<![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 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:22:02 -0400 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:22:02 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Man Charged in Stabbing of Transgender Teen on Metro]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:17:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0730-klaiber.jpg
D.C. police say a 15-year-old was stabbed in the back aboard a green line Metro train toward Branch Avenue Wednesday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[WMATA Facing Class-Action Lawsuit Over Hiring Process]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:28:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007351411_1200x675_313694275796.jpg
Metro is accused of over-reaching in its hiring processes, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Md. Building Comes Crashing Down for Community Redevelopment]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:11:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007349797_1200x675_313713219872.jpg
A vacant building was reduced to rubble Wednesday in Maryland -- two others are expected to follow in Hyattsville. News4's Kristin Wright reports on the future hopes pinned on the demolition project.]]>
<![CDATA[Slow Start to Blue Crab Season Sparks Calls for Moratorium]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:10:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007350310_1200x675_313696323906.jpg
News 4's Chris Gordon gets reaction to a recent call for a moratorium on crabbing to protect blue crabs that are in short supply this season.]]>
<![CDATA[UCLA Flooding: Before and After]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:06:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/UCLA-pavilion-after.jpg
Before-and-after photos show the damage left behind when a water main broke Tuesday in Los Angeles' Westwood area and sent millions of gallons of water gushing onto the campus of UCLA.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[McDonnell's Corruption Trial So Far: What You Need to Know]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:36:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/BtpvtRCCMAAgZ_i+%281%29.jpg
Bob and Maureen McDonnell corruption trial is underway and it's already gotten personal. The prosecution have scrutinized the former Virginia governor's judgment, financial security -- and even the strength...

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<![CDATA[PD: 3 Teen Boys Raped 2 Preteen Girls in Woodbridge]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:34:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/policelights15.jpg
Prince William County police have arrested three teenage boys for allegedly sexually assaulting two young girls.]]>
<![CDATA[Judge Declines to Revoke Bond for Braulio Castillo]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:48:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0730-braulio-castillo.jpg
An Ashburn CEO accused of first-degree murder in his wife's death earlier this year will remain free on bond after a judge denied a motion by the prosecution.]]>
<![CDATA[More Job Scams Targeting Military Veterans]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:38:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/David+Hankins.jpg
Tens of thousands of veterans looking for work have been vulnerable to hiring scams in recent months, and complaints about job opportunity-related fraud have been on the rise among service members, the...

Photo Credit: News4 I-Team]]>
<![CDATA[LA Flood Twice as Bad as Feared]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:41:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/193*120/ucla+flood+water+main+20140730_082724_resized+%286%29.jpg
More than 20 million gallons of water were lost during Tuesday's massive water main break near UCLA, doubling the initial estimate, officials said. Crews were still shutting off water to the busted pipe...]]>
<![CDATA[Woman in Black Ends Mysterious Journey in Winchester]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:03:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/10576972_1459879644266591_5771750762694716127_n.jpg
The journey of a woman in black robes has come to an end in Winchester, Virginia -- but the mystery continues.]]>
<![CDATA[Day Care Evacuated Due to Partial Building Collapse Next Door]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:31:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/structural+collapse+18+th+street+northeast+073014.jpg
A day care in northeast D.C. was evacuated Wednesday afternoon due to a partial building collapse next door.

Photo Credit: D.C. Fire and EMS]]>
<![CDATA[Swim Coach Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse Charge]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:05:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0424-huott-web.jpg
A Montgomery County swim coach pleaded guilty to a charge he abused one of his students 30 years ago.]]>
<![CDATA[Plane Cleared for Smoke in NYC ]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:34:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/lga+plane+evac+july+30.jpg
A plane was evacuated at LaGuardia Airport Wednesday afternoon shortly after landing when the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit, officials say. American Eagle 3340 from Knoxville, Tennessee, landed on Runway...

Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York]]>
<![CDATA[Md. Man Dies in Liberia During Ebola Quarantine]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:52:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0729-nathaniel-dennis.jpg
A comatose Maryland man who was stuck in Liberia during the ongoing Ebola quarantine has died, according to a webpage set up by his family. Nathaniel Dennis, 24, was visiting family in Monrovia, Liberia...]]>
<![CDATA[Tractor-Trailer Overturns From Beltway Ramp]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:09:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-07-30_1110.jpg
A woman was pulled from a tractor-trailer after it overturned and rolled down an embankment near the Capital Beltway in Maryland Wednesday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Mystery of Ship Buried Under World Trade Center Revealed ]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:08:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/191*120/ground+zero+buried+ship2.jpg
Remnants of an 18th-century ship found buried in soil 20 feet under the World Trade Center site four years ago have been traced to Colonial-Era Philadelphia, according to a new

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Russini in Richmond: Defense Stands Out on Day 7]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:33:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/deangelo-hall9.23.11.jpg
The Redskins' defense came ready to work on Day 7 of training camp.]]>
<![CDATA[CA Has 1st Openly Gay Governor - For Part of Day]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:39:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/toni+atkins+swearing+in.jpg
For eight or nine hours on Wednesday, California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins will be acting as the state's top chief executive— the first openly gay governor in state history.

