<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usTue, 31 May 2016 10:31:52 -0400Tue, 31 May 2016 10:31:52 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Family Seeks Answers After Boarded Pet Lost, Found Dead]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 23:28:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/hugo+dog.jpg

A Maryland woman is grieving the loss of her dog after boarding her pets with a Clinton, Maryland, pet resort last week.

Hugo, a 1-year-old Italian mastiff, was found dead on the side of the road a dozen miles from the location where he was being kept. Kayla Roman believes her dog, Sasha, a 1-year-old Cane Corso, is grieving the loss of her brother, Hugo, her littermate, from whom she has never been separated.

Roman said a family emergency forced her to board those two dogs plus her 7-year-old boxer, named Phillie, on Thursday, May 19 at Axiom Pet Resort. She said she called to check on them every day, and on Sunday, May 22, she got the feeling something was wrong.

She went to the resort the next morning and said an employee presented her with only two of her dogs. Video taken a short time later shows a lethargic Sasha and Roman, now extremely concerned, contacted Prince George's County Police.

Another video showed the limp that prompted Roman to take the dog to the vet, where she learned, to her horror, that two days earlier, someone had spotted the body of a dog fitting Hugo's description on the side of Route 301, near the Lowe's in Waldorf, more than a dozen miles away.

Roman and her family found the remains of the gentle giant at that location. The dog's death and the circumstances leading up to it are under investigation by Prince George's County Animal Control.

Efforts to reach the owners of Axiom Pet Resort have been unsuccessful.

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<![CDATA[Parking Meter Fees in DC to Increase Wednesday]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 06:47:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Parking+Patrol+DC+parking+meter.jpg

Be prepared to pay more when you park on the street in Washington, D.C. 

Starting Wednesday, parking meter fees will increase by over 200 percent in some parts of the District. 

Parking in "normal demand" parking areas will jump from 75 cents to $2.30 an hour. Meters in premium parking zones and commercial loading zones will increase from $2 per hour to $2.30. 

Initially, D.C. Council planned to expand the hours in which driver were required to feed the meters, but a problem with how the expanded hours were calculated forced the council to rethink the plan.

The council eventually voted to roll back the hours from midnight to 10 p.m. but to increase the cost of parking meters.

It’s the first parking meter fee increase in several years, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said last year.



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<![CDATA[Texas Road Signs Hacked]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 08:29:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/trump-sign3.gif

Someone altered three Texas Department of Transportation electronic road signs over the holiday weekend and made their political preferences known to the world.

The portable signs — which typically display messages like "Exit Closed" or "Lanes Shift Ahead" — read "Bernie for President" and "Donald Trump Is a Shape-Shifting Lizard" during the morning commute Tuesday. Workers with TxDOT began turning the signs off shortly before 6 a.m.

All the signs were found in west Dallas. The "Trump" sign greeted drivers headed west on Interstate 30 as they approach the Cockrell Hill Road exit. The "Bernie" sign was positioned nearby on Westmoreland Road beneath I-30.

A third sign that read "Work Is Canceled — Go Back Home" was later found on Westmoreland Road, just north of I-30.

TxDOT officials said the signs belong to a contractor who has been performing work along I-30. They believe the signs were turned off and locked before the holiday weekend.

According to TxDOT spokesman Ryan LaFontaine, who is concerned about the hacker's "boldness," the signs cannot be altered remotely and must be changed manually at the control panels.

Similar situations have been reported across the country, with those responsible gaining access to the electronic sign’s control panel and changing the message it displays.



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<![CDATA[Men Armed With Gun, Hammer Rob Several People at Motel]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 09:29:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/police-lights-day-shutterstock_1430470310.jpg

Fairfax County police are searching for three men who robbed several people at a motel in Springfield, Virginia. 

The victims told police they were robbed at about 2:20 a.m. Tuesday at the Motel 6 on Springfield Boulevard.

Police say the suspects were armed with a gun and hammer. Investigators did not say how many people were robbed or what was taken.  

No injuries were reported. 

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<![CDATA[8 Dead as Nation's Midsection Prepares for Severe Storms]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 07:38:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TWISTER_AP_16147814352305.jpg

Funnel clouds and twisters swept through Nebraska and Colorado on Monday as several other states in the country's mid-section — including flood-battered Texas — prepared for potentially powerful wind gusts, hail and heavy rain.

The forecast came after a "siege of severe thunderstorms," as The Weather Channel described it, washed out bridges, swamped homes and left at least eight people dead in Texas since Friday.

Rescue workers found the eighth victim, a woman in her 30s, Monday night in Barton Springs, Texas, the Austin-Travis County Emergency Management Service said. She was reported to have been seen entering a water-choked tunnel but never came out, the agency said.

Earlier Monday, a 16 year-old boy working with a church cleanup crew in Brenham, northwest of Houston, was killed when a pine tree limb that had broken during the recent round of storms fell on him, authorities said.



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<![CDATA[Inside the Lab That Found the Latest Superbug]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 08:08:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/superbugmcr%281%29.jpg

The news startled doctors across the country last week. 

A small team at the Multidrug Resistant Organism Repository and Surveillance Network (MRSN) lab in Maryland that specializes in testing germs for antibiotic resistance, found mcr-1, a drug-resistant superbug in a Pennsylvania woman.

Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention upstaged his own speech about Zika virus to warn about what the arrival of mcr-1 means for people everywhere.

"The medicine cabinet is empty for some patients. It is the end of the road for antibiotics unless we act urgently," he said.

The MRSN team has not yet found another example of the mcr-1 gene in any of the samples they have tested. The lab tests samples from around the world, not only from U.S. military hospitals but from Israel, France's Institut Pasteur and elsewhere. The hope is to catch and stop outbreaks of dangerous new pathogens fast.



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<![CDATA[DC Police Use CPR to Help Save Life of Unresponsive Man]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 23:21:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/dc+police+save+man+with+cpr.jpg

Metropolitan police officers were called on to be paramedics Monday after a man was pulled from a car with a faint pulse and barely breathing.

The dramatic rescue took place at 5 p.m. on 11th Street Northwest near Rhode Island Avenue. A man, who was unresponsive inside a car at a stop light, was removed from the vehicle and placed on the ground.

