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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

Ingmar Guandique was sentenced to 60 years in prison on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, in the 2001 murder of Washington intern Chandra Levy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Key witness in trial of Chandra Levy's killer lied, lawyers say

A witness who helped convict a man in the 2001 murder of Chandra Levy lied during the trial when he testified he had never previously provided information to law enforcement in other criminal cases, attorneys revealed in court Tuesday. Published May 21, 2013

D.C. tax office whiffed on $6.5M in penalties

The District's Office of Tax and Revenue failed to collect $6.5 million over a five-year period because it did not charge penalty fees to businesses that owed money — a punitive system now under review because officials said it was too ambiguous to enforce. Published May 20, 2013

Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray (The Washington Times)

Gray not backing gun owner insurance proposal

Prospects that the District will become the first jurisdiction in the nation to require gun owners to purchase liability insurance were dampened Thursday when Mayor Vincent C. Gray made known that he does not support the proposed legislation. Published May 16, 2013

Maryland teens lead national movement to lower voting age

A national movement to grant more teens the right to vote scored its first victory this week with the passage of legislation in Takoma Park, to lower the voting age in municipal elections to 16. But momentum continued Wednesday as advocates in Massachusetts spoke at the State House in favor of allowing 17-year-olds to vote. Published May 15, 2013

The go-go band TCB has been banned from local venues because of the violence-prone crowds that attends its shows. They played at Fur last week and a patron was stabbed.
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Violence spurs D.C.'s Fur club to ban go-go act

A Northeast D.C. nightclub, shuttered after a man was stabbed there last week, has banned a go-go act because of violence at its shows, according to official reports on the incident. Published May 13, 2013

"I've seen weekends when we've had as many as 40 officers held out of service on hospital details guarding prisoners," Chief Cathy L. Lanier said Monday at a D.C. Council hearing. (The Washington Times)

D.C. police chief promises swift response to potential armed protest

Gun rights activists plan to openly carry weapons as they march across the Arlington Memorial Bridge into the District on July 4 as part of a protest organized by an Internet talk show host — a plan that drew a swift and confrontational response from the city's police chief. Published May 7, 2013