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Washington Examiner Hires A Lethal Writer

The Washington Examiner has hired Sean Higgens away from Investor’s Business Daily as an editorial writer. Watch out, Higgens may be “mild mannered” but he knows Krav Maga, an Israeli military defense technique. So if you disagree with him you may not want to mess with him. Meanwhile, Emily Babay, who has been on the Crime & Punishment beat, has been promoted to Digital News Editor. Aubrey Whelan, who covers Alexandria, Fairfax and and Arlington, will be replacing Babay on the crime beat alongside Scott McCabe.

Noteworthy: An Occupier apparently hit on Whelan a few weeks ago. Love is in the air? No, no, no, she firmly turned him down.

Read the memo from Editor Stephen Smith. Pretty creative and thorough for an office memo…

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Washington Examiner Crime Reporters Get Results

Sometimes it pays to anger a drug dealer.

After the Washington Examiner ran a report Thursday about Darrell Edwards, a Prince George’s County resident wanted for drug trafficking, the fugitive turned himself in that very day. The report included the mugshot pictured here.

Edwards didn’t like “how he was portrayed” in the story, so he took himself to the courthouse to turn himself in. The Examiners‘ follow-up story didn’t say what exactly Edwards objected to but thank God the reporters pissed him off. The report from Thursday said authorities described Edwards as a “6-foot-3, 245-pound … menace.” Maybe it was his weight. (That fat ass. Just kidding if he’s reading this.)

Edwards is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on April 6.

Some well-deserved self-congratulating in the Examiner‘s follow-up story:

“Forty-one fugitives have now been taken into custody after their cases were featured in The Examiner.

Others captured thanks to tips from Examiner readers include murderers, rapists, scam artists and sex offenders.”

And some congratulations to the Examiner‘s crime reporters Scott McCabe and Emily Babay. McCabe started the weekly “Most Wanted” feature in 2008 and law enforcement officials say it has been successful in helping track down dozens of criminals.

We reached out to McCabe to see if he had any thoughts on the Examiner‘s success in the crime department. We’ll update if he responds.