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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 seek man who shot at ex-girlfriend

D.C. police are looking for a man they say tried to shoot his former girlfriend Sunday by putting a gun to her head and pulling the trigger twice, but the gun failed to fire. Published September 10, 2012

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Shooting of handcuffed Md. suspect draws scrutiny

The Prince George's County Police Department's inspector general said it's likely the case of a District Heights police officer who shot a handcuffed man in the back as he fled from the officer's custody will go before a grand jury. Published September 9, 2012

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District Heights officer shoots handcuffed suspect

A man shot Thursday night by a District Heights police officer was handcuffed and under arrest when police officials said he escaped from the back of the officer’s police cruiser and the officer fired at him. Published September 7, 2012

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Prince George’s closes another nightclub

Prince George's County police and fire officials shut down their second nightclub in a week Thursday, continuing their crackdown on problem venues that are either operating illegally or associated with violent crimes. Published September 6, 2012

ACLU sues over D.C. camera rights

A pair of Metropolitan Police Department officers illegally seized a man's camera phone after the man photographed officers trying to intimidate witnesses of an arrest, the D.C. chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Published September 5, 2012

Danger may lurk in Va. lake after rabid beaver attack

In a horror movie, a shark or an oversized barracuda might attack an unsuspecting swimmer, but in Fairfax County it was a 35-pound rabid beaver that drove an 83-year-old woman out of the water screaming. Published September 5, 2012

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Boy charged in death was ‘play fighting’ with toddler

A 12-year-old boy charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 2-year-old foster sibling was not the focus of detectives' investigation until he admitted to police to "play fighting" and striking the girl up to six times, a Prince George's County homicide detective said. Published September 4, 2012

Amber Deanna Stanley

Hunt goes on for killer of high school student

It has been nearly two weeks since a gunman burst into a Kettering home and gunned down a 17-year-old honor roll student in her bedroom, but investigators' leads in the killing are still slim. Published September 2, 2012

Amber Deanna Stanley, 17, was fatally shot inside her Kettering home on Aug. 22. (

Police return to scene of P.G. honor student's slaying

Prince George's County police on Friday were back at the scene of a shocking killing to search for additional evidence in the death of a 17-year-old honor roll student who was gunned down in her Kettering home. Published August 31, 2012

Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier.  (Drew Angerer / The Washington Times)

Murder charged to 16-year-old in SE shooting

D.C. police said a man fatally shot this month in Southeast Washington was killed by a 16-year-old boy after the man stumbled upon a robbery in progress – a crime that added to an alarming list of recent robberies citywide that suddenly have turned violent. Published August 30, 2012

Cause of D.C. officer's death yet to be determined

A Metropolitan Police Department officer stabbed five years ago is being laid to rest Friday, as officials await the results of an autopsy to determine whether his death is directly related to the earlier injury and should be classified a homicide. Published August 30, 2012

Washington DC Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is joined by Washington DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray (not in photo) during their press conference to announce a drop in the number of homicides and a plan to improve police services, in Washington DC, Friday, December 30, 2011. As of December 30, 2011 there have been 108 murders in the District, putting the nation's capital on pace to have it's lowest number of homicides in nearly 50 years. (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

D.C. robberies up 10%, but frequency down after spike

The number of robberies committed across the District remains up by about 10 percent this year, though the frequency of such crimes has come down significantly after a notable spike, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said. Published August 29, 2012

Southeast D.C. teen charged in murder

A 16-year-old boy was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in the death of a man who was shot several times earlier this month, police said. Published August 29, 2012