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Andrea Noble

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

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P.G. considers former D.C. fire official for Cabinet post

A former D.C. fire official who played a role in the improper donation of a fire truck to a city in the Dominican Republic is up for a job as director of emergency management in Prince George's County. Published March 1, 2012

Prince George's County Council member Karen Toles

Speeding council member gives up county car

The Prince George's County Council member clocked driving at least 105 mph in her county vehicle — but not ticketed for speeding — says she will give up the car until she completes a driver-safety course. Published February 29, 2012

** FILE ** Prince George's County Council Vice Chairman Eric C. Olson

P.G. adopts resolution supporting D.C. statehood

While New Hampshire rejected the notion of D.C. statehood, despite the personal pleas of council members and the mayor, a jurisdiction closer to home is supporting the District's statehood bid. Published February 28, 2012

Guilty plea in case of D.C.-P.G. drug trafficking ring

A mid-level drug dealer pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from a drug trafficking ring that operated in Northwest D.C. and Prince George's County, officials said Thursday. Published February 24, 2012

'Costume jewelry' theft cited in D.C. killings

A spree of violent attacks in Southeast that left five dead and nine others wounded was all triggered when a piece of "costume jewelry" went missing, prosecutors said Tuesday during opening statements in the trial of the men charged in the shootings. Published February 21, 2012

Battalion Chief Richard Sterne may be demoted for reprimanding rather than suspending firefighters who had beer at a station. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

D.C. battalion chief to be demoted over beer incident

D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe is seeking to demote a battalion chief who reprimanded, rather than suspended, two firefighters after a high-profile September incident in which beer was found in a fire station. Published February 20, 2012

** FILE ** D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier (Associated Press)

Violent crime in D.C. surges in 2012

Violent crime so far this year in the District of Columbia has spiked sharply — a 40 percent increase that includes twice as many robberies committed at gunpoint than at this time last year. Published February 19, 2012

**FILE** Former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson walks out of the U.S. District Courthouse in Greenbelt, Md. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Prosecutors want Jack Johnson to pay fine before prison term

Prosecutors see no reason why former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson — who has more than $200,000 in the bank — can't pay a $100,000 fine associated with his extortion conviction before he heads to prison. Published February 15, 2012

D.C. police to restore online crime maps

The Metropolitan Police Department's online crime-mapping technology, which gives users real-time access to crime statistics citywide and in their neighborhoods, is expected to be back online this week after a six-week hiatus, police said. Published February 15, 2012