<![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-usThu, 19 Oct 2017 04:01:50 -0400Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:01:50 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Hit-and-Run Driver Strikes Md. Police Cruiser; Officer Hurt]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:30:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Damaged+Cruiser.jpg
Montgomery County police are searching for a driver who struck a police cruiser, injuring an officer.

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<![CDATA[DC Ranks Among States Most Vulnerable to ID Theft: Study]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:12:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000020575328_1200x675_1076412995793.jpg
D.C. ranks among the states most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud. Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan has the results of a new study. The FTC has some advice for protecting your identity.]]>
<![CDATA[Vegas Shooting Victim Tina Frost Making Slow Recovery in Md.]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:17:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/101217+tina+front+edited+not+stretched+out.jpg
A Maryland native who was shot in the head during the Las Vegas massacre is back in her home state and making progress, a family friend says.

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<![CDATA[Doug Hangs With the Six Flags Fright Fest Characters]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:02:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Doug_Hangs_With_the_Six_Flags_Fright_Fest_Characters.jpg
The stars of Fright Fest at Six Flags of America are the creepy characters roaming around the park. Storm Team4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer hung out with some of them and tried his best not to get scared.]]>
<![CDATA[Family of Some First Responders Dropped From Health Coverage]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:30:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Scott+Burris+and+Julie+Kopp.jpg
Some Virginia first responders injured in the line of duty continue looking for answers after family members were dropped from their health insurance.]]>
<![CDATA[Suspect in Custody in Gas Station Vacuum Thefts]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:17:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2017-10-17_1716.png
A man suspected of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in quarters from coin-operated vacuums at area gas stations is in custody.

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<![CDATA[Survivor Speaks: $1.5M Grant Will Help House Battered Women]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:58:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/thumbnail+%284%291.png
But Prince George’s County officials hope a $1.5 million dollar grant will help more domestic violence survivors find and fund new housing.]]>
<![CDATA[Ultimate Sci-Fi and Comic Collection on Auction in Virginia]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:36:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Ultimate_Sci_Fi_and_Comic_Collection_on_Auction.jpg
A McLean, Virginia, family is selling more than 10,000 items, including comics, rare books and science fiction novels. 94.7 Fresh FM's Tommy McFly got a sneak peek at the collection.]]>
<![CDATA[Six Flags Fright Fest: Activities for the Kids]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:16:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Six_Flags_Fright_Fest_Activites_for_the_Kids.jpg
Storm Team4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer took a trip to Six Flags for Fright Fest. Although the theme park gets pretty spooky at night, there are plenty of Halloween activities that younger kids will love...]]>
<![CDATA[Starbucks to Open in Historic Anacostia]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:37:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/101817+starbucks+generic.jpg
Starbucks will open a location in historic Anacostia -- the company's first stand-alone location in Washington D.C. east of the Anacostia River.

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<![CDATA[Police: Man Lured Women with Job Post, Assaulted Them]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:19:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Imtiaz+Rauf+web+ready1.jpg
A registered sex offender was arrested after sexually assaulting a woman who he lured with the promise of a job interview, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Hundreds of Travel Ban Protesters March Outside White House]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:54:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/nombanever.jpg
“No Muslim Ban Ever” protesters marched outside the White House on Tuesday, declaring opposition to the Trump Administration’s travel restrictions.

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<![CDATA[Explosion Rocks Md. Olive Garden as 70 People Eat Inside]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:56:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/OLIVE+GARDEN+EXPLOSION+CHOPPER+RAW+-+13393302.jpg
The utility room of an Olive Garden restaurant in Laurel, Maryland, exploded Wednesday and blasted debris across the parking lot as roughly 70 diners sat inside.]]>
<![CDATA[Here's Who's Hiring Seasonal Workers in the DC Area]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:42:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/fedexseasonal.jpg
Local businesses and big-box retailers are looking to hire seasonal employees for the 2017 holiday season.

