<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Local News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usMon, 16 Jan 2017 22:29:50 -0500Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:29:50 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[DC Firefighters Rescue Dog From Burning Home]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:19:10 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Dog+Rescued+From+House+Fire+Closeup+011617.jpg

D.C. Fire and EMS rescued a dog from a burning home in northwest Washington Monday afternoon.

Firefighters found the 3-year-old Italian sheepdog, named Cesare, in a two-story house in the 4500 block of Klingle Street, Northwest, and began life-saving efforts at the scene to get the dog breathing, D.C. Fire and EMS said.

Firefighters took Cesare to Friendship Animal Hospital, where it is listed in critical condition

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, D.C. Fire and EMS said. No one else was inside the house.

One firefighter suffered a minor bite while rescuing the dog.



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<![CDATA[Man Credits DC Firefighters With Saving His Life]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:43:36 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017423137_1200x675_856030275913.jpg A man from D.C. said he didn't have a pulse for 5 minutes. He credited firefighters in southeast Washington with saving his life. News4's Aimee Cho reports he was able to thank them in person.]]> <![CDATA[Who's In the Parade? List of Participants -- In Order]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:34:27 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170116+Inaugural+Parade.jpg

Here's who is expected to march in President-elect Donald Trump's Inaugural Parade -- and the expected order.

Remember, though -- Inaugural Parades can be subject to change. (This one has already changed several times.)

FIRST DIVISION

United States Army, Staff element

United States Army Field Band

United States Military Academy

United States Army

United States Army Color Guard

United States Army National Guard

United States Army Reserve

New York Police Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums

Caisson Platoon of the Third Infantry Regiment

Nassau County Firefighter’s Pipes and Drums (New York)

Wounded Warrior Project

Disabled American Veterans

Paralyzed Veterans of America

New York Military Academy

The Marist College Band (New York)

Boone County Elite Equestrian Drill Team (Kentucky)

West Monroe High School Marching Band (Louisiana)

Texas State University Strutters

Talladega College Band (Alabama)

Boy Scouts of America

 

SECOND DIVISION

United States Marine Corps, Staff element

United States Marine Band

United States Marine Corps

United States Marine Corps Color Guard

United States Marine Corps Reserve

Navajo Code Talkers Association

United States Border Patrol Pipes and Drums

United States Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Motorcycle Drill Team

Culver Academies Black Horse Troop and Equestriennes (Indiana)

Columbus North High School Marching Band (Indiana)

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Norwich University Regimental Band and Drill Team (Vermont)

Rural Tractor Brigade

University of Tennessee Marching Band

Boy Scouts of America

 

THIRD DIVISION

United States Navy, Staff element

United States Navy Band

United States Naval Academy

United States Navy

United States Navy Color Guard

United States Naval Reserve

Merced County Sheriff’s Posse (California)

Coastal Florida Police and Fire Pipes and Drums

Multi-Jurisdictional Mounted Police Drill Team and Color Guard (Michigan)

AMVETS

1st Infantry Division Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard

Girl Scouts of America

Franklin Regional High School Marching Band (Pennsylvania)

Fishburne Military School Army JROTC Caissons Battalion (Virginia)

Lil’ Wranglers (Texas)

Boy Scouts of America

 

FOURTH DIVISION

United States Air Force, Staff element

United States Air Force Band

United States Air Force Academy

United States Air Force

United States Air Force Color Guard

United States Air National Guard

United States Air Force Reserve

The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes (South Carolina)

The Citadel Summerall Guards

1st Calvary Division Horse Calvary Detachment

Olivet Nazarene University Marching Band (Illinois)

Military and Department of Defense Kids Overseas (U.S. Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Italy)

Tupelo High School Marching Band (Mississippi)

Mid America Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team (Michigan)

Palmetto Ridge High School Marching Band (Florida)

Boy Scouts of America

 

FIFTH DIVISION

United States Coast Guard, Staff element

United States Coast Guard Band

United States Coast Guard Academy

United States Coast Guard

United States Coast Guard Color Guard

United States Coast Guard Reserve

Cleveland Police Mounted Unit (Ohio)

North Carolina Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association

Palm Beach Police Honor Guard (Florida)

