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

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Leslie Johnson resigns from P.G. County Council

Prince George's County Council member Leslie E. Johnson resigned from her post Tuesday, five days after pleading guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit witness and evidence tampering. Published July 5, 2011

P.G.'s homicide rate outpaces D.C.'s

The District of Columbia routinely leads the region in the number of homicides each year, but Prince George's County is slightly ahead through the first half of 2011. Published July 4, 2011

Johnson's refusal to step down roils P.G. Council

Prince George's County Council member Leslie E. Johnson's refusal to resign after a pair of felony convictions could become a major distraction in coming months and slow the learning process for her eventual successor, colleagues say. Published July 3, 2011

Kin seek witnesses of party bus stabbing

The family of a Clinton man who was fatally stabbed last weekend is making a plea for anyone who witnessed the attack to come forward. Published June 30, 2011

Leslie Johnson pleads to 2 conspiracy counts

Prince George's County Council member Leslie E. Johnson pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that she flushed a $100,000 check down a toilet and hid tens of thousands of dollars in her bra to keep the money from federal investigators closing in on her husband, former County Executive Jack B. Johnson. Published June 30, 2011

D.C. fire department mulls pregnancy-inspired policy change

The D.C. fire department is considering increasing the number of days an employee can work a light-duty assignment after complaints from pregnant firefighters that the 30 days now offered keeps them in physically demanding positions too far into their pregnancies. Published June 29, 2011

**FILE** D.C. Council member Jim Graham (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

Graham seeks answers about shooting suspect

A D.C. Council member is questioning officials' efforts to supervise a 19-year-old man accused of gunning down an innocent bystander Saturday near the Caribbean Festival parade route. Published June 28, 2011

D.C. police make arrest in shooting near festival

A man charged in a weekend shooting near a Caribbean Festival in Northwest was trailing members of a rival gang when he opened fire on them and instead killed an innocent bystander, according to police charging documents. Published June 27, 2011

Man fatally stabbed at P.G. party

A Clinton man was fatally stabbed and another man injured at a weekend house party in Capitol Heights. Published June 27, 2011

Body of man missing for 3 years identified

The body of a Capitol Heights man missing since 2008 was identified this month and police are investigating his death as a homicide, announced Prince George's County police Friday. Published June 24, 2011

More arrests made in cocaine case

Metropolitan police arrested seven men Tuesday who they say are linked to a drug trafficking organization responsible for distributing large amounts of cocaine in the D.C. area, prosecutors said. Published June 21, 2011

Pregnant firefighters losing options

A change in policy in the D.C. fire department went into effect in March and restricts injured or ill firefighters and paramedics from performing limited-duty assignments, or desk jobs, for longer than 30 days, according to the department's revised order book. But the fire union and five pregnant employees say the policy is applied unfairly to pregnant women. Published June 20, 2011

Father, son charged in killing of tow truck driver

A father and son arrested in the killing of a tow truck driver in Prince George's County are thought to have targeted the man after the father discovered that the woman he was living with was having an affair with the man, according to police charging documents. Published June 20, 2011