<![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-usSun, 20 Aug 2017 15:46:37 -0400Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:46:37 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[First Corpse Flower Begins to Bloom; Two More Ready]]> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:31:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/RBotanicalGarden.jpg
The first of three corpse flowers in Washington, D.C., started blooming late Saturday night, and two more of the stinky blossoms are still waiting to go.Three corpse flowers, also called "the stinky plant,"...

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<![CDATA[Where to Find Solar Eclipse Glasses by Monday]]> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:26:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-830380350.jpg
You have just DAYS to score a pair of eclipse glasses if you haven't yet.

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<![CDATA[Double-Length Metrobus Crashes in NW DC, Eight Injured]]> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:43:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/double+bus+crash.jpg
A crash involving a double-length D.C. Metrobus injured eight people Sunday afternoon in northwest Washington.

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<![CDATA[Police: Man Confesses to Stabbing, Killing Sister, Cousins]]> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:06:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Antonio+Shareek+Williams.jpg
Police in Maryland said a man confessed to stabbing his 6-year-old sister and his two young cousins while they were lying in bed.Antonio Shareek Williams, 25, was charged with three counts of first-degree...

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<![CDATA[#CleartheShelters: Over 1,300 Pets Find Forever Homes]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:33:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/gallery13.jpg
Hundreds of shelters across the country waiving adoption fees Saturday for Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive.
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<![CDATA[8-Year-Old Boy Grazed by Bullet in Southeast DC]]> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:10:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/generic-police-lights22.jpg
An 8-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet in southeast Washington on Saturday night, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[NBC4 is Bringing the Total Solar Eclipse to You]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:04:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TLMD-australia-eclipse-solar-sol-noviembre-14-2012-GettyImages-156333440.jpg
In case you haven't heard, a major solar eclipse is sweeping across our country on Monday and we're bringing the entire experience to your TVs and smartphones.

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<![CDATA[Scenes From #CleartheShelters Day]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:37:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2017-08-19_1534.jpg
More than 830 cats, dogs and other pets have already been adopted in the D.C. area as of 3 p.m. Saturday, as shelters across the country waive adoption fees for Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption...]]>
<![CDATA[How to Make Monday's Solar Eclipse Memorable]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:08:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/How_to_Make_Mondays_Solar_Eclipse_Memorable.jpg
The Aug. 21 solar eclipse will likely be a once-in-a-lifetime event for many Americans. News4's David Culver reports some ways you can make the moment memorable in the D.C. area.]]>
<![CDATA[Redskins Game Will Preempt NASCAR Saturday]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:35:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170819+NASCAR+logo.jpg
Saturday evening, NBC4 is airing a Redskins preseason game, which will pre-empt NASCAR's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol.]]>
<![CDATA[Person Hit, Killed by Car Along Baltimore-Washington Parkway]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:26:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/212*120/2017-08-19_0925.png
A pedestrian was killed late Friday night after being hit by a car on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.]]>
<![CDATA['They Look Up at You': MPD Dogs Sniff Out Threats]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:45:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/RSteveRoselleTeo+2.jpg
D.C.'s police dogs undergo 16 weeks of training before they're ready to start working. Along the way, they'll bond with an officer handler, laying the groundwork for up to a decade of service together.

Photo Credit: Courtney Rozen]]>
<![CDATA[Red Paint Thrown on DC Statue of Confederate General]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:00:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Albert+Pike+Statue.jpg
Protesters gathered about 5 p.m. at the statue honoring Albert Pike, which stands near D.C. police headquarters at 3rd and D streets NW. Toward the end of the protest, someone threw red paint on the statue.

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<![CDATA[Possible Panda Pregnancy at National Zoo]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:49:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/219*120/Mei+Xiang+on+tree+branchJC.jpg
A giant panda at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo may be pregnant, according to zoo officials.

