<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Local News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com en-us Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:38:21 -0400 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:38:21 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[DC Chief: Detectives Off Street Duty, Back to Cases]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:54:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/dcpolice2.jpg
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier has pulled back on a plan to send some detectives out on street duty instead of letting them work their cases.]]>
<![CDATA[School Bus Driver Experiences Mass Overcrowding]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:45:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007687425_1200x675_323477059781.jpg
A bus driver with Prince George's Co. Schools told News4 she experienced mass overcrowding aboard her bus as students returned to class this week, which created a possible safety risk for the dozens on]]>
<![CDATA[Va. Doctor Accused of Running Oxycodone Ring]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:32:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0829-arlington-oxycodone.jpg
A woman who prosecutors said stabbed two young children to death during an "exorcism" is not criminally responsible for her actions, a report submitted to court said Friday.

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<![CDATA[Gas Prices Plunge Just in Time for Labor Day Travel]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:15:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007687433_1200x675_323474499602.jpg
News4's Adam Tuss reports on shrinking gas prices, and just how long we can expect that trend to keep going.]]>
<![CDATA[Raw Sewage Pours Into Rock Creek]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:14:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007687431_1200x675_323473475730.jpg
News4's Derrick Ward reports on hundreds of gallons of raw sewage that spilled onto Rock Creek Park in Adams Morgan this week.]]>
<![CDATA[Legendary D.C. Broadcaster Jerry Phillips Passes Away]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:11:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007687004_1200x675_323471939950.jpg
Jerry Phillips passed away Friday at the age of 75, having worked in D.C. media for more than 50 years.]]>
<![CDATA[PD: Possible "Sex Predator" on the Prowl in Mt. Pleasant]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:45:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0829-sex-assault-dc.jpg
Police have released surveillance video of a man wanted for possibly sexually assaulting three women in D.C. over a five-day period.]]>
<![CDATA[Holiday Traffic Nightmares Could Become Daily Occurence]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:24:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007685613_1200x675_323380803749.jpg
News4 Consumer reporter Erika Gonzalez on a recent study that says holiday traffic nightmares could become a daily occurrence in 10 years or less due to increased use of heavily-trafficked areas.]]>
<![CDATA[Consumer Watch: College Costs]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:09:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007686910_1200x675_323443779645.jpg
News4 Consumer Reporter Erika Gonzalez reports on the rising costs of college, including tuition at state vs. private collages.]]>
<![CDATA[McDonnell Trial: What Prosecution Needs to Prove]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:17:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007685831_1200x675_323397187920.jpg
Northern Virginia Reporter David Culver looks at what prosecutors have to prove for former Governor Bob McDonnell to be guilty.]]>
<![CDATA['Skins Begin Cuts, Work Toward 53 Men]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:27:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/189*120/454313544.jpg
The Redskins have until 4 p.m. Saturday to confirm their 53-man roster.

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<![CDATA[Police ID Suspect in Gainesville Rape]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:12:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0829-ramirez-pwco-rape.jpg
Police say they're searching for 23-year-old Juan Carlos Lopez Ramirez in connection with the rape of a 19-year-old woman Wednesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Chris Brown in DC Court Tuesday; Plea Deal In Works]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:33:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP534842162296.jpg
Singer Chris Brown could be close to a plea deal with D.C. prosecutors over his assault charge.

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<![CDATA[Sewage Overflow Into Rock Creek]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:06:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/207*120/Rock+Creek+sewage+spill+082914.jpg
Closing arguments and rebuttal in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, ended Friday, and the jury will get the case Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Route 1 Blocked by Fallen Electrical Poles in Alexandria]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:30:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Route+1+Fallen+Electrical+Poles+Better+082914.jpg
A man wanted in a shooting in southwest D.C. was living with a group of squatters in a foreclosed home in Fort Washington, Maryland, authorities learned Thursday.

