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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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Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier announces a drop in the number of homicides in the District of Columbia during a press conference on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

D.C. homicides drop by half in last decade

The number of homicides in the District declined in 2011 for the third straight year, a downward trend that has seen deadly violence in the city drop by more than half from just a decade ago. Published January 1, 2012

Two stabbed outside Northwest D.C. club

A D.C. Council member is asking for the temporary closure of a Northwest nightclub that was the site of a double stabbing early Friday. Published December 30, 2011

HOME AGAIN: Addison Reel, 2, of Dover, Del., is all smiles in the arms of her father, Air Force Tech Sgt. Scott Reel, upon his arrival at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport this month after a four-month deployment to Qatar. Operation Welcome Home Maryland was there to greet him. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

For troops, many happy returns

Operation Welcome Home Maryland at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has organized welcomes for more than 190,000 military personnel since 2007, but with the withdrawal of troops from Iraq over the past three months, it has never been busier. Published December 29, 2011

Police-involved shootings on the rise in D.C. area

Police in the D.C. area have recorded an uptick in the number of fatal police-involved shootings this year, as authorities say officers increasingly are coming under attack. Published December 26, 2011

Manager pleads to dance hall permit violation

One of the first four people to be charged under a recently passed Prince George's County's law requiring clubs that allow dancing to obtain a "dance-hall permit" pleaded guilty Tuesday to a criminal count stemming from the operation of a Capitol Heights-area nightclub. Published December 20, 2011

Four shot in D.C. on Monday night

Four people were shot in three separate incidents in the District within an hour Monday night, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Published December 19, 2011

Some of the firearms confiscated in a yearlong undercover investigation that resulted in the arrests of 70 suspects were put on display at Metropolitan Police Department headquarters Monday in the District by Chief Cathy L. Lanier. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

D.C. police arrest 70 in yearlong drug, gun sting

Using a mock recording studio as cover for a criminal enterprise, undercover officers from the Metropolitan Police Department confiscated 161 firearms, made 70 arrests and seized more than $7 million in drugs during a yearlong sting operation, authorities announced Monday. Published December 19, 2011

P.G. cracks down on clubs beset by violence

They're not all nightclubs. Some are bars, some are strip joints, restaurants and even banquet halls. But they all host dancing in Prince George's County. Published December 18, 2011

P.G. dance hall legislation clears first hurdle

Dance hall legislation passed this year by the Prince George's County Council easily cleared its first legal challenge last week when a violation for "public dancing" issued against a Temple Hills venue was upheld. Published December 18, 2011

Kevin B. Chavous

D.C. Council candidate accused of soliciting a prostitute

Kevin B. Chavous, a key challenger for the Ward 7 D.C. Council seat in next year's elections, was arrested early Friday on accusations he offered money to an undercover officer "for sexual favors," the Metropolitan Police Department said. Published December 16, 2011

Pregnant D.C. woman hospitalized after stabbing

A 24-year-old pregnant D.C. woman was hospitalized in serious condition Thursday after her boyfriend stabbed her multiple times during an argument, Metropolitan Police Department officials said. Published December 15, 2011

P.G. police fatally shoot man with gun

Prince George's County police fatally shot a man Wednesday who earlier in the day reported that he wanted to commit suicide, authorities said. Published December 14, 2011

D.C. restaurant allowed to reopen after fatal melee

The Dupont Circle restaurant that was the site of a deadly melee in November will be allowed to reopen this month under the condition that outside promoters stop throwing parties at the venue. Published December 13, 2011

Walter Reed resident charged with carjacking, kidnapping

A man staying at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center has been charged with the carjacking and kidnapping of a taxicab driver who picked him up outside the Bethesda facility, officials said Monday. Published December 12, 2011

Ross Truett Ashley (Virginia State Police)

Police ID Virginia Tech shooter

Virginia State Police on Friday said a 22-year-old student at Radford University was responsible for the fatal shooting of a Virginia Tech campus police officer. Published December 9, 2011