“I took him. His lips were blue,” said the witness who helped pull the man from the car. “(It) was something more than just being tired.”

One officer hooked the victim up to an AED, an automatic external defibrillator, but the machine determined the man's heart did not need a shock. The officers continued the CPR continued until paramedics arrived.

Eventually, the man was able to stand and get on the stretcher. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.

It was a coordinated effort between police officers and medics to save a life as dozens of people watched. But it was a situation that emergency crews said they face all the time.

“It was dramatic for your footage,” said D.C. Fire and EMS Department Capt. Brent Panek. “We see this every day, 365 days a year.”



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<![CDATA[Husband Kills Would-Be Rapist: PD]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 10:25:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/HUSBAND+BEATS+ALLEGED+RAPIST.jpg

A Bronx man allegedly beat an attacker to death with what appeared to be a tire iron after the attacker tried to rape the man's wife, law enforcement sources told NBC 4 New York. 

The woman's 61-year-old husband was arrested on manslaughter charges Tuesday, hours after police say he fatally beat the would-be rapist in the elevator of the couple's Washington Avenue apartment building. 

The alleged rapist, 43-year-old Earl Nash, forced his way into the building shortly after 10 p.m., authorities said.

Nash allegedly knocked at the victim's door, pushed his way in when she answered and exposed himself and tried to tear off the woman's clothes, according to sources. Amid the struggle, the woman called for her husband and one of the woman's cousins tried to fight off Nash.

Sources said that Nash left the apartment and got into the elevator as the woman's husband was coming to her aid. The woman pointed out Nash to her husband, and sources said the husband swung what appeared to be a tire iron at Nash. 

The pair then scuffled, sources said. Nash allegedly whipped the woman's husband with a belt, and the husband in turn bashed Nash in the head and body with the tire iron. 

One of the blows appeared to fracture the left side of Nash's skull, and the man was pronounced dead on arrival to Lincoln Hospital

The couple's son said he saw his mother and aunt being attacked. 

"He started beating on my mother and my aunt, and they started fighting back," the son said. "He tried to rip their clothes off and he tried to sexually harass them."

He added, "I ran upstairs and saw the guy was in the elevator and he was bleeding, and my mother was sweating, her clothes were off. I didn't know what to think."

The husband's family defended him Tuesday morning, claiming he was trying to protect his wife. 

Sources said that Nash has 19 prior arrests, and had served at least four years in a state prison. 



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<![CDATA[Drinking Water in Alexandria Public Schools Tested]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 06:13:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Whites-Only-Water-Fountain-.jpg

The drinking water in all Alexandria City public schools was tested over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, school officials said Tuesday.

The school system said it's not aware of higher than usual lead levels in the area, but did the testing in response to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

In 2014, Flint began using the Flint River but didn't treat the water for corrosion. As a result, lead leached from old pipes for 18 months. Flint switched back to a Detroit-area water system last fall but the lead problem still isn't fully solved.

School officials in Alexandria said the water was tested over the Memorial Day holiday weekend because the water in the building had to be undisturbed for 12 to 18 hours prior to testing. 

Test results are expected in mid to late June. 

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<![CDATA[Women Thwart Happy Hour Date Rape]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 07:32:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/193*120/date-rape-thwart.JPG

Three women went viral on social media and are being called "heroes" after stopping an attempted date rape drugging at a high-end Santa Monica restaurant, they said Sunday.

The three women depicted in a meme that reads, "Don't roofie someone on our watch!" as they pose like Charlie's Angels began to take social media by storm after they recounted what could have been a disastrous date. 

It was shared more than 100,000 times by Sunday.

The three friends were kicking back during happy hour at Fig located at 101 Wilshire Boulevard when they noticed a man and woman at a table next to them.

Monica Kenyon saw the woman get up to go to the bathroom, and that's when things took a turn.

"I see this guy looking all squirrelly," Kenyon said. "I see something drop into the glass, and I think, 'Did that really just happen?'"

She told her happy hour buddies, Sonia Ulrich and Marla Saltzer, and they decided they had to take action to protect the stranger.

They went into the bathroom and told her what Kenyon witnessed.

"We said, 'We know this is kind of weird, but we just saw that guy put something in your drink,'" Ulrich said. "She said, 'Oh my God. He's one of my best friends.'"

The women said that the victim returned to the table and avoided drinking even after her friend clinked glasses, encouraging her to partake.

The trio notified a Fig manager who got security to check surveillance footage. The footage confirmed that the man had indeed dropped something into the woman's drink.

Santa Monica police arrived and took action. They retrieved the woman's glass as evidence and began taking statements from the three women, Kenyon said.

Santa Monica police Sergeant Jeff Glaser confirmed that the man was arrested on suspicion of intent to commit rape, and drugging with the intent to commit rape.

Multiple groups at different tables in the section began coming up to the trio, thanking them for taking action, but also to share their stories.

Each one had revealed to the three women that it had happened to them, or happened to a sister, a friend.



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<![CDATA[Sanders Attends Warriors Game]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 07:43:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-535938760_594_screen.jpg

Dub Nation meet Bernie Sanders.

The Democratic presidential hopeful wore a yellow Golden State Warriors hat prior to addressing supporters at a rally late Monday at Oakland's Frank Ogawa Plaza. Sanders has been campaigning in California ahead of the states' June 7 primary.

"Thank you Oakland!" Sanders said to cheers to launch his address. "First thing I need to know is do I have the right hat?"

Sanders' question was met with roaring cheers from the crowd.

"Does this guarantee me the California primary?" Sanders then asked the crowd before chuckling and taking the cap off.

Authorities said 20,000 people attended the rally.

After the rally, Sanders attended Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals between the Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena in Oakland.

More on Sanders' Oakland visit.



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<![CDATA[More Than 60 People Shot in Chicago]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:10:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/violence.png

Chicago police beefed up patrols for Memorial Day as more than 60 people were shot during the violent three-day holiday weekend. 

By Monday evening, at least 63 people had been shot across the city since Friday afternoon, including five who were killed. This surpasses the number of people shot during last year's Memorial Day weekend, though Chicago Police News Affairs said murders are down 50 percent compared to last Memorial Day.

