<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Local News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usMon, 26 Sep 2016 13:37:52 -0400Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:37:52 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Underground' Cast Screening Show at New Museum]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:06:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016218870_1200x675_773215811918.jpg
Several cast members of the critically acclaimed show "Underground" will appear at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture for a special screening and panel Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Learn How to Shuck an Oyster Ahead of Fall Oyster Festival]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:57:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/092616+chef+ryan+collins.jpg
It's oyster season. Chef Ryan Collins of Early Mountain Vineyards shows News4's Barbara Harrison how to shuck an oyster. The Fall Oyster Festival is Saturday and Sunday at the vineyard in Madison, Virginia.

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<![CDATA[Danish Ambassador Speaks About Royal Visit]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:30:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/092616+danish+ambassador.jpg
The crown prince and princess of Denmark will visit Washington starting Tuesday. Danish Ambassador to the United States Lars Lose speaks with News4's Barbara Harrison about the trade mission and the relationship...

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<![CDATA[Washington Monument Closed Indefinitely During Repairs]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:16:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/229*120/092616+washington+monument.jpg
The Washington Monument will be closed indefinitely as work to repair the elevator continues, officials announced Monday morning.

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<![CDATA[Man Who Threatened Family Shot by Police in Md.]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:57:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/police-lights-day-shutterstock_1430470310.jpg
A man who threatened to harm his family and himself has been shot by police officers in Howard County, Maryland.]]>
<![CDATA[Family, Friends of Man Fatally Shot By Police Stage Protest]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:10:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/217*120/terrence+sterling+protest.jpg
The family and friends of a man who was fatally shot by D.C. police staged a protest Monday morning to call for answers in his death.]]>
<![CDATA[Clinton, Trump to Face Off at Hofstra University]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:40:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Clinton+Trump4.jpg
Millions of people are expected to watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the first presidential debate Monday night. News4's Doreen Gentzler previews the big event from Hofstra University in New York.]]>
<![CDATA[Arcing Insulator Reported on Metro's Red Line]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:41:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Metro+Fire.jpg
Trains are single-tracking on a portion of Metro's Red Line Sunday evening after a report of an arcing insulator at the Metro Center station, Metro Transit Police say.

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<![CDATA[Timelapse: 52 Months of Museum Construction (in 106 Seconds)]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:58:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/earthcam-timelapse.jpg
After 100 years in the making and 52 months of construction, the Smithsonian's long-awaited National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors on the National Mall on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Police: Uber Driver's SUV Stolen During Passenger Pick-Up]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:00:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*138/uber122.JPG
Detectives said a driver for Uber stopped in the 300 block of 9th Street, Northeast, shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday to pick up a passenger.]]>
<![CDATA[Oprah, Will Smith Share African-American Journey in Poems]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:31:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160924+Oprah+Will+Smith+Thumb.jpg
Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith share the work of African-American poets during the dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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<![CDATA[What Visitors Can Expect at African American History Museum]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:17:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016208620_1200x675_772795459583.jpg
Dr. Greg Carr, associate professor and chair of the department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University, discusses the the significance of the museum and what can people expect when they walk in.]]>
<![CDATA['Life-Changing': Visitors React to African American Museum]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:32:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-09-25_1235.jpg
"Phenomenal." "Hopeful." "Exhilarating." Visitors were enthralled by their visits to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall, describing the experience as inspiring...

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<![CDATA[Man Shot, Killed in Northeast DC; 3 Shot Nearby Hours Later]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:03:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/216*120/2016-09-25_0838.png
A man was shot and killed early Sunday morning in northeast Washington, police say. Three other people were shot in the same area Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[Softball Tournament Honors Hannah Graham in Fairfax County]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:59:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Hannah+Graham1.jpg
The memory of murdered University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was kept alive Saturday at a softball tournament in Fairfax County. It was held at Graham's former high school.]]>
<![CDATA['We Are America': New African American History Museum Opens]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:54:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160924+Obama+on+Stage+Thumb.jpg
Bells rang out throughout Washington, D.C. Saturday as the Smithsonian's highly anticipated National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., opened after more than 100 years in...

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<![CDATA[Freedom Bell from Va. Opens African American Museum]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:26:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/178286185.jpg
A group of free and enslaved African-Americans met secretly near the Virginia city and formed what is known as the First Baptist Church. It is believe to be the first Baptist church organized by and entirely for...

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: African-American History Museum Opening]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:38:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160924+Children+Embrace.jpg
Celebrities, politicians and civil rights leaders joined thousands on the National Mall this weekend for a three-day festival event to celebrate the newest Smithsonian Museum — the National Museum of African...]]>
<![CDATA[Fire, Smoke at Metro Center: Service Back to Normal]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:14:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160923+Metro+Track+Fire+John+Grant.jpg
Metro train service between McPherson Square and Federal Triangle stations on the Orange and Blue lines has resumed.