Photo Credit: Alexandria Police]]>
<![CDATA[Hundreds of Thousands to Travel From DMV for Labor Day]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:01:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007682427_1200x675_323230275936.jpg
News4's Megan McGrath reports on traffic conditions Friday morning as people from the area start their holiday weekends.]]>
<![CDATA[Smithsonian Castle "Yarnbombed" to Launch New Exhibit]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:59:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007682604_1200x675_323236931946.jpg
Volunteers dressed the grounds of the Smithsonian castle in red yarn to usher in a new exhibit by an artist who works in yarn. News4's Molette Green reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Labor Day Travel: Alternate Routes]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:41:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007683102_1200x675_323240003912.jpg
Check out alternate routes for the D.C. area's three biggest traffic bottlenecks.]]>
<![CDATA[Zoo Shooter, 14, to Be Sent to School-Based Juvenile Facility]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:51:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/240*120/20140421+Zoo+Shooting2.jpg
The 14-year-old who pleaded guilty to opening fire outside the National Zoo will be committed to a school-based juvenile facility, a judge determined during a hearing Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Feral Cat Inside Md. School; Students Sent Home]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:43:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-08-29_1135.jpg
A feral cat got into a Maryland elementary school Friday morning, and after early attempts to capture it failed, officials sent students home for the day.

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<![CDATA[Labor Day Travel: Top 3 Traffic Bottlenecks]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:59:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007679330_1200x675_323115075924.jpg
Headed out of town for the long weekend? Find out where traffic's expected to be especially terrible so you can have a smoother ride.]]>
<![CDATA[17-Year-Old Girl Hit by Car in Montgomery County]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:24:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-08-29_06231.jpg
College Park Academy, a middle school, will end 35 minutes earlier once the change goes into effect, the Washington Post reported.

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<![CDATA[Major Metro Changes Over Three-Day Weekend]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:04:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/metro-shutterstock_1119914692.jpg
On Labor Day, Metro will operate on a Sunday schedule. Stations will open at 7 a.m. and close at midnight. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day.

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<![CDATA[Man Exposes Himself to Metro Riders: Police]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:58:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0828-metro-flasher.jpg
The family of 54-year-old Martin Rogers is hoping they won't have to go another day without the beloved NIH scientist.]]>
<![CDATA[Worried Family: NIH Scientist Missing for a Week]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:37:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0828-martin-rogers.jpg
A 9-month-old puppy's life has been saved after she was shot in the face last week.]]>
<![CDATA[Woodbridge Caregiver Charged With Neglect]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:51:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0828-vaca.jpg
Police say a Woodbridge woman let a 10-year-old child be in charge of three younger kids while she left them alone.]]>
<![CDATA[Life-Saving Vet Adopting Dog Who Was Shot in the Face]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:10:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/Ruby+recovering+from+surgery.jpg
The Redskins have played at FedEx Field since 1997.

Photo Credit: Montgomery County Police]]>
<![CDATA[GW Med Student Killed in Motorcycle Crash]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:57:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0828-motorcycle-crash-kang.jpg
A 25-year-old medical student at GW was struck and killed while driving his motorcycle in Potomac Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Dad Who Collapsed While Jogging Saved by Passerby]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:11:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007673333_1200x675_322985539787.jpg
On Thursday, a D.C.-area man had an anything-but-typical birthday celebration: His guests were the people who saved his life several months ago after he went into cardiac arrest while jogging in a park.]]>
<![CDATA[UMD Tech Lab Predicts Worst Traffic Bottlenecks]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:59:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007673416_1200x675_322992195746.jpg
News4 Traffic Reporter Adam Tuss visited an advanced transportation technology lab at the University of Maryland that tracks traffic in the DC area and predicts worst bottlenecks over holiday weekends, including...]]>
<![CDATA[Child Hospitalized After Fall From 3rd Floor Apt.]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:18:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_121613218.jpg
A 3-year-old boy was rescued by Montgomery County crews after he fell three stories from an apartment building window, according to officials.

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<![CDATA[How to Avoid Connecticut Avenue Repaving Project]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:12:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007673066_1200x675_322978883708.jpg
While crews repave the stretch of Connecticut Avenue between East-West Highway and Western Avenue at Chevy Chase Circle, News4 Traffic Reporter Melissa Mollet has some suggestions on avoiding the bottleneck.]]>
<![CDATA[Gov. McAuliffe: Va. to Hire More Veterans]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:07:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2nd+Annual+Virginia+Values+Veterans+Summit.jpg
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the commonwealth is now among the employers vowing to hire former service members.]]>
<![CDATA[Shooting Suspect Found Living With Squatters in Upscale Community]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:07:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/fort+washington+foreclosure+squatters+082814.jpg
A woman is facing 25 years in prison after renting out at least five homes she didn’t own, most of which were in foreclosure, which has hit Prince George’s County hard.

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<![CDATA[Consumer Watch: What You Should Buy]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:34:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007673034_1200x675_322978883771.jpg
News4's Consumer Watch Reporter Erika Gonzalez lets you know what items you can save on right now, and which ones you should hold off on purchasing.]]>