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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 Grosso, at-large independent (The Washington Times) **FILE**

D.C. lawmaker suggests disarming city police officers

A D.C. Council member participating in a forum on police-community relations suggested that one way to improve interactions would be to strip Metropolitan Police Department officers of their firearms. Published October 9, 2014

Marijuana. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Critics of D.C. pot legalization demand debate before vote

With little money, a late start and an uphill battle in polls, opponents of the initiative to legalize marijuana in the District are hoping a public debate will give their cause the airtime they can't afford to buy. Published October 7, 2014

Fans wait in line for the gates to open prior to Game One of the National League Division Series as the Washington Nationals host the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr.)

Nats die-hards, newbies revel in postseason ecstasy at Game 1

Nationals fans new and old were hyped up, dressed up, and ready to cheer their hearts out as they made their way into Nationals Park Friday for the first game of the playoff series against the San Francisco Giants. Published October 3, 2014

D.C. mayoral candidates Muriel E. Bowser (D), left, David A. Catania (I) and Carol Schwartz (I) wait off stage to be introduced to participate in their first debate together for the general election at American University, Washington, D.C., Thursday, September 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Second D.C. mayoral debate: Digs a little deeper, exchanges more personal

Independent David A. Catania came out swinging against Democratic front runner Muriel Bowser in the second debate of the D.C. mayoral race Thursday, but his attack was blunted by an extended and unusually personal line of questioning about his involvement in the 2008 council defeat of the third candidate in the race, Carol Schwartz. Published October 2, 2014

Patrons carry guns and eat dinner at The Cajun Experience during Second Amendment Wednesdays where patrons are allowed to open carry their guns, Leesburg, Va., Wednesday, August 20, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Gun owners ask judge to block new D.C. concealed carry law

Gun owners who successfully sued the D.C. government to overturn the city's ban on carrying firearms in public are asking a judge to block implementation of new laws regulating concealed carry, saying the measure is unconstitutionally restrictive. Published October 2, 2014

**FILE** Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III. (The Washington Times)

Prince George's County jail ends cooperation with ICE

Prince George's County on Wednesday ended its policy of holding illegal immigrants in jail beyond their scheduled release so immigration officials can take them into federal custody for deportation. Published October 1, 2014

Theresa Brown (left) and Nadia Choudhry (right) have been charged in connection with an incident in which police say a 13-month-old was bitten at a Woodbridge preschool (Photo courtesy of Prince William County Police Department)

Preschool teacher charged with biting 13-month-old student

A Woodbridge preschool teacher was charged with assault after the woman bit a 13-month-old child, in apparent retaliation after the child bit another teacher, according to Prince William County police. Published September 22, 2014

The debate over the exact location of the Virginia-Maryland border was born out of a dispute between Potomac Shores, a corporation that owns land along the Potomac River in Maryland, and rafting companies that run river tours out of an area near Harpers Ferry in West Virginia, where the three states meet. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Border Wars: Courts settle latest skirmish over Maryland-Virginia line

The exact line where Maryland ends and Virginia begins is a question the likes of George Washington and King Charles I have tussled with. Is the border at the Potomac River's edge? Maybe the low tide waterline? Or perhaps somewhere in between? Published September 18, 2014

Don Amos and his wife Beth of Leesburg, Va. eat dinner with his gun at The Cajun Experience during Second Amendment Wednesdays where patrons are allowed to open carry their guns, Leesburg, Va., Wednesday, August 20, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Lawmakers grudgingly draft bill to authorize concealed carry of guns in D.C.

People who have a "good reason" to feel threatened — for example, stalking victims — would be able to seek a concealed carry permit for a legally owned handgun under a new D.C. law proposed Thursday. But those with generalized fears, such as apprehension about living in a neighborhood with high crime, would not be considered eligible for such a permit, officials say. Published September 17, 2014

One year ago Tuesday, a defense contractor went on a shooting rampage inside a building at the heavily secured Washington Navy Yard, killing 12 people. Law enforcement are focusing on lessons learned from the ordeal. (Associated Press)

One year later, lessons learned from Navy Yard massacre

Radio channels were overloaded. Police officers had no familiarity with the military base they were responding to. Emergency calls reporting an active shooter were routed to two separate 911 call centers. Published September 15, 2014