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Andrea Noble

Andrea Noble is a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at [email protected].

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**FILE** Former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Federal prosecutors charge former D.C. Council member with corruption

Federal prosecutors on Friday charged former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown with one count of felony bribery for accepting $55,000 from FBI agents he thought to be representatives of a company seeking a minority contract with the District. Published June 7, 2013

D.C. Council backs driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

D.C. Council members voiced overwhelming support Thursday for legislation that allows illegal immigrants in the District to acquire driver's licenses, but tussled with the Department of Motor Vehicles director over how to issue such a document and keep in step with federal law. Published June 6, 2013

"We have some 10,000 drivers that are providing this service, the vast majority of them not having any complaints," says D.C. Taxicab Commission Chairman Ron M. Linton. The majority of complaints were for improper fare charges.

Taxi drivers, passengers agree more safety measures are needed

Reports of rampant complaints from D.C. taxicab passengers alleging assault or harassment by drivers turned out to be vastly overstated, the head of the city's Taxicab Commission told a D.C. Council committee Wednesday. Published June 5, 2013

Man fatally shot in Temple Hills

A man was fatally shot overnight in a Temple Hills neighborhood, Prince George's County police said. Published June 5, 2013

D.C. high in number of arrests for having pot

The District has one of the highest arrest rates for marijuana possession in the nation, with blacks being arrested eight times as often for the offense in the city as whites, according to a study released Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union. Published June 4, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington (Associated Press)

Supreme Court upholds police authority to take DNA samples

A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that police can collect DNA samples from people arrested in — but not yet convicted of — serious crimes without first obtaining a warrant, likening the effective technique used by police in more than half the 50 states to fingerprinting or photographing of suspects. Published June 3, 2013

Md. man used hatchet in fatal attack on friend

The son of a former adviser to President George W. Bush killed his friend with a hatchet over a drug dispute, police said in court documents made available Tuesday. Published May 28, 2013

D.C. police released surveillance video of a March shooting near the intersection of New York Avenue and North Capitol Street.

D.C. drive-by shooting blamed on rival gangs

Andrew Allen was heading out to a Northeast D.C. nightclub in the heart of a rival gang's turf, so on the night of March 10 he made sure to pack heat — putting two semi-automatic guns with high-capacity magazines in his car. His paranoia proved prophetic. Mr. Allen got into a fight with members of the gang and left the club in a rage, hoping to seek revenge, according to court documents. Published May 27, 2013

Alexandria shooting by sheriff's deputy ruled a homicide

The fatal shooting of a 22-year-old Alexandria man by an off-duty Arlington County sheriff's deputy has been ruled a homicide, but prosecutors have not determined whether criminal charges will be filed in the case, authorities said Thursday. Published May 23, 2013