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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.

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D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander, Ward 7 Democrat, casts her vote at the Randle-Highlands Elementary School precinct in Southeast on Tuesday. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

No big shakeup on D.C. Council

Modest numbers of voters hit the polls throughout the District on Tuesday with the potential for altering the makeup of the beleaguered D.C. Council and decide who will carry their political party's flag into the general election in November. Published April 3, 2012

A voter passes a gantlet of campaign supporters as she makes her way to her voting precinct at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Washington as the nation's capital holds its primary election on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Voters trickle to polls for D.C. primary races

Modest numbers of voters hit the polls throughout the District on Tuesday to potentially alter the make-up of the beleaguered D.C. Council and decide who will carry their political party's flag into the general election in November. Published April 3, 2012

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (left) and state Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (right) are among Maryland politicians who have received large campaign contributions from Jeffrey E. Thompson and his extensive network of businesses and business associates. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Thompson's donor tentacles reach into Maryland

A prolific campaign donor under federal investigation for contributions in D.C. elections is also linked to a quarter-million dollars given to Maryland politicians, including Gov. Martin O'Malley, two likely Democratic candidates for governor in 2014 and two prominent county executives over the past 13 years. Published April 2, 2012

PG County lawmaker to fight reckless driving ticket

A Prince George's County Council member plans to fight the reckless driving ticket she was issued after police said she was seen driving more than 100 mph on the Capital Beltway. Published March 28, 2012

Prince George's County Council member Karen Toles

P.G. council member to fight reckless driving ticket

A Prince George's County Council member plans to fight the reckless driving ticket she was issued after police said she was seen driving more than 100 mph on the Capital Beltway. Published March 28, 2012

P.G. police investigate separate attacks on women

Prince George's County police are investigating two sexual assaults that occurred this week, including an attack on a realtor and another attack on a woman inside her apartment. Published March 24, 2012

Mother-to-be loses baby after stabbing at D.C. home

Neighbors said they knew something bad had happened when they awoke to the sounds of furious banging and screams coming from the third-floor hallway of their Southeast Washington apartment building early Thursday. Published March 22, 2012

D.C. Battalion Chief Richard G. Sterne Jr. at his home in Ijamsville, Md., on Monday, February 20, 2012. Chief Sterne is being threatened with demotion by D.C. Fire Chief Ellerbe. (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

Fire official gets demotion papers

A battalion chief with the District's fire department has received orders he will be demoted to the rank of captain next month as a result of his handling of the punishment of two firefighters who were faulted for allowing beer in their firehouse. Published March 21, 2012

**FILE** D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

D.C. violent crime slows after surge early this year

An uptick in violent crime in the District of Columbia, fueled by an increase in robberies committed at gunpoint in the early part of the year, appears to be slowing, according to preliminary crime data. Published March 20, 2012

Man shot by his brother in P.G. County

A man remains in critical condition after being shot by his brother overnight in Capitol Heights, Prince George's County police said. Published March 20, 2012

D.C. man sentenced for threatening witness

A D.C. man acquitted of killing a teenager during a dispute over a hamburger has been sentenced to seven years in prison for threatening a witness who testified against him during the murder trial. Published March 17, 2012

Police: Teen solicited murder of P.G. judge

A 16-year-old Bowie teen was indicted on charges he tried to solicit the murder of a Prince George's County judge who presided over his court case, prosecutors said Thursday. Published March 15, 2012

Stolen merchandise searches result in D.C. robbery arrests

Carryout restaurants, dollar stores and neighborhood markets were among the 13 businesses raided as part of the Metropolitan Police Department's efforts to crack down on the sale of stolen merchandise, police said Tuesday. Published March 13, 2012

D.C. student stabbed in eye with pencil

A student at the District's Winston Education Center was taken to the hospital Friday after another student stabbed her in the eye with a pencil, police said. Published March 9, 2012