Russellville High School Marching Band (Arkansas)

Colorado Freedom Riders

Frankfort High School Marching Band (West Virginia)

Boy Scouts of America

United States Merchant Marine Academy Staff

United States Merchant Marine Academy Band

United States Merchant Marine Color Guard

United States Merchant Marine Academy Company

First Troop Philadelphia City Calvary

Virginia Military Institute



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<![CDATA[Brotman Joins News4's Inauguration Day Coverage]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:11:46 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/charlie+smile.jpg

Legendary inauguration announcer and longtime Washingtonian Charlie Brotman will join News4 on Friday during our multi-platform coverage of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

Brotman has been an announcer at every inauguration parade since President Dwight Eisenhower's second term in the 1950s.

Brotman, 89, said he was looking forward to returning to his post this year, but the Presidential Inauguration Committee emailed him to tell him he would not be the announcer for Friday's ceremonies.

"I picked up a telephone and said, 'Is this email correct?' and they said, 'Yes, sir,'" he told News4.

Brotman has since agreed to join News4's lineup of anchors, reporters and commentators to offer his expertise about past inaugurations.

Be sure to watch News4 on air and online throughout the day on Friday as Jim Vance, Doreen Gentzler and the News4 team report from the inauguration festivities.



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<![CDATA[Apple Finds Cause of MacBook Pro Battery-Life Problem]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:20:58 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017422690_1200x675_856004163933.jpg Apple located the cause of a battery-life problem Consumer Reports discovered by Consumer Reports when it tested the newest MacBook Pro. Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan explains.]]> <![CDATA[Goverment Sets New Standards for Baby Sling Carriers]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:26:41 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017424269_1200x675_856077379747.jpg The federal government approved new mandatory standards for baby sling carriers intended to prevent infants and toddlers from being injured. Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan has details.]]> <![CDATA[Friends Push to Raise Money for Crash Victims' Families]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:08:48 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170116+Spotsylvania+Crash.jpg Northern Virginia bureau chief Julie Carey reports on fundraising efforts for two victims of a deadly crash in Spotsylvania County. To help Taylor Wolfe, click here; to help Chelsea Favreau, click here.]]> <![CDATA[Anacostia Parade Honors King Holiday]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:58:57 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170116+MLK+in+Anacostia.jpg Thousands of people lined the streets in DC's Anacostia neighborhood Monday for the 11th annual peace walk and parade in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. News 4's Mark Segraves reports.]]> <![CDATA[Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:48:13 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170116+MLK+Day.jpg News4's Kristin Wright spoke to visitors at the MLK Memorial and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.]]> <![CDATA[Security Officials, Protesters Prepare for Inauguration]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:41:24 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017423616_1200x675_856027203573.jpg As D.C.'s homeland security office prepares for the safety of the Inauguration Day crowd, protesters are practicing tactics they hope will be disruptive. News4's Tom Sherwood reports.]]> <![CDATA[Prince George's County Prosecutor Hosts Expungement Fair]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:37:29 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/011617+expungement.jpg Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks held an expungement fair on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to help people with non-violent crimes on their records remove barriers to employment. "Part of keeping people safe is making sure that people have opportunities to work in honest and legitimate ways," she told News4's Tracee Wilkins.

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<![CDATA[Day of Service: Local Volunteers Feed Thousands Around the World]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:08:18 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170116+Day+of+Service.jpg Volunteers at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia, prepare 17,000 meals for needy people around the world as part of the MLK Day of Service. They were working with Stop Hunger Now, which sends food aid to more than 70 countries.]]> <![CDATA[Reps. Brown, Beyer To Skip Inauguration, Cite Trump Tweets]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:16:22 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AnthonyBrown-AP_16105616528287.jpg

U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Md., and U.S. Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., said they will not be attending the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump due to tweets by Trump in response to Rep. John Lewis.

In an exclusive interview with NBC News' "Meet the Press" on Friday, Lewis, D-Ga., said he does not believe Trump is a "legitimate president," citing Russian interference in last year's election. When pressed to explain why, he cited allegations of Russian hacks during the campaign that led to the release of internal documents from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign co-chairman, John Podesta.

