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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.

Articles by Andrea Noble

Rep. Neil Parrott, R-Washington County (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Petition drive to challenge Maryland's 'bathroom bill' comes up short

Organizers of a Maryland petition drive seeking to repeal the so-called "bathroom bill" adopted by lawmakers this year are thousands of signatures short of their goal just two days ahead of a first deadline, a setback that could effectively end the campaign to put the measure before voters. Published May 29, 2014

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

D.C. Council approves biggest tax cut in 15 years

The D.C. Council on Wednesday gave its blessing to the first significant package of tax cuts in the District since 1999, providing relief to residents of a city whose coffers have swelled in recent years along with its cost of living. Published May 28, 2014

Construction workers walk through the short tunnel underneath the intersection of Routes 7 and 123 leading to the partially underground Tysons Central 7 station on the new Silver Line in Tyson's Corner. It is part of Phase 1. The station is expected to open in late 2013. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

Metro takes control of Silver Line

Metro took control of the newly built Silver Line on Tuesday, beginning a 90-day countdown of testing before the line opens to passengers. Published May 27, 2014

Teen can't plead insanity in cab driver's killing

Mental health experts have determined that a teenager accused of fatally shooting a D.C. taxicab driver in the course of a botched robbery with his girlfriend cannot use an insanity defense when he stands trial for the homicide. Published May 25, 2014

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)

Police chief shuts down D.C. club after weekend shooting

A Northeast D.C. nightclub violated its security plan by not employing any police officers on a night that a series of altercations erupted into a shooting in which five people were injured, according to police and the city's alcohol board. Published May 19, 2014

Dick Anthony Heller

Second Amendment under siege: Judge upholds restrictive D.C. gun ban

A federal judge on Thursday upheld a D.C. law requiring that guns be registered every three years, that applicants submit photographs and fingerprints, and that pistol purchases be limited to one per month — a ruling that sparked outrage from activists who view it as further encroachment on Second Amendment rights. Published May 15, 2014

U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein (center) is flanked by Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Acting Special Agent in Charge, Jeannine A. Hammett (left) and FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely (right) as he makes a statement to reporters to announce that Prince George's County Councilwoman Leslie Johnson, 59, wife of former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson, pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiring to obstruct a federal corruption investigation, at the U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md., Thursday, June 30, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

Developer sentenced for charges connected to Jack Johnson corruption case

The last of 17 criminals caught up in pay-to-play scheme that brought down former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday, closing a chapter of an investigation that has stretched back more than eight years. Published May 13, 2014

Muriel Bowser

Mayoral candidate Bowser calls for tougher limits in D.C. DUI law

A D.C. Council member and mayoral candidate has proposed reducing the blood alcohol content for drunken driving to 0.05 percent — the lowest in the nation and a threshold that in some cases would criminalize getting behind the wheel of a car after as little as one drink. Published May 6, 2014