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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 anoble@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Andrea Noble

D.C. Council member David A. Catania, at-large independent and candidate for mayor, poses with  fitness studio owners and yoga instructors as he announces his plan to scrap a proposed "yoga tax" (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times).

D.C. gym rats find a champion in Catania

Gym rats have found their fitness champion in D.C. Council member David A. Catania, who announced a plan Friday to scrap the proposed "yoga tax." Published June 13, 2014

Bowser leads money race in D.C. mayor campaign

Democrat Muriel Bowser has the upper hand against her opponent in the D.C. mayor's race, collecting $858,000 during the latest reporting period, according to campaign finance statements. Published June 11, 2014

The Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by the popular website Yelp, which was ordered earlier this year to turn over the names of seven reviewers who anonymously criticized a prominent local carpet-cleaning business. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Yelpers wait for Virginia Supreme Court's five-star review

The Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by the popular website Yelp, which was ordered earlier this year to turn over the names of seven reviewers who anonymously criticized a prominent local carpet-cleaning business. Published June 10, 2014

The contribution limit to any candidate for the D.C. mayoral race is $2,000 per donor for the entire race and the limit most affects Muriel Bowser, who had to raise significant money to stay ahead during the primary race  (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

D.C. mayoral race a strain on donors

Contenders in the D.C. mayor's race are scheduled to file financial statements Tuesday providing the best clues yet as to how competitive the election will be — and whether donors in the heavily Democratic city are tapped out after a bruising and expensive primary campaign. Published June 8, 2014

Rep. Neil Parrott, R-Washington County (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Petition drive to challenge Maryland's 'bathroom bill' comes up short

Organizers of a Maryland petition drive seeking to repeal the so-called "bathroom bill" adopted by lawmakers this year are thousands of signatures short of their goal just two days ahead of a first deadline, a setback that could effectively end the campaign to put the measure before voters. Published May 29, 2014

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

D.C. Council approves biggest tax cut in 15 years

The D.C. Council on Wednesday gave its blessing to the first significant package of tax cuts in the District since 1999, providing relief to residents of a city whose coffers have swelled in recent years along with its cost of living. Published May 28, 2014

Construction workers walk through the short tunnel underneath the intersection of Routes 7 and 123 leading to the partially underground Tysons Central 7 station on the new Silver Line in Tyson's Corner. It is part of Phase 1. The station is expected to open in late 2013. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

Metro takes control of Silver Line

Metro took control of the newly built Silver Line on Tuesday, beginning a 90-day countdown of testing before the line opens to passengers. Published May 27, 2014

Teen can't plead insanity in cab driver's killing

Mental health experts have determined that a teenager accused of fatally shooting a D.C. taxicab driver in the course of a botched robbery with his girlfriend cannot use an insanity defense when he stands trial for the homicide. Published May 25, 2014

Washington DC Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is joined by Washington DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray (not in photo) during their press conference to announce a drop in the number of homicides and a plan to improve police services, in Washington DC, Friday, December 30, 2011. As of December 30, 2011 there have been 108 murders in the District, putting the nation's capital on pace to have it's lowest number of homicides in nearly 50 years. (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

Police chief shuts down D.C. club after weekend shooting

A Northeast D.C. nightclub violated its security plan by not employing any police officers on a night that a series of altercations erupted into a shooting in which five people were injured, according to police and the city's alcohol board. Published May 19, 2014