<![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, 29 Jun 2017 07:14:25 -0400Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:14:25 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Child Recovering After Falling Out of Window in DC]]> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:34:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/2017-06-29_0525.png
A baby is recovering after falling out of a window in Southwest DC.]]>
<![CDATA[DC Council Member Seeks Answers About Handcuffed Teens]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:54:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Council_Member_Trying_to_Get_Answers_About_Handcuffed_Teens.jpg
D.C. Council Member Charles Allen said he is still seeking answers from the U.S. Park Police about why a group of teens were handcuffed on the National Mall. News4's Shomari Stone reports.]]>
<![CDATA[NAACP Calls for Halt to PGCPS CEO Contract Renewal]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:02:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/PGCPS+CEO+Kevin+Maxwell+092216.jpg
The CEO of Prince George’s County Public Schools asked the Maryland State Board of Education for a thorough review of allegations of widespread grade changing to boost graduation rates.

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<![CDATA[Hollywood Actor Moonlights as Virginia Sheriff’s Deputy]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:07:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Hollywood_Actor_Moonlights_as_Virginia_Sheriff_s_Deputy.jpg
A Virginia sheriff’s deputy who caught the acting bug and made his way to L.A. still looks out for the safety of the residents of Stafford County.]]>
<![CDATA[Teacher: Prince George's Co. Not Enforcing Absence Policy]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:05:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Prince+Georges+Students.jpg
"County policy says 10 unexcused absences is the limit and we're not enforcing that policy," a teacher said.

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<![CDATA[What You Need to Know Before Shopping for a Used Car]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:17:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/What_You_Need_to_Know_Before_Shopping_for_a_Used_Car.jpg
If you are shopping for a used car, Consumer Reports has some tips to help protect you from buying a dud.]]>
<![CDATA[D.C. Fire Dept. Will Check That Your Fireworks are Legal]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:04:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DC_Police_Will_Check_That_Your_Fireworks_are_Legal.jpg
There are fireworks that are in D.C. -- and those that are illegal. And the police will be out looking for the latter as the July 4 holiday nears. News4's Tom Sherwood spoke to Batallion Fire Chief Tony Falwell,...]]>
<![CDATA[DC Council Member Calls for Statue Diversity]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:49:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DC_Council_Member_Calls_for_Statue_Diversity.jpg
A D.C. Council Member is calling for more representation for minorities and women throughout the city. He says having more statues that honor people of color and women will inspire young people.]]>
<![CDATA[Talk Around Town: Don't Mess With Serena]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:39:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Talk_Around_Town_Dont_Mess_With_Serena.jpg
Fans of Serena Williams are still furious that John McEnroe challenged her ability to compete. WHUR's Troy Johnson shares some of the choice reaction with News4's Pat Lawson Muse in Talk Around Town.]]>
<![CDATA[Virginia Teens Repair Houses of People in Need]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:40:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Virginia_Teens_Fix_Houses_for_People_in_Need.jpg
Who said millennials were lazy? Hundreds of Virginia teenagers are repairing homes this week for people in need. "I really just wanted to make somebody’s day," volunteer Michael Pugsley said. The]]>
<![CDATA[Reward Offered as Leads Dwindle in Central Park Explosion Case]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:06:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/central+park+blast+follow.jpg
Authorities announced a $40,000 reward for tips on the investigation into the Central Park explosion that blew off the lower leg of a visiting college student in 2016. Police noted the compound used in...

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<![CDATA['Sharing Economy' App Ordered to Pay Back Some DC Customers]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:21:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/_Sharing_Economy__App_Ordered_to_Pay_Back_Some_DC_Customers.jpg
A so-called "sharing economy" company accused of misleading DC residents must pay them back.]]>
<![CDATA[Lock Your House and Car, Loudoun Police Remind Residents]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:56:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/062817+loudoun+car+break+in.jpg
The sheriff's office launched an online campaign on Tuesday called #9PMRoutine. Police are trying to remind residents to secure their homes and property before they go to sleep for the night.
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<![CDATA[Lookout for 'Savage Killing' Sentenced to 34 Years]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:05:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Lookout_for__Savage_Killing__Sentenced_to_34_Years.jpg
A lookout for a 2015 gang murder received 34 years in prison for what a Maryland prosecutor called “a savage killing.”]]>
<![CDATA[Eligible Students Can Receive Free Summer Meals]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:41:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/healthy+lunch+shutterstock_568229575.jpg
The D.C. Free Summer Meals program provides free meals to eligible kids and teens during the summer months.

