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Andrea Noble is a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at

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**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

Jeffrey S. DeWitt (left), Phoenix's chief financial officer, was announced by D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray as his pick to serve as D.C.'s next chief financial officer, subject to D.C. Council approval. The District is reviewing options if a federal shutdown occurs. (andrew harnik/the washington times)

D.C. may use contingency fund in event of shutdown

D.C. Council members are looking to keep the city government running through a federal shutdown by paying employees with funds from the city's contingency cash reserve fund — a tactic that could avert a showdown with federal officials. Published September 26, 2013

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray eventually will have to decide whether to sign or veto the "living wage" bill. Meanwhile, large retailers other than Wal-Mart call the D.C. Council legislation "misguided."
(The Washington Times)

D.C. plans to defy potential federal government shutdown

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray declared the District's intent to defy a possible federal government shutdown by deeming all employees essential personnel — but it's unclear how far other city leaders will push the rebellion. Published September 25, 2013

D.C. drug users turn to synthetic marijuana to skirt drug tests

A quarter to a third of young men drug tested as they passed through the District's criminal justice system had recently used synthetic marijuana, with positive results surprisingly high among those who screened negative for more conventional illegal drugs, according to a report released Wednesday. Published September 24, 2013