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Andrea Noble

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

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Washington DC Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is joined by Washington DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray (not in photo) during their press conference to announce a drop in the number of homicides and a plan to improve police services, in Washington DC, Friday, December 30, 2011. As of December 30, 2011 there have been 108 murders in the District, putting the nation's capital on pace to have it's lowest number of homicides in nearly 50 years. (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

Police chief shuts down D.C. club after weekend shooting

A Northeast D.C. nightclub violated its security plan by not employing any police officers on a night that a series of altercations erupted into a shooting in which five people were injured, according to police and the city's alcohol board. Published May 19, 2014

Dick Anthony Heller

Second Amendment under siege: Judge upholds restrictive D.C. gun ban

A federal judge on Thursday upheld a D.C. law requiring that guns be registered every three years, that applicants submit photographs and fingerprints, and that pistol purchases be limited to one per month — a ruling that sparked outrage from activists who view it as further encroachment on Second Amendment rights. Published May 15, 2014

U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein (center) is flanked by Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Acting Special Agent in Charge, Jeannine A. Hammett (left) and FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely (right) as he makes a statement to reporters to announce that Prince George's County Councilwoman Leslie Johnson, 59, wife of former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson, pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiring to obstruct a federal corruption investigation, at the U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md., Thursday, June 30, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

Developer sentenced for charges connected to Jack Johnson corruption case

The last of 17 criminals caught up in pay-to-play scheme that brought down former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday, closing a chapter of an investigation that has stretched back more than eight years. Published May 13, 2014

Muriel Bowser

Mayoral candidate Bowser calls for tougher limits in D.C. DUI law

A D.C. Council member and mayoral candidate has proposed reducing the blood alcohol content for drunken driving to 0.05 percent — the lowest in the nation and a threshold that in some cases would criminalize getting behind the wheel of a car after as little as one drink. Published May 6, 2014

Md. Republicans launch petition drive to repeal transgender 'bathroom bill'

Two Republican lawmakers announced a petition effort Tuesday to put before voters a bill recently passed in Maryland that bans discrimination against transgender individuals and includes a controversial provision permitting people to use bathrooms of the gender with which they identify. Published April 29, 2014