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Andrea Noble was a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times.

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A heavy wet snow covers pine trees as public works director Shannon Clem plows snow along 7th Street in Grottoes, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The Daily News-Record, Michael Reilly)  ** FILE **

Metropolitan area braces for snow, cold

Snow plows and salt trucks are ready and waiting to treat D.C.-area streets Monday for an approaching winter storm that is expected to bring 4 to 6 inches of snow to the region. Published February 16, 2015

Signs directing to the office of the Firearms Registration Unit at the District's Metropolitan Police Department headquarters in Washington, D.C., are seen here Jan. 2, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) **FILE**

DOJ wants 60-day stay of judge's ruling on D.C. gun purchases

The Department of Justice has asked for a 60-day stay of a federal judge's ruling that struck down prohibitions on out-of-state handgun purchases — a decision that could make it easier for D.C. residents to acquire firearms. Published February 13, 2015

Smoke fills a Washington Metro system subway car near the L'Enfant Plaza station in Washington on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Litwin)

NTSB: Fans pulled smoke toward passengers trapped in Metro train

Fans used during the Jan. 12 deadly Metro incident to ventilate the L'Enfant Plaza station actually pulled smoke toward a disabled train, where trapped passengers gasped for clean air, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Published February 11, 2015

Cheh letter asks for ruling on all-boys school, citing sexism concerns

A D.C. Council member has asked the city's Attorney General to review the public school system's plan to open an all-boys school meant to address achievement disparities among black and Hispanic students, citing concerns over possible sex discrimination. Published February 9, 2015

Allowing marijuana legalization in the District leaves the United States vulnerable to charges it is violating international treaties aimed at stemming the drug trade, the nonpartisan research arm of Congress concluded in an analysis that could strengthen the resolve of lawmakers on Capitol Hill to overturn the measure. (Associated Press)

D.C. Council skirts federal threat, holds forum on pot legalization

The D.C. Council on Monday downgraded the scope of a hearing on the legalization of marijuana sales to avoid legal concerns raised by the city's attorney general — a move emblematic of the hurdles congressional oversight has created for the city in its quest to legalize pot. Published February 9, 2015

Washington, D.C. Interim Fire Chief Eugene Jones at Engine 11 in Colombia Heights, Washington, D.C., Friday, August 22, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

D.C. first responders better using cellphones than radios

D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services union representatives said Thursday that first responders would be better served using cellphones to communicate in Metro stations due to long-term problems with radio systems within the transit system. Published February 5, 2015

Gun rights group sues D.C. over concealed carry laws

A gun rights advocacy group filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging Washington, D.C.'s newly enacted concealed carry laws on behalf of three men who were denied permits to carry firearms by the Metropolitan Police Department. Published February 3, 2015

Driver sought in fatal hit-and-run on BW Parkway

Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck a disabled car on the side of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway on Sunday night, killing a man and injuring his fiancée. Published February 2, 2015