Among the youngest shooting victims, a 15-year-old girl was fatally shot while riding in a car with a documented gang member on Lake Shore Drive. 

First Deputy Superintendent John Escalante said the department’s plan for Monday was to increase patrols in designated areas, including along Lake Shore Drive. 

“As we’ve said before, it’s about 1,500 people that are driving the violence,” Escalente said. “Those are the people we’re trying to concentrate on.” 

Chicago has been pulled into headlines nationwide this weekend as police struggle to curtail the city’s growing reputation for violence. Escalante said he is confident the department can get things under control, but others are skeptical. 

“The police cannot stop the killings in the Chicagoland area and it’s not their fault,” community activist Tio Hardiman told NBC 5. “The community needs to organize in high numbers and work with these guys on street corners in an aggressive way.” 

As the city wraps up the fifth month of 2016, the Chicago Tribune reports there have already been more than 1,400 shooting victims so far this year.

Shootings across the city included the following:

FRIDAY

  • The first shooting of the holiday weekend occurred at just before 1 p.m. Friday, when a 52-year-old man was shot in the city's Brighton Park neighborhood, police said. Details on the shooting weren't immediately known. 
  • At least four others were shot within an hour and a half across the city, including a 16-year-old boy who was wounded in the city's Washington Park neighborhood. 
  • Just after 2:30 p.m., the city's first fatal shooting took place in the 6700 block of South Loomis. Two men were sitting on a porch when a gunman came out of a gangway and opened fire before fleeing the scene. A 39-year-old man was shot in the chest and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. A 26-year-old man was shot in the right leg and lower back and listed in stable condition at Holy Cross Hospital. 
  • At 9:25 p.m. Friday, a teen boy was shot in a drive-by shooting, authorities said. Police said an 18-year-old man was standing on a front porch in the 1200 block of W Grenshaw in the University Village neighborhood when a dark car drove by and someone inside fired shots. He sustained a gunshot wound to both legs, and was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, authorities said.
  • A 25-year-old man was the second person killed over the weekend, when he was fatally shot at 10:55 p.m. in the Ashburn neighborhood. Later identified as Mark Lindsey by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, he was sitting in a car parked in the 3700 block of W 75th Pl at 10:55 p.m. when an unknown offender approached on foot and fired shots, police said. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and body, and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Centr, where he was pronounced dead.

SATURDAY

  • Two people were shot at 1:10 a.m. in the South Deering neighborhood. A 50-year-old man was standing on the front porch of a home in the 9900 block of S Paxton when 2 men walked up and fired shots. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the right forearm and refused medical attention at the scene. A 53-year-old woman was inside a bedroom in the home and was struck in the lower back. She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition.
  • A 15-year-old girl was killed and a man in his twenties was injured in a shooting on Lake Shore Drive in Lincoln Park early Saturday. Veronica Lopez was a passenger in a car in the 2400 block of N Lake Shore Drive just before 1:30 a.m. when a black Nissan pulled alongside them and someone inside fired shots, police said. They took themselves to Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, but Lopez was later transferred to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. The man, a documented gang member and convicted felon, was shot in the arm and suffered a graze wound to the head, according to police. He’s listed in stable condition.
  • At 1:45 a.m., three men were standing outside in the 3300 block of W Walnut in the East Garfield Park neighborhood when someone in an unknown vehicle drove up and fired shots. A 26-year-old man was taken to Stroger hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the leg, a 27-year-old man was taken to Stroger in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the thigh and a third man, 23, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in guarded condition, meaning very critical, with a gunshot wound to the back.
  • At 2:35 a.m., a 17-year-old boy was standing outside in the 1200 block of S Independence in the North Lawndale neighborhood when the occupant of a black SUV fired shots, striking the victim. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the knee, police said.
  • A 21-year-old man was driving in the 4300 block of N Kimball in Irving Park at 2:55 a.m., according to police, when someone fired shots. He sustained a gunshot wound to the clavicle and was taken in serious condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to police.
  • A 25-year-old man was standing outside in the 4600 block of S Honore in the Back of the Yards neighborhood at 3:13 a.m., according to police. An unknown offender fired shots, striking him in the leg, and he was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, police said.
  • Around 4 a.m., a 24-year-old man was outside in a park in the 4600 block of W Jackson St in Austin when an unknown offender approached and fired shots, according to police. The victim, a documented gang member, was hit in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital where he was listed in stable condition, according to police.
  • At 4:35 a.m., a 24-year-old man was walking in the 4300 block of W West End in the West Garfield Park neighborhood when two unknown offenders approached, produced a handgun, and opened fire, according to police. He suffered graze wounds to the arm and hand and was taken to Stroger in good condition, police said. According to authorities, he is a documented gang member.
  • The fourth fatal shooting of the weekend happened in a normally quiet area of the Portage Park neighborhood on the city’s Northwest Side, police said. A 23-year-old man later identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Damien Cionzynski of Harwood Heights was one of two men who walked into a business at 5:15 a.m. in the 6300 block of W Montrose, according to police. The men got into an altercation, at which point one produced a weapon and shot Cionzynski in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
  • Two men were shot in a robbery in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on Saturday, according to police. At around 3:45 p.m., the victims, both 46, were walking in the 3900 block of W Erie when three unknown male offenders approached, fired shots and stole the victims’ property before fleeing. One man was shot in the left leg, the other in the right ankle, according to police, and both were taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.
  • A 24-year-old man was walking down the sidewalk in the 1400 block of W 99th St in the Longwood Manor neighborhood at 4:20 p.m., police said, when an unknown offender opened fire. Authorities said the victim, a documented gang member, sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center. According to police, he was not cooperating with investigators, and a weapon was recovered from the scene of the shooting.
  • A 27-year-old man was fatally shot in the Fuller Park neighborhood on Saturday evening. Later identified as 27-year-old Garvin Whitmore by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, he was in the driver’s seat of a car in the 200 block of W Root when someone approached on foot and fired shots, striking him in the head. A 26-year-old woman in the vehicle with him then exited the vehicle and fired shots at the offenders. She was not injured but was taken into custody and charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon without a FOID card, both felonies, according to police. Whitmore was pronounced dead on the scene.
  • A 19-year-old man was walking in the 8300 block of S Dante in the Avalon Park neighborhood, according to police, when he heard shots and felt pain. Authorities said a dark colored vehicle drove by and an unknown offender inside opened fire, striking him in the buttocks. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in stable condition, according to police.
  • A 26-year-old woman was driving eastbound in the 3900 block of W Lexington in Lawndale at 8 p.m. when someone fired shots, striking her in the neck, police said. She continued to drive on Lexington, police said, before crashing her vehicle into a parked car. She was discovered unresponsive in her car and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
  • Around 8:40 p.m., two men were in a car stopped at a red light in the 1600 block of W 47th St in the Back of the Yards neighborhood when another car pulled up from behind and passengers in that car opened fire. A 32-year-old man was shot in the right leg, and a 22-year-old man in the left leg, according to police. Both were taken in stable condition to Stroger Hospital and officials believe the incident may have been gang-related.
  • Around 9 p.m., a 23-year-old man was walking down the sidewalk in the 5100 block of W Chicago in Austin when a light-colored car drove by, and occupants opened fire, police said. He was struck in the upper right leg and taken to Mount Sinai in stable condition.
  • Three people were shot in a shooting around 9:40 p.m. in 2000 block of W 68th Pl in the West Englewood neighborhood, according to police. The first victim was a 48-year-old woman who was a passenger in a car heading south on Damen. Police said she was the unintended target, struck when occupants of two separate vehicles fired shots. She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition with a graze wound to the neck. Two men standing on a front porch at that time were struck in the shooting. A 17-year-old boy sustained a gunshot wound to the right knee and a 23-year-old man was shot in the right foot. Both were listed in stable condition at Holy Cross Hospital.
  • At 10:15 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was standing on the sidewalk in the 1500 block of S Ridgeway in Lawndale when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was then dropped off at Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the lower left leg, authorities said.
  • Just before midnight, two men were standing on the sidewalk in the 700 block of S Independence in West Garfield Park when they heard shots and felt pain, police said. A 28-year-old was hit in the left thigh, and a 29-year-old man in the left ankle. Both were taken to Mount Sinai in stable condition, according to police, and both are documented gang members.