Photo Credit: CA State Assembly]]>
<![CDATA[Durant on Possibility of D.C. Homecoming]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:00:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/204*120/452532458.jpg.jpg
The reigning NBA MVP addressed his future in meeting with reporters Tuesday.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Robbery Suspect Leaves Courthouse as Jury Deliberates]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:46:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Michael-Anderson.jpg
Michael Anderson, 40, disappeared from a courthouse as a jury deliberated his case in a Maryland liquor store robbery, authorities say.]]>
<![CDATA[UCLA's Pauley Pavilion Court May Have to Be Replaced: Officials]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:50:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/ucla+pauley+pavilion+court+water+flood.jpg
The court of the historic Pauley Pavilion at the University of California, Los Angeles may have to be replaced as a result of flooding to the campus, athletic department officials confirmed Wednesday.

Photo Credit: FirstIn]]>
<![CDATA[13-Year-Old in Custody for Attempted Murder]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:51:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/2014-07-30_0639.png
Police say a 13-year-old boy accused of shooting an 18-year-old woman in Wheaton Wednesday morning is in police custody.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Hold Active Shooter Drill at Alexandria Mall]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:13:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/police-cars-shutterstock_29134423.jpg
Authorities in Alexandria are holding an active shooter drill at the Landmark Mall on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[10 Incredible Images of the UCLA Flood]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:40:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/edt-AP731937757829_2.jpg
UCLA's campus became a swimming pool Tuesday after a water main break spilled 9 million gallons of water into roads, buildings and parking garages in the area.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[6 Narcotics Officers Stole Half a Million Dollars From Suspects: Feds]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:11:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Narcotics-Officer-Arrested.jpg
Federal agents arrested six Philadelphia Police narcotics officers as part of an ongoing corruption probe and accused the group of swiping more than half a million dollars' worth of money, drugs and other items...

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<![CDATA[Shootout Cop to Leave Hospital]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:33:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/detective+released.jpg
The NYPD detective who went into a Greenwich Village smoke shop on a tip that an accused child molester on the run for two years was working there and was shot, along with two U.S. Marshals, when gunfire erupted

Photo Credit: NYPD/Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[UCLA Flooded After Water Main Break]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:52:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/224*120/UCLA+flood+july+29+gadi.JPG
Crews were working through the night to repair a massive water main break that sent up to 10 million gallons of water gushing for nearly four hours onto Sunset Boulevard and the University of California,...

Photo Credit: Gadi Schwartz]]>
<![CDATA[Kennedy Cousin to Return to Court]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:59:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/michael+skakel+released+bond.jpg
Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel will appear in Stamford Superior Court on Wednesday to face the state's appeal of a ruling nearly a year ago that allowed his release from prison, pending a new trial in the case of...]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Accused of Stabbing Classmate Hours Before Prom Due in Court]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:51:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/chris+plaskon+in+court+2.jpg
A Connecticut teen accused of stabbing his classmate to death at a Milford high school hours before the prom is due in court on Wednesday. Christopher Plaskon, 17, is accused of stabbing and killing...]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Becomes Citizen on 100th Birthday]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:05:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Donatila+Leticia+Munoz+Orantes+naturalization.JPG
Donatila Leticia Munoz Orantes celebrated her 100th birthday by becoming a U.S. citizen Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Cheesecake Factory's Gluttonous Meals Win "Awards"]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:33:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/cheesecake+factory_722.jpg
Several dishes at The Cheesecake Factory have won Xtreme Eating Awards for their caloric content.]]>
<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: How They Really Feel]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:15:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/dcflag-shutterstock_62461042.jpg
There was lots of swooning last week when President Barack Obama deigned to embrace statehood for the District. But the reaction from Florida Republican Rep. John Mica might tell us more about how people really...

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<![CDATA[Man Injured in Police-Involved Shooting in D.C.]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:14:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/police+shooting+se.jpg
Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left one man injured in Southeast Washington Wednesday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[UCLA Students Deal With "Knee-Deep" Water on Campus]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:38:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/ucla-flooding-10.jpg
A carnivalesque atmosphere took place at UCLA on Tuesday afternoon as a 30-inch water main busted a 15-foot hole in a street, sending millions of gallons of water rushing onto campus and...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Arrested in Fairfax Co. Gas Station Robberies]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:02:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007337271_1200x675_313453635679.jpg
Police are investigating a string of Northern Virginia gas station robberies.]]>
<![CDATA[Lorton Landfill to Close in 2018]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:30:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007338601_1200x675_313470531631.jpg
News4's Jackie Bensen reports on a contentious vote by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to close the Lorton landfill in four years.]]>
<![CDATA[Alexandria Man Last Seen Saturday Reported Missing]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:34:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0729-BOYD-MISSING.jpg
Police say a 33-year-old Alexandria man requiring medical attention hasn't been seen since July 26.]]>
<![CDATA[Snow Days Cost Montgomery County $2M]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:24:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/school+bus+snow.jpg
Two extra days of school in the spring cost Montgomery County $2 million, the News4 I-Team learned.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Teen's Invention Designed to Keep Children Out of Hot Cars]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:18:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/hot+seat+demo.jpg
The Hot Seat began as an eighth grade science experiment and is almost ready for mass production. News4's Aaron Gilchrist shows how the device is designed to keep people from leaving children behind in...]]>
<![CDATA[LA Water Main Break Floods Twitter]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:26:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/167*120/kenny+holmes+water+rush+ucla.JPG
UCLA students took to social media to share their horror, amazement and even humor as a massive water main break left their campus underwater Tuesday. "Damn it, L.A. Don't you know California is in...

Photo Credit: Kenny Holmes]]>