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'Washington Examiner' Claims Eight Arrests Spurred by 'Most Wanted' Feature

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'Washington Examiner' Claims Eight Arrests Spurred by 'Most Wanted' Feature

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Since its July 2008 debut, the Washington Examiner's weekly "Most Wanted" page has made a big impression on readers and subjects alike. According to the Examiner, eight arrests of "Most Wanted" fugitives have been a direct result of the paper's stories.

The "most wanted" feature was the brainchild of Scott McCabe, who along with fellow Examiner crime reporter Freeman Klopott, writes the feature every Thursday in the free daily.

"What happens is every week, either U.S. Marshals or local police, send us a photo of one person with some background," Klopott explains. "We usually have to flesh out the background with some court files and look up some old news stories, try to find out why they're so dangerous." The stories, usually between 300 and 350 words long, have proved popular with both the community and law enforcement.

On June 11, a "Most Wanted" story ran profiling Andre Stevenson, who was wanted for failing to register as a sexually violent offender in Charles County, Md. …

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