<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Local News]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com en-us Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:31:55 -0500 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:31:55 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Protect Your Pipes During the Deep Freeze]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:44:42 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000013669712_1200x675_621655107892.jpg
Learn one simple thing you can do to protect your pipes during the freezing weather.]]>
<![CDATA[Barn at Country Club in Rockville Burns Down]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:02:33 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-02-12_0900.jpg
Firefighters were able to contain the fire, but decided due to roof collapse and environmental issues that they should let fire burn out

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<![CDATA[Broken Water Main Floods Veirs Mill Road in Silver Spring]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 06:55:39 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-02-12_0653.jpg
A water main broken since Thursday is continuing to flood Veirs Mill Road in Silver Spring early Friday, and due to the morning's frigid weather, some of that water is turning into slush.]]>
<![CDATA[Miles-Long Backup Clearing After Truck Crash on I-95]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:45:13 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/217*120/2016-02-12_0635.jpg
A crash involving a tractor-trailer and a car led to lane closures and miles-long backups on Interstate 95 in Laurel, Maryland, Friday morning, although traffic is now clearing up.]]>
<![CDATA[Residual Delays on Red Line After Single-Tracking]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 06:39:39 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/metro-shutterstock_1194265904.jpg
Metro trains are no longer single-tracking on a segment of the Red Line, but residual delays remain.

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<![CDATA[DC Residents Sound Off on Planned Homeless Shelters]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:59:27 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/021116+homeless+shelter+forum.jpg
"The folks who live right near there are the ones who are going to be bearing the consequences moving forward for decades," one resident said.
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<![CDATA[Police: 12 Children Victimized by MD Teacher's Aide]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 07:06:25 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Judge+Sylvania+Woods+Elementary+School.jpg
The number of children victimized by a school volunteer and youth choir director who forced children to perform sex acts on camera has climbed to 12, police say.

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<![CDATA[Metro's Second-in-Command Resigns]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:11:46 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Generic+Metro+722+x+406.jpg
Metro's second-in-command has resigned.

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<![CDATA[AEDs Can Save Your Life - If You Can Find Them]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:02:51 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_262391987828+%281%29.jpg
The News4 I-Team checked out AEDs in our region and couldn’t find one out of five without asking a lot of questions. Tisha Thompson explains why medical experts say that’s a problem.

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<![CDATA[DC Warns Against Eating Some Local Fish]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:02:33 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/fish+pic.jpg
D.C. is warning residents not to eat some fish caught in District waters -- including rockfish -- because of elevated levels of toxins.

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<![CDATA[MD Lab Working to Eradicate Zika Virus in Brazil]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:06:14 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000013663492_1200x675_621433411558.jpg
A Rockville, Maryland, company called GenArraytion is working to eradicate the Zika virus in time for the Olympics this summer in Rio. "If you consider this a flood, we're trying to turn off the spigot.]]>
<![CDATA[Metro Board Upset After Learning Details of Close Call]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:21:57 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000013663262_1200x675_621356099682.jpg
Three Metro employees have been suspended after a train ran a red signal last week and came dangerously close to another train on the same track. Transportation reporter Adam Tuss says Metro board members...]]>
<![CDATA[Program Offers Treatment Instead of Jail in Mental Health Crises]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:57:57 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000013663258_1200x675_621358147719.jpg
Fairfax County Police officers now have a new option when they encounter minor offenders experiencing a mental health crisis.]]>
<![CDATA[Juvenile Arrested in Jewelry Store Robbery]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:01:58 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/212*120/Sophia_Jewelry_Robbery.png
A juvenile boy has been arrested and charged in the Sophia’s Jewelry Store robbery on February 1. He has been charged with two felony offenses: Abduction and robbery.]]>
<![CDATA[DC Firefighter Circumvented 911 for Dying Infant Nephew]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:13:59 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Infant+Death+Scene+021016.JPG
The call for help for an infant dying in D.C. Wednesday didn’t go to 911 and wasn’t made by one of the baby’s siblings as police originally said.

Photo Credit: Mark Segraves, NBCWashington]]>
<![CDATA[Police Investigating Fatal Shooting in Seat Pleasant]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:23:06 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/240*120/20160211+Seat+Pleasant+Shooting.jpg
Police in Seat Pleasant, Maryland are investigating a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday inside a home.]]>
<![CDATA[AEDs Can Save Your Life - If They're Working]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:57:05 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Defibrillator+AED+021016.jpg
Rescue teams say automated external defibrillators – or AEDs – can save your life, but only if someone can find it and the batteries are working.

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<![CDATA[First Zika Virus Case Confirmed in Maryland]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:08:23 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/zika-eeuu.jpg
The patient was found to have the virus after traveling to a country where transmission is active, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[Driver Indicted After Crash That Killed Police Officer]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:17:01 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Officer-Noah-Leotta.jpg
A Maryland man was been charged with manslaughter for the death of a Montgomery County police officer, who was struck and killed while making a traffic stop.

Photo Credit: Montgomery County Police
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<![CDATA[Money Missing From Same MD School as Child Porn Case]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:07:41 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Judge+Sylvania+Woods+Elementary+School.jpg
Hundreds of dollars recently disappeared from the school safe at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School, the same school where a volunteer aide allegedly recorded “vile sexual acts” between children.