On Saturday, Trump slammed Lewis and his congressional district, writing on Twitter that Lewis should focus on "fixing" his district rather than questioning Trump's presidency.

"Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart," Trump responded on Twitter.

He continued: "(not to......mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk - no action or results. Sad!"

Lewis' Democratic colleagues and supporters, including Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., quickly came to his defense Saturday. More than two dozen lawmakers said they are skipping the inauguration. Brown and Beyer said they would voice their support for Lewis by not attending.

In a Facebook post, Brown said, “The march on Bloody Sunday, led by John Lewis who humbly carries the indelible physical and emotional scars of that day and that era, resulted in finally passing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. And Congressman Lewis has been fighting for civil and human rights ever since. Because of his actions as a Civil Rights hero, John Lewis received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a Navy ship was recently named the USNS John Lewis.

“President-elect Trump, you have the undeniable right to take issue and disagree with John Lewis’ opinion about the legitimacy of the election results. But Mr. Trump, you need to think carefully about disparaging a Civil Rights icon such as John Lewis, let alone anyone exercising their freedom of expression that many of us fought for. Mr. Trump, you no longer are Candidate Trump. The enormous responsibility and weight of the Office of the President demands restraint where others might speak and constraint where others might act.”

On Twitter, Beyer said he would not "be part of normalizing or legitimizing a man whose election may well have depended on the malicious foreign interference of Russia's leaders..."

"(Trump's) values and his actions are the antitheses of those I hold dear," Beyer said. "It would be the height of hypocrisy for me to pretend to be part of this inaugural celebration."

Some Democrats had said they were boycotting the event before the weekend, but more Democratic members of the House said they wouldn't attend after Trump attacked Lewis in a series of tweets.

U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., told News4 they will be attending the inauguration. Other D.C., Maryland and Virginia representatives and senators have not responded to requests on their attendance.



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<![CDATA[Police: Man Shot 2, Started Fire in Home With Hostage Inside]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:01:06 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/011617+herndon+house.jpg

A suspect has died and three other people are hurt after a shooting and fire Monday in Herndon, Virginia, officials say. 

Police in Fairfax County shot a man after they believe he shot two brothers and set a house on fire while holding someone hostage inside. 

Video shot from Chopper4 appeared to show police shooting the man. The video shows a SWAT team and firefighters descend on a townhouse on the 13300 block of Covered Wagon Lane.

Police say they were called about 2:40 p.m. after two brothers were shot on the block. As police and firefighters responded, they heard a gunshot and saw smoke pouring out of the third floor of the connected townhouse. 

Police urged neighbors to leave their homes. 

A SWAT team prepared to enter the townhouse and then learned a hostage was being held inside. That person, a man, called 911 and said he could not breathe. 

Police negotiated with the suspect by phone, but he refused to exit peacefully. 

"The fire meanwhile is growing more intense, but keep in mind that the fire department cannot make entry when there is someone inside shooting, and now there have been multiple gunshots from inside this house," police spokeswoman Julie Parker said on the scene Monday evening. 

Video shot from Chopper4 appeared to show police throw a flash grenade into the home. The devices are used to stun the targets. 

The suspect exited the home with what appeared to be a knife and was shot by an officer, Police Chief Edwin Roessler Jr. said in a news conference Monday night. 

The suspect was taken to a hospital about 4:40 p.m., and officers then were able to help the man who was being held hostage. 

The suspect later was pronounced dead.

The man held hostage amid the blaze suffered from smoke inhalation. The two brothers who were shot took themselves to a hospital before police arrived. They had life-threatening injuries. 

The names of the suspect and victims were not released immediately. 

All victims and witnesses were being interviewed Monday night, Roessler said. 

Members of the public are asked to avoid the area.

Stay with News4 for more details on this developing story.



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<![CDATA[67-Year-Old Woman in Wheelchair Killed in SE DC Crossfire]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:16:04 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Vivian+Marrow+Look+N.jpg

A 67-year-old woman in a wheelchair died Monday after she was caught in gunfire as she made her daily trip to a neighborhood market, witnesses and D.C. police said.

