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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

Articles by Andrea Noble

D.C. Council member David A. Catania is running as an independent in the mayoral election in November. He is a lawyer known for his prosecutorial style and his quick temper, and will have to distinguish himself in a heavily Democratic city. (Associated Press)

Council OKs $10.6B budget with 'yoga' tax intact

D.C. lawmakers gave final approval on Tuesday to the city's $10.6 billion spending plan, which includes a package of broad cuts to income and business taxes but expands sales taxes to some new services such as health clubs. Published June 24, 2014

The "Pride of Petworth" started out 100 years ago with a motorized pump-and-hose wagon, the first of its kind in the D.C. fire department. The equipment has changed since then but Engine Co. 24's service to the community has not. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

Interim fire chief to continue 'soft posting' firefighters

The man set to take over as the District's interim fire chief next month says he will continue the controversial practice of detailing firefighters to high-crime areas as a means to deter criminal activity. Published June 23, 2014

The Washington Redskins take the field against the New York Giants for monday night football at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Monday, December 3, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Redskins trademark canceled by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

A panel of judges with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday canceled what they called "disparaging" trademarks associated with the Washington Redskins for the second time in 15 years amid mounting political pressure on the team to change its name. Published June 18, 2014

Investigators: Deadly D.C. house fire was suicide

Investigators determined a deadly apartment fire that broke out in Northeast D.C. this month was intentionally set by the man killed in the blaze and have ruled the death a suicide. Published June 16, 2014

D.C. Council member David A. Catania, at-large independent and candidate for mayor, poses with  fitness studio owners and yoga instructors as he announces his plan to scrap a proposed "yoga tax" (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times).

D.C. gym rats find a champion in Catania

Gym rats have found their fitness champion in D.C. Council member David A. Catania, who announced a plan Friday to scrap the proposed "yoga tax." Published June 13, 2014