SUNDAY 

  • A 37-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting at 12:20 a.m. in Austin, according to police. He was standing in an alley in the 4700 block of W Erie when a male offender approached on foot and opened fire, according to police. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the chest and leg, police said.
  • At 1:05 a.m., two men were walking on the sidewalk in the 700 block of N Kedzie in East Garfield Park when they heard shots and felt pain. A 21-year-old man had a graze wound to the back and a 22-year-old man had a gunshot wound to the left hand, according to police. They drove to Norwegian American Hospital, where the younger man was transferred to Stroger. Both were listed in stable condition, authorities said, and the shooting may have been gang-related.
  • At 2 a.m., a 28-year-old man was shot in the 900 block of N Cambridge in the Near North Side neighborhood, police said. He was involved in a verbal dispute with another person when the offender pulled out a gun and shot the victim twice in the arm. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was unknown, according to police.
  • A 23-year-old man was sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked car in the 9700 block of S Vincennes in the Washington Heights neighborhood when he was shot, police said. Authorities said a man exited another vehicle and approached on foot. They men exchanged words when the offender produced a handgun and opened fire, police said. The victim drove himself to St. Bernard Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the left thigh, police said.
  • Around 4:40 a.m., a 26-year-old woman was shot while driving in the 3900 block of W Wilcox in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. Two men approached her car and opened fire, according to police, striking her in the back. She had other passengers in the car who were documented gang members and convicted felons, police said, but no one else was hit. She was dropped off at Loretto Hospital and transferred to Stroger in serious condition.
  • Just five minutes later, a 27-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 5000 block of W West End Ave in Austin when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He took himself to Stroger Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the right leg, according to police.
  • Around 5:15 a.m., a 17-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting in the 300 block of West 108th Street, police confirmed. Further details on the shooting weren't immediately known.
  • A 20-year-old man was shot around 12 p.m. in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, according to police. He was standing outside in the 8500 block of S Ashland when he heard shots and felt pain. He took himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital where he was listed in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the arm.
  • A 24-year-old man was shot during an argument with someone he knows in the West Pullman neighborhood, police said. The incident occurred around 12:35 p.m. in the 11500 block of S Peoria, police said. He was taken in stable condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the right thigh.
  • At 4:40 p.m., a 23-year-old man was in the 1200 block of W 85th St in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood when he was shot in the right hip, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, in unknown condition, and authorities said he is a documented gang member. 
  • Just before 6 p.m., a 29-year-old man was shot walking out of a store in the 11500 block of South Wentworth in the city’s West Pullman neighborhood. He was shot in the shoulder and drove himself to be treated to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, police said.
  • At 10:45 p.m. a 25-year-old was shot in the left hand in the 3800 block of South Lake Park Avenue of the city’s Oakland neighborhood, police said, before being taken to Cook County’s Stroger Hospital to be treated.
  • At 11 p.m., two men were shot in the Lawndale neighborhood on the city’s Southwest Side. Police said the men were walking in the 2100 block of South Harding when another man approached them and started firing. One of the men, a 35-year-old, was hit in the buttocks and the other, a 58-year-old, was shot in the right leg. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital to be treated, police said.
  • A half hour later, a 21-year-old who police say was a documented gang member was shot in the leg in the 5900 block of South Princeton in Englewood. He showed up with the gunshot wound at St. Bernard Hospital, police said.

MONDAY

• About 12:30 a.m., police said a 35-year-old was injured in a drive-by shooting in the Austin neighborhood. The man was standing on a porch in the 900 block of North Massasoit when a car drove past and fired shots, police said. He was hit in the leg and taken to Loyola University Medical Center to be treated, police said.

• Around 1 a.m., a man was shot during an attempted robbery in the South Side’s Park Manor neighborhood. Police say the 28-year-old was in the 400 block of East 74th Street when two men approached him and announced a robbery. When he tried to run away, he was shot in the back, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital to be treated.

• At 1:30 a.m., two documented gang members were shot while walking in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the city’s West Side. The men, both 18, were in the 1300 block of North Pulaski when someone walked up and started shooting, police said. One was struck in the back and the other in the leg. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, police said.