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<![CDATA[New Virginia Law Permits Sale of Grain Alcohol]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:33:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1518303.jpg
A new Virginia law will permit the sale of grain alcohol up to 151 proof in the commonwealth starting Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Teen Girl Struck, Killed by Train in Virginia]]> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:45:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Pedestrian+Struck+by+VRE+Train+062817.jpg
A VRE train struck and killed a 13-year-old girl near Manassas, Virginia, Wednesday afternoon, police say.

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<![CDATA[Armed Reagan Building Security Guard Threatened Manager: DHS]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:53:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Ronald+Reagan+Building+GettyImages-71752185.jpg
Federal agents arrested an armed security guard who worked inside the Ronald Reagan Building in northwest Washington, D.C., for allegedly making threats.

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<![CDATA[Stretch of Red Line to Shut Down for 4 Weekends]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:56:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/metro-shutterstock_7004017317.jpg
A segment of the Red Line will be closed for four weekends in a row starting next month so crews can attempt to repair problems with the leaking tunnel, Metro announced Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Miss USA, a Scientist & DC Native, Wants to Boost Science Ed]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:39:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/miss-usa-2017.jpg
D.C.'s own Kára McCullough, Miss USA 2017, shared her efforts to promote science education to kids during a visit Wednesday to NBC4. McCullough, a 25-year-old chemist working for the U.S.

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<![CDATA[90-Year-Old Escaped Md. Jail in 1970 by Walking Away]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:28:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Jail-Generic-Photo1.jpg
An official says a 90-year-old man who has been indicted for fraud after spending over 40 years on the lam escaped from a Maryland jail in 1970 by simply walking away.]]>
<![CDATA[American History Museum Debuts Newly Renovated Wing]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:18:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/RAH1.jpg
Using campaign buttons, religious texts and protest signs, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is debuting its newly renovated second-floor west wing to tell the story of American democracy.

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<![CDATA[Safe Summer: How to Prevent Drowning Tragedies This Summer]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:23:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/How_to_Prevent_Drowning_Tragedies_This_Summer.jpg
Summer is here, making pools, beaches and water parks a great way to beat the heat. While the water might be fun, danger is always lurking. Drowning is the fifth leading cause of accidental death in the...]]>
<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: Take a Seat …With History]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:22:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Park_Bench_Remembers_Civil_Rights_Icon_Julian_Bond.jpg
On Monday, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3/4G (Chevy Chase) joined in celebrating a new bench in Julian Bond’s honor. Its proclamation said Bond walked and sat along Connecticut Avenue, “always greeting both...]]>
<![CDATA[2 CSX Workers Killed by Amtrak Train Outside Union Station]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:57:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/2017-06-28_0558_002.png
Two CSX railroad employees were fatally struck by an Amtrak train after stepping onto tracks outside Union Station in Northeast Washington, D.C., Tuesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[NW DC Store Robbed for Third Time in Two Years]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:22:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/261*120/2017-06-27_2243.png
A northwest Washington store was robbed on Monday afternoon, but it is a familiar sight for the workers. The same store was robbed twice in 2015.

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<![CDATA[Beware of These Four Summer Scams]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:43:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Generic+Plane+Sunny+Sky.jpg
These four scams are making the rounds in the region.]]>
<![CDATA[Va. Sheriff's Deputy Performs on 'America's Got Talent']]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:15:26 -0400 The Free Lance-Star)]]> The Free Lance-Star)]]> http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DeputyDiggs.jpg
A Virginia sheriff's deputy -- better known as the "Dancing Deputy" in his viral videos -- performed on "America's Got Talent" on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Loudoun County Firefighters Using Metro Simulator to Train]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:11:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/062717+metro+cars+for+simulation.jpg
The Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Department is using two old Metro cars to train to respond to everything from a fire to a terrorist attack. News4 got a first look on Tuesday at the setup in Leesburg.]]>
<![CDATA[Reptile's Heat Lamp Sparked Apartment Fire in Potomac]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:38:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/062817+reptile+fire.jpg
A heat lamp that warms a reptile that wears an American flag vest sparked an apartment fire in Potomac, Maryland, Tuesday evening, officials believe.

