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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. police union Chairman Kristopher Baumann says he is skeptical of crime statistics, given problems including suspension of the daily crime report. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

D.C. police union chairman will not seek re-election

The head of the D.C. police department’s union will not run for re-election this year. Kristopher Baumann, who has served as union chairman for eight years, made the announcement Monday in a letter to members. Published January 7, 2014

Fire Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe says the D.C. fire department will buy new ambulances and hire single-role paramedics to bolster response capabilities. A news conference with Mayor Vincent C. Gray at the Chinatown fire station Tuesday got testy as the paramedic plan runs counter to recommendations made years ago. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Fire department's social media policy bans photos, videos

The D.C. fire department unveiled a new highly restrictive social media policy Monday that bans department employees from taking photos or video of fire or accident scenes while on the job and from transmitting such images to the media or other organizations. Published December 30, 2013

Animal control officers found a deer with an arrow wound in Southwest D.C. (Photo courtesy of the Washington Humane Society)

Deer found with arrow wound in Southwest D.C.

The Washington Humane Society said Friday it is seeking information about a white-tailed deer that was shot with an arrow and found in Southwest D.C. Published December 27, 2013

'Santa' shot during toy giveaway in Southeast

In the ultimate "bah, humbug" moment, a man dressed in a Santa Claus suit was apparently shot in the back with a pellet gun during a toy giveaway to children in Southeast D.C. on Christmas Eve. Published December 24, 2013

The gurney in the death chamber is shown in this May 27, 2008, file photo from Huntsville, Texas. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File) ** FILE **

Virginia leads national trend in decline of death penalty

Once entrenched as second only to Texas in its use of the death penalty, Virginia has dramatically scaled back the number of executions it has performed in recent years — a trend that seems unlikely to change amid a national downturn in the use of capital punishment. Published December 18, 2013

Corporal Cory Madison with the Rockingham County Sheriffs Department, shovels off snow and ice from in front of the Rockingham-Harrisonburg Judicial Center on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 in Harrisonburg, Va.  More than 89,000 customers in Virginia are without electricity as a winter storm moves across the state.  (AP Photo/Daily News-Record, Jason Lenhart)

Snow, ice leave thousands without power in D.C. area

Federal and local government offices opened late and utility companies worked to restore power to thousands Monday morning in the wake of a winter storm that coated the region in a thin layer of snow and sleet. Published December 9, 2013

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D.C. police officer linked to prostitution ring

Authorities are investigating whether a D.C. police officer was running a prostitution ring out of his Southeast home after a missing teenage girl was found there. Published December 5, 2013


Wal-Mart greets first customers in D.C.

Mayor Vincent C. Gray cut a ceremonial ribbon Wednesday morning marking the opening of the first Wal-Mart in the District alongside one of the principal challengers for his job next year. Published December 4, 2013

Fire Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe

No money sought for new D.C. firetrucks deemed 'oversight'

The District's fire chief was at a loss Wednesday to explain to a D.C. Council committee why his department sought no money in this year's budget for trucks and ambulances despite a fleet that is aging and in disrepair. Published December 4, 2013