• At 10:35 a.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot twice in the hip when someone in a black SUV fired shots in his direction. The vehicle fled the scene and the victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition.

• Just before 11 a.m., two men were shot while standing on a street in the 3800 block of West Gladys in the city's East Garfield Park neighborhood. A 21-year-old man was shot in the left elbow and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition and a 28-year-old man was shot in the lower back and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. Police said a black Nissan drove by the pair and someone inside the vehicle opened fire. No one was in custody as of Monday evening.

• Around 4 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot in the back while walking in the 6700 block of South Sangamon. Police said the teen was walking on the street when he heard shots and felt pain. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition. 

• An hour later, a 16-year-old boy was shot while talking to someone in the 8700 block of South Escanaba. Police said a gunman emerged from a gangway in the area and fired several shots at the pair striking the teen in the right leg. 

• Around 5:30 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the right thumb in the 3600 block of West 30th Street. The teen told police he was walking down the block when a man across the street, who was walking with another man, fired shots at him. The victim was taken to St. Anthony Hospital in good condition.



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<![CDATA[Shot Reservist Spreads Message of Hope, Survival]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 19:23:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014886204_1200x675_695618627552.jpg Justin Constantine was a Marine reservist when he was shot by an enemy sniper in Iraq in 2006. That bullet changed everything he thought he knew about his life and re-routed his career path and life's work. He shared his story of survival with News4's Melissa Mollet.]]> <![CDATA[Protesters Interrupt Sanders Rally]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 23:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0530-2016-BernieProtest.jpg

Animal rights protesters jumped barricades and interrupted a Bernie Sanders rally late Monday in Oakland.

The Democratic presidential hopeful was addressing supporters at Frank Ogawa Plaza at City Hall when five people in their 20s and 30s hopped over barricades and attempted to rush the podium, and then taken away by Secret Service agents.

The Bay Area-born group, who identified themselves as "Direct Action Everywhere," or DXE, was stopped by Secret Service and agents also immediately surrounded Sanders during the incident. Spokesman Zachary Groff said there were "roughly two dozen members of the animal liberation network" present at the rally. The group claims to have participated in demonstrations in 152 cities worldwide, and at least four other Sanders' rallies. Groff identified the five as: Ashley Johnson of New York City; Rebecca Muniz of Berkeley; Matt Johnson of Iowa; Aidan Cook of Denver; and Amy Halpern-Laff of Berkeley. They were detained for one or two hours, Groff said, and released without charge.

Even though Sanders is the most progressive candidate, the group says he is not progressive enough when it comes to animal issues.

“Sanders claims to oppose ‘factory farming,’ but what he hides is that virtually all farms in the United States, including farms he supports, are essentially factory farms,” said Groff, 24, a Yale University graduate who is moving to Berkeley. "This was a success. We got the whole country talking about animal rights. You can't really be progressive and oppose animal rights.'

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Activists were not protesting Sanders himself, but were trying to pull Sanders in a more progressive direction, Groff said. The group gave Hillary Clinton higher marks for releasing a campaign platform on animal issues, although "it stops far short of what activists would like to see," Groff said. Activists said they expect Sanders, "the progressive candidate, to support more radical action to provide animals not just with improved conditions but with legal rights to be free from harm."

Video appears to show a Secret Service agent strike one of the barricade jumpers several times with a night stick. Groff identified that person as Johnson, whom he said suffered a bloody wound on his hand.

The brief scuffle didn't seem to deter Sanders.

"We don't get intimidated easily," Sanders said afterward.

Other than that, the crowd of about 20,000 people was mostly peaceful. They cheered and roared with glee when Sanders donned a Golden State Warriors cap and told the crowd why he would be the best option for Democrats come November.

"In virtually every state and national poll, we do much better than Trump than Secretary Clinton does," he said.

But Sanders faces an uphill battle as his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton is about 70 delegates away from clinching the nomination. A large number of those are superdelegates who could change their minds, and that's what Sanders and his supporters are banking on.

Sanders believes a win in California, a state with 475 delegates, would be a giant first step in the right direction.

"If there is a large voter turnout, we will win and win big," he told the gathering in Oakland.

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Supporters aren't giving up either.

"He should stay in to the very last minute," said Joshua Harris, who was at the Oakland rally. "He should stay in as long as he can."

Another Sanders supporter, Jeff Nibert, agreed: "If California can send a message to the country next Tuesday, that would be a shocker around the world."

Earlier in the day, Sanders visited one of Oakland’s most influential black churches – Allen Temple Baptist along International Boulevard – with actor Danny Glover.

Sanders spoke to about 200 people inside the church, stressing economic equality and more access to education.

Sanders will be in Emeryville on Tuesday for a health care conference, followed by another rally in Santa Cruz. He'll wrap up his Bay Area tour Wednesday with a rally in Palo Alto.

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<![CDATA[Police: Body's Injuries Consistent with Fall from Height]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 21:19:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/police-lights-day-shutterstock_1430470310.jpg

Authorities are still investigating what happened after a body was found on the ground outside of a condominium building in Rockville, Maryland, Monday evening.

Montgomery County police were called to the 11700 block of Old Georgetown Road around 5:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found an adult on the ground dead.

A spokesman said the injuries suffered by the person were consistent with a fall from a height. He said there were no witnesses who saw anyone jump from the condo building.

Police are calling it a death investigation and have not released any details about the victim.

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<![CDATA[Ironman Soldier Remembered on Memorial Day]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 18:58:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014886122_1200x675_695604291906.jpg He risked his life in two dangerous deployments. Now,many in the Fort Belvoir community mourning the loss of a man who served 33 years in the Army. Col. Gene Montague died last week during an Ironman triathlon. Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver shows us how his loved ones are remembering him this Memorial Day.]]> <![CDATA[Honoring Fallen Heroes On Memorial Day]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 18:41:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000014885939_1200x675_695595075842.jpg A special tribute for a fallen hero. A woman drove for hours to recognize the sacrifice of World War II veteran Cpl. Jack Young. As Meagan Fitzgerald reports, Young received several military honors after the Invasion of Normandy. He recently passed away.]]> <![CDATA[Airport Passenger Delays Begin with Traffic At Reagan National]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 19:46:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/2016-05-30_1809.png

More than 38 million Americans traveled for the long Memorial Day holiday weekend, and many are finally home.

