<![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, 23 Feb 2017 23:12:47 -0500Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:12:47 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Two Officers Shot in Northeast DC: Police]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:02:06 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DC+Police+Car+Generic+Night+2015.jpg
Two police officers have been shot in Northeast D.C. Thursday night, police say.

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<![CDATA[Similar 'Jackie Shot JFK' Graffiti Found in DC, Boston]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:29:33 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Boston+DC+Graffiti.jpg
United States Park Police said it aware of the vandalism in Boston and is working with police to investigate.

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<![CDATA[Discovery of a Lifetime: NASA Says 7 Planets Could Hold Life]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:48:35 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017872119_1200x675_883716163642.jpg
NASA announced seven Earth-size planets outside our solar system could potentially harbor life. Storm Team4's Amelia Draper discusses the amazing discovery with Jim Vance and Doreen Gentzler.]]>
<![CDATA[Meet the Nationals' Cutest Super Fan]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:58:10 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170223+Nats+Fan.jpg
Six-year-old Natalie "Nat" McCormick might be the Nationals biggest "little" fan. News4 sports reporter Carol Maloney brings you her story from spring training.]]>
<![CDATA[Most People Plan to Save Tax Refunds: Study]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:56:30 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017872188_1200x675_883685443761.jpg
A new survey finds most people plan to hang onto the money they get in a tax refund rather then spend it. Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan has the details.]]>
<![CDATA[ Historic Bethesda Church Wins Small Victory]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:55:38 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Macedonia+Church.jpg
Members of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Bethesda, Maryland, are worried that a new development would disturb the site they believe is an old African American burial ground. News4's Tom Sherwood explains what Montgomery County has agreed to search for possible remains before allowing any further cosntruction.]]>
<![CDATA[NBC4 Celebrates Black History Month]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:47:37 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170223+Rushern+Baker.jpg
NBC4 joined leaders from throughout the region to celebrate Black History Month at the African-American Museum of History and Culture in Prince George’s County. Among the speakers was County Executive Rushern Baker. Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Lawmaker Fighting for Better Protection for Maryland Domestic Violence Victims]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:39:20 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170223+Angela+M+Angel.jpg
Maryland Del. Angela M. Angel is fighting to get better protection for domestic violence victims. Prince George’s County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins talked to the woman, who represents Prince George's County and is herself a survivor of domestic violence. She's confident her proposal could soon become law.]]>
<![CDATA[School Districts Respond to Change in Transgender Policy]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:37:06 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Transgender+Twins.jpg
Some of the D.C.-area's largest and most diverse school districts are responding to the Trump administration's rollback of a federal policy that said transgender students could use the bathroom of their choice. News4's Chris Gordon talked with a Bethesda teen and his family about the new policy.]]>
<![CDATA[Boxer's Father Hopes for a Second Chance for His Son]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:25:57 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017871539_1200x675_883612227613.jpg
A promising young boxer ends up in jail on a gun charge. News4's Darcy Spencer explains why his father hopes this is the start of a second chance for his son. Dusty Harrison's lawyer could not be reached for comment.]]>
<![CDATA[Laurel High School Student Struck, Killed by Car]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:12:35 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_140766947.jpg
Justin, who was a student at Laurel High School, would have turned 17 years old on Feb. 28, police said.

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<![CDATA[100% Chance There Is a Spy Site in Your Neighborhood]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:58:28 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Georgetown+pizza.jpg
The chances you live within walking distance to a spy site are 100 percent for those living in the D.C. area, according to a former CIA official.

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<![CDATA[Maryland Father Sentenced for Infant's Death]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:05:06 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/davidson+father+and+daughter.jpg
A father was sentenced to 50 years in prison Thursday for his 10-week-old baby's death.]]>
<![CDATA[Loose Dog (Not a Wolf) Captured in Prince George's County]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:37:24 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170223+Wolf+Dog.jpg
A large dog was loose in Prince George's County this morning before it was captured by animal control. It was so big, some people thought it was a wolf.

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<![CDATA[Metro Fare Hikes, Service Cuts Likely: Board Chair]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:05:38 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/218*120/Metro+Rider.jpg
What was once a last resort to plug a massive budget gap is now reality as Metro quickly approaches a financial cliff.

