Wilborn P. Nobles III

Washington, D.C.

Police and courts reporting

Wilborn P. Nobles III was a police and courts reporter for The Washington Post. He left The Post in 2015.
Latest from Wilborn P. Nobles III

Activists skeptical about Baltimore County’s new policing law

Among other changes, it compels officers to intervene if they witness excessive use of force, but critics say systemic problems persist.

November 14, 2020

Welcome to Music City, Md.: Will an arts district make Baltimore County a tourist attraction?

A new state designation for Catonsville would bring tax breaks designed to attract artists and developers.

December 17, 2019

Justice Department accuses Baltimore County of racial bias in police hiring

A federal lawsuit alleges that a written test for police recruits asked questions unrelated to policing.

August 28, 2019

New study says 30 minutes of exercise a day is not enough. You should double or quadruple that.

The American Heart Association currently recommends 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each day.

October 6, 2015

The last time I saw my mother

ESSAY | I can’t recall if we hugged when we said goodbye before Hurricane Katrina hit. I’d like to think that we did.

August 24, 2015

Bullet fired into home kills 9-year-old Ferguson girl doing homework

“You have a 9-year-old child on her mother’s bed doing homework and a bullet strikes her,” a Ferguson police officer said Thursday. “Our concern is to get this person off the street.”

August 21, 2015

Prying eyes, alibis and a global hunt for Ashley Madison users

In some quarters, It was the old "I can explain everything" line.

August 21, 2015

Three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed in Washington wildfire ‘hellstorm’

The winds suddenly shifted and the fire turned on the crew, which was unable to escape as it trapped them on Woods Canyon Road, KCPQ-TV reported.

August 20, 2015

Drone hobbyists continue to interfere with wildfire battles in West

“It is placing our air crews, our pilots, in immediate danger," said a fire official.

August 19, 2015

Active duty military sought to combat Western wildfires now spread to 7 states

95 large wildfires are burning over 1.1 million acres in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, California, Nevada, and Colorado.

August 18, 2015