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Andrea Noble

Andrea Noble is a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at

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Construction continues inside the large main dance area in Washington's newest nightclub Ibiza, which is set to open on June 29th.  Crews are working to finish construction of the large club in Northeast.    Photo taken on Wednesday, June 13, 2007.     (Bert V. Goulait  /  The Washington Times)

Shuttered megaclub Ibiza faces bankruptcy

The party may be coming to an end for D.C. megaclub Ibiza, long after complaints about noise and violence at the Northeast establishment. Published March 25, 2015

An arson detection dog and investigator from the State Fire Marshal's office search through debris after an apartment fire in Lawrence, Mass., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Two children died in the blaze. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

National Fire Dog Monument defaced with paint

A memorial that honors arson-investigating dogs in the nation’s capitol was defaced with paint Wednesday, prompting a search for the vandals responsible. Published March 19, 2015

D.C. Jail (File)

D.C. Jail medical contract sparks city council criticism

A contract that would put a for-profit company in charge of medical services at the city jail is back before the D.C. Council for approval, setting up a potential showdown between the mayor and lawmakers concerned about the company's performance at other detention centers. Published March 18, 2015

U.S. Attorney for the District Ronald Machen Jr. said D.C. Metro Police will phase out the "imperfect" data system that withheld pertinent information from police reports. (The Washington Times)

D.C. police data glitch kept relevant information from defense attorneys

D.C. prosecutors failed to provide criminal defense attorneys all relevant information obtained by police in an unknown number of cases, sparking a "large-scale" review of past and present cases that were potentially compromised by a flaw in the Metropolitan Police Department's data management system. Published March 17, 2015

The $45 million New Beginnings Youth Center in Laurel. (Photo courtesy D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services)

DYRS to spend $1.6M to house youths in Fairfax

The District has contracted with a Virginia detention center to house some juveniles awaiting placement through the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services in order to avoid overcrowding at a city-run facility. Published March 15, 2015

In 1998, voters in the District approved the Medical Use of Marijuana Initiative. Last month, President Obama signed the D.C. appropriations bill that removed prohibitions. Advocates anticipate D.C. officials will follow the lead of states such as California and enact the 1998 measure into law. (The Washington Times)

D.C. Cannabis campaign to host marijuana seed exchange

It's only natural the District would see an increased interest in horticulture after it became legal last month to grow marijuana plants. But with the sale of marijuana still illegal, those budding green thumbs have a problem: where to get marijuana seeds? Published March 13, 2015

The Accessible Parking Amendment Act of 2012 would involve creating some 1,800 red-top meters such as this that are specifically designated for the disabled, but the devices were installed in such a haphazard manner that incoming transportation officials plan to remove a slew of them before advancing the program. (The Washington Times)

D.C. parking meters for drivers with disabilities cause confusion

Parking meters that were part of a program to reserve spaces for disabled drivers were installed in such a haphazard manner in the waning days of Mayor Vincent C. Gray's administration that incoming transportation officials plan to remove a slew of them before advancing the program. Published March 8, 2015

Brian Darling of Washington, D.C., takes his two daughters Julie, 5, and Kathleen, 2, sledding on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building as snow accumulates in the Washington region, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) ** FILE **

Eleanor Holmes Norton loses effort to allow sledding around Capitol

The U.S. Capitol grounds will remain sled-free Thursday. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat, was rebuffed in her request Wednesday that Capitol Police Board officials "have a heart" and issue a temporary waiver of the ban on sledding around the Congress for this weekend. Published March 4, 2015