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<![CDATA[Another Pregnant Woman Positive for Zika After Botched Tests]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:01:31 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/zika-GettyImages-543498576.jpg
Two pregnant women who were told they tested negative for Zika retested positive after D.C. officials found testing was flawed.

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<![CDATA[Peeps-Flavored Oreo Cookies Are Here]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:37:19 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/oreo-peeps.jpg
Move over peanut butter and jelly, a new flavor fusion is sweetening up store shelves. Oreo and Peeps have joined forces for “Peeps Oreo Sandwich Cookies.”

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<![CDATA[DC Police Searching for Missing 15-Year-Old Girl]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:13:22 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Miyonnah+Davis1.jpg
The Metropolitan Police Department is searching a 15-year-old girl who was last seen on Feb. 16 at 9:52 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Truck Crash on GW Parkway Closes NB Lanes]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:44:20 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/George+Washington+Parkway+Crash+022317.jpg
A truck crashed on the George Washington Parkway, closing the northbound lanes in Virginia at the beginning of the evening rush hour.

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<![CDATA[Man Beat, Fatally Shot Dog That Bit Toddler: Animal Services]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:07:13 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/police+lights+generic+crop.jpg
A man allegedly beat and fatally shot a dog after it bit a 19-month-old toddler in Virginia, according to Loudoun County Animal Services.

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<![CDATA[Teen Mechanics Cashing in on Skills They Learn in Class]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:17:55 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Damascus+High+Mechanics+Class.jpg
A Damascus High School class teaches students the nuts and bolts of fixing cars, and Saturday they’ll be selling the cars to raise money for more parts in the future. Aimee Cho visited the class.

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<![CDATA[Missing Virginia Girl Found Safe]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:30:41 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Makayla+Mattei1.jpg
A 15-year-old Virginia girl who was missing for almost a week has been found safe. The man she was travelling with has been arrested.

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<![CDATA[New TV Movie Inspired by Locally Owned Media Company]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:17:46 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017867027_1200x675_883366979531.jpg
The stars of 'Media' join News4's Erika Gonzalez to discuss their upcoming movie inspired by the Silver Spring-based founder of Radio One. 'Media' premieres Saturday on TV One.]]>
<![CDATA[Enjoy the Taste of New Orleans for a DC Mardi Gras]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:20:04 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017867034_1200x675_883378755519.jpg
Mardi Gras is coming up next Tuesday, making this the perfect weekend to take a taste of New Orleans. Eaghmon Banks, co-owner of Bayou, and executive chef Rusty Holman join News4's Eun Yang to show off some of their restaurant's classic dishes.]]>
<![CDATA[16-Year-Old Boy Missing From Silver Spring]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:16:31 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/missing-teen-Silver-Spring.jpg
Hilmer Anibal Espino, of Lanier Drive, was reported missing by his family, said Montgomery County Police.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Barricades Self in Garage After Fatal Shooting: Police]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:53:42 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Richard-Jerome-Harriday.jpg
Police say a man fatally shot another man in Frederick, Maryland, during an altercation and then barricaded himself in a nearby garage for more than two hours before surrendering.

Photo Credit: Frederick Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[1 Hurt in Multi-Vehicle Crash on DC-295; All Lanes Reopened]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:00:31 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/thurs-crash-2017-02-23_0531.jpg
Multiple vehicles were involved in a crash about 3:15 a.m. Thursday on DC-295; at least one person was taken to a hospital.

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<![CDATA[Last Live Performance at the MLK Library Until 2020]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:16:17 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017866886_1200x675_883346499613.jpg
Anna Fuhrman and Kevin Bayly discuss the release of ALB Rock The Stacks, a compilation album they helped put together. Catch the release party this Friday night at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, the library's last live performance before it closes for renovation.]]>
<![CDATA[Park Police Officer Fires at Driver Who Rammed Cruiser]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:09:39 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/thurs-2017-02-23_0520.jpg
Just before 4 a.m., officers attempted to stop a Dodge Charger in Southeast D.C. When the officer got out of his cruiser, the driver of the Charger rammed the officer's cruiser. The officer's leg was injured.

