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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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This black vehicle was allegedly the car police were chasing when they cornered it at 1st Street and Constitution Ave. NE in front of the Hart Office Building near the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 3, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Police chase near White House, Capitol ends with crash, fatal shooting

A woman with a year-old child attempted to crash through the White House perimeter with her car, then led Secret Service and police on a harrowing chase down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the Capitol before she was fatally shot Thursday in an incident that rattled nerves and tested Washington's security during the government shutdown. Published October 3, 2013

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski of Maryland, along with Sen. Mark R. Warner of Virginia (left) and Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland, all Democrats, urge House Republicans to pass a clean continuing resolution to end the federal government shutdown. (andrew harnik/the wasHingTON times)

Dwindling funds keeping D.C. government running

The D.C. government is open for business now, but a protracted political battle over the federal budget raises questions about how the city would continue to pay for its operations, Mayor Vincent C. Gray said Wednesday. Published October 2, 2013

Jeffrey S. DeWitt (left), Phoenix's chief financial officer, was announced by D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray as his pick to serve as D.C.'s next chief financial officer, subject to D.C. Council approval. The District is reviewing options if a federal shutdown occurs. (andrew harnik/the washington times)

D.C. may use contingency fund in event of shutdown

D.C. Council members are looking to keep the city government running through a federal shutdown by paying employees with funds from the city's contingency cash reserve fund — a tactic that could avert a showdown with federal officials. Published September 26, 2013

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray eventually will have to decide whether to sign or veto the "living wage" bill. Meanwhile, large retailers other than Wal-Mart call the D.C. Council legislation "misguided."
(The Washington Times)

D.C. plans to defy potential federal government shutdown

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray declared the District's intent to defy a possible federal government shutdown by deeming all employees essential personnel — but it's unclear how far other city leaders will push the rebellion. Published September 25, 2013

D.C. drug users turn to synthetic marijuana to skirt drug tests

A quarter to a third of young men drug tested as they passed through the District's criminal justice system had recently used synthetic marijuana, with positive results surprisingly high among those who screened negative for more conventional illegal drugs, according to a report released Wednesday. Published September 24, 2013

Md. judge denies effort to try to stop help on gun orders

A Maryland judge on Thursday denied a temporary restraining order that would have prevented Maryland State Police from using outside agency employees to process a backlog of gun applications. Published September 19, 2013

FBI and Metropolitan Police Department officials surround the Family Research Council building at 8th and G streets N.W. in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 following the shooting of a security guard at the conservative Christian lobbying group. The security guard was evidently shot in the arm before he wrestled the gunman to the ground. The suspect has now been taken into custody. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Family Research Council shooter sentenced to 25 years in prison

A Virginia man who planned to kill employees at the D.C. headquarters of a conservative Christian organization last summer and shot a security guard protecting the building was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison. Published September 19, 2013

District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy Lanier briefs reporters on the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Standing to the right of Lanier is District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray. At least one gunman opened fire inside a building at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

12 killed by lone gunman in Navy Yard rampage

Investigators believe Aaron Alexis was the lone gunman who opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard, officials said at a late Monday night press briefing, before identifying seven of the 12 victims fatally shot by Alexis. Published September 16, 2013

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray eventually will have to decide whether to sign or veto the "living wage" bill. Meanwhile, large retailers other than Wal-Mart call the D.C. Council legislation "misguided."
(The Washington Times)

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray vetoes 'living wage' bill with nod to Wal-Mart

Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Thursday vetoed a bill that would raise the minimum wage at many large retail stores, setting up a crucial vote next week in the D.C. Council where proponents of the bill do not appear to have the support to override it. Published September 12, 2013