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<![CDATA['A Chill Went Down My Spine': Va.'s Spookiest Ghost Stories]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:52:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Gadsbys+Tavern.jpg
These three tales are sure to give you the shivers.
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<![CDATA[Donnie Simpson Celebrates 40 Years in DC]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:45:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Donnie_Simpson_Celebrates_40_Years_in_DC.jpg
Donnie Simpson has been a D.C. staple for 40 years. His velvety smooth voice can be heard on Majic 102.3, but his T.V. career started here at News4. Just days before a star-studded anniversary...]]>
<![CDATA[Attempted ATM Theft Nearly Rips Away Md. Storefront]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:27:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/218*120/2017-10-18_0726.png
A attempted ATM theft nearly ripped away the front of a Clinton, Maryland, store Wednesday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Va. Home Puts on Another Elaborate Halloween Light Show]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:21:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Edwards+light+show.jpg
He's at it again! A Leesburg, Virginia, man is putting on a spectacular Halloween light show, but this year, the home's lip-syncing monsters are jamming to "Feel It Still" by Portugal The Man.

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<![CDATA[Fire, Explosions Spotted in Wooded Area of Anne Arundel Co.]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:18:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2017-10-17_2227.png
A fire in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, burned a vehicle and spread to nearby buildings and woods late Monday night.

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<![CDATA[Man Smoking While Using Oxygen Mask Started Md. Fire]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:56:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/2017-10-17_2136.png
A man who was smoking while using an oxygen tank started a fire at an Silver Spring apartment Tuesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Montgomery County Ramps Up Fight Against Gangs]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:23:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Montgomery_County_Ramps_Up_Fight_Against_Gangs.jpg
Nearly $1 million will put more officers into the Montgomery County Police Departement's gang unit and fund outreach to teen targeted by violent groups. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Ford Offers Fix for Explorers, Says It Hasn't Found High CO]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:45:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Ford+Sign+GettyImages-169861941.jpg
Ford is making major changes after a News4 consumer investigation exposed inconsistencies in how dealerships nationwide handled complaints of carbon monoxide leaks.

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<![CDATA[3 Gang Members Plead Guilty in Death of 15-Year-Old Md. Girl]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:43:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Damaris-Alexandra-Reyes-Rivas1.jpg
As three suspects pleaded guilty in the death of a 15-year-old Maryland girl, new details about the brutal slaying were revealed.
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<![CDATA[4 Ways to Protect Against Krack Wi-Fi Security Flaw]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:47:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/4_Ways_to_Protect_Against_Krack_Wi_Fi_Security_Flaw.jpg
A bug in the software used to connect the world's wireless devices could give hackers a new way to snoop. Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan has what you need to know to protect yourself.]]>
<![CDATA[Cleanup of Alexandria Gasoline Spill May Take Years]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:15:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Cleanup_of_Alexandria_Gasoline_Spill_Make_Take_Years.jpg
An accident at a gas station on King Street in Alexandria, Virginia, occurred nearly a month ago, sending more than 5,000 gallons of gas pouring into the ground and toward three apartment buildings.]]>
<![CDATA[Abortion Clinic Opens in Bethesda to Protests, Prayers]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:28:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Abortion_Clinic_Opens_in_Bethesda_to_Protests_Prayers.jpg
An abortion provider who previously worked in Germantown, Maryland, opened a clinic Tuesday in Bethesda. Anti-abortion activists held protests and prayer vigils. "This is a war.]]>
<![CDATA[Arlington Teacher Preps for Monday's Battle on 'The Voice']]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:01:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/Brandon_Showell.png
An Arlington middle school teacher will try to continue his way to the top during tonight’s battle rounds on "The Voice."]]>
<![CDATA[Smithsonian Working With Rappers to Create Hip-Hop Anthology]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:56:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/kickstarter+campaign+nmaahc.jpg
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is working with legendary rappers and hip-hop artists to create "The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap."

Photo Credit: The National Museum of African American History and Culture]]>
<![CDATA[Thief Stole $200K in Quarters From Gas Station Vacuum]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:55:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2017-10-17_1716.png
A thief has repeatedly broken into a coin-operated vacuum cleaner at a gas station in Prince George's County, Maryland, and stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars, the gas station owner says.