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<![CDATA[Clear the Shelters: Here Are Local, Adoptable Pets!]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:15:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Tiny-Thursday.jpg
Shelters in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. will waive adoption fees Saturday, Aug. 19 for Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive that helps find loving homes for animals in need.]]>
<![CDATA[Shelter Animals Can Be One Viral Photo Away From Adoption]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:22:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/081617+gunner+dog+before+after+Jenene+Kross+available.jpg
The Alexandria shelter and a growing number of animal shelters in the D.C. area are using the services of volunteer pet photographers. In the age of social media, taking the time to capture beautiful images...

Photo Credit: Loudoun County Animal Services
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<![CDATA[Police: 3 Young Girls Dead in Clinton Homicide; Man Arrested]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:02:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Clinton+murders+home.jpg
Three girls, all younger than 10, were found slain Friday morning inside a home in Clinton, Maryland, police say.

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<![CDATA[NBC4 Responds: Eclipse Hotel a No-Go]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:24:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NBC4_Responds_Eclipse_Hotel_a_No-Go.jpg
A local woman had planned the trip of a lifetime, taking her elderly parents to a hotel in South Carolina to see the eclipse along the "path of totality." Then, unforeseen renovation delays interrupted...]]>
<![CDATA[After One Spin Class? How Extreme Exercise Can Turn Toxic]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:15:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170818+Spin+Bikes.jpg
Extreme exercise can hurt -- and in a way that's more serious than sore muscles. News4's Doreen Gentzler reports on how extreme exercise can induce Rhabdomyolysis, a condition in which the breakdown...]]>
<![CDATA[Near Camp David, Support for President Trump]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:08:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Near_Camp_David_Support_for_President_Trump.jpg
Air Force One landed at the Hagerstown, Maryland airport Friday to travel to Camp David, and interested onlookers lined the fence to greet him. News4's Chris Gordon visited Thurmont, Maryland, near Camp...]]>
<![CDATA[Lynnhill Condo Residents Could Be Evicted for Second Time]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:48:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Lynnhilllcondos.JPG
Fire code violations may force residents to vacate Lynnhill Condominiums for the second time after the fire department told residents the building was unsafe on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Security Experts Look at 'Soft Targets' After Spain Attacks]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:19:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Security_Experts_Look_at_Soft_Targets_After_Spain_Attacks.jpg
Open areas like public sidewalks and cafes with patios are perfect targets for terrorists to carry out attacks like the ones in Spain. News4's Mark Segraves spoke with a security expert who explains ways...]]>
<![CDATA[4 Your Weekend: Is 'Hitman's Bodyguard' Worth Seeing?]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:04:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/4_Your_Weekend__Is__Hitman_s_Bodyguard__worth_seeing_.jpg
WTOP's Jason Fraley joins News4 to discuss the new Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson movie, "The Hitman's Bodyguard," saying it's probably worth waiting for it to hit Netflix unless you are a...]]>
<![CDATA[Red Line Trains No Longer Single Tracking]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:55:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20151008+Metro+Generic1.jpg
Red line trains are single-tracking between Dupont Circle and Van Ness after someone was struck by a train at Woodley Park, Metro says.]]>
<![CDATA[Civil War Weekend Canceled in City of Manassas]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:28:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-53214081-%281%29.jpg
"Recent events have ignited passions in this country surrounding the Civil War and the symbols representing it. The City of Manassas is saddened by these events and abhors the violence happening around...

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<![CDATA[NPS Set to Hire Contractor for Washington Monument Upgrades]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:53:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170524+Washington+Monument.jpg
The National Park Service is expected to hire a contractor to complete a major elevator repair inside the Washington Monument next week.

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<![CDATA[Chief: Closed Valves, Access Hindered 5-Alarm Fire Response]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:19:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/College+Park+Fuse+47+fire+overhead.jpg
A five-alarm fire at a College Park, Maryland, apartment building burned much longer than it should have, putting firefighters and the public at unnecessary risk, according to College Park Fire Chief Bill...

