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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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D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Gray nominates member for youth runaway panel

Six weeks after an inspector general's report chastised officials for failing for more than a year to form a committee to review serious crimes committed by juvenile offenders on the run from custody, the District appears to be moving forward to establishing it. Published June 19, 2012

A sign on the D.C. Fish Carryout on 14th Street in Columbia Heights shows it is open, but the owner and two other men have been charged with distribution of cocaine. Police say officers bought cocaine in the store after the owner made a phone call. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

D.C. shopkeeper's drug arrest leads to call to pull license now

During the past three years, northern Columbia Heights resident Cecilia Jones estimates, she has tracked more than 1,200 criminal cases through the D.C. court system, but lenient jail sentences handed down in drug-related cases have frustrated her the most. Published June 12, 2012

Restaurateur sentenced in cigarette smuggling

The only connection that Chun "Eddy" Chen knew of between himself and Jack B. Johnson in 2010 was that the then-Prince George's County executive occasionally came into his Mitchellville carryout restaurant to order food. Published June 11, 2012

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown leaves his office at the John A. Wilson Building after being charged Wednesday in federal court with one felony count of bank fraud. He resigned hours later. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Brown resigns as D.C. Council chairman

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown resigned Wednesday after federal prosecutors accused him of lying on a loan application — a historic blow to a city government that has suffered unprecedented legal woes and eroded the public's trust. Published June 6, 2012

D.C Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Criminal charges filed against D.C. Council chairman

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown was charged Wednesday with one count of bank fraud for lying on a loan application between 2005 and 2007, delivering a historic blow to a city government that has seen unprecedented legal woes and eroded the public's trust. Published June 6, 2012

Ex-supervisor at Metro gets 9 months in time-sheet scam

A former Metro supervisor was sentenced to nine months in jail for stealing more than $24,500 by falsifying three employees' time sheets, Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks announced Monday. Published June 4, 2012

Arrest made in Congress Heights stabbing death

A 28-year-old woman stabbed Monday morning in Southeast has died and authorities have charged another woman with second-degree murder in her death, according to police. Published June 4, 2012

D.C. police ID homicide victim

D.C. police on Friday identified a 32-year-old man who was found fatally shot in Southeast on Thursday morning. Published June 1, 2012

Angela D. Alsobrooks

18-year-old sentenced in P.G. toddler's shooting

A Fort Washington teenager was sentenced Friday for a shooting that severely injured a toddler who was struck in the face by a bullet while in his mother’s arms. Published June 1, 2012

"His music was the gospel with a beat. It fed your spirit," says Bonnie Reynolds of D.C. area icon Chuck Brown. She joined thousands of other fans Thursday for a memorial service at the Washington Convention Center for the man known as the godfather of go-go. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Fans, dignitaries laud go-go icon Brown at memorial

More than 9,000 Chuck Brown fans flocked to the Washington Convention Center for the musician's memorial service Thursday to pay tribute to the man whose music has provided the District a party soundtrack for decades. Published May 31, 2012


D.C. cyclist struck in August says suspect not tried yet

A bicyclist who was struck by a motorist in the District last year in a highly publicized crash said efforts to prosecute the driver have been stymied because the man has not shown up for court and has not been arrested on the outstanding bench warrant issued in the case. Published May 30, 2012

Police pull body from Potomac River

Police received a report of a jumper Tuesday evening shortly before authorities pulled a man's body from the Potomac River, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Published May 30, 2012