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Andrea Noble

Andrea Noble

Andrea Noble is a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at

Articles by Andrea Noble

'Too many' The family of Medric Cecil Mills Jr. surrounds attorney Karen Evans as she says they are fighting the District not only on behalf of the man who died after medics refused to treat him, but also for other casualties of the city's public duty doctrine. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

3 of 5 D.C. firefighters unpunished after dying man was refused aid outside firehouse

Three of five firefighters under investigation for failure to render aid to a dying man who collapsed across the street from their firehouse have faced no consequences in connection with a case that shocked D.C. residents and officials and put the city's troubled fire department in the national spotlight. Published August 21, 2014

Plaintiffs in the federal suit over Virginia's ban on gay marriage, from left: Mary Townley, Emily Schall-Townley, Carol Schall, Tony London and Tim Bostic.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Supreme Court halts legalization of gay marriage in Virginia

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay Wednesday halting gay marriage from taking effect in Virginia this week, signaling the justices are inching closer to taking up a case that could definitively decide between the rights of states to recognize marriages and the federal government's guarantee of equal protection. Published August 20, 2014

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D.C. liquor board OKs delivery via websites

The District's liquor board will allow Web-based alcohol delivery services to operate in the city under guidelines issued Thursday, an about-face from the position it took months ago when it shut down one such company. Published August 14, 2014

This undated image provided by the Federal Aviation Administration's Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Site in North Dakota shows a Draganflyer drone owned by the University of North Dakota, equipped to carry video and infrared cameras. It is three feet wide, three feet long and 1 foot tall. The purpose of the test site in North Dakota is to help develop regulations for unmanned aircraft. (AP Photo/Northern Plains UAS Test Site via The Bismarck Tribune)

Virginia county revives debate about domestic drones

Wise County, in a rural corner of southwestern Virginia, purchased two small remote-controlled "quad copters" in February, but the $400 apiece gadgets remain grounded as part of a temporary moratorium on drone use in the state. Published July 31, 2014

Guns no longer have to stay inside the businesses or homes of D.C. residents who own them, according to a landmark federal court ruling issued last week. (Associated Press)

Federal judge grants 90-day stay in D.C. gun case

A federal judge on Tuesday granted a 90-day stay in a ruling that upended Washington, D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns in public, giving city officials time to consider whether they will appeal the case or concede and begin drafting gun carry laws. Published July 29, 2014

The FBI headquarters in Washington is seen here on Feb. 3, 2012. (Associated Press)

End of an era: FBI HQ to leave D.C. for suburbs

Three locations in the D.C. suburbs have been identified as potential sites for the planned relocation of the FBI's headquarters, including Greenbelt and Landover in Prince George's County and Springfield in Fairfax County. Published July 29, 2014