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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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Reserve fund running dry, D.C. finally faces prospect of shutdown

The D.C. government has enough money remaining in its contingency reserve fund to pay workers for about a week if the federal shutdown continues, but with no agreement in sight officials are scrambling to find other ways they can ensure employees are paid. Published October 14, 2013

Verizon Center ends contract with D.C. for ambulance coverage

Officials at the Verizon Center have terminated a long-running contract agreement with the D.C. Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services for ambulance coverage during events at the sports and entertainment venue. Published October 13, 2013

A protester speaks to people gathered at a rally at the World War II Memorial in Washington Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, has leaders in the U.S. Senate have taken the helm in the search for a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avert a federal default. The rally was organized to protest the closure of the Memorial, subsequent to the shutdown, and lack of access to it by World War II veterans, who traveled there on Honor Flight visits. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Hundreds of protesters storm WWII Memorial, Lafayette Square

Hundreds of veterans and their supporters rallied at the World War II Memorial and outside the White House on Sunday, provoking what at times became angry exchanges between police and demonstrators protesting the federal government shutdown. Published October 13, 2013

Traffic cameras displayed a difficult morning commute, as the "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" protest began its Capital Beltway convoy at 7 a.m. Friday in Virginia.

Truckers rally in small numbers around Beltway

The thousands of truckers who promised to shut down the Beltway didn't materialize, but those who did caravan around the region's main artery made their presence known. Published October 11, 2013

**FILE** Traffic on Interstate 95 near the Capital Beltway exit in Beltsville, Md. (Associated Press)

'Truckers Ride for the Constitution' to take to Beltway in protest

Truck drivers are expected to descend on the Beltway on Friday for a political rally protesting causes ranging from the government shutdown to low wages for drivers — but claims the group planned to intentionally clog the roadways and shut down the region appear to have been overstated. Published October 8, 2013

Miriam Carey

Capitol chase details clearer, not motive

A car chase around the U.S. Capitol that led to the fatal shooting of a Connecticut woman was initiated by the woman making a U-turn at a White House security checkpoint, according to court papers filed as investigators work to determine the appropriateness of the police response. Published October 7, 2013

This 2011 photo provided by Dr. Barry Weiss, from the website of Advanced Periodontics in Hamden, Conn., shows former employee Miriam Carey. The 34-year-old Carey was shot to death by police after a car chase that began when she tried to breach a barrier at the White House. (AP Photo/Advanced Periodontics)

Reports: Woman in Capitol chase had history of mental illness

A Connecticut woman who was shot to death after leading police on a harrowing car chase around the U.S. Capitol had a history of mental illness and several months before the ordeal believed she was being electronically monitored by authorities, according to reports. Published October 4, 2013

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