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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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Mother-to-be loses baby after stabbing at D.C. home

Neighbors said they knew something bad had happened when they awoke to the sounds of furious banging and screams coming from the third-floor hallway of their Southeast Washington apartment building early Thursday. Published March 22, 2012

D.C. Battalion Chief Richard G. Sterne Jr. at his home in Ijamsville, Md., on Monday, February 20, 2012. Chief Sterne is being threatened with demotion by D.C. Fire Chief Ellerbe. (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

Fire official gets demotion papers

A battalion chief with the District's fire department has received orders he will be demoted to the rank of captain next month as a result of his handling of the punishment of two firefighters who were faulted for allowing beer in their firehouse. Published March 21, 2012

**FILE** D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

D.C. violent crime slows after surge early this year

An uptick in violent crime in the District of Columbia, fueled by an increase in robberies committed at gunpoint in the early part of the year, appears to be slowing, according to preliminary crime data. Published March 20, 2012

Man shot by his brother in P.G. County

A man remains in critical condition after being shot by his brother overnight in Capitol Heights, Prince George's County police said. Published March 20, 2012

D.C. man sentenced for threatening witness

A D.C. man acquitted of killing a teenager during a dispute over a hamburger has been sentenced to seven years in prison for threatening a witness who testified against him during the murder trial. Published March 17, 2012

Police: Teen solicited murder of P.G. judge

A 16-year-old Bowie teen was indicted on charges he tried to solicit the murder of a Prince George's County judge who presided over his court case, prosecutors said Thursday. Published March 15, 2012

Stolen merchandise searches result in D.C. robbery arrests

Carryout restaurants, dollar stores and neighborhood markets were among the 13 businesses raided as part of the Metropolitan Police Department's efforts to crack down on the sale of stolen merchandise, police said Tuesday. Published March 13, 2012

D.C. student stabbed in eye with pencil

A student at the District's Winston Education Center was taken to the hospital Friday after another student stabbed her in the eye with a pencil, police said. Published March 9, 2012

Man pleads guilty to attacking women he met on Craigslist

A Bladensburg man who attacked, robbed and sexually assaulted women he met through Craigslist "erotic services" ads was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison in connection with four armed attacks, prosecutors said. Published March 8, 2012

Andrew Ramos (left) was charged with reckless endangerment in connection with a fatal shooting in Aspen Hill on Wednesday. Christopher Edwards (right) was charged with second-degree murder and reckless endangerment in connection with the crime.

Two charged in Aspen Hill fatal shooting

Montgomery County police have charged two people in connection with the fatal shooting of a young man that occurred Wednesday afternoon in Aspen Hill. Published March 8, 2012

D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe keeps to himself before his testimony at the John A. Wilson Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday before the D.C. Council's Committee on the Judiciary to answer questions about a number of ongoing issues within the department. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Ellerbe gets vote of confidence

Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Wednesday offered a vote of confidence to D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe after a report detailing sexual harassment and intimidation complaints against Chief Ellerbe at his prior job in Florida. Published March 7, 2012

P.G. considers former D.C. fire official for Cabinet post

A former D.C. fire official who played a role in the improper donation of a fire truck to a city in the Dominican Republic is up for a job as director of emergency management in Prince George's County. Published March 1, 2012

Prince George's County Council member Karen Toles

Speeding council member gives up county car

The Prince George's County Council member clocked driving at least 105 mph in her county vehicle — but not ticketed for speeding — says she will give up the car until she completes a driver-safety course. Published February 29, 2012