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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 anoble@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Andrea Noble

(The Washington Times)

D.C. car break-in suspect being investigated in Korean grocer's slaying

A D.C. man arraigned Thursday on charges related to a slew of car break-ins that span affluent areas of Northwest, from Tenleytown to Georgetown, is also under investigation for the killing of a 76-year-old Korean grocery store owner last summer, according to court records. Published April 23, 2015

Women could get 1 year of birth control at once under D.C. bill

In a report on the contraceptives bill, the D.C. Council's Health and Human Services Committee noted that in 2008 the District had the highest rate of unintended pregnancies in the nation and that providing women with a 12-month supply of birth control at one time could help reduce gaps in contraceptive use that often lead to unintended pregnancies. Published April 21, 2015

Lenore Skenazy, founder of the "free range" movement and author of "Free Range Kids," said the bevy of neglect cases filed against parents for what she considers lifestyle choices cements the need for better protection of parental rights, as well as open dialogue about child-rearing techniques. (www.freerangekids.com)

'Free range' parents' rights slam up against child abandonment laws

Maryland parents who left their two children unsupervised in park have pushed the issue of parental rights into the national spotlight and sparked a firestorm of a debate over the degree to which the government should intervene in child-rearing practices. Published April 16, 2015

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser wants footage from the Metropolitan Police Department's expanding body camera program to be exempt from public records requests, making the District one of an increasing number of jurisdictions trying to limit access in order to balance the technology with privacy concerns. (Associated Press)

D.C. wants to keep police body camera footage hidden from public eye

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser wants footage from the Metropolitan Police Department's expanding body camera program to be exempt from public records requests, making the District one of an increasing number of jurisdictions trying to limit access in order to balance the technology with privacy concerns. Published April 14, 2015

D.C. Council to vote on medical care contract for city jail

The D.C. Council will vote Tuesday on whether to award a $66 million contract for medical care at the city jail to a for-profit company that has been criticized for providing poor services at other facilities — setting lawmakers up for their first major clash with Mayor Muriel Bowser. Published April 13, 2015

Two outgoing Republican House members are introducing a bill that would ban traffic cameras in D.C. The bill would also withhold federal highway funds from states where the state or local municipalities use traffic cameras. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

D.C. police leave traffic cameras lingering on the shelf

It was a fall afternoon in 2013 when the Metropolitan Police Department announced the rollout of a slew of next-generation traffic enforcement cameras that officials promised would make city streets safer. Published April 8, 2015

Onlookers gathered near the house where seven children and one adult died in Princess Anne, Maryland. An illegal meter was shut off after a utility company discovered it. (Associated Press)

Family of 8 killed by generator had power cut off for stolen meter

A utility company disconnected an illegal electric hookup late last month at a home on Maryland's Eastern Shore where a man and his seven children died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a gasoline-powered generator, officials said Tuesday. Published April 7, 2015

A Secret Service rides his bike on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 7, 2015. The White House, State Department, and Capitol were all affected by reports of widespread power outages across Washington and its suburbs Tuesday afternoon. (Associated Press)

Widespread power outages disrupt D.C., Maryland suburbs

A power outage that affected swaths of downtown D.C. and large portions of southern Maryland on Tuesday afternoon may have been caused by an explosion at a Maryland electrical facility, local officials said. Published April 7, 2015

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine
(Associated Press)

D.C. gives up on ban on carrying guns in public

Washington, D.C., will drop its appeal of a federal court ruling that overturned the city's ban on carrying handguns in public, Attorney General Karl Racine announced Wednesday. Published April 1, 2015