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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

Articles by Andrea Noble

A plow removes snow from the sidewalk in Lafayette Park on Thursday as people make their way past the White House during D.C.'s  worst snowstorm in four years. (associated press)

Snowstorm brings D.C. area to halt, causes chaos on roadways

The worst snowstorm in four years crippled the D.C. area and had school systems canceling classes for a second day, as officials worked to clear streets and residents attempted to dig out of the slushy mess left blanketing the region. Published February 13, 2014

A woman takes a morning stroll through the snowy streets of Northwest Washington, D.C., on Feb. 13, 2014. (Lloyd Villas/The Washington Times)

Snowstorm brings D.C. area to a halt

The nation's capital awoke to a blanket of snow that closed schools, offices the federal government and its local counterparts and resulted in at least one death as of Thursday morning. And more snow was on the way. Published February 13, 2014

A truck plows a road in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, as a winter storm moves into the area. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

D.C. area braces for imminent winter storm

A winter storm that coated large swaths of the South in ice and snow and left cities at a standstill and hundreds of thousands without power was poised to bring similar complications to the D.C. region Thursday. Published February 12, 2014

D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is not bound by recommendations of an officer complaints board. (Associated Press)

Legal opinion hits authority of civilian-led D.C. police complaints board

The District's top attorney says the city's police chief is not required to discipline officers found guilty of misconduct by the Office of Police Complaints — a major blow to the civilian board charged with investigating public accusations of wrongdoing. Published February 10, 2014

Ward 3 Council member Mary M. Cheh questions members of the Metropolitan Police Department about automated camera ticket delivery delays during a meeting of the traffic enforcement task force on Tuesday. Ms. Cheh is co-chairperson of the panel. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

D.C. Council to weigh November vote for attorney general

The D.C. Council on Monday is set to consider a bill that would schedule an election for D.C. attorney general in November — likely the last chance to put the issue before voters for four years. Published February 9, 2014

Michael A. Brown pleaded guilty to accepting money from undercover agents while he was on the D.C. Council.

Brown admits to accepting 'shadow campaign' funds

Prosecutors are seeking more prison time for former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown, alleging that he accepted $100,000 in secret donations for his 2008 campaign. Published February 7, 2014

Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe said that if winds are 40 mph, first-responder vehicles, particularly ambulances, will not be able to safely travel on the roads. Currently there are hurricane-force winds, upwards of 75 mph, where the storm has hit in the Chesapeake region. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Lieutenant, firefighter removed from active duty amid death investigation

A D.C. fire lieutenant whose company reportedly ignored pleas to help a man dying from a massive heart attack across the street from their Northeast station blamed the lack of response on a subordinate, who she said failed to tell her the location of the emergency. Published January 30, 2014

GAO: D.C. budget autonomy measure has 'no legal effect'

A measure approved by local lawmakers and D.C. voters that granted the city budget autonomy from the federal government has "no legal effect," according to an opinion released by the investigative arm of Congress. Published January 30, 2014