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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

Washington Democratic Mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser speaks to supporters at the Howard Theatre in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Bowser is favored to continue her party's unbeaten streak for the city's top office in Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Muriel Bowser is elected as D.C. mayor

Democrat Muriel Bowser fended off a challenge from two independents on Tuesday to win election as the seventh mayor in the District’s history. Published November 4, 2014

Seen here at a D.C. mayoral candidates debate in September, (from left) D.C. Council members Muriel Bowser, Ward 4 Democrat; and David A. Catania, at-large independent; and Carol Schwartz, a former council member running as an independent, now await the voters' verdict on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

D.C. officials ready for record-high voter turnout

D.C. officials are preparing for the highest general-election turnout for a mayor's race since 1998, with a ballot bolstered by the city's first contest for attorney general and an initiative to legalize marijuana. Published November 3, 2014

Campaign signs representing races across the city were posted outside an early voting site at the Takoma Community and Aquatic Center in Northwest D.C. on Saturday, the last day of voting ahead of Tuesday's elections. (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times)

D.C. mayor's race may turn on independents, disaffected Democrats

Among a steady stream of voters who made their way to the Takoma Community Center to cast ballots on the final day of early voting was 68-year-old Ignacio Moreno, who said it was easy to decide who he would support in the D.C. mayoral race. Published November 2, 2014

P.G. officers indicted for assaulting teens

Two Prince George's County police officers were indicted Thursday for separate incidents in which the officers are accused of assaulting teenagers. Published October 30, 2014

D.C. Council approves rideshare regulations as taxi drivers protest

Vehicle-for-hire services like Uber and Lyft got the go-ahead from D.C. lawmakers Tuesday, making the District the latest jurisdiction to approve regulations governing a fast-emerging industry that has drawn ire from traditional taxicab companies nationwide. Published October 28, 2014

Yelp backed by Facebook, Google, Twitter in anonymous reviews case

Internet heavyweights including Facebook, Google and Twitter are taking the side of popular review website Yelp in a Virginia Supreme Court case to be heard Tuesday that will consider whether commenters who anonymously criticized a prominent local carpet-cleaning business must be identified. Published October 27, 2014

Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, left, is on hand as D.C. public officials speak to the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conforming to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Backdoor gun control: D.C. sets impossible hurdles for carry permits

The District's newly minted concealed carry laws require gun owners seeking permits to complete 18 hours of firearms training. One problem: As of Wednesday, the day before a court-ordered deadline for the permitting process to begin, no instructors had been approved to teach the compulsory course. Published October 22, 2014

Washington, D.C. MPD Chief Cathy Lanier announces that the police department is testing 5 different kinds of body-worn cameras as part of a pilot program, during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 24, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

D.C. citizens decry police tactics at hearing

Dozens of residents and activists gathered this week at Howard University and testified before the D.C. Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety to shed light on police practices they say have terrorized the city’s black residents. Published October 9, 2014

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