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<![CDATA[Officer Who Helped During Md. Apartment Explosion Honored]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:32:30 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017858165_1200x675_882943043575.jpg
Montgomery County honored more than two dozen police officers who’ve gone above and beyond the call of duty. News4’s Shomari Stone talked with one officer who helped save lives after a deadly explosion at an apartment complex in Silver Spring, Maryland.]]>
<![CDATA[More Tourists Than Ever Visiting DC From Overseas]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:52:02 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/national+mall+aerial+generic.jpg
District officials say tourists are visiting the city in record numbers, with more people coming from overseas, but could the new administration change that? News4's Tom Sherwood reports.

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<![CDATA[Ocean City Makes Trip Advisor's Top 10 Beaches List]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:37:24 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Ocean+City+Beach1.jpg
Ocean City, Maryland, nabbed the number 10 spot on Trip Advisor's Traveler's Choice awards list of the top 25 beaches.

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<![CDATA[Bao Bao Touches Down in China]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:39:26 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170222_0174kh.jpg
Bao Bao and her panda team arrived safely in China after a 16-hour flight aboard the FedEx Panda Express.

Photo Credit: Katharine Hope/Smithsonian's National Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Effort to Turn Bethesda Parking Lots Into Parks Gains Momentum]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:07:21 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017857145_1200x675_882767939925.jpg
News 4's Transportation reporter Adam Tuss looks at the debate over a grassroots effort to turn hundreds of parking lots in downtown Bethesda into parks.]]>
<![CDATA[MGM Launches Program to Help Prevent Gambling Addiction]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:49:31 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017857103_1200x675_882769987715.jpg
News4's Tracee Wilkins reports a program at MGM National Harbor and other MGM locations will help customers recognize if they have an addiction to gambling and provide resources to those who may already be addicted.]]>
<![CDATA[Missing Virginia Girl May Be Traveling With Man]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:40:17 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Makayla+Mattei1.jpg
Police say a missing 15-year-old girl may be in danger because she doesn't have the medication she needs for a serious medical condition.

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<![CDATA[Consumer Reports Tests Multitasking Blenders]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:41:26 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017857083_1200x675_882771011800.jpg
Some of the most popular blenders on the market can cost hundreds of dollars. Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan has results of Consumer Reports' tests of blenders that can multitask and be used all year.]]>
<![CDATA['Chocolates Galore' YMCA Fundraiser Is Friday]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:36:20 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017857358_1200x675_882784323585.jpg
The Loudoun YMCA hosts one of its biggest fundraisers of the year, the Chocolates Galore event at Lansdowne Resort & Spa, on Friday. Check out one chef's demonstration making sliders here.]]>
<![CDATA[New Citizens React to President Trump's Immigration Enforcement]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:32:40 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017857200_1200x675_882772035919.jpg
Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey got reaction from new citizens about President Donald Trump's latest rules on immigration.]]>
<![CDATA[African-American Playwright Brings Ancestors' Story to Life]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:22:43 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170222+Circus.jpg
Not everything was laughs and music behind the scenes of the nation's first African-American circus. But the love of the couple who founded it triumphed. Now, the love of their great-great-grandson has brought the couple's story back to prominence. News4's Meagan Fitzgerald reports on "The Very Last Days of the First Colored Circus," on stage now at the Anacostia Playhouse.]]>
<![CDATA[Recreating History at George Washington’s Boyhood Home]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:46:29 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/George+Washington+Home.jpg
On what would have been George Washington’s 285th birthday, we're getting our first look inside his boyhood home. News4 Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver explains why you'll soon get a chance to stand where our first president once played.]]>
<![CDATA[Talk Around Town: Local Reaction to Trump's Visit to African American Museum]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:30:59 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Donald+Trump+Museum+of+African+American+History+and+Culture+GettyImages-643433598.jpg
WHUR's Troy Johnson talks with News4's Pat Lawson Muse about President Donald Trump's recent visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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<![CDATA[Laptop Stolen After Va. Man Took It to Staples for Service]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:19:48 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/558270061.jpg
After a Virginia man’s laptop computer disappeared from the store he took it to for service, the compensation he was offered left him unsatisfied.

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<![CDATA[Officers Working With Thousands of Students Lack Guidelines]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:18:48 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Generic+School+Hallway+022217.jpg
As many as 130,000 D.C.-area students are in schools that don't have clear guidelines for how officers should interact with kids and teens on school grounds, according to a News4 I-Team and NBC News analysis.

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