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Andrea Noble

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

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Some of the firearms confiscated in a yearlong undercover investigation that resulted in the arrests of 70 suspects were put on display at Metropolitan Police Department headquarters Monday in the District by Chief Cathy L. Lanier. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

D.C. police arrest 70 in yearlong drug, gun sting

Using a mock recording studio as cover for a criminal enterprise, undercover officers from the Metropolitan Police Department confiscated 161 firearms, made 70 arrests and seized more than $7 million in drugs during a yearlong sting operation, authorities announced Monday. Published December 19, 2011

P.G. cracks down on clubs beset by violence

They're not all nightclubs. Some are bars, some are strip joints, restaurants and even banquet halls. But they all host dancing in Prince George's County. Published December 18, 2011

P.G. dance hall legislation clears first hurdle

Dance hall legislation passed this year by the Prince George's County Council easily cleared its first legal challenge last week when a violation for "public dancing" issued against a Temple Hills venue was upheld. Published December 18, 2011

Kevin B. Chavous

D.C. Council candidate accused of soliciting a prostitute

Kevin B. Chavous, a key challenger for the Ward 7 D.C. Council seat in next year's elections, was arrested early Friday on accusations he offered money to an undercover officer "for sexual favors," the Metropolitan Police Department said. Published December 16, 2011

Pregnant D.C. woman hospitalized after stabbing

A 24-year-old pregnant D.C. woman was hospitalized in serious condition Thursday after her boyfriend stabbed her multiple times during an argument, Metropolitan Police Department officials said. Published December 15, 2011

P.G. police fatally shoot man with gun

Prince George's County police fatally shot a man Wednesday who earlier in the day reported that he wanted to commit suicide, authorities said. Published December 14, 2011

D.C. restaurant allowed to reopen after fatal melee

The Dupont Circle restaurant that was the site of a deadly melee in November will be allowed to reopen this month under the condition that outside promoters stop throwing parties at the venue. Published December 13, 2011

Walter Reed resident charged with carjacking, kidnapping

A man staying at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center has been charged with the carjacking and kidnapping of a taxicab driver who picked him up outside the Bethesda facility, officials said Monday. Published December 12, 2011

Ross Truett Ashley (Virginia State Police)

Police ID Virginia Tech shooter

Virginia State Police on Friday said a 22-year-old student at Radford University was responsible for the fatal shooting of a Virginia Tech campus police officer. Published December 9, 2011

A police officer secures the scene where a gunman killed a police officer and another person after a traffic stop Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 on the campus of Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, Va. The school said a police officer pulled someone over for a traffic stop and was shot and killed. The shooter ran toward a nearby parking lot, where a second person was found dead. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry)

Virginia Tech: 2 dead in shooting on campus

A campus police officer and another person were found fatally shot at Virginia Tech, but authorities stopped short of confirming reports the second victim was the gunman. Published December 8, 2011

A woman is caught between people and a police horse as Metropolitan Police clear the street and make arrests during a protest in the intersection of 14th and K Streets NW in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 7, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Occupy protesters block K Street; 62 arrested

A massive protest Wednesday along the K Street lobbying corridor in Washington resulted in 62 arrests, closing busy downtown streets and marking the second such mass arrest in the city in four days. Published December 7, 2011

Teen girl stabbed outside basketball game

A 17-year-old girl was stabbed Tuesday night during a fight in the parking lot of a Silver Spring high school after a basketball game let out, Montgomery County police said. Published December 7, 2011

Former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson walks out of the U.S. District Courthouse in Greenbelt with his lawyer Jeff Harding, left, after being sentenced to seven years and three months after being found guilty for corruption in a pay-to-play scandal, Greenbelt, Md., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Ex-P.G. County Executive Johnson sentenced to more than 7 years

Former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson, the face of a wide-ranging federal corruption probe that has netted business owners, developers and government employees, was sentenced Tuesday to more than seven years in prison for accepting up to $1 million in bribes while in office. Published December 6, 2011

Former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson speaks to the media outside the U.S. Federal Courthouse, in Greenbelt, Md., Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of extortion and one count of witness tampering. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

Former P.G. county executive to be sentenced

Former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson is due to be sentenced in federal court Tuesday, bringing closure to a more than year-long public corruption scandal that broke open the county's "pay-to-play" political culture. Published December 5, 2011

FAA Administrator Jerome Randolph "Randy" Babbitt

FAA Administrator Babbitt arrested for DWI

The administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration was placed on a leave of absence Monday after he was arrested and charged in Fairfax City over the weekend with driving while intoxicated. Published December 5, 2011