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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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Washington D.C. Fire Department Lt. Robert Alvarado talks to a group of firefighters as they prepare to attend Mayor Vincent C. Gray's 2012 State of the District Address at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, February 7, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

ACLU questions whether D.C. firefighters get due process

The District's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is concerned that D.C. firefighters facing departmental disciplinary hearings are not receiving fair trials, according to a letter it sent to the D.C. attorney general's office. Published July 3, 2012

An aboveground pool sits full in a backyard Monday in the 300 block of 55th Street Northeast. A D.C. firefighting crew went out of service Saturday for about a hour to fill the pool at a private residence during a day of post-storm emergency calls. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

Amid misery of storm damage, D.C. firefighters fill private pool

With D.C. firefighters crisscrossing the city on emergency calls related to power outages, downed trees and heat-induced illnesses, one crew went out of service for about an hour Saturday afternoon on an unusual assignment: to fill a swimming pool for a private resident at a Northeast home. Published July 2, 2012

3 injured in 2 afternoon shootings in D.C.

Two men were injured in a shooting in Southeast D.C. Thursday afternoon that occurred just a few blocks from the site where two children were hit by stray bullets earlier this week. Published June 28, 2012

P.G. officers charged after confrontation with teens

Two Prince George's County police officers face kidnapping, assault and other charges related to a confrontation they had with three teenagers over Memorial Day weekend in Charles County, police and prosecutors said Thursday. Published June 28, 2012

Kenneth Ellerbe

D.C. fire department going overboard on overtime

D.C. fire department officials deny accusations by the union that three fire trucks were placed out of service this weekend to trim overtime costs, but the department is on the verge of surpassing its overtime budget by about $2 million this fiscal year. Published June 27, 2012

Two boys, counselor wounded in Southeast D.C.

Three innocent bystanders — two young boys and a camp counselor — were shot Monday afternoon while headed to a free meal program in a Southeast neighborhood, police said. Published June 25, 2012

Public can access P.G. gun offender registry

A registry of gun offenders that Prince George's County police are scheduled to implement next month must be made available to the public, the Maryland attorney general's office says. Published June 21, 2012

Prince George's County Council member Karen Toles

P.G. council member Toles guilty of reckless driving

Prince George's County Council member Karen Toles was found guilty by a judge Wednesday of reckless driving and ordered to pay a $402 fine in relation to a highly publicized incident in February during which police said she drove in excess of 100 miles per hour on the Capital Beltway. Published June 20, 2012

P.G. deputy charged with sexually assaulting inmate

A Prince George's County deputy sheriff was charged with second-degree rape Wednesday after an inmate reported that the two engaged in oral sex while she was in a holding cell at the county courthouse, officials said. Published June 20, 2012

Man runs for help after being shot in face

A man was shot in the face at a Southeast D.C. apartment complex Wednesday morning but managed to run to a nearby barbershop to call police, officials said. Published June 20, 2012

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