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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 anoble@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Andrea Noble

Bruce Springsteen performs on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, during the Concert for Valor. The Veterans Day event is hosted by HBO, Starbucks and Chase and is free and open to the public. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Boss, other big music stars honor vets on Mall

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered Tuesday on the National Mall for a star-studded Veterans Day concert honoring current and former members of the U.S. military. Published November 11, 2014

Musicians perform during sound checks the afternoon before the Concert for Valor on the National Mall, Washington, D.C., Monday, November 10, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Concert for Valor expected to draw 800,000 to Mall in D.C.

Roads surrounding the National Mall will be closed and Metro's Blue Line shut down Tuesday ahead of the Concert for Valor, a star-studded Veteran's Day event expected to draw up to 800,000 spectators to see performances by musicians including Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Metallica and Rihanna. Published November 10, 2014

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III has said that "National Harbor is the perfect location for this high-end $1 billion entertainment complex," in speaking of a casino recommended for the site. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

P.G. voters reject term-limit extension

Prince George's County voters re-elected County Executive Rushern L. Baker III for a second term on Tuesday but decided he won't get a third. Published November 5, 2014

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

Jason Wright votes at a polling station at Eastern Market on election day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 4, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Marijuana legalization measure passes easily in D.C.

Marijuana legalization appeared on its way to passing easily at the polls in the District on Tuesday, putting the city at the vanguard of a nationwide movement that also saw Oregon and Alaska consider pro-pot initiatives on Election Day. 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