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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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Firefighters listen to Chief Kenneth Ellerbe's State of the Department speech Jan. 24, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. About 100 walked out to protest shift and uniform changes. A spokesman has used social media to call their actions racist. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Conflicting claims, racism charge roil D.C. fire department

D.C. firefighters and department officials are disputing whether orders were issued to rein in the possibility of protests at Mayor Vincent C. Gray's State of the District address, scheduled for Tuesday. Published February 6, 2012

Edward "Chip" Dent shows a video surveillance image on a screen in the basement of his home on N Street NW in Georgetown. There is one functioning camera mounted high on the outside wall of Martin's Tavern at the corner of Wisconsin and N Streets NW that is aimed down N Street. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Public surveillance from private property questioned

When D.C. police began installing surveillance cameras in neighborhoods more than five years ago as crime-fighting tools, privacy concerns voiced by civil liberties groups limited their scope and use. Published February 5, 2012

Two arrested after Northwest D.C. shooting

Police arrested two people in connection with a drive-by shooting that injured one man in the District's Takoma neighborhood Wednesday night. Published February 2, 2012

D.C. Council member Jim Graham (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

DYRS ward among minivan crash victims

One of the three people involved in Sunday's fatal police chase was a ward of the District's Department of Youth Rehabilitative Services (DYRS), officials said. Published January 30, 2012

Brittany Norwood

Lululemon killer sentenced to life in prison without parole

A woman convicted of brutally beating and stabbing a coworker to death at the Lululemon Athletica store in Bethesda last year was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Published January 27, 2012

Brittany Norwood

Parents request no profits for Lululemon killer

The parents of Jayna Murray, the woman brutally slain by her Lululemon Athletica co-worker in March, want more than to ensure their daughter's killer never walks free. They also want a guarantee she can't profit from her crime. Published January 26, 2012

Hyattsville man tries to rob off-duty officers

A would-be thief armed with a knife and tear gas attempted to rob two men Tuesday night at a Prince George's County gas station who turned out to be off-duty Metropolitan Police Department officers, according to town of Edmonston police. Published January 25, 2012

D.C. firefighters walk out of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Northwest on Tuesday after a speech by fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe (Barbara Salisbury/THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

D.C. fire chief feels protest heat

As Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe on Tuesday touted the D.C. fire department's accomplishments during his first year as its leader, firefighters and emergency medical services workers had a message for him: They want better leadership. Published January 24, 2012