<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com en-us Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:38:17 -0400 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:38:17 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[20 Cases of Viral Meningitis at UMD]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:33:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/umd-shutterstock_164643794.jpg
The number of cases of viral meningitis at University of Maryland has grown to 19. However, the illness is not as dangerous as another form, bacterial meningitis.

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<![CDATA[Halloween Light Show Back With A Bang ]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:23:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Edwards+light+show.jpg
The popular Halloween Light Show is back this year performing "Bang Bang."

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<![CDATA[Two Prince George's Officers Indicted in Separate Incidents]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:21:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_542372564.jpg
Two Prince George's County officers have been indicted in separate incidents that occurred while they were on-duty.

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<![CDATA[Hackers Attack Texas City’s Website]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:40:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Cleburne+TX+city+hall.jpg
The FBI is investigating a cyber attack on the city of Cleburne, Texas, that shut down the city’s website and appears to be motivated by a police officer’s controversial shooting of a dog, the mayor...

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<![CDATA[Bear at SoCal Pet Grooming Shop]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:08:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/10-30-2014-lancaster-bear-rmg.jpg
A bear visited a Los Angeles County business district early Thursday in an early morning search for food in trash bins at a pet grooming store. It was the latest in a string of recent bear sightings in populated...

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<![CDATA[Apple CEO Tim Cook: "I'm Proud to Be Gay"]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:29:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tim-cook.jpg
Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke out publicly about his sexuality in an op-ed for Bloomberg Businessweek, saying, "I'm proud to be gay" and that he hoped to inspire others. "While I have never denied my sexuality,...

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<![CDATA[Texas School Bans Football T-Shirt]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:10:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Martin+football+t-shirt.jpg
The Arlington Independent School District has banned a high school football team T-shirt with the slogan "Shhhhhhh just let it happen" after the school newspaper's editorial staff questioned whether the message...

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<![CDATA[Ebola Gold Rush for Lobbyists]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:59:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/133457141.jpg
The Ebola threat triggered a wave of business for Washington, D.C.-based government lobbyists, according to a review by the News4 I-Team.

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<![CDATA[D.C. "Masseur" Accused of Sex Assault Flees Country]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:31:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/1029-tong.jpg
A woman says she was sexually assaulted by a masseur earlier this month at a Glover Park massage parlor who has fled the country.]]>
<![CDATA[Dem's Hubby Swipes GOP Signs: Cops]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:55:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/198*120/Dana+Long+Campagin+Sign+Theft.JPG
The husband of a Democratic incumbent lawmaker now up for re-election in Delaware stole Republican campaign signs under the cover of darkness, according to police. And Republican party supporters,...

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<![CDATA[Maryland State Police Launch New Move Over Campaign]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:57:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008348471_1200x675_349699139735.jpg
After a string of accidents involving troopers being hit on the side of the road, Maryland State Police is launching a new move over campaign. Adam Tuss reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Stabbed to Death Near Columbia Heights]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:10:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/1029-stabbing-cohi.jpg
D.C. police have identified the man who was stabbed to death Wednesday night in Northwest.]]>
<![CDATA[Sandy Survivor Describes Struggle]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:14:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/199*120/sandy+survior+staten+island.JPG
A Staten Island woman who lost her husband and daughter during Sandy says she survived for a reason. "It's very important I can't curl up in a corner, I have to get up every day and try," said Patricia Dresch of...]]>
<![CDATA[1 Dead in CA Military Plane Crash]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:48:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/141029-point-mugu-military-plane-crash.jpg
The pilot of a military jet was killed when the aircraft crashed in a field in the Point Mugu area on Wednesday, the Ventura County Fire Department said. The Hawker Hunter MK.58 came down about 5]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Wins $4M on B-Day Lotto Ticket]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:43:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/208*120/ocampo+lottery+win.jpg
When a Chicago teenager opened her birthday gifts, she never anticipated she’d wind up with $4 million. Deisi Ocampo said her dad gave her two $100 Million Money Mania instant tickets for her 19th birthday.

