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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

Bedbugs in firehouse have staff sleeping in trucks

A bedbug infestation at a Northwest Washington fire station left firefighters sleeping in their personal vehicles or in the firetrucks to avoid being bitten by the bugs in their bunkrooms, a report on the conditions at D.C. firehouses found. Published December 13, 2012

Bus driver arrested in connection with 2010 murder

A Metrobus driver was arrested Wednesday in connection with the 2010 fatal shooting of a Centreville handyman who was killed as he tried to protect the family he worked for during a robbery, authorities said. Published December 12, 2012

No charges for Laurel officer who struck handcuffed man

No criminal charges will be filed against a Laurel Police officer who was videotaped striking a handcuffed man in the face as the man was arrested this summer, Laurel officials said Tuesday. Published December 11, 2012

Jose Luis Rodriguez-Nunez. Photo from Prince George's Police Department.

Man charged with second-degree murder of 14-year-old

A Hyattsville man is being charged with second-degree murder in connection with the killing of a 14-year-old boy in what police believe was a gang-related drive-by shooting. Published December 6, 2012

P.G. police prep for gang violence after teen's fatal shooting

Two specialized Prince George's County gang units and a host of other police resources will be detailed to the Lewisdale area to head off any possible retaliation from gang-related violence after a double shooting Wednesday that killed a 14-year-old boy. Published December 5, 2012

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.’s daily crime report falls victim to technology

Glitches in the Metropolitan Police Department's new data-management system are preventing officials from producing a key comprehensive crime report that tells authorities whether the crime rate is getting better or worse in D.C. neighborhoods and across the city. Published December 4, 2012

Man shot in leg in Southeast

One man was injured when he was shot in the leg Monday afternoon in Southeast D.C., according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Published December 3, 2012

Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe touts his changes for EMS service as a way to provide better service, denying that it is for staffing or budgetary reasons. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Pulling paramedics off shifts appears unique to D.C.

A controversial redeployment plan that would leave D.C. ambulances staffed with no paramedics during the overnight hours will not take effect until next year at the soonest, as stakeholders consider the benefits of a proposal that national authorities are calling everything from "innovative" to "unconscionable." Published December 2, 2012

2 killed in Fairfax County car crash

A woman and her sister-in-law were killed early Friday in Fairfax County when the car they were riding in ran off of Interstate 66 and struck a tree. Published November 23, 2012