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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

In this photo taken on Nov. 10, 2014, traffic along Keowee St. in Dayton, Ohio, flows past a photo enforcement traffic camera. Two more Ohio cities are challenging a state traffic camera law they say would restrict the cities' use of the cameras because it requires a police officer's presence to issue tickets, and they are asking the courts to find the law unconstitutional. Dayton and Springfield sued the state in their counties on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (AP Photo/The Dayton Daily News, Lisa Powell )  LOCAL PRINT OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WKEF-TV OUT; WRGT-TV OUT; WDTN-TV OUT

PG County doles out more camera speed tickets than District

Despite numerous driver complaints about speed-camera citations in the District, Prince George's County for the first time has surpassed the city in the number of speed-camera tickets issued, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. Published July 1, 2015

In this June 26, 2015, photo, people begin to enter the Supreme Court in Washington. Meeting on Monday, June 29, for the final time until the fall, the Supreme Court has three cases remaining to be decided (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

D.C. can deny residents concealed gun requests while stay is appealed

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Monday issued a stay pending appeal that will again allow the city to enforce a key provision of its restrictive concealed carry laws -- the requirement that gun owners demonstrate a "good reason" to obtain a permit. Published June 29, 2015

Smoke fills a Washington Metro system subway car near the L'Enfant Plaza station in Washington on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Litwin)

Metro train operators describe chaos of fatal smoke incident

The operator of a train stopped inside a smoke-filled Metro tunnel made repeated requests to reverse to get away from the fumes while the operator of a second train that blocked his path said she lost radio contact with central control, according to accounts they gave investigators. Published June 23, 2015

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator Therese McMilliam discusses the findings of the agency's Safety Management Inspection of the Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (METRO) rail and bus systems, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, during a news conference at the Transportation Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Federal probe finds serious safety lapses in Metro system

A federal review of Metro found serious safety lapses within the transit agency, including its inability to meet its own safety standards, as well as an understaffed central control center where employees tasked with overseeing system operations were undertrained and distracted. Published June 17, 2015

D.C. reproductive health discrimination law blocked by House panel

The House Committee on Appropriations voted Wednesday to block the District from using tax dollars to implement a law that bans employers from discriminating against workers based on their opinions or use of birth control or abortion. Published June 17, 2015