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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

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

Gray to seek second term as D.C. mayor

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray ended weeks of speculation Monday by announcing he will run for re-election against a crowded field of Democrats amid an ongoing federal investigation into his 2010 campaign. Published December 2, 2013

A speed camera sits in the center median along Bladensburg Road in Northeast, Washington, D.C., Sunday, November 24, 2013. The Washington Metropolitan Police Department has added 100 new traffic cameras targeting motorists at stop signs, crosswalks and intersections. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

D.C. cops go 'nuclear' with traffic cameras

D.C. police activated 100 new "next-generation" traffic cameras this weekend to target a growing number of motorist violations ranging from failure to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks to blocking the box. Published November 23, 2013

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'Knockout' game is no fun for its D.C. victims

Two similar attacks on women in the District have prompted concern that the Internet-fueled youth violence phenomenon called the "knockout" game has taken hold in the city — but criminologists say the history of such attacks stretch back years and happen less frequently than perceived. Published November 21, 2013

The Stadium Club, a strip club at 2127 Queens Chapel Road NE, is co-owned by politically connected developer Keith Forney but also has been linked to a former drug kingpin. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

D.C. seizes notorious high-end strip club

The D.C. government became the proud new owner of a notorious high-end strip club after authorities seized the building to satisfy a tax debt owed by its owner. Published November 21, 2013

Doug Allen of Greenville, N.C., holds a flag depicting an assault riffle with the words "Come and Take It" as he joins protesters organized by the Reclaim America Now Coalition in Lafayette Square on Tuesday demanding President Obama's resignation. (andrew harnik/the washington times)

Activist groups want Obama to resign

Voicing grievances that vary from the Obama administration's handling of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, to concerns about the Affordable Care Act, conservative activists rallied Tuesday near the White House to coalesce around one common goal — to see the president resign. Published November 19, 2013

D.C. Working Families director Delvone Michael speaks to activists seeking a higher minimum wage in the District on Nov. 19, 2013. The coalition of groups is seeking to place an initiative on the 2014 ballot to raise the minimum wage to $12.50 an hour. (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times)

D.C. coalition seeks vote on minimum wage hike

A coalition of clergy, union leaders and activists is seeking to put an initiative on next year's ballot that would raise the District's minimum wage to $12.50 an hour — saying D.C. Council members' promises to raise the minimum wage don't go far enough. Published November 19, 2013

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D.C. insurance head's Obama blast skirted proper channels

The decision to fire the District's insurance commissioner came swiftly after he criticized President Obama's plan to let people with coverage that does not meet the Affordable Care Act's standards extend their plans for one year. Published November 18, 2013

Conservatives and others will rally next week near the White House to demand the president's resignation. Organizers are taking a page from the Occupy movement, which had people camping in McPherson Square from late 2011 to early 2012.
Tents still remain throughout McPherson Square less than an hour before the deadline set by the National Park Service for Occupy DC protesters to remove camping material from McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza, Washington, DC, Monday, January 30, 2012. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times) (andrew harnik/the washington times)

Tea party channels Occupy uprising, plans protest camp near White House

A group of conservative activists is borrowing from the protest playbook of the Occupy movement, encouraging demonstrators to camp out within sight of the White House in Lafayette Square next week as part of an ongoing movement demanding the resignation of President Obama and other high-level federal government officials. Published November 13, 2013

Victim sodomized with broomstick during D.C. home invasion

Intruders who held eight people captive in a Southeast D.C. home last month tortured one man by using a pair of pliers on the man's genitals and sodomizing him with a broomstick, according to a recently released police report. Published November 12, 2013

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Gray campaign figure's sentencing continued to Feb.

A sentencing scheduled for Tuesday of a longtime campaign aide of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray who pleaded guilty in connection with a wide-ranging federal campaign finance probe has been continued until February. Published November 11, 2013

A man walks home with his son Monday Nov. 11, 2013, following Friday's devastating typhoon that lashed Hernani township, in eastern Samar province, in the central Philippines. Typhoon-ravaged Philippine islands faced an unimaginably huge recovery effort that had barely begun Monday, as bodies lay uncollected and uncounted in the streets and survivors pleaded for food, water and medicine. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Relief efforts mobilize in U.S. to assist typhoon victims

A text message from across the globe assured Owings Mills, Md., resident Sonia Neumeier that her 89-year-old mother survived Typhoon Haiyan, which flattened her hometown of Sara in the Philippines. Now her concerns turn to the living conditions of the shelter where her mother will have to stay in the coming weeks, the lack of food and running water and the possible spread of disease. Published November 11, 2013

Ruling due next week in D.C. attorney general election

A federal judge said Thursday he will issue a ruling next week on a lawsuit seeking to keep the race for the District's first elected attorney general on the 2014 ballot. But the ruling might stand only to delay a decision further. Published November 7, 2013

**FILE** A man fires a handgun at Sandy Springs Gun Club and Range in Sandy Springs, Ga., on Jan. 4, 2013. (Associated Press)

White racists more likely to be gun owners: study

Are gun ownership and racism linked? Researchers have found that the more racist beliefs held by a white person, the more likely the person is to own a gun — conclusions that have rankled gun rights advocates. Published November 6, 2013

Harrisonburg Sen. Mark Obenshain, Republican candidate for attorney general,  marks his ballot at the Thomas Harrison Middle School West Central Precinct Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 in Harrisonburg, Va.  Obenshain faces Sen. Mark Herring, D-Loudoun.    (AP Photo/The Daily News-Record, Michael Reilly)

Virginia AG race likely headed toward recount

Republican Mark D. Obenshain maintains a sliver of a lead over Democrat Mark R. Herring in Virginia's race for attorney general, setting up the likelihood for a vote recount. Published November 6, 2013