<![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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:41:56 -0400 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:41:56 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Chris Brown in DC Court Tuesday; Plea Deal In Works]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:33:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP534842162296.jpg
Singer Chris Brown could be close to a plea deal with D.C. prosecutors over his assault charge.

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<![CDATA[DC Chief: Detectives Off Street Duty, Back to Cases]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:54:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/dcpolice2.jpg
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier has pulled back on a plan to send some detectives out on street duty instead of letting them work their cases.]]>
<![CDATA[School Bus Driver Experiences Mass Overcrowding]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:45:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007687425_1200x675_323477059781.jpg
A bus driver with Prince George's Co. Schools told News4 she experienced mass overcrowding aboard her bus as students returned to class this week, which created a possible safety risk for the dozens on]]>
<![CDATA[Va. Doctor Accused of Running Oxycodone Ring]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:32:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0829-arlington-oxycodone.jpg
A woman who prosecutors said stabbed two young children to death during an "exorcism" is not criminally responsible for her actions, a report submitted to court said Friday.

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<![CDATA[Gas Prices Plunge Just in Time for Labor Day Travel]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:15:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007687433_1200x675_323474499602.jpg
News4's Adam Tuss reports on shrinking gas prices, and just how long we can expect that trend to keep going.]]>
<![CDATA[Raw Sewage Pours Into Rock Creek]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:14:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007687431_1200x675_323473475730.jpg
News4's Derrick Ward reports on hundreds of gallons of raw sewage that spilled onto Rock Creek Park in Adams Morgan this week.]]>
<![CDATA[Legendary D.C. Broadcaster Jerry Phillips Passes Away]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:11:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007687004_1200x675_323471939950.jpg
Jerry Phillips passed away Friday at the age of 75, having worked in D.C. media for more than 50 years.]]>
<![CDATA[Taxi Hits, Kills Woman in NYC]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:43:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shane+kennedy.jpg
Police in Westchester and Secret Service were investigating a report of a "potentially suspicious person and vehicle" near where President Obama visited Friday for a set of fundraising events, authorities

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<![CDATA[Secret Service: Man May Pose Threat]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:45:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama+westchester+aug+28.jpg
Police have narrowed their search for the suspects who killed two brothers — slitting their throats before dumping their bodies in the Schuylkill River — and critically injured another man over a $100,000 debt.]]>
<![CDATA[PD: Possible "Sex Predator" on the Prowl in Mt. Pleasant]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:45:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0829-sex-assault-dc.jpg
Police have released surveillance video of a man wanted for possibly sexually assaulting three women in D.C. over a five-day period.]]>
<![CDATA[Fetus Found at High School: Police]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:34:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/woodrow.JPG
A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of...

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<![CDATA[Secret Service Hunting Man]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:30:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP995664873180.jpg
Police are searching for a reported suspicious person driving a vehicle with Connecticut plates who may have threatened President Barack Obama, according to authorities. A United States Secret Service...

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<![CDATA[Gang Ties in Abduction, Murder Case]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:14:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Schuylkill+River+Abduction+Police+Search.JPG
Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York.

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<![CDATA[1 Giraffe Survives Twin Birth]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:13:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/giraffe+calf+31.jpg
A 58-year-old woman died after being hit by a taxi SUV as she tried to cross a Manhattan street Friday afternoon, police say. Police say the 30-year-old taxi driver was making a left turn around 2]]>
<![CDATA[Route 1 Blocked by Fallen Electrical Poles in Alexandria]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:30:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Route+1+Fallen+Electrical+Poles+Better+082914.jpg
A man wanted in a shooting in southwest D.C. was living with a group of squatters in a foreclosed home in Fort Washington, Maryland, authorities learned Thursday.

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<![CDATA['Skins Begin Cuts, Work Toward 53 Men]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:27:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/189*120/454313544.jpg
The Redskins have until 4 p.m. Saturday to confirm their 53-man roster.

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<![CDATA[Pentagon Cuts 10 Ca. Police Depts.]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:42:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/napa+county+-+Frank+Deanrdo+-+Crown+Vic.jpg
The family of the Arizona shooting range instructor killed while teaching a 9-year-old girl to shoot an Uzi said they feel “sorry” for the girl.

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<![CDATA[Police ID Suspect in Gainesville Rape]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:12:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0829-ramirez-pwco-rape.jpg
Police say they're searching for 23-year-old Juan Carlos Lopez Ramirez in connection with the rape of a 19-year-old woman Wednesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[California Uproots Grassy Lawns]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:13:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP36505113488.jpg
The Ice Bucket Challenge is not violating any of the California water board's regulations, at least as far as the agency is concerned. Even during a drought. Amid a backlash against the viral challenge,...

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<![CDATA[Feral Cat Inside Md. School; Students Sent Home]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:43:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-08-29_1135.jpg
A feral cat got into a Maryland elementary school Friday morning, and after early attempts to capture it failed, officials sent students home for the day.

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<![CDATA[Sewage Overflow Into Rock Creek]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:06:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/207*120/Rock+Creek+sewage+spill+082914.jpg
Closing arguments and rebuttal in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, ended Friday, and the jury will get the case Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Zoo Shooter, 14, to Be Sent to School-Based Juvenile Facility]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:51:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/240*120/20140421+Zoo+Shooting2.jpg
The 14-year-old who pleaded guilty to opening fire outside the National Zoo will be committed to a school-based juvenile facility, a judge determined during a hearing Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Kids in Car as Parents Gambled: PD]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:33:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/082914+tyrell+johnson+josephine+laidler.jpg
New rules being mulled by Miami-Dade County would crack down on swimming pool lights and electrical systems, in an effort to make swimming safer just four months after a 7-year-old boy was electrocuted in...

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<![CDATA[17-Year-Old Girl Hit by Car in Montgomery County]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:24:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-08-29_06231.jpg
College Park Academy, a middle school, will end 35 minutes earlier once the change goes into effect, the Washington Post reported.

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<![CDATA[Major Metro Changes Over Three-Day Weekend]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:04:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/metro-shutterstock_1119914692.jpg
On Labor Day, Metro will operate on a Sunday schedule. Stations will open at 7 a.m. and close at midnight. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day.

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<![CDATA[Worried Family: NIH Scientist Missing for a Week]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:37:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0828-martin-rogers.jpg
A 9-month-old puppy's life has been saved after she was shot in the face last week.]]>
<![CDATA[Shooting Suspect Found Living With Squatters in Upscale Community]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:07:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/fort+washington+foreclosure+squatters+082814.jpg
A woman is facing 25 years in prison after renting out at least five homes she didn’t own, most of which were in foreclosure, which has hit Prince George’s County hard.

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<![CDATA[Labor Day Travel: Top 3 Traffic Bottlenecks]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:59:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007679330_1200x675_323115075924.jpg
Headed out of town for the long weekend? Find out where traffic's expected to be especially terrible so you can have a smoother ride.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Exposes Himself to Metro Riders: Police]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:58:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0828-metro-flasher.jpg
The family of 54-year-old Martin Rogers is hoping they won't have to go another day without the beloved NIH scientist.]]>
<![CDATA[Woodbridge Caregiver Charged With Neglect]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:51:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0828-vaca.jpg
Police say a Woodbridge woman let a 10-year-old child be in charge of three younger kids while she left them alone.]]>
<![CDATA[Child Hospitalized After Fall From 3rd Floor Apt.]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:18:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_121613218.jpg
A 3-year-old boy was rescued by Montgomery County crews after he fell three stories from an apartment building window, according to officials.

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