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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. police released surveillance video of a March shooting near the intersection of New York Avenue and North Capitol Street.

D.C. drive-by shooting blamed on rival gangs

Andrew Allen was heading out to a Northeast D.C. nightclub in the heart of a rival gang's turf, so on the night of March 10 he made sure to pack heat — putting two semi-automatic guns with high-capacity magazines in his car. His paranoia proved prophetic. Mr. Allen got into a fight with members of the gang and left the club in a rage, hoping to seek revenge, according to court documents. Published May 27, 2013

Alexandria shooting by sheriff's deputy ruled a homicide

The fatal shooting of a 22-year-old Alexandria man by an off-duty Arlington County sheriff's deputy has been ruled a homicide, but prosecutors have not determined whether criminal charges will be filed in the case, authorities said Thursday. Published May 23, 2013

Ingmar Guandique was sentenced to 60 years in prison on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, in the 2001 murder of Washington intern Chandra Levy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Key witness in trial of Chandra Levy's killer lied, lawyers say

A witness who helped convict a man in the 2001 murder of Chandra Levy lied during the trial when he testified he had never previously provided information to law enforcement in other criminal cases, attorneys revealed in court Tuesday. Published May 21, 2013

D.C. tax office whiffed on $6.5M in penalties

The District's Office of Tax and Revenue failed to collect $6.5 million over a five-year period because it did not charge penalty fees to businesses that owed money — a punitive system now under review because officials said it was too ambiguous to enforce. Published May 20, 2013

Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray (The Washington Times)

Gray not backing gun owner insurance proposal

Prospects that the District will become the first jurisdiction in the nation to require gun owners to purchase liability insurance were dampened Thursday when Mayor Vincent C. Gray made known that he does not support the proposed legislation. Published May 16, 2013

Maryland teens lead national movement to lower voting age

A national movement to grant more teens the right to vote scored its first victory this week with the passage of legislation in Takoma Park, to lower the voting age in municipal elections to 16. But momentum continued Wednesday as advocates in Massachusetts spoke at the State House in favor of allowing 17-year-olds to vote. Published May 15, 2013

The go-go band TCB has been banned from local venues because of the violence-prone crowds that attends its shows. They played at Fur last week and a patron was stabbed.

Violence spurs D.C.'s Fur club to ban go-go act

A Northeast D.C. nightclub, shuttered after a man was stabbed there last week, has banned a go-go act because of violence at its shows, according to official reports on the incident. Published May 13, 2013