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

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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

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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

Talking shop: D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, who touts his economic record, visits one of the first Wal-Marts in the city on the eve of its opening. Story, A11. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Vincent Gray's scandals promise to tangle D.C. mayoral campaign

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray stood before reporters Tuesday at a portable podium inside a construction site less than 24 hours after filing for re-election and touted the progress of his economic development plans for the city. Published December 3, 2013

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray is all smiles Monday as he files paperwork to run for a second term at the Board of Elections. He is one of 11 people seeking the Democratic nomination. (associated press)

D.C. Mayor Gray opts to run for re-election in D.C.

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray ended weeks of speculation Monday by announcing he will run for re-election against a crowded field of Democrats amid an ongoing federal investigation into his 2010 campaign. Published December 2, 2013

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

Gray to seek second term as D.C. mayor

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray ended weeks of speculation Monday by announcing he will run for re-election against a crowded field of Democrats amid an ongoing federal investigation into his 2010 campaign. Published December 2, 2013

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)

D.C. cops go 'nuclear' with traffic cameras

D.C. police activated 100 new "next-generation" traffic cameras this weekend to target a growing number of motorist violations ranging from failure to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks to blocking the box. Published November 23, 2013

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'Knockout' game is no fun for its D.C. victims

Two similar attacks on women in the District have prompted concern that the Internet-fueled youth violence phenomenon called the "knockout" game has taken hold in the city — but criminologists say the history of such attacks stretch back years and happen less frequently than perceived. Published November 21, 2013

The Stadium Club, a strip club at 2127 Queens Chapel Road NE, is co-owned by politically connected developer Keith Forney but also has been linked to a former drug kingpin. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

D.C. seizes notorious high-end strip club

The D.C. government became the proud new owner of a notorious high-end strip club after authorities seized the building to satisfy a tax debt owed by its owner. Published November 21, 2013

D.C. Working Families director Delvone Michael speaks to activists seeking a higher minimum wage in the District on Nov. 19, 2013. The coalition of groups is seeking to place an initiative on the 2014 ballot to raise the minimum wage to $12.50 an hour. (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times)

D.C. coalition seeks vote on minimum wage hike

A coalition of clergy, union leaders and activists is seeking to put an initiative on next year's ballot that would raise the District's minimum wage to $12.50 an hour — saying D.C. Council members' promises to raise the minimum wage don't go far enough. Published November 19, 2013

Doug Allen of Greenville, N.C., holds a flag depicting an assault riffle with the words "Come and Take It" as he joins protesters organized by the Reclaim America Now Coalition in Lafayette Square on Tuesday demanding President Obama's resignation. (andrew harnik/the washington times)

Activist groups want Obama to resign

Voicing grievances that vary from the Obama administration's handling of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, to concerns about the Affordable Care Act, conservative activists rallied Tuesday near the White House to coalesce around one common goal — to see the president resign. Published November 19, 2013

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D.C. insurance head's Obama blast skirted proper channels

The decision to fire the District's insurance commissioner came swiftly after he criticized President Obama's plan to let people with coverage that does not meet the Affordable Care Act's standards extend their plans for one year. Published November 18, 2013

Conservatives and others will rally next week near the White House to demand the president's resignation. Organizers are taking a page from the Occupy movement, which had people camping in McPherson Square from late 2011 to early 2012.
Tents still remain throughout McPherson Square less than an hour before the deadline set by the National Park Service for Occupy DC protesters to remove camping material from McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza, Washington, DC, Monday, January 30, 2012. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times) (andrew harnik/the washington times)

Tea party channels Occupy uprising, plans protest camp near White House

A group of conservative activists is borrowing from the protest playbook of the Occupy movement, encouraging demonstrators to camp out within sight of the White House in Lafayette Square next week as part of an ongoing movement demanding the resignation of President Obama and other high-level federal government officials. Published November 13, 2013

Victim sodomized with broomstick during D.C. home invasion

Intruders who held eight people captive in a Southeast D.C. home last month tortured one man by using a pair of pliers on the man's genitals and sodomizing him with a broomstick, according to a recently released police report. Published November 12, 2013