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

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Boy charged in death was ‘play fighting’ with toddler

A 12-year-old boy charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 2-year-old foster sibling was not the focus of detectives' investigation until he admitted to police to "play fighting" and striking the girl up to six times, a Prince George's County homicide detective said. Published September 4, 2012

Amber Deanna Stanley

Hunt goes on for killer of high school student

It has been nearly two weeks since a gunman burst into a Kettering home and gunned down a 17-year-old honor roll student in her bedroom, but investigators' leads in the killing are still slim. Published September 2, 2012

Amber Deanna Stanley, 17, was fatally shot inside her Kettering home on Aug. 22. (

Police return to scene of P.G. honor student's slaying

Prince George's County police on Friday were back at the scene of a shocking killing to search for additional evidence in the death of a 17-year-old honor roll student who was gunned down in her Kettering home. Published August 31, 2012

Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier.  (Drew Angerer / The Washington Times)

Murder charged to 16-year-old in SE shooting

D.C. police said a man fatally shot this month in Southeast Washington was killed by a 16-year-old boy after the man stumbled upon a robbery in progress – a crime that added to an alarming list of recent robberies citywide that suddenly have turned violent. Published August 30, 2012

Cause of D.C. officer's death yet to be determined

A Metropolitan Police Department officer stabbed five years ago is being laid to rest Friday, as officials await the results of an autopsy to determine whether his death is directly related to the earlier injury and should be classified a homicide. Published August 30, 2012

Washington DC Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is joined by Washington DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray (not in photo) during their press conference to announce a drop in the number of homicides and a plan to improve police services, in Washington DC, Friday, December 30, 2011. As of December 30, 2011 there have been 108 murders in the District, putting the nation's capital on pace to have it's lowest number of homicides in nearly 50 years. (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

D.C. robberies up 10%, but frequency down after spike

The number of robberies committed across the District remains up by about 10 percent this year, though the frequency of such crimes has come down significantly after a notable spike, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said. Published August 29, 2012

Southeast D.C. teen charged in murder

A 16-year-old boy was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in the death of a man who was shot several times earlier this month, police said. Published August 29, 2012

Abigail Maslin discusses the Aug. 18 robbery that left her 29-year-old husband, Thomas "TC" Maslin, hospitalized after he was apparently struck on the back of the head with a blunt object. (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times)

Beating victim’s wife says video holds clue

Three people seen inside a car that pulled up to a Southeast D.C. gas station attempted to use the credit card of a man who had been savagely attacked and left unconscious on Capitol Hill only 30 minutes earlier, the man's wife said Tuesday. Published August 28, 2012

A sign outside the headquarters of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 89 in Upper Marlboro is draped in black to honor Prince George's County police Officer Adrian Morris, who died in an Aug. 20 car chase on Interstate 95. (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times)

Second suspect in crash that killed P.G. cop denied bond

The man suspected of being the driver of a stolen car that led a pair of Prince George's County police officers on a fatal car chase on Interstate 95 tried to change his appearance to avoid being arrested, prosecutors said at a court hearing Monday. Published August 27, 2012

James Howard Braddy Jr. Photo from the Prince George's County Police Department.

Murder suspect in Oxon Hill surrenders to police

A man accused of dragging his ex-girlfriend’s new lover from her apartment and shooting him to death in a parking lot turned himself in to police over the weekend. Published August 27, 2012

Parents and students try to reunite after a student was shot and critically wounded on the first day of classes at Perry Hall High School, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in Perry Hall, Md. A suspect was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, according to police. No one else was reported injured. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Md. student shot during first day of school

Police have arrested a 15-year-old student at Perry Hall High School who officials say randomly fired a gun in the school's cafeteria on Monday, injuring a 17-year-old senior. Published August 27, 2012

A 17-year-old honor student was fatally shot Wednesday night inside her Kettering home (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times)

Girl’s violent death stuns P.G. neighbors

A 17-year-old Prince George's County honor student who aspired to attend Harvard University was killed in her bedroom after a gunman burst into her house, police said Thursday — a crime considered unthinkable to residents who remembered the girl for her ambition and intellect. Published August 23, 2012