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<![CDATA[Hundreds of Shelters Across US Waiving Adoption Fees Sat.]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:47:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Clear_the_Shelters.jpg
It's time to Clear the Shelters once again! Nearly 700 shelters across the country are teaming up with NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo for a nationwide pet adoption drive this Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Hit 11 Cars in Va., Tried to Escape With Dog, Police Say]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:44:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/police-lights-day-shutterstock_1430470312.jpg
The man ran from the SUV, carrying his pit bull, and a witness heard him say, "Not me, not today."

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<![CDATA[Some Flash Flood Warnings Still in Effect in Maryland]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:04:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DHi1dkhWsAA3naK.jpg
The National Weather Service has issued a thunderstorm watch for the Washington, D.C. area amid dangerously high temperatures and humidity.]]>
<![CDATA[Shop Tax-Free in Maryland Through Saturday]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:00:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shopping+returns+generic.jpg
Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week started Sunday, August 13 and extends through Saturday, August 19.

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<![CDATA[Teen Killed by Stray Bullet Saves Lives With Donated Organs]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:49:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/081417+jamahri+syndor+flowers.jpg
A D.C. teenager shot and killed by a bullet intended for someone else has saved six lives with her donated organs, her family says.]]>
<![CDATA[Mom Says DC Day Care Left Toddler Son in Hot Van for Hours]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:03:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_1126685822.jpg
A 2-year-old boy is recovering at home Thursday night after his day care left him inside a hot van for more than two hours.

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<![CDATA[Renovation Changes Face of Ellington School of the Arts]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:16:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Dramatic_Renovation_Changes_Face_of_Duke_Ellington_Scho.jpg
News4's Tom Sherwood toured D.C.'s renovated Duke Ellington School of the Arts.]]>
<![CDATA[Horrific Accident Prompted Changes in Boating Industry]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:14:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Horrific_Accident_Prompted_Changes_in_Boating_Industry.jpg
A $30 million verdict against one of the largest boating manufacturers caused waves in the industry. Consumer Investigative Reporter Susan Hogan reveals how the boating industry is responding.]]>
<![CDATA[What Happens to Controversial Statues After They're Removed?]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:36:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/What_Happens_to_Controversial_Statues_After_They_Are_Re.jpg
Should the statues go to a museum? Destroyed? It's a dilemma that historians are discussing again after the furor over Confederate statues led to violence in Charlottesville and protests elsewhere. News4's Chris]]>
<![CDATA[DC Reacts to Terror Attack in Spain]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:43:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DC_Reacts_to_Terror_Attacks_in_Spain.jpg
A Maryland woman visiting Barcelona, Spain, describes what happened during Thursday's terror attack. News4's Kristin Wright also spoke with a man from Spain in D.C. who said he was saddened by the events...]]>
<![CDATA[All Clear at Dulles After Suspicious Van Investigated]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:07:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Dulles+Suspicious+Van+081717.jpg
Authorities cleared a suspicious van after evacuating part of the main terminal of Dulles International Airport as part of a security perimeter, according to an airport spokesman.

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<![CDATA[Talk Around Town: The Fate of Confederate Statues]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:37:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Talk_Around_Town__The_Fate_of_Confederate_Statues.jpg
WHUR's Troy Johnson joins News4 to discuss local radio listeners' opinions on the possible removal of Confederate-era statues.]]>
<![CDATA[Celebration of Life Announced for Jim Vance]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:24:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/News4_Colleagues_Jim_Vance_as_Newsroom_Leader.jpg
A private memorial service for our dear friend and colleague Jim Vance has been announced.]]>
<![CDATA[Four Ways to Be a Scientist During the Solar Eclipse]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:41:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Four_Ways_to_Be_a_Scientist_During_the_Solar_Eclipse.jpg
The eclipse is only days away. Are you prepared? Storm Team4's Amelia Draper explains four ways you can have fun using science before, during and after the eclipse.]]>