<![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-usFri, 26 Aug 2016 21:09:44 -0400Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:09:44 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NBC4 Responds Weekly Recap Aug. 26, 2016]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:00:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015913860_1200x675_752188483975.jpg
From a Fredrickburg, Virginia, man whose damaged delivery left him with damaged artwork to a Clinton, Maryland, couple whose home warranty claims kept getting denied, NBC4 responded to hundreds of viewers...]]>
<![CDATA[Students Surprise Injured Coach With Heartwarming Tribute]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:31:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/082616+brian+schmidt.jpg
A high school coach who was seriously hurt in a bike crash got a big surprise Friday as the new school year begins -- hundreds of students and staff members leaped to their feet at a pep rally held in his...

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<![CDATA[Re-Imagine National Monuments Through Virtual Reality]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:13:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Mount+Rushmore.jpg
All day Saturday, CyArk will give visitors a one-of-a-kind view of Mount Rushmore as part of the National Park Service's 100th anniversary celebration on the National Mall.

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<![CDATA[3 Medical Education Campuses in DC Area to Close]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:04:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Radians+College.jpg
The U.S. Department of Education took enforcement action against three schools that specialize in medical education as hundreds of local students scramble to find somewhere else to go.

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<![CDATA[Prince George's School Board Chair Vows to Stay On]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:16:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160826+Segue+Eubanks.jpg
The chairman of the school board in Prince George's County says he's not stepping down despite allegations of abuse and neglect in the county's Head Start program that led to the loss of a $6.5 million...]]>
<![CDATA[Watch Out for School Buses as School Year Begins]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:54:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015913625_1200x675_752156739943.jpg
Drivers should expect more traffic congestion as the school year begins, Montgomery County police say. And officials are warning drivers to stop for school buses or risk getting tickets for as much as $570 each....]]>
<![CDATA[What Is Being a Police Officer Like? A Look Behind the Badge]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:46:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/082616+david+culver+police+simulation.jpg
The Arlington County Police Department will offer "behind the badge" simulations at mini police academies on Saturday. News4's David Culver suited up and participated in some training scenarios.

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<![CDATA[DC Govt. Event Tickets Record Keeping Remains Incomplete]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:33:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Bruce+Springsteen+Points.jpg
Washington, D.C.’s mayor and the D.C. Council are receiving another round of scrutiny over their usage of special suite tickets at the Verizon Center and Nationals Park.

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<![CDATA[NBC Prime Time Shows to Air on Cozi Friday]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:54:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160826+AmericasGotTalent.jpg
Due to the Redskins' preseason game airing on NBC4 Friday night, NBC's prime time lineup will be shown on Cozi.

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<![CDATA[Video: Man Jumps Out of Moving Ambulance on Beltway]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:29:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Man+Ambulance.jpg
A man jumped out of an ambulance, tumbling directly in front of oncoming traffic during peak rush hour on the Capital Beltway, police say.

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<![CDATA[10 Tips for Visiting New Museum of African American History]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:28:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-480949896.jpg
Here are 10 tips for making the most out of your visit to the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture, opening Saturday, Sept. 24.

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<![CDATA[SafeTrack Returns to Northern Va. for Surge 8]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:43:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/metro+blue+line+10.16.15.jpg
The next phase of Metro's SafeTrack program starts Saturday and has crews returning to northern Virginia.]]>
<![CDATA[Hyattsville Barber Shop Celebrates 75 Years at Same Location]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:04:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015909052_1200x675_751962691599.jpg
Hyattsville, Maryland, honored the Queens Chapel Barber Shop Thursday for its 75 years operating at the same location in the city. The shop has had four owners through the decades.]]>
<![CDATA['Big Test' for Redskins' Williams]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:00:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TrentWilliams.jpg
The Washington Redskins face Buffalo tonight in their third preseason game, at 7:30 on NBC4.

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<![CDATA[2 Life Terms for Ex-Lawyer in Torture of Va. Couple]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:14:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/061616+andrew+schmuhl.jpg
A former military lawyer convicted of torturing a Virginia couple during a home invasion was sentenced Friday to two life terms plus 98 years.]]>
<![CDATA[Va. Woman Shoots Down Drone Near Robert Duvall's Home]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:00:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/082616+robert+duvall+Jennifer+Youngman.jpg
A Virginia woman says she shot down a drone after she spotted the device flying over her famous next door neighbor Robert Duvall's house and it veered onto her land.

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<![CDATA[Police: Bank Robber Flees Into 3rd Street Tunnel]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:08:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/police-tape-shutterstock_5628043316.jpg
Third Street Tunnel was partially closed midday Friday after police searched for a man who they believe robbed a bank in Chinatown and then fled into the tunnel.

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<![CDATA[How to Spot a Student Tax Scam]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:26:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015904089_1200x675_751645251703.jpg
There are a lot to things to think about as your children head back to school, and one of those things is the possibility of your student getting scammed.News4's Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan explains what...]]>
<![CDATA[Why Back-to-School Is Becoming a Summer Thing]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:15:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/denver-back-to-school.jpg
Though the weather is still hot enough to go swimming, many public school students across the country are staring at the summer sun through a classroom window. Many schools have done away with the tradition...