Vivian Marrow suffered a gunshot wound to the head in the 2400 block of Elvans Road SE, near Suitland Parkway. 

The mother of three and grandmother of 11 was rushed to a hospital, where she died.

"It's really messed up," said her son William Marrow. "I don't know, really, a loss for words, because my mom was a wonderful lady. I know that. And she looked out for all my family and cousins."

"It hurts us because this our aunt, this is our last aunt, and we don't have nobody now that we can go to," her niece Adrienne Nelson said. "It hurts everybody in the family."

Vivian Marrow was caught in the crossfire of gunmen in an apparent turf war between two gangs, police and witnesses said.

"I don't get how the young boys get involved in this war, or whatever they call it, and kill somebody innocent like her," William Marrow said.

Witnesses heard at least a dozens shots.

"There is no excuse for this type of violence," Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a statement. "Because someone engaged in reckless gunfire in broad daylight while others were outside trying to live their lives, we now have another family dealing with tragedy and another community rattled by the loss of a beloved neighbor."

"We all need to come together to make something happen because this is unacceptable," ANC Commissioner Mikelle Bassett said. "This is an ongoing situation that needs to be stopped."

Vivian Marrow frequently used her electric wheelchair to get around since she was struck by a car in the 1980s.

She was a fixture in the neighborhood, especially among children.

"She gave out candy to the kids, soda to the kids, ice cream to the kids," Nelson said. "She was a good person. Anything she had, she'd give it to the kids."

A man in his 20s was struck several times but is expected to survive.

Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com for more details on this developing story.



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<![CDATA[Volunteers Honor King's Legacy With Service Marathon]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:08:49 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017418778_1200x675_855885891513.jpg Across the country, people are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy by taking part in community service projects. In the Washington, D.C., area, dozens of volunteers have gone beyond a day of service and are about to finish up a service marathon. Local non-profit Service Never Sleeps organized this effort. Founder Whitney Parnell stopped by News4 Midday to talk about the event. ]]> <![CDATA[Michael Brown Named Alexandria's New Police Chief]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:55:38 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Michael+Brown1.jpg

The City of Alexandria will have a new chief of police next week.

City Manager Mark Jink announced Monday that Michael L. Brown will become the city's police chief effective January 23. 

Brown will succeed David Huchler, who has been serving as acting chief since Police Chief Earl Cook's retirement in October. 

Brown spent the majority of his career working in law enforcement in California. He rose through the ranks of the California Highway Patrol after becoming an officer in 1977. From 2004 until 2008, Brown served as a state commissioner. 

In 2010, he moved to Alexandria, where he served as director of the Office of Impaired Driving and Occupant Protection at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

“Chief Brown’s remarkable career has put him at the forefront of neighborhood protection, community policing, traffic safety, strategic planning, and other areas of concern here and around the country,” said Jinks

His wife, Kirsten Knapp, is an Alexandria sheriff's deputy. 

The public is invited to meet Brown at a welcome reception at 6 p.m. on Jan. 24 in the Vola Lawson lobby of City Hall. 



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<![CDATA[President Obama's Former Special Assistant Hosts New Show]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:35:51 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017418724_1200x675_855857731827.jpg "The Walk and Talk with Reggie Love," which is available exclusively to Monumental Sports Network subscribers, focuses on the diversity of voices in the Washington, D.C. community. Host Reggie Love and Zach Leonsis, the vice president and general manager of Monumental Sports Network, stopped by News4 Midday to talk about the new show..]]> <![CDATA[Bill Could Help Boost Diversity on Capitol Hill]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:30:17 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/US+Capitol+Building+GettyImages-613950622.jpg

A new push for Congress to lead by example in getting more people of color in top staff positions on Capitol Hill takes cues from corporate America.

The effort comes after a News4 I-Team report highlighted the fact that lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate don't have to follow the same rules they require for almost every other employer on diversity and inclusion.

The Senate Black Legislative Staff Caucus rolled out a draft resolution to create the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer of the Senate. Similar roles already exist within major corporations and local governments, and supporters say it would be a necessary step toward putting elected officials in the best position to represent the interests of all voters in government.