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<![CDATA[Broccoli City Festival Announces 2016 Lineup]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:50:43 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-493824444.jpg
Trap music and socially-conscious, sustainable living blend together in D.C.'s very own music festival.

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<![CDATA[DC Streetcar Closer to Opening]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:44:02 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/229*120/streetcar-photo-1.jpg
After years of delays and setbacks, D.C.'s troubled streetcar is closer than ever to carrying passengers.]]>
<![CDATA[Lawsuit: Principal Was Warned About Child Porn Suspect]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:58:23 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Deonte+Carraway+020816.jpg
Parents and teachers raised concerns about an elementary school volunteer and youth choir director accused of recording "vile sexual acts" between children on school grounds, but the principal took no action...

Photo Credit: Prince George's County Police]]>
<![CDATA[Prince William Co. Police Chief to Retire]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:36:46 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/chief-hudson.jpg
Prince William County Police Chief Steve Hudson announces plans to retire.

Photo Credit: Photo Courtesy of the Prince William County Police]]>
<![CDATA[Arrest Made in Stabbing Death of Man, 19]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:05:28 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Dilshad+Dosky.jpg
Fairfax County police have made an arrest in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old man.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Found in Wooded Area Was Murdered: Police]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:36:56 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/police-stock-breaking-119818994.jpg
Prince William County police are investigating the death of a man whose remains were found in a wooded area of Manassas last month.

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<![CDATA[Hotline for Potential Victims of School Volunteer Opens]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 06:49:45 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000013653767_1200x675_620904003753.jpg
A hotline for children who may have been victims of a Prince George's County school volunteer opens Thursday. The accused teacher's aide, 22-year-old Deonte Carraway, had children openly perform sexual acts...]]>
<![CDATA[23 Winter Weather Tips for Your Home, Car and Pets]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:23:40 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/very+cold+woman+walking.jpg
Bundle up! Dangerously cold weather has arrived in the D.C. area, and it will stick around for the next few days.

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<![CDATA[App Aims to Arm College Students Against Sexual Assault]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:44:09 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000013650484_1200x675_620791363891.jpg
The app U ASK relaunched Wednesday with new features at D.C. colleges and universities. It aims to keep students connected with friends to keep them safe, and provide resources related to sexual assault. News4's]]>
<![CDATA[Some Federal Employees Are Owed Settlement Funds]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:10:34 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000013650372_1200x675_620778051769.jpg
Not every phone call that says money is headed your way is a scam. News4's Susan Hogan reports on an ex-federal employee who learned she's owed $5,000 in unpaid overtime after a class action lawsuit...]]>
<![CDATA[Charles Co. Sheriff Speaks on Making a Difference]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:26:32 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000013649305_1200x675_620618819628.jpg
The first African American sheriff in Charles County, Maryland, just finished his first year on the job. "We are continually Investing in our communities and ... creating that wonderful partnership between...]]>
<![CDATA[19-Year-Old Stabbed, Killed in Northern Virginia]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:30:15 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Crime+scene+tape+generic.jpg
A 19-year old man died Wednesday after he was stabbed in Springfield, Virginia, police say.

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<![CDATA[Homeowners Told to Make Property Changes for Purple Line]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:52:20 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/081315+Purple+Line.jpg
Construction on the Purple Line connecting Prince George’s and Montgomery counties could begin this year, and homeowners who live along the planned route have been told to make major adjustments to their...]]>
<![CDATA[MD Officer's Family Fights for In-Car BAC Testing Law]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:15:03 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/021016+rich+leotta.jpg
"It's not a Democrat or Republican issue. It's not a polarizing issue," the frustrated father of a police officer killed by a suspected drunken driver said.]]>
<![CDATA[Takata Air Bag Recall Reaches Volkswagen, DaimlerChrysler]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 20:13:07 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000013649567_1200x675_620641347809.jpg
More than 24 million vehicles have been recalled in the U.S. because of defective Takata air bags, which are blamed for 11 deaths worldwide.]]>
<![CDATA[McAuliffe Announces I-66 Compromise Deal]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:34:27 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20150310+i66.jpg
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a compromise deal on Interstate 66 that will add an eastbound lane inside the Beltway.]]>
<![CDATA[FAA: Lithium Ion Batteries Pose Explosion Risk on Planes]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:00:15 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000013649671_1200x675_620648515768.jpg
The FAA advised airlines that lithium ion batteries may not be safe cargo. Susan Hogan reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Hours Change at Fairfax County Dog Parks]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:59:19 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000013649417_1200x675_620623939922.jpg
Hours are changing at Fairfax County dog parks to accommodate a new noise ordinance.]]>
<![CDATA['People Are Dying Needlessly': DC Fire Exec Resigns]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:57:33 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/020916+julette+saussy.jpg
Washington's EMS medical director and assistant fire chief has submitted her resignation in a fiery letter that cites "emergency" problems with the department that put citizens' lives in danger.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Dies After Shooting on M Street NW]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:48:33 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Police+on+M+St.png
A man has died after he was shot Tuesday night on M Street in Northwest D.C, near the NoMa neighborhood.]]>