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Jack Johnson, Disbarred: The disgraced Prince George’s County official who told his wife Leslie Johnson to stuff tens of thousands of embezzled dollars in her bra during a raid by the feds won’t be working as a lawyer while he’s serving his sentence. The Maryland Court of Appeals disbarred him yesterday. Meanwhile, his wife’s prison sentence—366 days—approaches on March 9. +2
Condolences: A Southwest Airlines employee died overnight after having an accident on the job involving “a collision between a baggage cart and a mobile lounge” at Dulles. In a release, Southwest says: “We learned earlier today, Friday, Jan. 27, that the Employee passed away as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. We continue to work with all relevant agencies, including the local authorities and the airport, to investigate events surrounding the accident. The Southwest Airlines Family is greatly saddened by the passing of our Southwest Family Member, and we extend our heartfelt sympathies and support to his entire family at this time.” -4
Lululemon Killer Gets Life Without Parole: Despite the pleas of her family, Brittany Norwood, the woman who brutally killed her coworker Jayna Murray at a Lululemon store was sentenced to life in prison without parole. +0
A Well Of A Time: Police are trying to figure out how to remove and identify the body in a Fort Washington Well “This is a very challenging crime scene,” says Julie Parker, Prince George’s County Police spokeswoman told WTOP. “We’re bringing in engineers to survey this well to figure out what will work structurally because we have to keep our people safe.” -2
Yesterday’s Needle rating: 36 Today’s score: -4 Friday Bonus: +2 Today’s Needle rating: 34