another candidate. Published May 23, 2012

Tae Kwon Do instructor charged for contact with children

A Tae Kwon Do instructor in Springfield is facing charges involving child pornography and sexual contact with two minors who were previously students at his martial arts school, according to Fairfax police. Published May 23, 2012

** FILE ** D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (The Washington Times)

Second Gray campaign operative charged

A second campaign operative working for Mayor Vincent C. Gray was charged Wednesday with one count of making a false statement to FBI agents who were investigating whether the mayor's campaign provided cash to another mayoral candidate. Published May 23, 2012

Charles J. Willoughby

Police, fire records burned in bins, a car

The District's police and fire unions are asking the city's inspector general to investigate the destruction of personnel files found burning inside trash bins and a car at the D.C. fire training academy. Published May 22, 2012

State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced Tuesday that the owners and operators of seven nightclubs in Prince George's County were indicted for failure to pay taxes on cover charges, food and drinks served at their establishments. State Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (center) looks on during the press conference. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Nightclub officials face tax evasion charges

The owners and managers of seven nightclubs in Prince George's County were indicted on tax evasion charges Tuesday, signaling that county officials' war on problem nightclubs is far from over. Published May 22, 2012

Gary Giordano, 51, and Carol Ann Bock, 45, were arrested and charged with indecent exposure (Photo courtesy of Annapolis Police Department)

Gary Giordano arrested for indecent exposure

A Gaithersburg man who was held as a suspect in Aruba for four months after his female traveling companion went missing is facing charges of indecent exposure after police officers found him and a woman naked in the back of an SUV in an Annapolis parking garage. Published May 22, 2012

Battalion Fire Chief Kevin B. Sloan stands in front of his parents' home in Kensington. He said the shift change that followed his transfer is making it difficult for him to help care for his elderly parents. He plans to file a complaint challenging the transfer ordered by Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Battalion chief slams Ellerbe's 'bullying'

A battalion fire chief who found a firefighter not guilty on charges related to the discovery of beer in a U Street Northwest fire station was transferred in what he says is retaliation for going against the wishes of the D.C. fire chief. Published May 21, 2012

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Campaign aide for Gray cuts plea deal

A senior member of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's campaign team in 2010 has been charged with destroying a spiral notebook that contained records of payments from the campaign to another mayoral candidate, according to court papers. Published May 21, 2012

Arrest made in first D.C. homicide of 2012

A 31-year-old man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the first death that was ruled a homicide in the District in 2012, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Published May 18, 2012

D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier's new five-year contract includes an indemnification clause  that protects her from lawsuits, which the mayor says is "standard" but a police representative  calls a "red flag." (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Lanier gains lawsuit protection

The D.C. police chief's new five-year contract explicitly states that she is protected from civil and criminal lawsuits and drops a paragraph about collective bargaining at the center of a lawsuit brought by the Fraternal Order of Police. Published May 16, 2012

Kenyan McDuffie, a candidate to replace Harry Thomas for Ward 5 city councilmember, comes to cast his vote in the special election with his wife Princess, right, and his two daughters Kesi, 5, and Jozi, 2, at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church on Rhode Island Avenue in northwest, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 15, 2012 (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

McDuffie wins Ward 5 D.C. Council seat handily

Kenyan McDuffie, a born-and-bred resident of the District's Stronghold neighborhood who touted public policy experience and a laundry list of labor endorsements, soundly defeated a crowded field on Tuesday to replace former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. and begin a new chapter for Ward 5 leadership at city hall. Published May 15, 2012

3 stabbed in 2 D.C. attacks

Three people were stabbed Monday afternoon in two attacks reported within minutes of one another in a Northeast neighborhood, a D.C. fire official said. Published May 14, 2012

The Metropolitan Police Department released surveillance footage of a "person of interest" in an attack on a pregnant woman during which her baby was fatally stabbed while in her womb.

D.C. police hope video will help solve baby's killing

D.C. police released surveillance camera footage Monday in the hopes of identifying a person seen entering a Southeast apartment complex the same night a pregnant woman was attacked and her baby was fatally stabbed while in her womb. Published May 14, 2012

Gary Dederichs

Suspect in Petworth hammer attacks not fit to stand trial

A D.C. Superior Court judge ruled Friday that a 19-year-old man charged in a series of hammer attacks in Petworth, including a fatal assault on a tourist, is incompetent to stand trial at this time. Published May 11, 2012

Gary Dederichs

D.C. hammer-attack suspect has history of mental health problems

A 19-year-old man charged with two hammer attacks in Petworth, and now a similar attack that killed a tourist, has a history of mental illness and inquired multiple times about obtaining a gun in the week before the series of assaults, according to court documents filed Thursday. Published May 10, 2012