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

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Mayor Vincent Gray

The race to be the next mayor of D.C. turns largely on scandal

Voters in Washington, D.C., will take to the polls Tuesday to choose a Democratic nominee for mayor, a process that largely turns on whether residents believe they are better off with an incumbent shrouded in scandal or that the city needs a change in leadership. Published March 30, 2014

This undated photo provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Relisha Tenau Rudd. On Monday, March 24, 2014, authorities released more photos of Relisha, 8, who was reported missing in Washington last week, and a man who may be with her, 51-year-old Kahlil Malik Tatum. Police in Prince George's County, Md., obtained a warrant on Friday charging Tatum with murder in the death of his wife, whose body was found in an Oxon Hill, Md., motel room. (AP Photo/FBI)

New details lead police to D.C. park in search of missing 8-year-old girl

A weeklong search for a missing 8-year-old girl that has spanned the East Coast shifted Thursday to a large wooded parkland in the District, where police mounted a "recovery operation" and said they couldn't ignore the possibility that Relisha Rudd was killed. Published March 27, 2014

Sloan Wilson Rappoport

Former Bush administration official charged with sexual assault

A lobbyist and former George W. Bush administration official was arrested and charged with sexual battery in connection with the abduction and sexual assault of a woman that began outside a Bailey's Crossroads clothing store. Published March 19, 2014

Steve Kreiss of Washington, D.C. shovels out his car Monday on East Capitol Street in Capitol Hill after another snowstorm hit the nation's capitol. (andrew harnik/the washington times)

After another snowstorm, thoughts spring forward to warmer weather

The first day of spring on Thursday can't come soon enough to the D.C. area, which has seen snow crews hit the streets at a record pace, schools and government offices closed upwards of two weeks of classes in some cases, and among the highest snowfall totals in the past three decades. Published March 17, 2014

Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe said that if winds are 40 mph, first-responder vehicles, particularly ambulances, will not be able to safely travel on the roads. Currently there are hurricane-force winds, upwards of 75 mph, where the storm has hit in the Chesapeake region. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Background checks stalled as firefighter arrests mount

Nine D.C. fire department employees came forward in response to an agency call to report undisclosed prior arrests and driving infractions ahead of a plan to conduct criminal-background checks on 1,800 first responders. Published March 13, 2014

D.C. Council member David A. Catania files paperwork at the D.C. Board of Elections for an independent run for mayor in November (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times).

Independent Catania files paperwork for D.C. mayoral bid

D.C. Council member David A. Catania filed paperwork Wednesday to run for mayor as an independent, ensuring an unusual November challenge for the Democratic primary winner and perhaps the most competitive general election for mayor that the overwhelmingly Democratic city has ever seen. Published March 12, 2014

Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray gives the 2014 State of the District Address at Kelly Miller Middle School in Northeast a day after federal prosecutors accused Gray of knowing of and personally seeking illegal funs from Jeffrey Thompson do run an illegal "Shadow Campaign" during his run for mayor four years ago, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Gray comes out fighting accusations in fund scheme

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray used his State of the District address Tuesday to forcefully defend himself against accusations that he participated in an illegal campaign finance scheme — his first public attempt to right a re-election campaign reeling from an ongoing federal investigation in which he has been implicated. Published March 11, 2014

Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray (The Washington Times)

Gray holds cash advantage in D.C. mayor's race

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray leads the pack of mayoral contenders with the most money in the bank leading up to the April 1 primary election, a boon given the uphill battle he is likely to face amid corruption allegations leveled against him Monday. Published March 11, 2014

Released from hospital, Marion Barry reflects on his health and political career

Reflecting on his health and his political clout, D.C. Council member and "mayor for life" Marion Barry was in good spirits a day before his 78th birthday as he was set to be released Wednesday from a physical rehabilitation facility after being hospitalized for urinary tract and blood infections. Published March 5, 2014

D.C. City Council Chairman, Phil Mendelson, called for the opening of the 42nd legislative meeting of the DC City Council period 19 after summer recess. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Washington, DC. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

D.C. Council approves bill decriminalizing marijuana

Smoking marijuana in the home or possessing small amounts of the drug will no longer be a crime in the nation’s capital under a bill passed Tuesday by the D.C. Council and expected to be signed into law by the mayor. Published March 4, 2014