Most of the airports were packed, and the roads weren't much better. For some, the problem happened as they approached the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The traffic just to get around airport has become such an issue that officials are looking for answers to ease it.

The Reagan National Airport loop turns into a parking lot at times. Shifting flyers to Metro comes with its own issues. Widening the road would encroach on the airport itself and neighboring Crystal City.

A new entrance to the airport may have to be considered, but officials are weighing all options. The problem really has to do with DCA becoming a product of its own success. So many flights are taking off and landing and so many people are using the airport that the grounds can’t hold everyone.

The cellphone waiting lot usually requires its own wait just to get a parking space. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority conceded travelers aren’t imagining more traffic than ever.

The authority said just as added passengers have crowded the terminals, gates and baggage system, they are also crowding the parking and roadways. Terri Boulding, from D.C., said the airport could simply handle the flow better.

“The police, they make it so rough,” Boulding said. “You have to pick up people. If he would direct them into a spot, instead of telling them to move on, they wouldn’t keep circling around and tying up traffic.”

The airports authority said they are fully aware what is happening at Reagan National. They’d actually like to see a lot of passenger traffic shift to Washington Dulles International Airport so that it would lessen the burden here at DCA. They said they are trying to find traffic alternatives to make it easier for all of users of the airport.

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<![CDATA[National Zoo Visitors React to Cincinnati Zoo Gorilla Death]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 18:15:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Cincinnati-Gorilla-.jpg

Dramatic video was released of the 400 pound gorilla dragging a 4-year-old boy through the water at the Cincinnati Zoo. It ended with zoo officials killing Harambe, a 17-year-old silverback gorilla.

As thousands took advantage of the good weather to visit the National Zoo in Washington, many of them were talking about the incident. The gorillas at the National Zoo are kept behind a glass wall, seemingly impossible for any visitors to somehow get inside.

But the lions’ den is similar to the pen where the gorillas are kept in Cincinnati, in a fenced in location surrounded by a moat. Last year, a man did climb over the fence trying to get into that lions’ den but was stopped by security before the animals could react to the intruder.

The talk, though, was about the situation in Cincinnati with most reluctant to blame the mother or the zoo for what happened, but one father said he would have taken action himself.

“There must have been a better way, but I guess there wasn’t,” said Sheldon Elliott, of Sprinfield, Massachusetts. “I have to trust they knew what they were doing, and the kid’s alive, so thank God. I would have jumped in there. I would have got a stick something and tried. Let it crush me. Hopefully, I could push my kid out.”

After seeing the video of the gorilla with the child in the water, Chandi Peyton, of Woodbridge, Virginia, wonder what the parents were doing for the incident to happen.

“Where was (the mother) when this happened,” said Peyton. “That’s what it comes down to. That’s dangerous.”

As for the decision to kill the gorilla, people were also torn, hoping there could have been a different outcome but unwilling to blame authorities for the actions they took at that moment.

The Cincinnati Zoo is accredited by the Associations of Zoos and Aquariums. Members are required to conduct four safety drills per year, as well as have an emergency response plan in place for dangerous animals. That preparation is what was seen in Cincinnati, where the zoo professionals were able to resolve the situation very quickly. They have a top-notch staff, and it showed during an unfortunate incident.

There’s also the question of how the child was able to get into the gorilla pen. At the Cincinnati Zoo, the small boy was apparently able to climb through the fence and then fell into the moat.

“That’s unacceptable, too,” Elliott said. “They should have had some kind of forethought to something like that happening, because kids do things like that.”

The family for the young boy said he’s home now and doing fine.



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<![CDATA[Maryland Trooper Recovering from Crushing Accident]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 18:44:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/2016-05-30_1629.png

A Maryland State Police trooper who was seriously hurt in a crash last December along I-95 is back on the job. Trooper Tristen Phillip said he is shocked he survived after his cruiser was struck by a car going full speed on the interstate.

Phillip was helping a couple whose car was stranded along the side of I-95 on New Year’s Eve. He was inside his cruiser when he was struck by another vehicle, pinning his car against the guard rail.

He was rushed to Shock Trauma in Baltimore with injuries to his neck, back and knees. Six months later, Philip returned to the job at the barracks in Jessup, while the battered cruiser sits in a side yard.

"When I first saw it, I was taken back to the original accident, and I was like, 'Wow, this is really bad.'"

Phillip said the impact of the crash destroyed the vehicle and tossed him through the car, severely injuring his ribs and back.

Phillip said he remembers little of what happened after he was hit. He remembers he was sitting in the driver's seat of his cruiser on the shoulder and heard brakes squeal.

“I heard the squealing sounds of brakes," he said. "I glanced up at my rearview mirror and that was it. I just saw white. I don’t know if it was the airbag, but I just saw white.”

The Montgomery County driver who struck him was charged with negligent driving and failing to change lanes near an emergency vehicle. He, too, was hospitalized and was ordered to pay fines, according to court records.

Despite Maryland's well publicized "move over" law, which requires drivers to shift over a lane when police are on the shoulder, these types of incidents are still happening. News4's review of state police records showed at least seven troopers or their patrol cars have been hit while on the side of the road since January, including troopers from the barracks in Rockville, College Park and Forestville..

"At first, I was in shock,” Philip said. “I don't know if it's adrenaline, but at first, you don't realize you're actually injured. But when things start to calm down, you begin to realize it"

He's since undergone physical therapy and has been placed back on light duty at the barracks, handling desk work. He said he wants to be back on the road soon.

Phillip has served as a Maryland state trooper for three years, including at the agency’s Forestville barracks.

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<![CDATA[Woman's Body Found in Apartment Building Laundry Room]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 08:47:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/adelphi+laundry+room+homicide.jpg

Police have identified the woman who was found murdered in the laundry room of an Adelphi apartment building Monday morning.

Ashley Solano, 29, was found badly beaten in the laundry room of a garden-style apartment on 18th Avenue at about 9 a.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Investigators said the laundry room was accessible from outside the building, and they were concentrating their efforts on the area around the stairwell leading to the laundry room.

