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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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Washington, D.C. Interim Fire Chief Eugene Jones at Engine 11 in Colombia Heights, Washington, D.C., Friday, August 22, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

D.C. fire dysfunction recedes under interim chief

Since July 2, the day interim Fire Chief Eugene Jones took command of the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services department, the often-dysfunctional agency has been relatively quiet. Published September 1, 2014

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Former D.C. Council candidate sentenced to 60 days in jail

A former D.C. Council candidate was sentenced on Thursday to 60 days in jail for making false reports to the District's campaign finance office and concealing $140,000 he received from a shadow financier. Published August 28, 2014

An artist's rendering envisions a transformed New York Ave. in Northeast. (WARD 5 INDUSTRIAL LAND TRANSFORMATION STUDY)

D.C. officials unveil plans to transform Ward 5

D.C. officials unveiled a plan Wednesday that they hope will lay the groundwork to transform the District's Ward 5 and change its reputation as a dumping ground for businesses other neighborhoods don't want. Published August 27, 2014

'Too many' The family of Medric Cecil Mills Jr. surrounds attorney Karen Evans as she says they are fighting the District not only on behalf of the man who died after medics refused to treat him, but also for other casualties of the city's public duty doctrine. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

3 of 5 D.C. firefighters unpunished after dying man was refused aid outside firehouse

Three of five firefighters under investigation for failure to render aid to a dying man who collapsed across the street from their firehouse have faced no consequences in connection with a case that shocked D.C. residents and officials and put the city's troubled fire department in the national spotlight. Published August 21, 2014

Plaintiffs in the federal suit over Virginia's ban on gay marriage, from left: Mary Townley, Emily Schall-Townley, Carol Schall, Tony London and Tim Bostic.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Supreme Court halts legalization of gay marriage in Virginia

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay Wednesday halting gay marriage from taking effect in Virginia this week, signaling the justices are inching closer to taking up a case that could definitively decide between the rights of states to recognize marriages and the federal government's guarantee of equal protection. Published August 20, 2014

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D.C. liquor board OKs delivery via websites

The District's liquor board will allow Web-based alcohol delivery services to operate in the city under guidelines issued Thursday, an about-face from the position it took months ago when it shut down one such company. Published August 14, 2014