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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. house fire spurs call for extra training

A recently issued report on the D.C. fire department's response to a fire in an abandoned house that severely burned five firefighters in April 2011 makes new recommendations on training, equipment and protocol. Published August 5, 2012

Man shot in chest in Southeast

A man was shot in the chest Wednesday night in Southeast D.C. near Southern Avenue, according to police. Published August 2, 2012

Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks speaks to members of the media about the arrest warrant issued for Neil Prescott on one count of telephone misuse, a misdemeanor, after Prescott allegedly made threatening remarks to a former employer over the phone, Prince George's County Courthouse, Upper Marlboro, Md., Wednesday, August 1, 2012.  (Ryan M.L. Young/The Washington Times)

Man who made gun threats charged with telephone misuse in P.G.

A Crofton man who was hospitalized after police said he made threats to open fire at his former workplace will be charged with one misdemeanor count of telephone misuse, Prince George’s County police and prosecutors announced Wednesday. Published August 1, 2012

Nonprofit cash lined with ties to Prince George's exec Baker

Since funding a lavish half-million-dollar party to celebrate the election of Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III about 18 months ago, officials at the Bowie-based Path to Greatness have continued to raise thousands of dollars from donors while counting Mr. Baker's wife as a trustee, an arrangement that critics say opens up another avenue for special interests to curry favor with his administration. Published July 31, 2012

Harsher penalties for DUI in D.C. now in effect

Motorists caught driving drunk in the District will face stiffer penalties starting Wednesday, including longer stays in jail for those with higher blood-alcohol levels and repeat offenders. Published July 31, 2012

**FILE** Violet Ripken (center), mother of Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr., throws out the first pitch of the Orioles game with the Boston Red Sox on October 6, 2001 at Camden Yards. Looking on are Cal Ripken's wife, Kelly, and their son, Ryan. (The Washington Times)

Police: Cal Ripken’s mom safe after kidnapping

The mother of retired Baltimore Orioles baseball player Cal Ripken Jr. was abducted from her Aberdeen, Md., home at gunpoint but located unharmed Wednesday morning in her neighborhood, according to police. Published July 25, 2012

Maryland ACLU lauds D.C. for rules on camera use

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland is pointing to a D.C. police department's recent order as a model for law enforcement agencies in the state that want to adopt clear policies dealing with private citizens' right to record police actions. Published July 24, 2012

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Ex-PG officer sentenced in scheme on cigarettes

A former Prince George's County police officer was sentenced Monday to almost four years in prison for his role protecting shipments of untaxed cigarettes and alcohol, a scheme uncovered as part of a widespread federal investigation into what the sentencing judge called a "cesspool of corruption" in county government. Published July 23, 2012

Cab repair shop manager fatally stabbed during robbery

A 60-year-old man fatally stabbed Thursday night in the District was a cab repair shop manager killed during the robbery of his business, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Published July 20, 2012

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Maryland judge decides on one trial in double killings

A man charged with first-degree murder in the beating deaths of his estranged wife and her 11-year-old son in Montgomery County last fall will face the charges collectively rather than in separate trials, against the wishes of defense attorneys. Published July 19, 2012