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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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"I've seen weekends when we've had as many as 40 officers held out of service on hospital details guarding prisoners," Chief Cathy L. Lanier said Monday at a D.C. Council hearing. (The Washington Times)

D.C. police chief promises swift response to potential armed protest

Gun rights activists plan to openly carry weapons as they march across the Arlington Memorial Bridge into the District on July 4 as part of a protest organized by an Internet talk show host — a plan that drew a swift and confrontational response from the city's police chief. Published May 7, 2013

Too few call-takers, too many 911 calls left burglary victim on hold

A spike in 911 call volume is partially to blame for why a woman was placed on hold for more than a minute while her Northwest D.C. home was broken into and she struggled with the intruder, a spokeswoman for the Office of Unified Communications said Monday. Published May 6, 2013

2 dead, 7 injured in violent 24 hours for D.C.

Two men are dead and at least seven others injured in string of separate shootings and stabbings — including one at a nightclub — within a 24-hour span Sunday and early Monday in the District, according to police. Published May 6, 2013

Former D.C. nightclub owner Antoine Jones

Defendant in Supreme Court GPS case pleads guilty, avoids fourth trial

Antoine Jones, a onetime D.C. nightclub owner whose drug conspiracy case resulted in a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court regarding the government's use of GPS tracking, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Published May 1, 2013

If an emergency hit the District, as it did Boston, "it would be almost impossible for many off-duty workers, who would be desperately needed, to respond in a timely manner," Mayor Vincent C. Gray wrote to D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson. (The Washington Times)

Vincent Gray's team clarifies remarks on handling disasters

Officials within the D.C. mayor's administration spent much of Monday clarifying comments made by Mayor Vincent C. Gray about whether the fire department could effectively respond to a disaster such as the recent Boston Marathon bombings. Published April 29, 2013

Suitland man dies after stabbing, car crash

A man stabbed at his Suitland apartment complex Monday died after a friend trying to drive him to an emergency room crashed her car and he had to be flown by helicopter to a local hospital, Prince George's County police said. Published April 29, 2013

Observers see no signs of Congress derailing D.C. budget autonomy

D.C. residents overwhelmingly cast ballots Tuesday to give the city budget autonomy from Congress, but supporters will be crossing their fingers while counting down the 35 legislative-day period during which federal lawmakers could attempt to derail the approved charter amendment. Published April 24, 2013

Police tape blocks off the driveway of the Upper Marlboro home of D.C. police Detective Joseph B. Newell, who was found fatally shot Monday. His stepson, Antwan Rayvon James, is accused of killing him. (Andrew S Geraci/The Washington Times)

Suspect in killing of D.C. cop turns self in

A man accused of gunning down his stepfather, a D.C. police detective, after a dispute over yard work turned himself in to Prince George's County police late Tuesday, ending a manhunt that had fanned out around the region. Published April 24, 2013

D.C. residents to decide on budget autonomy, council seat

D.C. voters will turn out Tuesday to elect a council member and to decide whether to grant the city budget autonomy from Congress the fourth time in a year that residents have been asked to take to the polls. Published April 22, 2013

Man shot in Northeast D.C.

A man was injured in a shooting in the Northeast D.C. neighborhood of Brentwood, not far from the scene where two men were shot over the weekend, according to police reports. Published April 17, 2013