"Having people with diverse experiences and backgrounds in the decision-making room is necessary from a policy perspective and good politics for Senators," the SBLSC's Don Bell told the I-Team in a statement.

The resolution also has the support of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who told the I-Team, "The more diverse the Senate is, the better it can serve the American people."

Former congressional Chief of Staff Don Cravins Jr. is another supporter of the move.

"When senators are making decisions that affect the country and senators that represent states with large minority populations, I don't know that they can truly make wise decisions without having people of all backgrounds in those discussions," Cravins told the I-Team ahead of an Urban League panel discussion on the apparent dearth of diversity among U.S. Senate staffers.

Part of the problem is the fact that no one in Congress keeps track of how many minorities get hired to work for senators or representatives, as shown by in the I-Team's reporting, said Cravins, who now heads the Urban League's Washington Bureau.

"You're right, there's no accountability," Cravins said. "There's no fear."

The I-Team went digging in late 2016 for numbers on how many staffers in the local congressional offices identify as women, people of color and LGBTQ and came up with a scattered snapshot of who was working on the Hill at the time. It turns out the numbers don't exist in any formal or centralized capacity.

And even though Congress requires diversity employment tracking, everyone else, including the rest of the federal workforce, nobody is required to track those numbers within Congress -- and no one does.

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies has undertaken a broader project to find data on how many minorities work in top legislative roles in the U.S. Senate, and found what its president, Spencer Overton, called "a huge disparity."

"Although people of color make up about 36 percent of the U.S. population," Overton said, "they only account for 7 percent of top Senate staff."

The Joint Center first published its findings in early 2015, and is now planning to take a look at staff demographics on the U.S. House side, too.

In addition to establishing an office to oversee diversity in Congress, there are also calls to institute the NFL's Rooney Rule in hiring for open positions on the Hill. The rule wouldn't force any office to hire a person of color, but it would require them to interview at least one minority for each for open job.

Sen. Schumer, the SBLSC, the Urban League, and the Joint Center all say it would be another important step.

"[The Rooney Rule] allows men and women of color to get in the pipeline to find out what they're missing, so they can go and find those skills," Cravins said. "So maybe the next job opening that becomes available, they can apply for that."

The Joint Center is also applauding new signs of progress with the hiring of minorities to top positions this month. In a press release, the Joint Center noted:

 

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) hired Jonathan Burks as chief of staff
  • Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) hired Rey Benitez as communications director
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) hired Steve Haro as chief of staff
  • Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) hired Clint Odom as legislative director
  • Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) hired Virgillio Barerra as legislative director
  • Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) hired Courtney Temple as legislative director

 

Still, Overton pointed to an urgency in continuing the push for more diverse hires in both chambers.

"People of color need to be at the table," he said. "This isn't just a situation where you can outsource representation or defer to others or wait for four years to pass."

Reported by Scott MacFarlane, produced by Ashley Brown and Rick Yarborough, with shooting and editing by Jeff Piper.



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<![CDATA[Parades, Service Events Honor King's Legacy]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:45:48 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/mlk-459534214.jpg

Thousands of people across the country paid homage Monday to Martin Luther King Jr., marking the 31st anniversary of the federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader.

Events celebrating King's life were held across the country.

In Washington, D.C., a wreath-laying ceremony was held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial at 9 a.m. At the end of the ceremony, the crowd gathered around the wreath and sang, "We Shall Overcome."

Actor Nick Cannon led the 11th annual MLK Peace Walk and Parade in Southeast Washington. The walk began at 10 a.m. at 2500 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. 

During the walk, there will be rolling street closures along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue before it ends at the RISE Center.

A parade will follow the walk at noon. The parade will begin on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and continue to Anacostia Park, where the MLK Holiday Festival and Health Fair will be held.  

Events, celebrations and tributes for King will also be held in other parts of the D.C. area.

The All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) remembered King's legacy with a march at the Leesburg courthouse at 10 a.m. After the walk, a reception will be held at the Douglas Community Center. 

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is expecting a huge turnout along the Anacostia for its annual cleanup of the river. The event, which is free and open to the public, began at 9:30 a.m. 