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<![CDATA[Prince George's County Exec Gets Tattoo to Support Wife With Dementia]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:51:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016202538_1200x675_772253251884.jpg
The wife of Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker is fighting dementia. Baker and his kids are supporting her anyway they can, and as News4’s Kristin Wright shows us, that includes using a symbol as...]]>
<![CDATA[Festival Celebrates Opening of National African American Museum]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:30:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/African+Drums.jpg
A festival celebrating the grand opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture began Friday. News4's Derrick Ward reports.]]>
<![CDATA[First Day of In-Person Absentee Voting in Fairfax County]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:16:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Fairfax+County+Voting.jpg
Some Virginia residents have already voted in person and a record number of absentee ballots were sent out to voters in Fairfax County, Virginia. Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Falls Church Business Expands Annual Fundraiser]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:05:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016201390_1200x675_772157507919.jpg
The Locker Room Sports Bar & Grill in Falls Church is expanding its annual fundraiser. There are several popular and highly valued items.]]>
<![CDATA[Here's Where to Watch Monday's Presidential Debate ]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:22:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/debate1.PNG
You don't want to miss the conversation moderated by NBC's Lester Holt, so why not make it fun?

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<![CDATA[Photos: Boat Blocks Middle Lanes of I-495]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:35:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Boat+Beltway.jpg
A boat in Virginia ran into some rough seas Friday evening -- on the Capitol Beltway.

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<![CDATA[PGPD Launches 'Chief on the Go' Program]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:28:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016200729_1200x675_772116035822.jpg
Amid unrest surrounding deadly police shootings across country, the Prince George's County Police Department -- once subject to federal oversight for its own allegations of abuse -- is seeking to boost...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Sentenced to 18 Months for Recording Md. Gang Rape]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:02:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/092316+cecil+burroughs.jpg
A man convicted for recording a gang rape could have served 13 years in prison, but a Montgomery County judge sentenced him to just 18 months.

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<![CDATA[Woman Dies After Falling From Mattress Atop Moving Vehicle]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:45:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_149847923.jpg
A Culpeper, Virginia woman riding an unsecured mattress on top of car died early Friday morning, according to the Prince William County Police.

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<![CDATA[Student Mumps Case Confirmed at University of Maryland]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:15:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/doctor-health-generic-1200-02.jpg
One University of Maryland student has been diagnosed with the mumps and two other cases are suspected, officials say.

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<![CDATA[Va. Man Gets 10 Years for Trying to Arrange Sex With Girl]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:55:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/gavel15.jpg
A Virginia man caught by an undercover agent who was pretending to advertise a 10-year-old girl for sex was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison.

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<![CDATA[All Clear After Suspicious Vehicle Investigated Near Capitol]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:42:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160923+Suspicious+Package2.jpg
Police found nothing suspicious after using a bomb squad robot to investigate a suspicious vehicle on the 300 block of Independence Avenue SW, south of the National Mall.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Police Officer Accused of Supporting ISIS Sues Sheriff]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:21:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Nicholas+Young+Look+N.jpg
A former Metro Transit Police officer accused of trying to support ISIS terror “could see himself dying soon” behind bars, according to a lawsuit he’s filed against the Alexandria Sheriff.

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<![CDATA['Bath Crashers' Star Has Tips for Fixing Up Your Bathroom]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:34:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016196320_1200x675_771893827960.jpg
The host of the DIY Network television show "Bath Crashers" has tips for spiffing up your own bathroom. News4's Barbara Harrison speaks with Matt Muenster. "Plan your work, work your plan," he said.]]>
<![CDATA[DC Food Truck in Running for Breakfast Sandwich Award]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:17:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016196335_1200x675_771897411729.jpg
The D.C. food truck Dirty South Deli is in the running for winning a national breakfast sandwich award. Chef Jacob Hunter shows News4's Eun Yang his sandwich with sausage, a fried egg, homemade pimento...]]>
<![CDATA[High School Student Dies After Shooting in Md. Apt.]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:04:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Diego+Gomez-Martinez.jpg
A high school student has died after he was shot inside a Prince George's County apartment Thursday night, Bladensburg Police said.]]>
<![CDATA[African American Museum: 100 Years in the Making]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:51:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NC_aahmuseum0920_1920x1080.jpg
Here is a look at the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s story before the doors even opened.

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<![CDATA[Children's Book Author Speaks on Eve of Book Festival]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:53:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/092316+childrens+books.jpg
Author Juana Medina discusses her children's books with News4's Barbara Harrison. On Saturday, she will appear on the Children's Stage of the Library of Congress National Book Festival.

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<![CDATA[ Va. Boy Who Inspired Social Media Campaign Dies]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:13:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/josh+hardy1.jpg
The Fredericksburg, Virginia, boy whose family sparked a social media movement to provide him access to an experimental drug has died.]]>
<![CDATA[Road Closures for Museum of African American History Opening]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:48:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/museum+road+closures.jpg
Road closures begin Friday night for the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. One thing is clear: If you're going to go, it's best to be on foot.]]>