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

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Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot on Thursday announces indictments in several cigarette-smuggling cases. Flanking him in Upper Marlboro are Assistant State's Attorney Doyle Niemann and Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

Nine indicted in Maryland for cigarette smuggling

Maryland officials on Thursday announced the indictments of nine people accused of cigarette smuggling in connection with a stepped-up effort to cut down on the illicit tobacco trade. Published September 22, 2011

Kenneth Ellerbe

D.C. freezes fire, EMS Twitter account

The D.C. government has temporarily halted use of one of its most popular Twitter accounts in order to get a tighter handle on information disseminated about emergency operations. Published September 21, 2011

Police make arrest in Southeast D.C. homicide

Metropolitan police arrested a Southeast man in a fatal shooting that occurred after the suspect and victim smoked PCP together, according to police and court documents. Published September 21, 2011

2 P.G. officers indicted in 2010 beating of U.Md. student

A year and a half after three Prince George's County police officers were videotaped beating a University of Maryland student who had taken to the street with others to celebrate a victory by the men's basketball team, two of the officers involved have been indicted. Published September 20, 2011

Bowie State stabbing called an 'accident'

The fatal stabbing of a Bowie State University student by her college roommate was a "tragic accident" that happened as the suspect defended herself, the woman's defense attorney said in court Monday. Published September 19, 2011

Study: D.C. crime camera system is futile

Surveillance cameras operated by the D.C. police department have failed to reduce crime as has occurred in other cities, in part because of the way the cameras are set up and monitored, according to a critical study of the four-year program. Published September 19, 2011

Slain D.C. woman had predicted: 'He's going to kill me'

A D.C. woman who police say was fatally stabbed by her husband this week predicted he would kill her, according to a handwritten petition she filed this summer for a protective order that ultimately was denied in Prince George's County. Published September 15, 2011

Three killed Wednesday in Prince George's

Three people died Wednesday in northern Prince George's County, two in a double shooting and another in a suspected murder-suicide, police officials said. Published September 14, 2011

Dead man found in Capitol Heights was killed in D.C.

A man found dead in a burning car in Capitol Heights in August was killed in the District, leading Prince George's County police to turn the homicide investigation over to the Metropolitan Police Department, officials said Wednesday. Published September 14, 2011

Leggett sees passage of Montgomery curfew

Montgomery County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett said Tuesday he feels confident a bill to establish a controversial youth curfew has enough support to pass the nine-member County Council. Published September 13, 2011

D.C. police see no pattern in third transgender shooting

A shooting early Monday that wounded a transgendered woman in Southeast Washington does not appear to be related to two earlier shootings this summer that targeted transgendered women, D.C. police said Monday. Published September 12, 2011

Terror threats won't stop 9/11 events

Events scheduled in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks will go forward as planned, despite credible but unconfirmed terrorist threats received by counterterrorism officials, authorities in the District said Friday. Published September 9, 2011

Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

Lanier employs 'crime emergency' provision for 9/11 security

Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier suspended scheduling provisions in the department's contract with the police union Thursday, allowing her to cancel leave and redeploy officers as she deems necessary. Published September 8, 2011