D.C. bookkeeper admits theft

A personal bookkeeper from the District pleaded guilty to stealing more than $150,000 from her employer and to tax evasion. Diane Michelle Pimble, 41, faces a maximum of 15 years in prison at her sentencing, scheduled for Jan. 29 at federal court in Greenbelt. According to her plea agreement, from 2008 to 2011, Pimble worked as a bookkeeper for an individual residing in Maryland. She managed her employer's accounts, paid bills, organized financial information using accounting software program and prepared reports of her employer's bank accounts.

Body pulled from Anacostia River

D.C. police pulled the body of an adult male from the Anacostia River near the 11th Street Bridge. About 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, police received a call for a body floating in the river, near the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. Police found the body of a black man weighing about 250 pounds near the shore under the bridge.

Traffic stop yields black-market cigarettes

Police found nearly $40,000 worth of contraband cigarettes during a routine traffic stop in Howard County. Maryland State Police confiscated 6,000 packs of cigarettes from a car after an officer pulled over a vehicle with New York tags for a traffic violation on Interstate 95 south in Howard County on Tuesday. The driver, a 23-year-old Brooklyn resident, was arrested.

- Scott McCabe and Ben Giles