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<![CDATA[Goats Don't Say 'Nay' to Eating a Trail Clean]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:13:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Goats_Don_t_Say__Nay__to_Eating_a_Trail_Clean.jpg
The Willowsford community in Aldie is using goats to clear unwanted brush from a popular trail.]]>
<![CDATA[July 4th Security Plan in Place for National Mall]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:43:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/July_4th_Security_Plan_in_Place_for_National_Mall.jpg
A week from Independence Day celebrations on the National Mall, security officials say a safety plan is in place. News4's Chris Gordon reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Beltway's Inner Loop Reopens After Fuel, Antifreeze Spill]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:20:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170627-Beltway.jpg
All lane of the Inner Loop between the American Legion Bridge and River Road in Bethesda have reopened, but drivers should expect residual delays.

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<![CDATA[Police: Man Carjacked Woman, Got Into Fatal Crash]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:01:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/217*120/2017-06-27_05281.png
A man who is suspected of stealing a car Tuesday later crashed during a police chase, setting the stolen car aflame and killing himself, police say.]]>
<![CDATA[US House Approves More Funds for Congress Members' Security]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:19:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Steve+Scalise.jpg
The U.S. House approved a plan to add $25,000 to the 2017 office budgets of all 435 of its members.

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<![CDATA['It's Unforgivable': Vandals Disrupt Pr. George's Co. Graves]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:18:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/062717+toppled+grave.jpg
More than 20 headstones in the St. Thomas Episcopal Parish Cemetery were pushed over or damaged, devastating families who have loved ones buried there.

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<![CDATA[Video Shows Illegal ATV Riders on Route 1 in Virginia]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:28:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/208*120/2017-06-27_1718.png
Video from a northern Virginia gas station showed illegal four-wheelers, dirt bikes and motorcycles taking over Route 1 in Arlington into Alexandria on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Your July 4 Guide to Metro: Hours, Station Alternatives]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:15:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-479497004-%281%29.jpg
Metro will run until midnight on the Fourth of July to accommodate crowds heading home from the fireworks show on the National Mall, the transit agency announced Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[PGCPS CEO Requests Grade Tampering Investigation]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:50:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/PGCPS+CEO+Kevin+Maxwell+092216.jpg
The CEO of Prince George’s County Public Schools asked the Maryland State Board of Education for a thorough review of allegations of widespread grade changing to boost graduation rates.

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<![CDATA[Maryland Crabbing Season to End on Nov. 20]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:46:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/crabs-454356094.jpg
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is cutting back crabbing season in the Chesapeake Bay after a survey showed a slight decrease in the blue crab population.

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<![CDATA[What to Do Before Listing Your Home on Airbnb]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:18:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Fred+Nelson+Catskill+House+Airbnb.jpg
Millions of people around the world list their homes on websites like Airbnb and VRBO to make money, but there are some things you need to know before you do.]]>
<![CDATA[Two-Ton Concrete Slab Falls on Arlington Construction Worker]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:22:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/firetruck-day-shutterstock_571403953.jpg
A construction worker is hurt after he was trapped in Arlington, Virginia, beneath a concrete slab that weighed 2 tons, officials say.]]>
<![CDATA[MCPS Upgrading Security at 22 High Schools After Rape Claim]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:40:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Rockville+High+School+Sign.jpg
Montgomery County Public Schools ordered $1.5 million in security upgrades to 22 of its 25 high schools, including the installation of new security gates, door locks and vestibules near entrance doors.

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<![CDATA[14-Year-Old Airlifted From Cruise Ship Near Ocean City]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:09:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2017-06-27_1443.jpg
A 14-year-old boy was medically evacuated from a cruise ship off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland, Tuesday morning because he was having "appendicitis-like symptoms" aboard, according to the Coast Guard.

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<![CDATA[Suspect in Attempted Murder-Suicide at Va. Motel Has Died]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:02:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2017-06-12_1045.jpg
The suspect in an attempted murder-suicide at a Woodbridge, Virginia, motel has died from his injuries, Prince William County police say.

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