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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 Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Criminal charges filed against D.C. Council chairman

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown was charged Wednesday with one count of bank fraud for lying on a loan application between 2005 and 2007, delivering a historic blow to a city government that has seen unprecedented legal woes and eroded the public's trust. Published June 6, 2012

Ex-supervisor at Metro gets 9 months in time-sheet scam

A former Metro supervisor was sentenced to nine months in jail for stealing more than $24,500 by falsifying three employees' time sheets, Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks announced Monday. Published June 4, 2012

Arrest made in Congress Heights stabbing death

A 28-year-old woman stabbed Monday morning in Southeast has died and authorities have charged another woman with second-degree murder in her death, according to police. Published June 4, 2012

D.C. police ID homicide victim

D.C. police on Friday identified a 32-year-old man who was found fatally shot in Southeast on Thursday morning. Published June 1, 2012

Angela D. Alsobrooks

18-year-old sentenced in P.G. toddler's shooting

A Fort Washington teenager was sentenced Friday for a shooting that severely injured a toddler who was struck in the face by a bullet while in his mother’s arms. Published June 1, 2012

"His music was the gospel with a beat. It fed your spirit," says Bonnie Reynolds of D.C. area icon Chuck Brown. She joined thousands of other fans Thursday for a memorial service at the Washington Convention Center for the man known as the godfather of go-go. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Fans, dignitaries laud go-go icon Brown at memorial

More than 9,000 Chuck Brown fans flocked to the Washington Convention Center for the musician's memorial service Thursday to pay tribute to the man whose music has provided the District a party soundtrack for decades. Published May 31, 2012


D.C. cyclist struck in August says suspect not tried yet

A bicyclist who was struck by a motorist in the District last year in a highly publicized crash said efforts to prosecute the driver have been stymied because the man has not shown up for court and has not been arrested on the outstanding bench warrant issued in the case. Published May 30, 2012

Police pull body from Potomac River

Police received a report of a jumper Tuesday evening shortly before authorities pulled a man's body from the Potomac River, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Published May 30, 2012

Defense: Murder suspect only helped Eastern Market victim up

Blood of an Eastern Market vendor that was found on the jacket of the vendor's suspected killer could have gotten on the man's coat after the vendor drunkenly fell down a set of stairs and the other man helped him up, according to a defense attorney in the second-degree murder case. Published May 29, 2012

Prince George's County (Md.) seal

Domestic violence reporting reviewed

Prince George's County's law enforcement agencies could help prevent domestic-related homicides by adopting a uniform method to document domestic violence reports, a new study concludes. Published May 27, 2012

Shooting investigation in D.C. leads to gun charges

A Southeast man called police this week to report he had been shot in the knee during a robbery. But when officers responded, they ended up arresting an acquaintance of the man, whose daughter implicated him in a shootout. Published May 24, 2012

2 stabbed during altercation near Metro station

Two men who stabbed each other during a fight outside the Friendship Heights Metro Station Thursday night are now both facing assault charges, according to Montgomery County police. Published May 24, 2012

A photograph provided to the D.C. Office of the Inspector General by the heads of the fire and police unions shows personnel files found in an abandoned car at the D.C. fire training academy.

Agencies reviewing D.C. police 'file burn' incident

An email sent by a deputy director from the D.C. police department's recruiting division to other department officials alerted them that a "file burn" was scheduled for the same day that trash bins of personnel files were found ablaze. Published May 23, 2012

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray faced reporters' questions about an aide's indictment after a news conference about street improvements. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Second Gray aide charged in campaign probe

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray implored city residents to "let this investigation play out" after a second operative from his 2010 campaign was criminally charged Wednesday with lying to FBI agents investigating whether the mayor's campaign illegally provided cash to another candidate. Published May 23, 2012

Tae Kwon Do instructor charged for contact with children

A Tae Kwon Do instructor in Springfield is facing charges involving child pornography and sexual contact with two minors who were previously students at his martial arts school, according to Fairfax police. Published May 23, 2012

** FILE ** D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (The Washington Times)

Second Gray campaign operative charged

A second campaign operative working for Mayor Vincent C. Gray was charged Wednesday with one count of making a false statement to FBI agents who were investigating whether the mayor's campaign provided cash to another mayoral candidate. Published May 23, 2012

Charles J. Willoughby

Police, fire records burned in bins, a car

The District's police and fire unions are asking the city's inspector general to investigate the destruction of personnel files found burning inside trash bins and a car at the D.C. fire training academy. Published May 22, 2012