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

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D.C. pit bull owner sentenced in dog attack on boy

A D.C. man whose three pit bulls escaped his Brightwood home and mauled a neighborhood child until a good Samaritan shot the dogs was sentenced to eight days in jail and three years probation. Published October 28, 2013

Eight injured at Howard University homecoming concert

Eight people, including a police officer, were injured Friday during a concert at Howard University as crowds rushed a gate at the homecoming event, according to the D.C. fire department. Published October 25, 2013

** FILE ** Experts call teen risk behavior a canary in the cavern. (Seattle Times via Associated Press)

D.C. mayor, AG support bill decriminalizing marijuana

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the city's top attorney lent their qualified support to a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, but they suggested changes to quell concern that people could walk the streets openly smoking joints. Published October 24, 2013

Mayor Vincent Gray said that approval of the referendum would send a signal that we are sick and tired of the special burdens imposed on the District.  (The Washington Times)

Gray won't endorse bill delaying AG election

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray symbolically noted his disapproval Tuesday with the final version of legislation that postpones the city's first election for attorney general by four years, returning the bill to the D.C. Council unsigned. Published October 22, 2013

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley delivers his speech before the state's General Assembly during his State of the State address in Annapolis, Md., on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

O'Malley approval rating sinks after Maryland gas-tax increase

Maryland voters support controversial initiatives passed by the General Assembly this year ending the death penalty and imposing strict new gun laws, but poll results released Wednesday show voters holding Gov. Martin O'Malley accountable for an unpopular increase in the gas tax. Published October 17, 2013

Reserve fund running dry, D.C. finally faces prospect of shutdown

The D.C. government has enough money remaining in its contingency reserve fund to pay workers for about a week if the federal shutdown continues, but with no agreement in sight officials are scrambling to find other ways they can ensure employees are paid. Published October 14, 2013

Verizon Center ends contract with D.C. for ambulance coverage

Officials at the Verizon Center have terminated a long-running contract agreement with the D.C. Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services for ambulance coverage during events at the sports and entertainment venue. Published October 13, 2013

A protester speaks to people gathered at a rally at the World War II Memorial in Washington Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, has leaders in the U.S. Senate have taken the helm in the search for a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avert a federal default. The rally was organized to protest the closure of the Memorial, subsequent to the shutdown, and lack of access to it by World War II veterans, who traveled there on Honor Flight visits. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Hundreds of protesters storm WWII Memorial, Lafayette Square

Hundreds of veterans and their supporters rallied at the World War II Memorial and outside the White House on Sunday, provoking what at times became angry exchanges between police and demonstrators protesting the federal government shutdown. Published October 13, 2013

Traffic cameras displayed a difficult morning commute, as the "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" protest began its Capital Beltway convoy at 7 a.m. Friday in Virginia.

Truckers rally in small numbers around Beltway

The thousands of truckers who promised to shut down the Beltway didn't materialize, but those who did caravan around the region's main artery made their presence known. Published October 11, 2013