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<![CDATA[Lawmakers Expand "Blankets for Refugees" Collection]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:28:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008348967_1200x675_349648963772.jpg
Lawmakers announce this year's effort to collect blankets for refugees living in Turkey.]]>
<![CDATA[Nurse Steps Out, Slams Quarantine]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:01:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Kaci-Hickox.jpg
Nurse Kaci Hickox, who recently returned from treating Ebola victims in West Africa and has challenged the legality of a quarantine, spoke outside of her Maine home after health officials announced they...]]>
<![CDATA[Custom Harley Hearse on the Streets]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:06:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008348289_1200x675_349668931678.jpg
A Northern Virginia funeral director is making sure the final ride is one to remember -- on a Harley. News4's Zachary Kiesch found out why the director wanted to offer a less traditional trip.]]>
<![CDATA[Crackdown on Squatters in Prince George's County]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:58:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008334650_1200x675_349656131564.jpg
The foreclosure crisis in Prince George's County has opened the door to a problem with squatters. Now the county is trying to address the issue.]]>
<![CDATA["Our Families' Lives Have Been Hell": Mothers Rallying Against Heroin Epidemic]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:46:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/heroin+needles+generic.jpg
A small but passionate group of mothers gathered in Annapolis to call for more funding to help prevent and treat drug addictions. As News4's Darcy Spencer reports, many of the mothers who rallied have lost their...

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<![CDATA[Day of the Dead: Celebrating Life]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:39:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008348994_1200x675_349653059756.jpg
News4's Erika Gonzalez explains the Latin American tradition the Day of the Dead.]]>
<![CDATA[Sources: Robert Griffin III to Start Sunday]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:41:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/175*120/457530196.jpg
Griffin has missed the past six games with a dislocated ankle.

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<![CDATA[Relisha Rudd Remains Missing as 9th Birthday Arrives]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:28:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000005919988_1200x675_208886339558.jpg
Wednesday marks the 9th birthday of a D.C. girl who disappeared from a homeless shelter nearly eight months ago. But there is still no sign of Relisha Rudd.]]>
<![CDATA[Scientists ID Debris as Piece of Amelia Earhart's Plane]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:16:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TIGHAR.jpg
A group of scientists says it has identified a piece of famed aviator Amelia Earhart's twin-engine Lockheed Electra, 77 years after her ill-fated flight around the world, Discovery.com

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<![CDATA[Woman Evades Burglars by Hiding in Bedroom]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:56:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Cody-Crenshaw.jpg
A woman in Prince William County locked herself in a bedroom to evade two burglars who forcibly entered her home Tuesday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Baby Couldn't Wait: Born Alongside Md. Road]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:03:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_100657084.jpg
A baby girl just couldn't wait until her parents got to the hospital -- so she was born on the side of a Montgomery County road.

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<![CDATA[16-Year-Old Girl Missing From Gaithersburg]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:45:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Tatiana-Moore-missing.jpg
Tatiana Moore of Fernhollow Way has not been seen since Oct. 23.]]>
<![CDATA[Made Pariahs for Helping? Ebola Aid Groups Struggle]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:48:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/newark+quarantine+controversy.jpg
As some states enact strict new quarantine protocols, and other groups including schools respond with great caution if not fear about Ebola, aid organizations are concerned that these measures will be...]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Wants to Reassure U.S. Healthcare Workers]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:00:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000008344238_1200x675_349469763728.jpg
President Obama is holding some high-level meetings with his public health and national security teams, followed by an event at the White House, where he'll be introduced by Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantle.]]>
<![CDATA[Officer Asked to Lick Driver's Feet]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:10:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Ofc-Patrick-Quinn.jpg
Authorities are looking for other potential victims after a local school district police officer was accused of asking a woman for sexual favors in exchange for not taking her to jail.]]>