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<![CDATA['They Know She Cares': Michelle Obama's School Nutrition Legacy]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:28:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-491569906.jpg
Fried chicken nuggets, chicken fingers, and patties are the thing of the past at Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. Healthier options have been on the menu thanks to Michelle Obama's healthy school lunch...

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<![CDATA[String of Home Robberies Reported in Montgomery County]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:23:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Lock_Door.jpg
There have been seven home burglaries in less than two months -- all within five blocks of each other, Montgomery County police say. News4's Shomari Stone reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Release Video of Car in Hit-Run Near Dupont Circle]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:19:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DC+Hit+And+Run.jpg
New photos and a video have been released of a vehicle that police say struck and killed a 29-year-old man near Dupont Circle in D.C.

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<![CDATA[Washington Gas Customers Experience 'Residual Effects' of Billing Glitches]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:36:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015899760_1200x675_751342659678.jpg
More complaints from Washington Gas customers after months of ongoing problems with its online billing system. The utility's senior vice president sat down with Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan to answer questions...]]>
<![CDATA[DC Residents File Housing Lawsuit Against Developer]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:29:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015899302_1200x675_751191107928.jpg
A new development coming to a neighborhood in Northeast is upsetting current residents who say they will be forced out of the neighborhood. Residents of the Brookland Manor Apartments say the developer...]]>
<![CDATA[Sex Assault Charges Dropped Against Virginia Teacher]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:51:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015899337_1200x675_751203395726.jpg
Sex assault charges have been dropped against a math teacher at Northern Virginia Community College in Manassas after prosecutors couldn't vouch for the credibility of the witnesses.]]>
<![CDATA[NB Lanes of I-270 Reopened After Serious Crash]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:05:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/270+Crash.jpg
All northbound lanes of Interstate 270 were closed between the Beltway and Rockledge Drive due to three separate crashes during Thursday's evening rush.

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<![CDATA[Man Accused of Scaling White House Security Barrier]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:22:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160616+white+house+fence.jpg
A Bowie, Maryland, man is charged with scaling a security barrier at the White House.]]>
<![CDATA[NBC4 Raises Money for Backpacks 4 Kids]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:13:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015899087_1200x675_751171139963.jpg
NBC4 is working for you in the community to help get school supplies for kids in our area with our annual Backpacks 4 Kids campaign. News4's Chris Lawrence explains how you can help the cause.]]>
<![CDATA[Cheaper Alternatives to the EpiPen]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:10:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015898860_1200x675_751158851711.jpg
Consumer Reports found less expensive alternatives to the EpiPen. News4's Susan Hogan reports.]]>
<![CDATA[2 Women Escape Attack Attempts on W&OD Trail]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:12:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/229*120/082516+trail+assault+suspect+sketch.jpg
An off-duty sheriff's deputy fled a potential attack on the popular Washington and Old Dominion Trail in Virginia on Thursday, a little more than a week after two men assaulted a woman nearby.

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<![CDATA[Mother: Head Start Gave No Apology After Son Wandered Off]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:13:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Playground13.jpg
"There was no apology. There was no... there was just no answers," the mother said.]]>
<![CDATA[Is Screen Time Damaging Children's Vision?]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:13:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/082516+eye+test+vision+test.jpg
Optometrists have seen an uptick in nearsightedness among children. Is the use of cellphones and tablets to blame? News4's Angie Goff spoke with Dr. Andrew Morgenstern. "We're putting a lot of 'near' [vision]...

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<![CDATA[NVCC Math Teacher Cleared of All Charges in Sex Assault Case]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:59:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/charges-dropped-1.jpg
All charges against former community college instructor Youssef Taleb have been cleared -- even before a preliminary hearing -- and he's hoping to put the nightmare behind him.]]>
<![CDATA[Immunization Records Missing for 3,700 Pr. George's Students]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:09:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/082416+young+children+prince+georges+county.jpg
Prince George's County Public Schools are asking students to stay home if their parents can't prove they've been immunized.

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<![CDATA[DC Jail Was 85 Degrees When Inmate Collapsed, Died]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:18:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/071916+lester+irby.jpg
The average temperature inside the cell block of the D.C. Central Detention Facility was nearly 85 degrees when Lester Irby collapsed on July 14, records show.

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<![CDATA[Man Sentenced for Dragging Police Officer 300 Yards With Car]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:55:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Danny+Lee+Harvell+071615.jpg
A Maryland man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for dragging a Prince George's County Police officer more than 300 feet with his car.

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<![CDATA['Black Boy Blues' Debuts This Weekend at Flowers High School]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:04:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015894763_1200x675_750899779653.jpg
"Black Boy Blues" will debut this weekend at Flowers High School in Springdale, Maryland. The play, created by two brothers, is set in the 1950s in Maryland.Those brothers, Josh and Jimmy Jenkins, stopped...]]>
<![CDATA[Lebron James' 'The Wall' Holds Casting Calls in Md., Va.]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:38:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/lebron+james+cleveland+contrato.jpg
"The Wall," an NBC show executive produced by NBA star LeBron James, is holding casting calls in Maryland and Virginia next week.

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<![CDATA[Judge: Jumping Over White House Fence Not Free Speech]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:52:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WHite-House-Jumper-AP_145425272487.jpg
Jumping over the White House fence is not free speech, a Washington, D.C., judge has ruled.

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