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Andrea Noble

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

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Murder-soliciting suspect to be tried as juvenile

A 17-year-old boy who faced the possibility of life in prison after he was accused of soliciting the murder of a Prince George's County judge on Twitter likely will receive a lesser punishment now that his case has been waived down to juvenile court. Published July 16, 2012

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Lanier: 'No place for jokes' about first family's safety

A D.C. police officer assigned to the White House motorcade is now on desk duty while police and the Secret Service investigate a report that the officer made threatening comments about first lady Michelle Obama. Published July 13, 2012

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Bar owner David B. Lett of Harlet Enterprises testifies about the "gang of five" provision during the Committee on Human Services' public hearing Thursday on a proposal to restrict who can protest the issuance or renewal of a liquor license.

Panel mulls liquor license revision

Residents, bar owners, and drag queens faced off Thursday over a proposed bill that would limit residents' ability to protest a commercial liquor license application unless they live within about a block of the business. Published July 12, 2012

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Bowie businessman Christopher Lawson served as the president and principal broker for Insuraty Inc., a company that has continued to make campaign contributions despite not being licensed to sell insurance since 2006.

Defunct insurance firm doled out cash to politicians

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III hailed Christopher Lawson as an "incredible and experienced" leader last year when he named the Bowie businessman as a director helping to oversee the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). Published July 11, 2012

D.C. man charged in July 4 gang-related shooting

D.C. police believe three people are responsible for a gang-related shooting on July 4 that killed a 19-year-old man and injured three others in Northwest, according to a police affidavit filed in the case. Published July 9, 2012

Metro train derails in P.G. County

A Metro train derailed at the West Hyattsville Station and passengers had to be evacuated during Friday afternoon's rush hour. Published July 6, 2012

Firefighter discipline procedure under fire

The District's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is concerned that D.C. firefighters facing departmental disciplinary hearings are not receiving fair trials, according to a letter it sent to the D.C. attorney general's office. Published July 4, 2012

An aboveground pool sits full in a backyard Monday in the 300 block of 55th Street Northeast. A D.C. firefighting crew went out of service Saturday for about a hour to fill the pool at a private residence during a day of post-storm emergency calls. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

Mayor wants details about firefighters' pool filling

D.C. fire officials are investigating an order that directed firefighters to fill a private swimming pool over the weekend in the midst of an onslaught of emergency calls related to Friday's storm. Published July 3, 2012

Washington D.C. Fire Department Lt. Robert Alvarado talks to a group of firefighters as they prepare to attend Mayor Vincent C. Gray's 2012 State of the District Address at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, February 7, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

ACLU questions whether D.C. firefighters get due process

The District's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is concerned that D.C. firefighters facing departmental disciplinary hearings are not receiving fair trials, according to a letter it sent to the D.C. attorney general's office. Published July 3, 2012

An aboveground pool sits full in a backyard Monday in the 300 block of 55th Street Northeast. A D.C. firefighting crew went out of service Saturday for about a hour to fill the pool at a private residence during a day of post-storm emergency calls. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

Amid misery of storm damage, D.C. firefighters fill private pool

With D.C. firefighters crisscrossing the city on emergency calls related to power outages, downed trees and heat-induced illnesses, one crew went out of service for about an hour Saturday afternoon on an unusual assignment: to fill a swimming pool for a private resident at a Northeast home. Published July 2, 2012

3 injured in 2 afternoon shootings in D.C.

Two men were injured in a shooting in Southeast D.C. Thursday afternoon that occurred just a few blocks from the site where two children were hit by stray bullets earlier this week. Published June 28, 2012

P.G. officers charged after confrontation with teens

Two Prince George's County police officers face kidnapping, assault and other charges related to a confrontation they had with three teenagers over Memorial Day weekend in Charles County, police and prosecutors said Thursday. Published June 28, 2012