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<![CDATA[2 Men Found Dead Inside Northeast DC Home]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:25:04 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/216*120/2017-01-16_0535.png

Two men were found dead early Monday inside a home in Northeast D.C., police say.

The men, who police did not immediately name, were found in a home on the 1700 block of Lyman Place NE about 2 a.m. Monday, the D.C. police department said. 

Police investigated the deaths and closed the block to traffic. 

In an update Monday afternoon, police said no foul play was suspected. 

Stay with News4 for more details on this developing story.

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<![CDATA[Inaugural Preps in Full Swing]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:11:24 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Inauguration+Stand.jpg Construction crews are busy on the National Mall, getting ready for Friday's inauguration of Donald Trump. D.C. residents will notice the impact earlier in the week. News4's Darcy Spencer reports.]]> <![CDATA[Elderly Woman Struck by Car in Montgomery County]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:23:17 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_121613222.jpg

An 82-year-old woman has been hospitalized after she was struck by a car in Wheaton, Maryland, police say.

Sunday morning, Kevin Arias, 21, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Impala north on Georgia Ave. when Consuelo Mary Anglarill was crossing the road at Reedie Dr., police say.

The impala struck Anglarill, of Silver Spring, as she was crossing and she was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Arias, of Wheaton, has not been charged and police said they are continuing to investigate the crash to find out if Anglarill was in the area of the crosswalk.

No further information was immediately available.

Anyone with more information about the crash is asked to call (240) 773-6620.

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<![CDATA[Dress Rehearsal Previews Inauguration Day Pageantry]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:36:31 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/011617+trump+stand+ins.jpg Five days before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, members of the military and law enforcement held an inauguration dress rehearsal. News4's Derrick Ward reports.

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<![CDATA[2 Stabbed in Fight on Reston High School Soccer Field]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:53:19 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Reston+Soccer+Field.jpg

Two men are injured after a stabbing at a high school soccer field in Reston, Virginia, police and fire officials say.

Fairfax County police said about 2:20 p.m. Sunday officers responded to the stabbing at 11400 block of South Lakes Dr. at South Lakes High School.

Two groups were playing soccer when an argument escalated and a suspect took out a knife and stabbed two men, police said.

One 23-year-old man was stabbed in the upper body and taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He is now stable and in non-life threatening condition, police said.

A 22-year-old man was stabbed in the leg and has non-life threatening injuries.

Police are searching for the suspect who ran off. They said the suspect may drive a blue Subaru STI.

No students from South Lakes High School were involved and there is no threat to public safety, police said.

Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com for updates to this developing story.



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<![CDATA[Police: Two DC Cousins Critically Missing]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:39:45 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/missing+cousins.jpg

Two cousins are missing, and the Metropolitan Police Department want the public’s help to bring them home safely.

Police said Mi’easha Emonice Callaway, 16, and Timyea Vaneasha Callaway, 10, both from northwest Washington, were last seen Saturday, Jan. 14 around 10:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Madison Street, Northwest. They said the girls are cousins and have listed them as critically missing.

Mi’easha Callaway is described as a black girl, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 125 pounds, with a medium complexion and red and black hair in braids. She was last seen wearing Mickey Mouse pajamas and a grey coat.

Timyea is described as a black girl, 4 feet tall and weighing 98 pounds, with a medium complexion and black hair in dreadlocks. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, pink pants with the word “love” on them and black shoes.

Anyone who spots the cousins should call 202.576.6768 or 202.727.9099.



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<![CDATA[One Dead, Two Injured in I-95 Ramp Crash in Maryland]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:14:36 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2017-01-15_0751.png

One person was killed and two others injured after a crash in West Laurel, Maryland, on the Maryland Route 198/Interstate 95 interchange early Sunday morning.

Maryland State Police said the accident occurred on the ramp from eastbound Maryland 198 toward northbound I-95 around 3 a.m. They located a Jeep off the road and overturned in the woods.

They said Arden Hall, 44, of Laurel, was killed. Two other people were transported to the hospital. One was identified Howard Thompson III, 45, of Laurel, and the other has not been identified.

The identities and ages of the crash victims have not been released. Investigators are still searching for a cause of the crash but said driver impairment may have contributed to the incident.

