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

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Don Amos and his wife Beth of Leesburg, Va. eat dinner with his gun at The Cajun Experience during Second Amendment Wednesdays where patrons are allowed to open carry their guns, Leesburg, Va., Wednesday, August 20, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Lawmakers grudgingly draft bill to authorize concealed carry of guns in D.C.

People who have a "good reason" to feel threatened — for example, stalking victims — would be able to seek a concealed carry permit for a legally owned handgun under a new D.C. law proposed Thursday. But those with generalized fears, such as apprehension about living in a neighborhood with high crime, would not be considered eligible for such a permit, officials say. Published September 17, 2014

One year ago Tuesday, a defense contractor went on a shooting rampage inside a building at the heavily secured Washington Navy Yard, killing 12 people. Law enforcement are focusing on lessons learned from the ordeal. (Associated Press)

One year later, lessons learned from Navy Yard massacre

Radio channels were overloaded. Police officers had no familiarity with the military base they were responding to. Emergency calls reporting an active shooter were routed to two separate 911 call centers. Published September 15, 2014

A bill is before Congress to once again take up the issue of statehood for the District of Columbia. (Nancy Pastor/The Washington Times) **FILE**

D.C. resumes push for statehood

The District's top elected officials will join legal scholars on Capitol Hill Monday for the first congressional hearing on D.C. statehood in 20 years. Published September 14, 2014

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006 file photo, U.S. President George W. Bush speaks during a joint press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Amman, Jordan. Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, says the Islamic State group's ascension in Iraq could have been prevented if the U.S. had insisted on a nonsectarian Iraqi government, rather than the one led by the recently replaced al-Maliki that favored Shiite Muslims over the Sunnis. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Bush aide slams school's Hitler assignment as 'pure stupidity'

A D.C. public schools teacher who assigned students homework asking them to compare George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler has prompted a backlash that began with one angry parent and that's now drawing complaints from a speech writer for the former president. Published September 11, 2014

Program gives D.C. police officers emergency medical kits

D.C. police officers are being given emergency care kits that include things like tourniquets and bandages, enabling them to provide some medical care if they are the first to encounter an injured person. Published September 10, 2014

A speed camera sits in the center median along Bladensburg Road in Northeast, Washington, D.C., Sunday, November 24, 2013. The Washington Metropolitan Police Department has added 100 new traffic cameras targeting motorists at stop signs, crosswalks and intersections. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

IG: District's traffic cameras, parking officers unfairly ticket motorists

The District's parking and traffic ticketing system, which generated $171 million last year, unfairly assumes motorists are guilty until proven innocent, according to a new watchdog report that also says city agencies arbitrarily decide when to ticket and that ticket writers don't understand their own enforcement protocols. Published September 9, 2014

"I look forward to getting on with the next chapter of my life, which will no doubt be dedicated to service," Vincent Gray, 73, said Wednesday in an official statement. He did not say whether he plans to re-enter politics. (Associated Press)

Ex-driver charged in Gray probe

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's former campaign driver was charged with a felony related to the illegal funding of the mayor's 2010 campaign — making him the sixth close Gray associate to be charged in a federal campaign-finance probe. Published September 4, 2014

Kevin (Last name not given), runs through the water spays  as Diego Mendez, 2,  looks on at the Columbia Heights Spray Park in Northwest on June 8. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special for The Washington Time).

Hot weather prompts D.C. to postpone pool closings

The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation has postponed the closing date of some of the city's spray parks and pools as the region wilts under a heat wave this week. Published September 3, 2014

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Former officer attacks prosecutors during sentencing hearing

A former District Heights police officer found guilty of shooting a handcuffed and fleeing suspect was sent back to jail with his bond revoked after attempting to attack prosecutors in the courtroom Tuesday. Published September 3, 2014