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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

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Lee Calhoun, a Maryland businessman, leaves the United States District Court for the District of Columbia after pleading guilty to making straw contributions in 2011 to Delegate Donna Christensen, Washington, D.C., Thursday, June 20, 2013. Calhoun was involved in the D.C. election scandal surrounding Jeffery Thompson and the election of District Mayor Vincent Gray.  (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Maryland man admits role in D.C. campaign finance scheme

A Maryland man admitted in federal court to giving more than $160,000 in straw political donations at the direction of his former boss — the prolific political donor at the center of a D.C. campaign finance investigation that again appears to be accelerating after another person was charged Thursday. Published June 20, 2013

D.C. police seek man in women's stabbings

D.C. police are investigating four seemingly related late-night attacks in Northwest neighborhoods in which a man approached women from behind and stabbed them. Published June 19, 2013

Police ID victims of Fairfax County murder-suicide

Fairfax County police on Tuesday identified two people killed in Monday's murder-suicide — revealing that a 36-year-old man fatally shot his mother-in-law and then himself. Published June 18, 2013

P.G. police seeking driver in crash that killed child

Police on Thursday identified a 7-year-old girl killed in a two-vehicle crash in Temple Hills but were still searching for the driver of the other vehicle, who fled the scene of the crash on foot. Published June 13, 2013

P.G. Revenue Authority official denies quota for parking tickets

The director of the agency that oversees parking enforcement in Prince George’s County says a parking officer indicted Tuesday for issuing false tickets might have been trying to cover up a lack of work — not attempting to meet quotas. Published June 12, 2013

Man fatally shot in Northeast D.C.

A 45-year-old man was fatally shot on the sidewalk Tuesday night in the Northeast D.C. Kingman Park neighborhood, police said Wednesday. Published June 12, 2013

Michael Brown is latest D.C. lawmaker to plead guilty to federal charges

Former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown pleaded guilty Monday to a public corruption charge for accepting tens of thousands of dollars in cash stuffed in duffel bags and coffee cups while in office, following in the footsteps of two other former city lawmakers who pleaded guilty last year to federal crimes. Published June 10, 2013


Suspicions likely laid the basis for feds' sting of Brown

A calculated federal sting operation such as the one that ensnared former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown for bribery wouldn't have gotten off the ground without evidence of prior suspicious dealings, former federal prosecutors said. Published June 9, 2013

**FILE** Former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Federal prosecutors charge former D.C. Council member with corruption

Federal prosecutors on Friday charged former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown with one count of felony bribery for accepting $55,000 from FBI agents he thought to be representatives of a company seeking a minority contract with the District. Published June 7, 2013

D.C. Council backs driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

D.C. Council members voiced overwhelming support Thursday for legislation that allows illegal immigrants in the District to acquire driver's licenses, but tussled with the Department of Motor Vehicles director over how to issue such a document and keep in step with federal law. Published June 6, 2013

"We have some 10,000 drivers that are providing this service, the vast majority of them not having any complaints," says D.C. Taxicab Commission Chairman Ron M. Linton. The majority of complaints were for improper fare charges.

Taxi drivers, passengers agree more safety measures are needed

Reports of rampant complaints from D.C. taxicab passengers alleging assault or harassment by drivers turned out to be vastly overstated, the head of the city's Taxicab Commission told a D.C. Council committee Wednesday. Published June 5, 2013

Man fatally shot in Temple Hills

A man was fatally shot overnight in a Temple Hills neighborhood, Prince George's County police said. Published June 5, 2013