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<![CDATA[Practicing the Presidental Inauguration]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:39:13 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017407157_1200x675_855347779793.jpg Crews and stand-ins are working out any potential problems for the official inauguration ceremonies. News4's Derrick Ward reports.]]> <![CDATA[Marchers Brave Cold, Rain for MLK March in DC]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:14:11 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/MLK+March1.jpg

Despite rain and cold weather, marchers filled several blocks in Washington on Saturday as they rallied in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march that was at times also a rally against President-elect Donald Trump.

Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton had organized Saturday's "We Shall Not Be Moved" march and rally ahead of Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. But Trump, whose inauguration will take place in less than a week, was also on marchers' minds.

Holding umbrellas and bundled against temperatures in the mid-30s the crowd chanted "No justice, no peace" and "We will not be moved" but also "We will not be Trumped" and "Love Trumps hate." They cheered when one speaker referenced the comments of Georgia Rep. John Lewis, who has said he will not attend Trump's inauguration and, an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" set to air Sunday, that he doesn't consider Trump a "legitimate president."

"We come not to appeal to Donald Trump, because he's made it clear what his policies are and what his nominations are. We come to say to the Democrats in the Senate and in the House and to the moderate Republicans to `Get some backbone. Get some guts.' We didn't send you down here to be weak-kneed," Sharpton told marchers at a rally after they walked from the Washington Monument to a park near the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

Sharpton called on marchers to oppose Trump's nominee for Attorney General, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, and asked the crowd if they were willing to visit their senators' offices to oppose the nomination. He told them: "We need to make some house calls. We need to stay a little while.'' He later told The Associated Press those visits, involving a number of groups, would begin within the next 10 days.

Joining Sharpton were family members of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Walter Scott, black men whose names have become rallying cries following their deaths.

"When we leave here we have work to do," said Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, who died in 2014 on Staten Island, New York, after a white officer placed him in a chokehold.

Carr and Sharpton talked about voting rights, criminal justice reform, health care and "a living wage" as issues marchers should care about.

Sybrina Fulton, whose son Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Florida in 2012, asked marchers to "stand up and make a difference in your community."

Marchers themselves expressed a range of emotions about Trump. Debra Conyers of East Orange, New Jersey, said she was a toddler in 1963 when Martin Luther King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. She said Obama "helped Wall Street" and "helped Main Street." As for Trump: "I'm waiting to see how it unfolds," she said.

Alicia James, a 48-year-old marketing consultant from New York City, said eight years ago she stood with her then 12-year-old son on the National Mall for Obama's first inauguration. She said she doesn't want to see Republicans repeal the Affordable Care Act or undo other parts of Obama's legacy, but, she said, if it happens: "You can't erase the impact he has had on this country."



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<![CDATA[Man Charged With Groping 3 Women in Northwest DC]]> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:33:45 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/handcuffs-GettyImages-141810855.jpg

District of Columbia police said they've arrested a man suspected of groping three women in well-to-do areas of northwest Washington.

Police said Michael Hilliard, 57, was arrested Friday night. He's been charged with three counts of misdemeanor sexual abuse.

The alleged assaults occurred on Wednesday and Thursday.

Hilliard's court-appointed attorney did not immediately return a message on Saturday.



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<![CDATA[Elderly Veteran Robbed By Someone He Was Trying to Help]]> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 23:29:04 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Vietnam+Vet.jpg A Maryland family is outraged after a 72-year-old Vietnam veteran was robbed and thrown to the ground when he tried to help someone asking for money in Waldorf. News4's Darcy Spencer reports the suspect is still at large.]]> <![CDATA[Second Chance for Criminals in Prince George's County]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:34:19 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017407229_1200x675_855419459675.jpg The fair is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 16 at Community of Hope AME Church on the lower level of Iverson Mall, 3701 Branch Ave., Hillcrest Heights. News4's Tracee Wilkins reports.]]> <![CDATA[Thousands Briefly Lose Power After Car Strikes Pole in Va.]]> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:56:19 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WEB+Power+crew.jpg

Nearly 7,000 Dominion Virginia Power customers didn't have power for about an hour Saturday night after a car crash.