Police took pictures of vehicles parked in view of the laundry room and went door-to-door talking with neighbors asking if they saw anything or anyone suspicious.

“Our detectives are working to establish a suspect and motive,” said Officer Tyler Hunter with the Prince George’s County Police Department.

Investigators say Solano's death does not appear to be random. 



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<![CDATA[Off-Duty DC Officer Shoots Alleged Shoplifter Stealing Crab Legs]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 18:51:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/crime+scene+tape+3.jpg

A man who was attempting to steal crab legs from a grocery store was shot by an off-duty D.C. Metropolitan Police Department officer working as security for the store after the man pointed a gun at the officer, according to a police report.

The officer, Theodore Dyson, said he was standing beyond the cash register and checkout area in the Giant store located at 300 H Street Northeast early Sunday morning. Dyson said he saw a man holding a large bag, which appeared to contain large items, and acting suspiciously.

The report said Dyson approached the man and found the bag contained two bags of crab legs, which had been taken from the store without payment. Dyson asked the man to follow him to the back of the store, but the man refused and drew a handgun, pointing it at the officer.

Dyson drew his service weapon and fired once, striking the man, according to the report. The man fell to the ground and was later transported to the Washington Hospital Center.

According to the report, the man was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and shoplifting. The man’s identity is not listed in the report.

The value of the crab legs was listed as $76.54.

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<![CDATA[8 Sites to Visit in Honor of Memorial Day]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 07:40:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/1+Arlington+National+Cemetary+-+Getty+%282%29.jpg Many local monuments pay tribute to the sacrifices and service of those who have served the country.

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<![CDATA[Memorial Day Rain Possible Later in the Afternoon, Evening]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 13:56:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/2016-05-30_1355.jpg

While the weather on Memorial Day started off beautiful in the D.C. area, we could see some showers later in the day.

Storm Team4 is watching two different systems that will spread some rain into the region. First, the former Tropical Storm Bonnie, which has now been downgraded, is still hanging out off the coast of South Carolina, bringing us periods of clouds and rain, especially for areas closer to the coast.

Closer to I-81, you may get much more in the way of sunshine -- however, that will only increase our instability Monday as Storm Team4 monitors a weak front that will scoot through the region later in the day.

After 4 p.m. Monday, expect some isolated showers and thunderstorms to move into the I-81 corridor and continue to head south and east. Before 4 p.m., expect rain east of I-95 in Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore.

Some of this rain could also push back toward Montgomery and Loudoun counties and through the D.C. metro area, so it will be a good idea to keep that umbrella with you.

For Tuesday, expect periods of sun toward the west and mostly cloudy skies east of I-95, with only be a small chance of rain. We will have some chances of rain on Wednesday as well and then again on Thursday and into Friday as a cold front makes its way into the region. That front could linger and keep rain chances in for the weekend.



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<![CDATA[Holder Says Snowden 'Performed a Public Service']]> Mon, 30 May 2016 13:33:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-465224972holder7615.jpg

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Edward Snowden performed a "public service" by leaking National Security Agency documents but should still be punished, NBC News reported.

"We can certainly argue about the way in which Snowden did what he did, but I think that he actually performed a public service by raising the debate that we engaged in and by the changes that we made," Holder told former White House adviser David Axelrod on an episode of "The Axes Files" podcast Monday.

Holder, however, quickly added that Snowden "harmed American interests" by acting in a way that was "inappropriate and illegal."

Snowden leaked documents about government surveillance programs while working as a contractor in 2013 and is now exiled in Moscow.



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<![CDATA[Transgender Man Beaten to Death]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 12:55:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ambulance+GettyImages-478895016.jpg

A 38-year-old transgender man died after he was attacked at a homeless encampment in Burlington, Vermont, in what police are calling a possible "bias incident."

Amos Beede, of Milton, suffered facial fractures, a subdural hematoma and several broken ribs in the beating on May 25. Police found him lying on the ground at a homeless encampment in the area of Barge Canal on Pine Street.

Beede was taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center for treatment. His initial prognosis was good, but Beede died of his injuries Sunday, according to police.

The office of the state's chief medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine Beede's cause of death.

Detectives are searching for two people of interest — 21-year-old Erick Averill and 23-year-old Myia Barber — in connection with the attack. Both are transient residents of Burlington, authorities said.

Police said they believe the attackers had motives that were "independent" of Beede's gender identity but that his status as a transgender man may have been an "additional motive."

Authorities will "continue to view this homicide as a possible bias incident" as they investigate, police said.

Anyone with information about the assault or the whereabouts of Averill or Barber are asked to call city police or Champlain Valley Crime Stoppers at 802-864-6666.



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<![CDATA[Police ID Biker Killed in Crash After Rolling Thunder]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 09:02:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TLMD-AMBULANCE-HOMBRE-MUERE.jpg

A man who participated in the Rolling Thunder ride died Sunday after his motorcycle crashed on Interstate 66 in Arlington County, police say.

Virginia State Police identified him on Monday as 66-year-old Craig A. Vanbrunt, of Pendleton, Indiana.

Police said a group of motorcyclists were driving west on I-66 when they approached stopped traffic ahead of the Rosslyn tunnel. Vanbrunt was unable to brake in time and lost control, state police said.

Vanbrunt, who was wearing a helmet, fell from the bike, state police said. They responded to the crash at 4:13 p.m.

Vanbrunt was taken to George Washington University Hospital, where he later died.

Police said the man was part of a group that had participated in the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom through D.C. earlier in the day. 

No other vehicles or motorcycles were involved in the crash.

The crash is under investigation.

Each Memorial Day weekend, thousands of bikers gather in D.C. to participate in the Rolling Thunder ride, which pays tribute to those who were killed, prisoners of war or missing in action in Vietnam.

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<![CDATA[What to Do Today: Your Memorial Day Guide]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 07:50:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-535367748.jpg

Memorial Day brings many good things: the unofficial beginning of summer, barbecues, days off work and a chance to honor those who sacrificed everything for their country. Our guide will keep you from missing a single fun or meaningful event.

