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

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Former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson speaks to the media outside the U.S. Federal Courthouse, in Greenbelt, Md., Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of extortion and one count of witness tampering. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

Former P.G. county executive to be sentenced

Former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson is due to be sentenced in federal court Tuesday, bringing closure to a more than year-long public corruption scandal that broke open the county's "pay-to-play" political culture. Published December 5, 2011

FAA Administrator Jerome Randolph "Randy" Babbitt

FAA Administrator Babbitt arrested for DWI

The administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration was placed on a leave of absence Monday after he was arrested and charged in Fairfax City over the weekend with driving while intoxicated. Published December 5, 2011

D.C. Council to hold closed-door talks after Thomas raid

D.C. Council members are to meet Monday behind closed doors to discuss the latest development in the federal investigation of colleague Harry Thomas Jr., whose house was raided Friday by federal agents. Published December 4, 2011

FBI and IRS Criminal Investigative Division agents leave the scene after they served a search warrant on the home of Washington D.C. City Council member Harry Thomas, Jr., on 17th Street NE in Washington, D.C., on Friday, December 2, 2011. (Pratik Shah./The Washington Times)

FBI raids D.C. Council member Thomas' home

FBI and IRS agents on Friday were searching the Northeast home of D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr., a significant uptick in the pace of a criminal investigation into whether the council member used public funds for personal gain. Published December 2, 2011

D.C. alcohol board suspends Heritage India's license

A Dupont Circle restaurant that was the site of a deadly fight Sunday as a party let out had its liquor license suspended indefinitely but will be allowed to resume food sales. Published December 1, 2011

**FILE** John Hinckley Jr. (Associated Press)

Reagan shooter seeks more time outside hospital

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan 30 years ago secretly perused books about Reagan and presidential assassinations this year on unsupervised trips outside of the D.C. psychiatric hospital where he now resides. Published November 30, 2011

Henry Levi Sanders (Photo courtesy of Montgomery County police)

Police make arrest in Wheaton carjackings

Montgomery County police have arrested a Landover man in connection with the carjacking and abduction of three older men in separate incidents within a week in Wheaton. Published November 30, 2011

Cooperation pledged in probe of fatal melee in D.C.

The managers of a Dupont Circle restaurant that was closed following a deadly melee after a private party ended said Tuesday they are "reviewing its contracting procedures for private events." Published November 29, 2011

Man fatally struck in P.G. County

A 78-year-old man was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing a Mitchellville road, Prince George's County police said Tuesday. Published November 29, 2011

Police: Md. carjacking suspect may have left DNA evidence

Montgomery County police say a man suspected in the carjacking and kidnapping of three elderly men in separate incidents this week in Wheaton man may have cut his finger and left DNA evidence behind. Published November 28, 2011

Gary Giordano

Aruban judge orders Giordano released

A Gaithersburg man is scheduled to be released from an Aruba prison Tuesday after being held for nearly four months in the disappearance of a female travel companion. Published November 27, 2011

Police ID man killed in Hyattsville crash

Police on Friday identified the man killed in a Thanksgiving Day collision in Hyattsville that also left four others in critical condition. Published November 25, 2011

One dead, five injured in Home Depot accident

One person was killed and five others injured Thanksgiving Day when a car struck a group of people outside a Home Depot in Hyattsville, police and fire officials said. Published November 24, 2011

Gina Youngman (right) of New Canaan, Conn., reacts as daughter Sarah (left), 15, and friend Celina Sprague, of the District, try on hats at the Gap store on Thanksgiving Day in the Georgetown section of the District. Many retailers were open on Thanksgiving. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

Black Friday's gray area: Loss of Thanksgiving

The decision this year by more retail stores to bump up opening times for their traditional Black Friday sales has critics asking whether the so-called "holiday creep" is at the expense of the meaning behind the American holiday. Published November 24, 2011

FBI surveillance video shows former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson accepting a bribe from real estate developer Mizra Baig. Jackson pleaded guilty in May and is to be sentenced Dec. 6. (FBI)

Video shows Johnson taking bribe

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday released a secretly recorded video showing former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson casually accepting a cash bribe on the day he was arrested in connection with a wide-ranging corruption probe. Published November 22, 2011

Frederick Lawrence Scot

Prince George's police hunt for released murder suspect

A man suspected of a fatal shooting at a Prince George's County nightclub was accidentally released on bond this month after information related to another defendant's bond was mistakenly placed in his court file, prosecutors said Monday. Published November 21, 2011