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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

Howard L. Brooks, a former campaign aide for Mayor Vincent C. Gray, leaves U.S. District Court after being sentenced Wednesday to 24 months of probation for lying to federal agents about money he gave to a Gray challenger to stay in the 2010 primary race and bash the sitting mayor, Adrian M. Fenty. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

D.C. Mayor Gray’s campaign aide gets probation

A former campaign aide to D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to 24 months of probation for lying to investigators looking into payments made from the 2010 campaign to a minor mayoral candidate. Published October 10, 2012

Marcus Levi Brown. Photo from Prince George's County police department.

DNA IDs suspect in 2005 murder

A DNA match made this year on items recovered at the scene of a 2005 homicide in Brentwood has led Prince George’s County police to file murder charged officials said Wednesday. Published October 10, 2012

Former D.C. City Council Chairman Kwame Brown, who pleaded guilty to bank fraud and a misdemeanor campaign finance violation over the summer, arrives for a hearing at the D.C. federal courthouse after failing to make three weekly phone calls with court officials, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, October 9, 2012. A federal judge placed a curfew on Brown and ordered him to make weekly visits with court officials as punishment. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Judge gives Kwame Brown stricter release conditions

Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown will have to adhere to a curfew and check in with federal court officials in person after failing to make three weekly required phone calls to the court — one of the conditions of his release prior to his sentencing for felony bank fraud next month. Published October 9, 2012

D.C. police officer says PG police beat him

A D.C. police officer filed a $3 million civil lawsuit Wednesday against two Prince George's County police officers, saying the officers beat him with a baton and struck him in the face while he was handcuffed during a confrontation outside a Fairmount Heights restaurant and strip club. Published October 3, 2012

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III has said that "National Harbor is the perfect location for this high-end $1 billion entertainment complex," in speaking of a casino recommended for the site. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Redskins join backers of Maryland gambling expansion

The Washington Redskins on Tuesday endorsed the ballot question on gambling expansion in Maryland, tossing the team's helmet into an already crowded ring surrounding the hot-button issue. Published October 2, 2012

Jason Thomas Scott

Mental test delays trial in murders of Largo women

A suspected serial killer who was set to face first-degree murder charges this week in the slaying of a Largo woman and her daughter will undergo a mental competency exam to determine whether he is fit to stand trial, according to Prince George's County court records. Published October 2, 2012

A woman walks past the Consolidated Forensics Laboratory in Washington, D.C., on Monday. The facility is a 351,000-square-foot building that consolidates public safety forensic science and public health efforts into one facility. Different divisions plan to move into the facility in waves. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times) **FILE**

Forensics laboratory opens in D.C.

Years of the District outsourcing forensics work, including drug and DNA analysis, came to an end Monday with the opening of the city's $210 million Consolidated Forensics Laboratory. Published October 1, 2012

Fairfax police seek 'office creeper'

A man police describe as an "office creeper" has been targeting doctor's offices in McLean and Falls Church stealing purses and wallets from patients. Published September 28, 2012

Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier

Three arrested in brutal August beating of man near Eastern Market

Investigators worked for more than a month to find the people responsible for the robbery and brutal beating of a man at Eastern Market, but it became clear Thursday – when three men were criminally charged in the case – that a key piece of evidence was right in front of D.C. police all along. Published September 27, 2012

Two P.G. men arrested in mistaken revenge killing

The fatal shooting in November of a young mother in Oxon Hill was a retaliatory action by a group of people who mistakenly believed that the woman's boyfriend had killed a friend of theirs the day before, according to charging documents. Published September 27, 2012

**FILE** FBI and Metropolitan Police Department officials surround the Family Research Council building in northwest Washington on Aug. 15, 2012, following the shooting of a security guard at the conservative Christian lobbying group. The guard was shot in the arm before wrestling the gunman to the ground. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Man arrested in ’10 killing has faced gun charges before

A man arrested this week in a fatal 2010 shooting in Southeast Washington previously had faced charges -- which were later dropped — of attempting to shoot a man in the head in the basement of a recreation center. Published September 26, 2012

Fairfax police officers investigate the death of four family members discovered around 12pm after individuals had failed to show up to work, Herndon, Va., Tuesday, September 25, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Police say father killed wife, children, self in Herndon home

Fairfax County police on Wednesday identified the family of four found dead in their Herndon home, saying that preliminarily it appears a man living in the home fatally shot his wife and two children before taking his own life. Published September 26, 2012

D.C. to resume breath testing of suspected drunken drivers

The District will resume breath testing on Friday of motorists suspected of drunken driving, reviving a critical investigative tool that has been dormant for more than two years amid questions about its reliability. Published September 25, 2012