Forecast: A few clouds and temperatures in the high 60s to low 80s. The western suburbs of D.C. have a chance for a few sprinkles in late morning. There's also a chance for rain in the afternoon, and showers east of I-95 in the evening.

National Memorial Day Parade

Of course D.C. has one of the biggest Memorial Day parades in the nation. This parade happens on the National Mall, honoring veterans from the Revolutionary War onward. The parade begins at 2 p.m. along Constitution Ave NW and runs between 7th and and 17th streets NW.

Note that there are numerous road closures in effect around the Mall for the parade:

  • Constitution Avenue NW from 23rd to 6th streets NW
  • 15th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 14th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • 10th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 9th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 7th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • 6th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Constitution

National Memorial Day Concert

Lucky people who live in D.C. or are visiting for Memorial Day can actually go to the concert -- although the show also looks good broadcast live on PBS. The Beach Boys are headlining this year, along with the U.S. Navy Band and other musical military acts. The free event takes place on the Capitol's West Lawn -- try to ensure your spot by showing up when gates open at 5 p.m. The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Falls Church Memorial Day Festival and Parade

Falls Church celebrates with a 3K fun run starting at 9 a.m., with live music from 40 Thieves at 9:15 a.m. and kids' amusements all day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a 165-year-old farmhouse is open for tours. In honor of Memorial Day, a veterans ceremony is set for 11 a.m, with a performance by the Falls Church Concert Band at 12:15 p.m. and a parade kicking off at 2 p.m.

Rockville Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade

Rockville celebrates Memorial Day with the Rockville Band and Chorus at 9 a.m., a ceremony at 9:30 a.m. and a parade at 10:30 a.m.

National Museum of the Marine Corps 

A Huey medevac helicopter shot down during the Vietnam War has been transformed into modern art on display at this museum in Triangle, Virginia.

"Washed Ashore" at the National Zoo

With "Washed Ashore," the zoo has debuted stunning animal sculptures -- all made from trash, to inform and remind people about the more than 300 billion pounds of trash that winds up in our oceans.

PostSecret at the National Postal Museum

For the past 12 years, Germantown resident Frank Warren has received thousands of postcards bearing the anonymous senders' deepest secrets, and shares them on his website, PostSecret. More than 500 of the postcards -- works of art in themselves -- are on display at the Postal Museum through Aug. 3.

Visit Arlington National Cemetery

A quarter-million American flags will be placed on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of fallen soldiers -- which promises to be a profound sight. On Memorial Day, the Memorial Day Roses Foundation will also give visitors roses that they can leave on the graves.



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<![CDATA[Man Accused of Firing Shots Near Georgetown Waterfront]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 23:24:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GunmanArrested.jpg

A man was arrested after he allegedly fired several shots near the Georgetwown Waterfront Sunday night.

D.C. police said the incident happened at the 3000 block of K Street NW.

An officer patrolling the waterfront heard a few gunshots and saw a man running. Several witnesses told police they saw the man had a gun.

There was a large police presence in the area and officers eventually found the suspect and arrested him. Police also recovered the suspect's gun.

No injuries or property damage has been reported, police said.

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<![CDATA[FBI's Most-Wanted Fugitive Caught]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 20:52:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/222*120/knbc-fbi-most-wanted-philip-policarpio.jpg

A convicted felon on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend and her unborn baby in Los Angeles last month has been captured, according to FBI officials. 

Philip Patrick Policarpio was apprehended Sunday by agents with the U.S. Customs Border Protection, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller confirmed. Policarpio was taken into custody at the San Ysidro Port of Entry as he was crossing into the United States from Tijuana, Eimiller said. 

The FBI said Policarpio and his 32-year-old girlfriend, Lauren Olguin, were visiting a friend's home in the Rampart area April 12 when the crime was committed.

Policarpio had allegedly become angry and beat Olguin in the face with his fists before pulling out a handgun and shooting her in the forehead, the FBI said.

It's unclear if he knew Olguin was 17 weeks pregnant at the time.

Olguin died instantly and Policarpio went on the run, the FBI said.

Olguin mother's, Jerilyn Olguin, said she was relieved to find out her daughter's suspected killer was in custody.

"Although my daughter's gone, my biggest fear was, 'God, I hope he doesn't do this to someone else,'" Olguin said.

"I thought maybe we could be waiting for years, who knows? Maybe never," she said.

At the time of the incident, was on parole for a 2001 conviction. In that prior case, Policarpio fled to the Philippines after he was suspected of firing nine shots into another car over a dispute in Burbank in 2000. He was deported to the U.S. the following year and was convicted and sentenced to 14 years in prison. He was released on parole in May 2015.

Policarpio has ties to Las Vegas, Florida and the Philippines, where, according to investigators, the 39-year-old has family members — including multiple wives and children.

Investigators said Policarpio's aliases include Damon Hiromi Tanaka, Paul Policarpio, "Bugsy," "Sinister" and "Sins." 

The FBI added Policarpio to its most wanted list earlier this month. The list has featured 508 people since it was established in 1950, leading to the arrests of 475 fugitives.

Policarpio is expected to be arraigned this week. 

"My daughter's not coming back but it does like a weight's lifted, like there is some closure," Olguin said.

Jaime Bankson and Kate Larsen contributed to this report.



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<![CDATA[Man Fatally Shot in Woodbridge]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 08:14:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/police-tape-shutterstock_5628043316.jpg

A 23-year-old man was fatally shot early Monday in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Officers were called to the 3000 block of Golansky Boulevard about 2:20 a.m. to investigate a shooting. When they arrived, they learned that the victim had been taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The victim has been identified as Johnnie Pablito Kamara of Woodbridge, Prince William County Police said.

No one has been arrested in Kamara's killing, police said Monday morning. Authorities have not released any information on a suspect or possible motive. 

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Crime Solvers at 703-670-3700 or 1-866-411-TIPS. Callers may remain anonymous.

Police said this is Prince William County's 10th homicide this year.



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<![CDATA[Ceremonies, Parades Across DC Area for Memorial Day]]> Mon, 30 May 2016 10:08:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-05-30_0820_001.jpg Several major Memorial Day observances are planned for Monday. President Obama is on his way to Arlington National Cemetery, where he will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony. News4's Derrick Ward reports.]]>