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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

Gov. Martin O'Malley accompanied by Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown speaks during a rally asking to rise the state's minimum wage on Tuesday. Six Flags amusement park in Prince George's County is seeking an exemption. (associated press photographs)

P.G. official fears slippery slope with exemption to regional minimum wage

Prince George's County Council chairman Mel Franklin said he is concerned that a proposal to exempt amusement parks from the county's minimum wage law could destabilize the regionwide pact to increase wages and open the floodgates for requests from other industries. Published January 15, 2014

D.C. Council members suggest expanding medical marijuana program

Six months after medical marijuana became available in the District, officials have registered less than 15 percent of the people projected to participate, leading council members to propose broadening the list of conditions that qualify patients for the struggling program. Published January 8, 2014

Thieves steal elephant tusks from D.C. city hall

D.C. police are searching for a thief who swiped a pair of ivory elephant tusks presented to the city in 1954 by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie from the District's city hall. Published January 8, 2014

FILE - The proposal that is expected to be submitted to the D.C. Board of Elections would allow residents to legally grow up to six marijuana plants per household. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

D.C. proposal would allow ounce of weed, 6 plants per household

Activists in Washington, D.C., plan to submit an initiative by week's end that would put marijuana legalization on the ballot in the nation's capital in November — making the city one of a handful of jurisdictions poised to ask voters to consider the issue this year. Published January 7, 2014

D.C. police union Chairman Kristopher Baumann says he is skeptical of crime statistics, given problems including suspension of the daily crime report. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

D.C. police union chairman will not seek re-election

The head of the D.C. police department’s union will not run for re-election this year. Kristopher Baumann, who has served as union chairman for eight years, made the announcement Monday in a letter to members. Published January 7, 2014

Fire Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe says the D.C. fire department will buy new ambulances and hire single-role paramedics to bolster response capabilities. A news conference with Mayor Vincent C. Gray at the Chinatown fire station Tuesday got testy as the paramedic plan runs counter to recommendations made years ago. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Fire department's social media policy bans photos, videos

The D.C. fire department unveiled a new highly restrictive social media policy Monday that bans department employees from taking photos or video of fire or accident scenes while on the job and from transmitting such images to the media or other organizations. Published December 30, 2013

Animal control officers found a deer with an arrow wound in Southwest D.C. (Photo courtesy of the Washington Humane Society)

Deer found with arrow wound in Southwest D.C.

The Washington Humane Society said Friday it is seeking information about a white-tailed deer that was shot with an arrow and found in Southwest D.C. Published December 27, 2013