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<![CDATA[Md. HOA Under Investigation After More Than $100K Missing]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:51:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2017-10-17_1701.png
A homeowners association in Rockville, Maryland, is under investigation after a report of more than $100,000 missing from their coffers.

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<![CDATA[Metro Red Line Service Resumes After Police Investigation]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:00:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20151008+Metro+Generic.jpg
Metro’s Red Line service in Maryland resumed after a police investigation.

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<![CDATA[Man Accused of Killing 3 Girls Indicted on 3 Murder Counts]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:41:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Antonio+Shareek+Williams.jpg
A man who police say confessed to stabbing his 6-year-old sister and two young cousins was indicted Tuesday on three counts of first-degree murder.

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<![CDATA[Man Accused of Killing Black Student Charged With Hate Crime]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:31:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/052217+richard+collins+iii+sean+urbanski+background.jpg
A grand jury has indicted a white University of Maryland student accused of stabbing a black Bowie State University student to death this spring on hate crime charges.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of family; University of Maryland Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Police: 'Active Shooter' Reports at Howard U. Were Unfounded]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:28:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/101717+howard+university+response.jpg
No threat has been found at Howard University after the school received at least two reports of an active shooter during the historically black school's homecoming week.

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<![CDATA[Fairfax Police Urge Awareness of Postpartum Depression]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:06:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Shelane+Gaydos.jpg
The Fairfax County Police Department is sharing the story of an officer who took her own life to raise awareness for postpartum depression.

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<![CDATA[House Races Test Northern Virginia Republican Incumbents]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:52:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/110816+virginia+flag.jpg
In less than a month, Virginia voters will pick 100 people to represent them in the House of Delegates, races that will be closely watched as an early referendum on President Donald Trump's first year in office....

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<![CDATA[Rats! DC Is Nation’s 5th Rattiest City, Company Says]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:04:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-186795722.jpg
Hide your cheese! Washington, D.C., is among the top five cities for rats in the United States, a pest control company says.

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<![CDATA[Big Box Stores Looking to Make Big Hires]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:00:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Big_Box_Stores_Looking_to_Make_Big_Hires.jpg
If you're looking to make some extra cash for the holidays, don't be surprised if your job requires you to spend more time in the stock room than the sales floor. There are lots of positions out there,...]]>
<![CDATA[Beltway Speed Cameras Net Thousands of Citations]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:05:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Beltway_Speed_Cameras_Net_Thousands_of_Citations.jpg
Beltway drivers -- you will want to watch out this morning. Those speed cameras are still up in Maryland. But now we know just how many of you have been caught speeding since they went up this summer.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Shops Looking for Help During Busy Fall Season]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:13:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/203*120/2017-10-17_0612.png
Amazon and Target are looking to hire thousands of workers this holiday season. But those big brands aren't the only ones hiring. Some local mom-and-pop shops need help too. News 4's Justin Finch...]]>
<![CDATA[Race for Governor Tightens as Election Day Approaches: Poll]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:34:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170613+NorthamGillespie.jpg
With Election Day quickly approaching, the race for Virginia governor is tightening, according to a new tracking poll by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University.]]>
<![CDATA[Washington Wizards Season Preview: Wall to Wall Success?]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:56:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/853821476.jpg
The Washington Wizards open the 2017-18 regular season Wednesday night at Capital One Arena against the Philadelphia 76ers. There are many thoughts worth stating, predictions worth making.]]>
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: The 'Future of Sports' Exhibit]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:45:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/_13402901.jpg
Remember when you would play sports with friends on your neighborhood block until you tired yourself out or the sun went down? That’s exactly what my friends and I did while visiting the Future of Sports.]]>
<![CDATA[Maryland Troop Welcomes Girls as Part of Boy Scouts]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:28:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Maryland_Troop_Welcomes_Girls_as_Part_of_Boy_Scouts.jpg
If you think young women are out of place at a meeting of Boy Scout Troop 52 in Chevy Chase, Maryland, you would be wrong. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.]]>