A vehicle struck a power pole in the 2800 block of Cedar Lane in Vienna about 7:30 p.m., according to Dominion Power and police.

Power had been restored to all but 37 customers about 8:30 p.m., Dominion said.

Traffic lights went out in the area of the crash and Fairfax County police tweeted that Cedar Lane was closed between Lee Highway and Hilltop Road.

Police said it was a "minory injury crash," but did not say how many people were injured.

Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com for updates.



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<![CDATA[Winter Weather Advisory Extended for Areas North of DC]]> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:29:04 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Weather+Advisory.jpg

Rain, sleet and scattered showers are bringing cooler weather into the D.C. area on Saturday.

Storm Team4's Amelia Draper said a winter weather advisory has been extended until 4 a.m. for some Maryland counties north of the region.

Scattered showers and pockets of freezing rain should end just after midnight, according to Storm Team4.

Temperatures will dip into the low 30s Saturday night and after a chilly start, Sunday will be much nicer with sunshine and temperatures reaching the mid to upper 40s.

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<![CDATA[Man in Vehicle Found Shot, Killed in Prince George's County]]> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:45:16 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/2017-01-14_0722.png

One man was killed when he was shot inside of a vehicle in Prince George’s County, Maryland, according to police.

Officers responded to the 2900 block of Mueserbush Court, in Glenarden, Maryland, for reports of a shooting just after midnight Saturday. When they arrived, they found the victim with a gunshot wound inside a vehicle.

Police said the man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators remained on the scene throughout the early morning.



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<![CDATA[Student Shot Near Suitland High; Search for Gunman Underway]]> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:55:28 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2017-01-13_1236.jpg

A high school student opened fire near a high school in Prince George's County, Maryland, Friday afternoon, shooting a fellow student and sending a bullet through the window of a school building, police say. 

The student fired multiple shots in an apartment building parking lot within sight of Suitland High School in District Heights, police said. The search for the shooter is ongoing. 

A teen boy was shot in the leg and is expected to recover. 

The school was placed on a lockdown that later was lifted. 

Many parents rushed to the school, fearful that their children had been shot.

"Police can't tell you anything, the school can't call parents and let anybody know anything," one mother said, nearly in tears. She said she had two daughters who attend the school.

Upon learning that boys had been involved in the shooting, not girls, the mother exhaled and clutched her hand to her chest.

"Thank you," she said.

According to the initial investigation, a group of students left the school and argued in the apartment building parking lot, a Prince George's County Police Department spokeswoman said. 

One student opened fire and hit the teen. A classmate dragged him into the high school for help. 

Prince George's County police and fire and rescue was called to the scene about 12 p.m. Soon after, they found the victim near the school annex building, which houses art and music classes. 

He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police later found a bullet lodged in the ceiling of that school building. A student and a teacher were inside the classroom but were not hurt.

At least five shell casings were found. 

Suitland High is a performing arts school known for its students' achievements.

A witness told News4 he saw three students involved in the conflict: one who was shot, one who helped the victim and another who ran away. 

Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor posted on Twitter that this was "NOT an active shooter" situation.

"The investigation has moved into the neighborhoods, where we're currently searching for the suspect," Lt. David Coleman said. 

Student Kelai'ah Wheelen said she just wanted to go home.

"It was terrifying," she said. 

Anyone with information for police is asked to call 301-772-4910. To leave a tip anonymously, call 866-411-TIPS, send a text message with PGPD plus your message to CRIMES or visit www.pgcrimesolvers.com.



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<![CDATA[Security Command Center Gears Up for Inauguration]]> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:49:33 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/MACC+inauguration+command+center+briefing.jpg The Multi-Agency Communications Center (MACC) is the central point of communications for security and public safety efforts during the 2017 presidential inauguration. News 4's Chris Gordon has an inside look at the secret location where the 47 federal, state and local agencies will operate.

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<![CDATA[Thieves Targeting High-End DC Shops Use Pepper Spray]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:59:57 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Gucci+Bags.jpg A group of thieves ripping off luxury items at high-end stores in the District use pepper spray to keep employees at the stores at bay. News4's Jackie Bensen reports they recently robbed Ferragamo at CityCenterDC.]]>